Wirt County

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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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