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The 2000 Census showed that Greenbrier County had a population of 34,453 people. This represented 1.91% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 17th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Greenbrier had a population of 34,527 people. This is an increase of 0.21% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201035,480+2.98%+2.76% since 2009
200934,527+0.21%-0.51% since 2008
200834,705+0.73% 
200734,697+0.71%+0.28% since 2006
200634,600+0.43%+0.22% since 2005
200534,523+0.2% 
200434,544+0.26% 
200334,539+0.25%+0.28% since 2002
200234,442  
200134,366-0.25%-0.25% since 2000
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200034,453The Last Census

Greenbrier County had 17,644 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Greenbrier County has a total area<3> of 1,024 square miles [2,653 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (3.17 square miles [8.22 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Greenbrier County had a population density of 33.74 people per square mile [13.03 people/km²], making it the state's 38th most densely populated county (out of 55 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Greenbrier County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Greenbrier and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Greenbrier County QuickFact (QF-54025).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Greenbrier County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenbrier County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Alleghany (VA)QF-51005   E16,24212,92625.65%
Bath (VA)QF-51017   E4,4825,048-11.21%
FayetteQF-54019   W46,12347,579-3.06%
MonroeQF-54063   S13,71514,583-5.95%
NicholasQF-54067   NW26,21326,562-1.31%
PocahontasQF-54075   NE8,4189,131-7.81%
SummersQF-54089   SW13,08112,9990.63%
WebsterQF-54101   N9,4449,719-2.83%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Greenbrier. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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