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

The community of Parkersburg is the Seat for Wood County.

Wood County was founded in 1798 and was created by taking area from HarrisonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wood had a population of 86,888 people. This is a decrease of 1.25% since the last Census (which gave a population of 87,986 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wood represented 4.87% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 3rd 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
200986,888-1.25%+0.31% since 2008
200886,619-1.55%+0.4% since 2007
200087,986The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Parkersburg   31,62933,0994.44% decrease  
Vienna   10,55810,8612.79% decrease  
Williamstown   2,9932,9960.1% decrease  
North Hills   8578802.61% decrease  

Websites for Wood County

Official Website:   www.woodcountywv.com/

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<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>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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