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The 2000 Census showed that Hampshire County had a population of 20,203 people. This represented 1.12% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 32nd most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hampshire had a population of 22,695 people. This is an increase of 12.33% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201023,964+18.62%+5.59% since 2009
200922,695+12.33%+0.15% since 2008
200822,662+12.17%+0.17% since 2007
200722,623+11.98%+1.59% since 2006
200622,269+10.23%+2.39% since 2005
200521,749+7.65%+2.14% since 2004
200421,293+5.4%+0.99% since 2003
200321,084+4.36%+1.33% since 2002
200220,807+2.99%+1.2% since 2001
200120,561+1.77%+1.77% since 2000
200020,203The Last Census

Hampshire County had 11,185 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hampshire County has a total area<3> of 644 square miles [1,669 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.9 square miles [7.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hampshire County had a population density of 31.48 people per square mile [12.16 people/km²], making it the state's 40th 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 Hampshire County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Hampshire and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Hampshire County QuickFact (QF-54027).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Allegany (MD)QF-24001   NW72,53274,930-3.2%
Frederick (VA)QF-51069   SE74,97259,20926.62%
HardyQF-54031   SW13,61112,6697.44%
MineralQF-54057   NW27,20427,0780.47%
MorganQF-54065   NE16,38514,9439.65%

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Census QuickFact for Hampshire County

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 Hampshire. 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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