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Greenbrier County, West Virginia

PO Box 506
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Phone: (304) 647-6602
Fax: (304) 647-6694

On southeastern border of WV, northeast of Beckley; organized Oct 20, 1778 from Montgomery and Botetcourt counties (in VA). Name Origin: For the principal river of the county, whose name refers to the thorny vine Smilax rotundifolia found abundantly on its banks.

Area (sq mi):: 1024.43 (land 1021.26; water 3.17) Population per square mile: 34.30
Population 2005: 35,027 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 -0.70% Population 2000: 34,453 (White 94.70%; Black or African American 3.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 41.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,247; median household $26,927; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,952-$23,680
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 24.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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