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Cabell County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,319,[1] making it West Virginia's fourth-most populous county. Its county seat is Huntington.[2] The county was organized in 1809 and named for William H. Cabell, the Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808.[3]

Cabell County, West Virginia
Cabell County Courthouse.jpg
Map of West Virginia highlighting Cabell County
Location within the U.S. state of West Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location within the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 2, 1809
Named forWilliam H. Cabell
SeatHuntington
Largest cityHuntington
Area
 • Total288 sq mi (746 km2)
 • Land281 sq mi (728 km2)
 • Water7.0 sq mi (18 km2), 2.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2018)93,224
 • Density346/sq mi (134/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.cabellcounty.org

Cabell County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 288 square miles (750 km2), of which 281 square miles (730 km2) is land and 7.0 square miles (18 km2) (2.4%) is water.[4]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18102,717
18204,78976.3%
18305,88422.9%
18408,16338.7%
18506,299−22.8%
18608,02027.3%
18706,429−19.8%
188013,744113.8%
189023,59571.7%
190029,25224.0%
191046,68559.6%
192065,74640.8%
193090,78638.1%
194097,4597.4%
1950108,03510.9%
1960108,2020.2%
1970106,918−1.2%
1980106,835−0.1%
199096,827−9.4%
200096,7840.0%
201096,319−0.5%
Est. 201893,224[5]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2018[1]
 
The Cabell County Court House in Huntington, the building that houses most of the county's administrative offices.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 96,784 people, 41,180 households, and 25,490 families residing in the county. The population density was 344 people per square mile (133/km²). There were 45,615 housing units at an average density of 162 per square mile (63/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.37% White, 4.29% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 41,180 households out of which 25.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.10% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.10% were non-families. 31.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county, the population was spread out with 20.00% under the age of 18, 13.50% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,479, and the median income for a family was $37,691. Males had a median income of $31,780 versus $22,243 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,638. About 13.70% of families and 19.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.60% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 96,319 people, 41,223 households, and 24,308 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 342.8 inhabitants per square mile (132.4/km2). There were 46,169 housing units at an average density of 164.3 per square mile (63.4/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 91.6% white, 5.0% black or African American, 1.0% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 17.2% were Irish, 16.5% were English, 15.9% were German, and 10.7% were American.[13]

Of the 41,223 households, 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.0% were non-families, and 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age was 38.7 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $34,492 and the median income for a family was $48,323. Males had a median income of $39,523 versus $28,952 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,907. About 15.3% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.[14]

PoliticsEdit

For most of its history, Cabell County was a swing county, voting for the national winner in every presidential election from 1912 to 2004 aside from 1924 & 1960. However, similar to the rest of West Virginia, it has become a Republican stronghold, with Donald Trump winning the county by a margin of 25 percent over Hillary Clinton.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 59.1% 19,850 34.1% 11,447 6.8% 2,288
2012 55.9% 17,985 42.2% 13,568 1.9% 605
2008 54.1% 18,793 44.0% 15,292 1.9% 647
2004 55.4% 21,035 43.7% 16,583 0.9% 332
2000 51.0% 16,440 46.2% 14,896 2.7% 880
1996 40.5% 13,179 50.0% 16,277 9.5% 3,104
1992 39.2% 13,203 44.8% 15,111 16.0% 5,401
1988 52.7% 17,197 47.1% 15,368 0.3% 97
1984 58.3% 21,815 41.4% 15,513 0.3% 117
1980 49.2% 19,482 44.8% 17,732 6.0% 2,374
1976 48.6% 19,644 51.4% 20,811
1972 67.4% 29,582 32.6% 14,312
1968 45.1% 19,418 44.1% 19,018 10.8% 4,666
1964 37.4% 16,957 62.6% 28,437
1960 56.3% 26,988 43.7% 20,911
1956 61.1% 28,882 38.9% 18,408
1952 55.3% 27,461 44.7% 22,179
1948 43.9% 18,599 55.8% 23,680 0.3% 131
1944 46.3% 19,861 53.7% 23,020
1940 42.8% 21,027 57.2% 28,125
1936 41.0% 19,003 58.9% 27,319 0.2% 87
1932 42.9% 17,999 56.0% 23,498 1.1% 453
1928 57.7% 21,091 41.9% 15,340 0.4% 152
1924 47.3% 15,581 49.2% 16,211 3.6% 1,177
1920 50.1% 13,170 48.9% 12,845 1.0% 268
1916 46.2% 5,728 52.0% 6,446 1.9% 229
1912 17.5% 1,798 46.6% 4,793 35.9% 3,690

CommunitiesEdit

Notable peopleEdit

 
Evan Jenkins (R) – U.S. Representative from West Virginia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Cabell County history sources". wvculture.org. Archived from the original on October 29, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  16. ^ "North Dakota Governor Eli C. D. Shortridge". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  17. ^ a b Averill, James P. 1882. History of Gallia County. H. H. Hardesty & Co. Publishers: Chicago.Deeds and wills.
  18. ^ Laidley, W.S. 1901. "The West End of West Virginia." The West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly 1:5-41. The West Virginia Historical and Antiquarian Society.
  19. ^ Miller, Thomas Condit, and Hu Maxwell. 1913. West Virginia and Its People. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company.
  20. ^ Brant, Fuller, & Co. 1891. History of the Great Kanawha Valley: With Family History and Biographical Sketches. Madison, Wisconsin.

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