CALHOUN HAS POPULATION INCREASE - Most Regional Counties Declining, WV Only State With More Deaths Than Births

(04/20/2012)

Calhoun is one of three regional counties that the US Census Bureau is estimating a population increase for 2011.

The bureau says Calhoun is estimated to have gained 25 citizens, making the population 7,652 for 2011.

The US Census Bureau's 2011 estimated populations for regional counties:

Braxton(-38) 14,485; Clay (-29) 9,357; Gilmer (+12) 8,705; Ritchie (-154) 10,295; Roane (-68) 14,858; Wirt (+45) 5,762

Monongalia County has replaced Cabell County as the states third most populated with a count of 98,528.

Kanawha County continues to decline in population, being first at 192,315, with Berkley County the fastest growing at 105,750 and Cabell at 96,653.

West Virginia is the only state in the USA to have more deaths than births, says the Bureau.