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The 2000 Census showed that Summers County had a population of 12,999 people. This represented 0.72% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 41st most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Summers had a population of 13,081 people. This is an increase of 0.63% 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
201013,927+7.14%+6.47% since 2009
200913,081+0.63%+0.43% since 2008
200813,025+0.2%-1.34% since 2007
200713,202+1.56%-0.8% since 2006
200613,308+2.38%-1.18% since 2005
200513,467+3.6%-1.05% since 2004
200413,610+4.7%-1.4% since 2003
200313,803+6.19%-0.76% since 2002
200213,909+7%-1.77% since 2001
200114,159+8.92%+8.92% since 2000
200012,999The Last Census

Summers County had 7,331 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Summers County has a total area<3> of 367.7 square miles [952 km²]. Of this total, 361.2 square miles [935 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.78%) being water (6.54 square miles [16.95 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Summers County had a population density of 35.99 people per square mile [13.9 people/km²], making it the state's 37th 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 Summers County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Summers and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Summers County QuickFact (QF-54089).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Giles (VA)QF-51071   S17,35816,6574.21%
FayetteQF-54019   NW46,12347,579-3.06%
GreenbrierQF-54025   NE34,52734,4530.21%
MercerQF-54055   SW61,92162,980-1.68%
MonroeQF-54063   SE13,71514,583-5.95%
RaleighQF-54081   W79,18779,220---

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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 Summers. 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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