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The 2000 Census showed that Mingo County had a population of 28,253 people. This represented 1.56% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Mingo had a population of 26,387 people. This is a decrease of 6.6% 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
201026,839-5%+1.71% since 2009
200926,387-6.6%+0.16% since 2008
200826,344-6.76%-1.26% since 2007
200726,679-5.57%+0.12% since 2006
200626,646-5.69%-0.4% since 2005
200526,752-5.31%-0.71% since 2004
200426,943-4.64%-1.24% since 2003
200327,280-3.44%-0.66% since 2002
200127,438-2.88%-2.88% since 2000
200028,253The Last Census

Mingo County had 12,898 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Mingo County has a total area<3> of 423.6 square miles [1,097 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.03 square miles [2.67 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Mingo County had a population density of 66.9 people per square mile [25.81 people/km²], making it the state's 21st 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 Mingo County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Mingo and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Mingo County QuickFact (QF-54059).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Martin (KY)QF-21159   NW13,07012,5783.91%
Pike (KY)QF-21195   SW65,44668,736-4.79%
Buchanan (VA)QF-51027   S22,86026,978-15.26%
LincolnQF-54043   N22,14722,1080.18%
LoganQF-54045   NE35,49837,710-5.87%
McDowellQF-54047   SE22,39827,329-18.04%
WayneQF-54099   NW41,11942,903-4.16%
WyomingQF-54109   E23,30425,708-9.35%

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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 Mingo. 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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