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

The community of New Martinsville is the Seat for Wetzel County.

Wetzel County was founded in 1846 and was created by taking area from TylerCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wetzel had a population of 16,226 people. This is a decrease of 8.29% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,693 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wetzel represented 0.98% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 33rd 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
201016,583-6.27%+2.2% since 2009
200916,226-8.29%-0.58% since 2008
200816,321-7.75%-0.86% since 2007
200017,693The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
New Martinsville   5,5405,9847.42% decrease  
Pine Grove   5165719.63% decrease  
Hundred   3203446.98% decrease  
Smithfield   1601779.6% decrease  

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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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