West Virginia Hancock County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Hancock County, West Virginia. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in West Virginia Hancock County.

1. Library System LYNN MURRAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 601 Railroad Street, Chester, WV 26034
Phone Number: (304) 387-1010 Hancock 22,820 18,533

2. Central Library LYNN MURRAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 601 Railroad Street, Chester, WV 26034
Phone Number: (304) 387-1010 Hancock N/A N/A

3. Central Library MARY H. WEIR PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 3442 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062
Phone Number: (304) 797-8510 Hancock N/A N/A

4. Library System MARY H. WEIR PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 3442 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062
Phone Number: (304) 797-8510 Hancock 100,614 73,500

5. Central Library SWANEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Court Street, New Cumberland, WV 26047
Phone Number: (304) 564-3471 Hancock N/A N/A

6. Library System SWANEY MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Court Street, New Cumberland, WV 26047
Phone Number: (304) 564-3471 Hancock 8,831 32,764

Overview of Hancock County, West Virginia

Hancock County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 32,667. Its county seat is New Cumberland.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 229 km² (88 mi²). 214 km² (83 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.26% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 32,667 people, 13,678 households, and 9,506 families residing in the county. The population density is 152/km² (394/mi²). There are 14,728 housing units at an average density of 69/km² (178/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.42% White, 2.30% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,678 households out of which 26.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% are married couples living together, 10.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% are non-families. 26.60% 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 2.36 and the average family size is 2.83.

In the county, the population is spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,759, and the median income for a family is $40,719. Males have a median income of $34,813 versus $19,100 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,724. 11.10% of the population and 9.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.10% of those under the age of 18 and 7.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Chester
  • New Cumberland
  • Newell
  • Weirton (most of the city)