Preston County

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Preston County, West Virginia

101 W Main St Rm 201
Kingwood, WV 26537
Phone: (304) 329-0070
Fax: (304) 329-0198

On northern border of WV, east of Morgantown; organized Jan 19, 1818 from Monongalia and Ranolph counties. Name Origin: For James Patton Preston (1774-1843), VA legislator, officer in the War of 1812, and governor of VA (1816-19)

Area (sq mi):: 651.39 (land 648.32; water 3.06) Population per square mile: 46.50
Population 2005: 30,115 State rank: 19 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 1.00% Population 2000: 29,334 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.10
Income 2000: per capita $13,596; median household $27,927; Population below poverty level: 18.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,373-$20,984
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 30.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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