Wirt County

Wirt County, West Virginia

PO Box 53
Elizabeth, WV 26143
Phone: (304) 275-4271
Fax: (304) 275-3418

In west-central WV, southeast of Parkersburg; organized Jan 19, 1848 from Wood and Jackson counties. Name Origin: For William Wirt (1774-1838), who in 1807 prosecuted the case against Aaron Burr (1756-1836), and was an army officer in the War of 1812 and U.S. attorney general (1817-29)

Area (sq mi):: 234.83 (land 232.99; water 1.85) Population per square mile: 25.30
Population 2005: 5,896 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 13.10% Population 2000: 5,873 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 37.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,000; median household $30,748; Population below poverty level: 19.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,084-$17,447
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.90% Median travel time to work: 32.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 67.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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As a partner with the Wirt County Mobile Dental Unit, DenTek accompanied the unit at two cleaning events in Jackson County on April 23.
Jessica enlisted through the army's delayed-entry program before graduating from Wirt County High School in Elizabeth.
She enlisted with the US Army only because she had been unable to find work locally after leaving Wirt County High School in 2001.
We still believe she is missing,' Gregory Lynch said at his home in Wirt County yesterday.
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