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Time Zone: Harrison County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Clarksburg is the Seat for Harrison County.

Harrison County was founded in 1784 and was created by taking area from MonongaliaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Harrison had a population of 68,911 people. This is an increase of 0.38% since the last Census (which gave a population of 68,652 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Harrison represented 3.8% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

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
201069,099+0.65%+0.27% since 2009
200968,911+0.38%+0.46% since 2008
200068,652The Last Census

More information can be found on the Harrison County Census Page for Harrison County.


Below are some of the communities located in Harrison County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Harrison County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Clarksburg   16,40616,7432.01% decrease  
Bridgeport   7,9367,3068.62% increase  
Shinnston   2,2402,2952.4% decrease  
Salem   2,0472,0062.04% increase  
Stonewood   1,8561,8152.26% increase  

Websites for Harrison County

Official Website:   www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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

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