Wetzel County , West Virginia

Wetzel County: County in West Virginia, United States

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

About

Wetzel County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,583 and a population density of 46 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 14,904 inhabitants. Its county seat is New Martinsville. The county was created 175 years ago in 1846.

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2006-10-05 10-41-03newmartinsvillecourthouse
2006-10-05 10-41-03newmartinsvillecourthouse image

Geography

Wetzel County is located at 39°36'19"N 80°38'21"W (39.6052600, -80.6391000). It has 8 neighbors: Monroe County, Tyler County, Doddridge County, Harrison County, Marion County, Marshall County, Monongalia County and Greene County.

Wetzel County map

The largest city of Wetzel County is New Martinsville with a population of 5,111. . See all Wetzel County cities & populated places.

Weather

Wetzel County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 5 to 12 mph. more

Wetzel County Quick Facts

Population : 14,904 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
Area : 361 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.9%
Land as percent of area : 99.1%
Named for : Lewis Wetzel
Altitude : 840 feet / 256 meters
Capital : New Martinsville
Establishment : January 01, 1846
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 19:16:15 (18th October 2021)
Density : 41 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -11.27% (2010-2020)
Weather : 63℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Wetzel County has 8 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Wetzel County decreased by 11.27% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,583 - census
2011 16,369 -1.31% estimation process
2012 16,344 -0.15% estimation process
2013 16,112 -1.44% estimation process
2014 15,955 -0.98% estimation process
2015 15,777 -1.13% estimation process
2016 15,644 -0.85% estimation process
2017 15,433 -1.37% estimation process
2018 15,259 -1.14% estimation process
2019 15,065 -1.29% estimation process
2020 14,904 -1.08% estimation process

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People born in Wetzel County (1)

American football coach Mont McIntire was born in Wetzel County

Other places with the same name (1)

Wetzel County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
New Martinsville 5,111 City in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States
Hundred 258 Town in West Virginia, USA
Smithfield 142 Town in West Virginia, United States

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County Name Population Title
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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
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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
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Ohio County 41,182 County in West Virginia, United States
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