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The 2000 Census showed that Upshur County had a population of 23,404 people. This represented 1.29% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 30th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Upshur had a population of 23,806 people. This is an increase of 1.72% 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
201024,254+3.63%+1.88% since 2009
200923,806+1.72%+0.85% since 2008
200823,605+0.86%+0.23% since 2007
200723,550+0.62%+0.27% since 2006
200623,487+0.35%+0.44% since 2005
200323,601+0.84%+1.17% since 2002
200123,324-0.34%-0.34% since 2000
200023,404The Last Census

Upshur County had 10,751 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Upshur County has a total area<3> of 354.9 square miles [919 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.1 square miles [0.26 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Upshur County had a population density of 66 people per square mile [25.47 people/km²], making it the state's 22nd 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 Upshur County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Upshur and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Upshur County QuickFact (QF-54097).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BarbourQF-54001   NE15,75815,5571.29%
HarrisonQF-54033   N68,91168,6520.38%
LewisQF-54041   W17,39116,9192.79%
RandolphQF-54083   E28,39028,2620.45%
WebsterQF-54101   S9,4449,719-2.83%

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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 Upshur. 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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