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

The community of Harrisville is the Seat for Ritchie County.

Ritchie County was founded in 1843. Ritchie was created by taking area from Harrison, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ritchie had a population of 10,208 people. This is a decrease of 1.31% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,343 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ritchie represented 0.57% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 44th 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
201010,449+1.02%+2.36% since 2009
200910,208-1.31%-0.56% since 2008
200810,265-0.75%-0.69% since 2007
200010,343The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Harrisville   1,8001,8422.28% decrease  
Pennsboro   1,1411,1994.84% decrease  
Ellenboro   3573734.29% decrease  
Cairo   2592631.52% decrease  
Pullman   --169 

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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>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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