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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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In the early-morning hours of January 2, 2006, a severe thunderstorm sailed through Upshur County, West Virginia.