Berkeley County

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Berkeley County, West Virginia

100 W King St Rm 1
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: (304) 264-1925
Fax: (304) 267-1794
www.berkeleycountycomm.org

In eastern panhandle of WV, southwest of Hagerstown, MD; organized Feb 10, 1772 (prior to statehood) from Frederick County (in VA). Name Origin: For Norborne Berkeley (1718-70), Lord Botetcourt, member of the British Parliament and colonial governor of VA (1768-70) who favored the colonists

Area (sq mi):: 321.58 (land 321.14; water 0.44) Population per square mile: 290.80
Population 2005: 93,394 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 23.00%; 1990-2000 28.10% Population 2000: 75,905 (White 91.90%; Black or African American 4.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 35.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,982; median household $38,763; Population below poverty level: 11.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,250-$25,276
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 28.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Martinsburg County seat (15,635)

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    Berkeley County, South Carolina

    PO Box 219
    Moncks Corner, SC 29461
    Phone: (843) 719-4403
    Fax: (843) 719-4511
    www.co.berkeley.sc.us

    On southeastern border of SC, north of Charleston; organized Jan 31, 1882 from Charleston County. Name Origin: For John Berkeley (1607-78), one of eight original lords proprietor of Carolina, and for his brother Sir William Berkeley (1610-77), governor of VA (1642-49; 1660-77)

    Area (sq mi):: 1228.07 (land 1097.72; water 130.35) Population per square mile: 138.20
    Population 2005: 151,673 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 6.30%; 1990-2000 10.80% Population 2000: 142,651 (White 66.80%; Black or African American 26.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 1.90%; Other 3.50%). Foreign born: 3.10%. Median age: 32.00
    Income 2000: per capita $16,879; median household $39,908; Population below poverty level: 11.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,156-$23,441
    Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Goose Creek (32,250)

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    Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Berkeley County, WV, and the city of Martinsburg, WV, for their partnership effort to create an innovative rain garden to control harmful storm water runoff.

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