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The 2000 Census showed that Taylor County had a population of 16,089 people. This represented 0.89% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Taylor had a population of 16,328 people. This is an increase of 1.49% 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
201016,895+5.01%+3.47% since 2009
200916,328+1.49%+0.24% since 2008
200816,289+1.24%+0.53% since 2007
200716,203+0.71%+0.52% since 2006
200616,119+0.19%+0.75% since 2005
200415,997-0.57%+0.11% since 2003
200215,985-0.65%-0.31% since 2001
200116,035-0.34%-0.34% since 2000
200016,089The Last Census

Taylor County had 7,125 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Taylor County has a total area<3> of 175.7 square miles [455 km²]. Of this total, 172.8 square miles [447.5 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.65%) being water (2.91 square miles [7.53 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Taylor County had a population density of 93.1 people per square mile [35.95 people/km²], making it the state's 16th 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 Taylor County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Taylor and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Taylor County QuickFact (QF-54091).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BarbourQF-54001   S15,75815,5571.29%
HarrisonQF-54033   W68,91168,6520.38%
MarionQF-54049   NW56,70656,5980.19%
MonongaliaQF-54061   N90,08081,86610.03%
PrestonQF-54077   NE30,24729,3343.11%

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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 Taylor. 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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