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The 2000 Census showed that Wood County had a population of 87,986 people. This represented 4.87% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Wood had a population of 86,888 people. This is a decrease of 1.25% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201086,956-1.17% 
200986,888-1.25%+0.31% since 2008
200886,619-1.55%+0.4% since 2007
200786,274-1.95%-0.1% since 2006
200686,357-1.85%-0.33% since 2005
200586,646-1.52%-0.15% since 2004
200486,777-1.37%-0.38% since 2003
200387,107-1%-0.56% since 2002
200287,597-0.44%-0.11% since 2001
200187,696-0.33%-0.33% since 2000
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200087,986The Last Census

Wood County had 39,785 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Wood County has a total area<3> of 376.9 square miles [976 km²]. Of this total, 367.3 square miles [951 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.56%) being water (9.65 square miles [24.98 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Wood County had a population density of 239.6 people per square mile [92.5 people/km²], making it the state's 5th 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 Wood County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Wood and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Wood County QuickFact (QF-54107).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Wood County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
ParkersburgQF-546214031,62933,099-4.44%
ViennaQF-548350010,55810,861-2.79%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Athens (OH)QF-39009   W63,02662,2231.29%
Meigs (OH)QF-39105   SW22,83823,072-1.01%
Washington (OH)QF-39167   N61,04863,251-3.48%
JacksonQF-54035   S28,06728,0000.24%
PleasantsQF-54073   NE7,3647,514-2%
RitchieQF-54085   E10,20810,343-1.31%
WirtQF-54105   SE5,6055,873-4.56%

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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 Wood. 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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