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

The community of Kingwood is the Seat for Preston County.

Preston County was founded in 1818 and was created by taking area from MonongaliaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Preston had a population of 30,247 people. This is an increase of 3.11% since the last Census (which gave a population of 29,334 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Preston represented 1.62% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 19th 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
201033,520+14.27%+10.82% since 2009
200930,247+3.11%-0.27% since 2008
200029,334The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Kingwood   3,0452,9443.43% increase  
Terra Alta   1,5061,4563.43% increase  
Masontown   6516470.62% increase  
Rowlesburg   6116130.33% decrease  
Reedsville   5345173.29% increase  

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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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