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Wetzel County, WV
The county was named for Lewis Wetzel, frontiersman

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Wetzel County is one of 55 counties in West Virginia. The estimated population in 2004 was 17,048. This was a decrease of  -3.65% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
Local
$30,935
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wetzel County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Wetzel County was $22,741. This was an increase of 18.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 74% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: New Martinsville

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23% of Wetzel County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wetzel County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Wetzel County include Allen Cemetery, Anderson Bethel Cemetery, Anderson Cemetery, Anderson Cemetery, Anderson-Bane Cemetery, Antioch Cemetery, Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Arnett Cemetery, Ashland Church Cemetery, Barker Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Wetzel County include Hundred, Knob Fork, Kodol, Littleton, New Martinsville, Paden City, Pine Grove, Smithfield ... View communities

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School districts in Wetzel County include Wetzel County Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Wetzel County include Hundred, New Martinsville, Paden City, Pine Grove ... View libraries

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Wetzel County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wetzel County political report.

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Hotels in Wetzel County include Amerihost Inn

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