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The 2000 Census showed that Harrison County had a population of 68,652 people. This represented 3.8% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Harrison had a population of 68,911 people. This is an increase of 0.38% 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
201069,099+0.65%+0.27% since 2009
200968,911+0.38%+0.46% since 2008
200868,598  
200768,049-0.88%-0.23% since 2006
200668,204-0.65%+0.22% since 2005
200568,051-0.88%+0.18% since 2004
200467,932-1.05%+0.34% since 2003
200367,702-1.38%-0.16% since 2002
200267,809-1.23% 
200167,863-1.15%-1.15% since 2000
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200068,652The Last Census

Harrison County had 31,112 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Harrison County has a total area<3> of 416.6 square miles [1,078 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.56 square miles [1.44 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Harrison County had a population density of 165 people per square mile [63.7 people/km²], making it the state's 11th 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 Harrison County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Harrison and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Harrison County QuickFact (QF-54033).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
ClarksburgQF-541562816,40616,743-2.01%
BridgeportQF-54101807,9367,3068.62%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BarbourQF-54001   SE15,75815,5571.29%
DoddridgeQF-54017   W7,2027,403-2.72%
LewisQF-54041   S17,39116,9192.79%
MarionQF-54049   NE56,70656,5980.19%
TaylorQF-54091   E16,32816,0891.49%
UpshurQF-54097   S23,80623,4041.72%
WetzelQF-54103   NW16,22617,693-8.29%

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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 Harrison. 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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