Ritchie County

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Ritchie County, West Virginia

115 E Main St Rm 201
Harrisville, WV 26362
Phone: (304) 643-2164
Fax: (304) 643-2906

In north-central WV, east of Parkersburg; organized Feb 18, 1843 from Harrison, Lewis, and Wood counties. Name Origin: For Thomas Ritchie (1778-1854), newspaper owner and editor of the Richmond Enquirer (1804-45) and manager of the Washington, DC Union (1845-51).

Area (sq mi):: 453.58 (land 453.51; water 0.07) Population per square mile: 23.20
Population 2005: 10,540 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 1.90%; 1990-2000 1.10% Population 2000: 10,343 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $15,175; median household $27,332; Population below poverty level: 19.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,805-$20,210
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 32.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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PRC), a diversified water resource, waste management and environmental services company specializing in the unconventional oil and natural gas shale resource plays, announced today that on November 2, 2012, its wholly owned subsidiary, GreenHunter Water, LLC, has completed the financial closing on the previously announced agreement to acquire two operating Class II salt water disposal (SWD) wells located in Washington County, Ohio and Ritchie County, West Virginia.
PRC), a diversified water resource, waste management and environmental services company specializing in the unconventional oil and natural gas shale resource plays, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, GreenHunter Water, LLC, has acquired two operating Class II salt water disposal (SWD) wells located in Washington County, Ohio and Ritchie County, West Virginia.
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