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The 2000 Census showed that Mineral County had a population of 27,078 people. This represented 1.5% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Mineral had a population of 27,204 people. This is an increase of 0.47% 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
201028,212+4.19%+3.71% since 2009
200927,204+0.47%+0.33% since 2008
200827,114+0.13%+0.8% since 2007
200726,899-0.66%+0.49% since 2006
200626,768-1.14%-0.17% since 2005
200526,813-0.98%-0.49% since 2004
200426,945-0.49%-0.76% since 2003
200327,151+0.27%+0.14% since 2002
200227,112+0.13%+0.44% since 2001
200126,994-0.31%-0.31% since 2000
200027,078The Last Census

Mineral County had 12,094 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Mineral County has a total area<3> of 329.1 square miles [852 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.4 square miles [3.62 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Mineral County had a population density of 82.6 people per square mile [31.9 people/km²], making it the state's 19th 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 Mineral County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Mineral and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Mineral County QuickFact (QF-54057).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Allegany (MD)QF-24001   NE72,53274,930-3.2%
Garrett (MD)QF-24023   W29,55529,846-0.98%
GrantQF-54023   SW11,83311,2994.73%
HampshireQF-54027   SE22,69520,20312.33%
HardyQF-54031   S13,61112,6697.44%

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Census QuickFact for Mineral 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 Mineral. 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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