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Preston County, WV
The county was named for James Patton Preston, VA governor

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The county is in the Morgantown metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 29,856. This was an increase of  1.78% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$27,927
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Preston County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Preston County was $20,496. This was an increase of 33.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 66% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Kingwood

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26% of Preston County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Preston County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Preston County include Accident Cemetery, Arthurdale Cemetery, Beachy Cemetery, Beatty Cemetery, Beech Run Cemetery, Belleview Cemetery, Blackwood Cemetery, Boger Cemetery, Bolyard Cemetery, Burns Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Preston County include Albright, Arthurdale, Aurora, Brandonville, Bruceton Mills, Kingwood, Masontown, Newburg, Reedsville, Rowlesburg ... View communities

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

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries in Preston County include Kingwood, Terra Alta ... View libraries

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

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