Upshur County


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Upshur County, West Virginia

40 W Main St Rm 101
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Phone: (304) 472-1068
Fax: (304) 472-1029
www.buchamber.com

In central WV, south of Clarksburg; organized Mar 26, 1851 from Randolph, Barbour, and Lewis counties. Name Origin: For Abel Parker Upshur (1791-1844), judge in VA courts (1826-41), U.S. secretary of the Navy (1841-43), and U.S. secretary of state (1843-44)

Area (sq mi):: 354.86 (land 354.76; water 0.10) Population per square mile: 66.80
Population 2005: 23,712 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 1.30%; 1990-2000 2.30% Population 2000: 23,404 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,559; median household $26,973; Population below poverty level: 20.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,899-$19,412
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 25.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Upshur County, Texas

PO Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-4015
Fax: (903) 843-5492
www.countyofupshur.com

In northeastern TX, northeast of Tyler; organized Jul 13, 1846 from Harrison and Nacogdoches counties. Name Origin: For Abel Parker Upshur (1791-1844), judge in VA courts (1826-41), U.S. secretary of the navy (1841-43), and U.S. secretary of state (1843-44)

Area (sq mi):: 592.67 (land 587.64; water 5.02) Population per square mile: 64.50
Population 2005: 37,881 State rank: 76 Population change: 2000-20005 7.30%; 1990-2000 12.50% Population 2000: 35,291 (White 84.20%; Black or African American 10.10%; Hispanic or Latino 4.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $16,358; median household $33,347; Population below poverty level: 14.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,214-$21,810
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 27.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 61.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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And redistricting also added territory in Upshur County - composed of mostly rural cattle land - to the district, which has both candidates going door to door in new areas to search for votes.
Randy Davis, a Texas State Guard officer; businessman Jay Misenheimer; Philip Hayes, a former Senate staffer; real estate agent Holly Coggins Hayes; and Cole Hefner, an insurance salesman and former Upshur county commissioner, are competing for Hughes' seat, while Longview Mayor Jay Dean and businessman David Watts are running for Simpson's in HD 7.
Simon, the attorney representing Upshur County, said his lawsuit would not interfere with the states' investigation of companies involved in manufacturing and distributing opioids.
In late September, Upshur County, population about 40,000, sued a slew of painkiller manufacturers and distributors - including McKesson.