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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 746 km² (288 mi²). 729 km² (282 mi²) of it is land and 17 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.23% water.
The county is bounded in the northeast by Mason County, West Virginia, in the east by Putnam County, West Virginia, in the southeast by Lincoln County, West Virginia, in the southwest by Wayne County, West Virginia, in the west by Lawrence County, Ohio and in the north by Gallia County, Ohio.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 96,784 people, 41,180 households, and 25,490 families residing in the county. The population density is 133/km² (344/mi²). There are 45,615 housing units at an average density of 63/km² (162/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 41,180 households out of which 25.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.10% are married couples living together, 11.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.10% are non-families. 31.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.85.
In the county, the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $28,479, and the median income for a family is $37,691. Males have a median income of $31,780 versus $22,243 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,638. 19.20% of the population and 13.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.60% are under the age of 18 and 10.80% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Barboursville\n*Culloden\n** This town was named by L. R. White who had lost a leg in the service of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. He suggested this name to the Railroad because there were so few places with this name in the United States.\n*Milton\n*Pea Ridge\n*Huntington, West Virginia (part)\n*Lesage\n*Milton\n*Ona\n*Pea Ridge\n*Salt Rock