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The 2000 Census showed that Pendleton County had a population of 8,196 people. This represented 0.45% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 49th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pendleton had a population of 7,390 people. This is a decrease of 9.83% 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
20107,695-6.11%+4.13% since 2009
20097,390-9.83%-1.28% since 2008
20087,486-8.66%-0.66% since 2007
20077,536-8.05%-2.14% since 2006
20067,701-6.04%-0.89% since 2005
20057,770-5.2%-1.62% since 2004
20047,898-3.64%-1% since 2003
20037,978-2.66%+0.24% since 2002
20027,959-2.89%-1.41% since 2001
20018,073-1.5%-1.5% since 2000
20008,196The Last Census

Pendleton County had 5,102 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pendleton County has a total area<3> of 698 square miles [1,808 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.28 square miles [0.73 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pendleton County had a population density of 11.74 people per square mile [4.53 people/km²], making it the state's 54th 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 Pendleton County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pendleton and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Pendleton County QuickFact (QF-54071).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Augusta (VA)QF-51015   S72,02065,6159.76%
Highland (VA)QF-51091   SW2,3382,536-7.81%
Rockingham (VA)QF-51165   SE75,13467,72510.94%
GrantQF-54023   N11,83311,2994.73%
HardyQF-54031   NE13,61112,6697.44%
PocahontasQF-54075   SW8,4189,131-7.81%
RandolphQF-54083   W28,39028,2620.45%

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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 Pendleton. 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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