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The 2000 Census showed that Jackson County had a population of 28,000 people. This represented 1.55% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Jackson had a population of 28,067 people. This is an increase of 0.24% 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
201029,211+4.32%+4.08% since 2009
200928,067+0.24%-0.37% since 2008
200828,172+0.61%-0.34% since 2007
200728,267+0.95%+0.37% since 2006
200628,164+0.59%+0.49% since 2005
200528,028+0.1%-0.62% since 2004
200428,203+0.73%+0.7% since 2003
200228,039+0.14%+0.23% since 2001
200028,000The Last Census

Jackson County had 12,245 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Jackson County has a total area<3> of 471.6 square miles [1,221 km²]. Of this total, 465.8 square miles [1,206 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.23%) being water (5.8 square miles [15.03 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Jackson County had a population density of 60.1 people per square mile [23.21 people/km²], making it the state's 25th 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 Jackson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Jackson and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Jackson County QuickFact (QF-54035).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Meigs (OH)QF-39105   NW22,83823,072-1.01%
KanawhaQF-54039   S191,663200,073-4.2%
MasonQF-54053   W25,56825,957-1.5%
PutnamQF-54079   SW55,67351,5897.92%
RoaneQF-54087   SE14,87015,446-3.73%
WirtQF-54105   NE5,6055,873-4.56%
WoodQF-54107   N86,88887,986-1.25%

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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 Jackson. 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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