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

The community of Keyser is the Seat for Mineral County.

Mineral County was founded in 1866 and was created by taking area from HampshireCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Mineral had a population of 27,204 people. This is an increase of 0.47% since the last Census (which gave a population of 27,078 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Mineral represented 1.5% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 24th 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
201028,212+4.19%+3.71% since 2009
200927,204+0.47%+0.33% since 2008
200827,114+0.13%+0.8% since 2007
200027,078The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Keyser   5,2675,3030.68% decrease  
Piedmont   9261,0148.68% decrease  
Carpendale   9119544.51% decrease  
Ridgeley   6887629.71% decrease  
Elk Garden   2082174.15% decrease  

Websites for Mineral County

Official Website:   www.mineralcountywv.com/

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<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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