Preston County , West Virginia

Preston County: County in West Virginia, United States

Preston County locator map
Location of Preston County on West Virginia map.

About

Preston County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,520 and a population density of 20 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 33,380 inhabitants. Its county seat is Kingwood. The county was created 203 years ago in 1818.

Preston County Courthouse image
Preston County Courthouse
Preston County Courthouse image

Geography

Preston County is located at 39°28'9"N 79°40'5"W (39.4693000, -79.6681600). It has 7 neighbors: Garrett County, Barbour County, Grant County, Monongalia County, Taylor County, Tucker County and Fayette County.

Preston County map

The largest city of Preston County is Kingwood with a population of 3,047. Other cities include, Terra Alta population 1,504, Masontown population 537, Brandonville population 105 and Bruceton Mills population 84. See all Preston County cities & populated places.

Weather

Preston County forecast: A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible. more

Preston County Quick Facts

Population : 33,380 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
Area : 1687 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.4%
Land as percent of area : 99.6%
Named for : James Patton Preston
Altitude : 1,726 feet / 526 meters
Capital : Kingwood
Establishment : January 01, 1818
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 17:13:32 (24th October 2021)
Density : 20 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.42% (2010-2020)
Weather : 68℉ Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather

Preston County has 7 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Preston County decreased by 0.42% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 33,520 - census
2011 33,660 0.42% estimation process
2012 33,898 0.7% estimation process
2013 33,682 -0.64% estimation process
2014 33,916 0.69% estimation process
2015 33,842 -0.22% estimation process
2016 33,760 -0.24% estimation process
2017 33,826 0.2% estimation process
2018 33,553 -0.81% estimation process
2019 33,432 -0.36% estimation process
2020 33,380 -0.16% estimation process

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People born in Preston County (7)

People born in Preston County, including distance runner Beth Bonner, First lady of West Virginia Bertie Ison Martin Conley, politician L. J. Forman, you can see a list of people who born in Preston County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Preston County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Preston County.

City Name Population Title
Kingwood 3,047 City in Preston County, West Virginia, United States
Terra Alta 1,504 City in Preston County, West Virginia, United States of America
Reedsville 603 Town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States
Rowlesburg 567 Town in West Virginia, United States
Masontown 537 Human settlement in Preston County, West Virginia, United States of America
Newburg 312 Town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States
Tunnelton 297 Town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States
Albright 277 Town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States
Brandonville 105 Human settlement in Preston County, West Virginia, United States of America
Bruceton Mills 84 Human settlement in Preston County, West Virginia, United States of America

West Virginia Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
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Berkeley County 122,125 County in West Virginia, United States of America
Monongalia County 106,819 County in West Virginia, United States
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Wood County 82,938 County in West Virginia, United States
Raleigh County 72,920 County in West Virginia, United States
Harrison County 66,870 County in West Virginia, United States
Mercer County 58,258 County in West Virginia, United States
Jefferson County 57,486 County in West Virginia, United States
Putnam County 56,428 County in West Virginia, United States
Marion County 55,962 County in West Virginia, United States
Charleston 45,879 Capital city of West Virginia, United States
Huntington 44,934 City in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States
Fayette County 42,062 County in West Virginia, United States
Ohio County 41,182 County in West Virginia, United States
Wayne County 39,054 County in West Virginia, United States