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The 2000 Census showed that Randolph County had a population of 28,262 people. This represented 1.56% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Randolph had a population of 28,390 people. This is an increase of 0.45% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201029,405+4.04%+3.58% since 2009
200928,390+0.45% 
200828,402+0.5%+0.11% since 2007
200728,371+0.39% 
200628,373+0.39%+0.09% since 2005
200528,347+0.3%+0.22% since 2004
200428,286  
200328,132-0.46%-0.6% since 2002
200228,303+0.15%+0.23% since 2001
200128,238  
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200028,262The Last Census

Randolph County had 13,478 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Randolph County has a total area<3> of 1,039 square miles [2,693 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.2 square miles [0.52 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Randolph County had a population density of 27.18 people per square mile [10.5 people/km²], making it the state's 44th 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 Randolph County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Randolph and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Randolph County QuickFact (QF-54083).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
ElkinsQF-54245806,9997,032-0.47%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BarbourQF-54001   N15,75815,5571.29%
PendletonQF-54071   E7,3908,196-9.83%
PocahontasQF-54075   S8,4189,131-7.81%
TuckerQF-54093   NE6,8127,321-6.95%
UpshurQF-54097   NW23,80623,4041.72%
WebsterQF-54101   SW9,4449,719-2.83%

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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 Randolph. 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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