Census: W.Va. Population Grew Despite Recession

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The recession apparently hasn't stopped people from moving to West Virginia.

The latest U.S. Census population estimates show that between July 1, 2008, and the following July, the state's population grew by 4,900 people.

More than half of that growth was recorded in Berkeley and Monongalia Counties.

During the time period, Berkeley County grew by an estimated 1,500 residents while Monongalia saw an increase of 1,479.

The information released Tuesday marks the last time the census will be releasing population estimates using the 2000 Census as the baseline.

The Census is currently gathering new population counts for the 2010 Census.

Those counts will be released in December.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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