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Ritchie County, WV Public Records

Circuit Court
115 E. Main St, Rm 301
Harrisville, WV 26362
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 304-643-2164 ext. 229
F: 304-643-2534
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $5,000, Juvenile, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, adoption records released
Magistrate Court
311 E Main St
Harrisville, WV 26362
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 304-643-4409
F: 304-643-2098
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Infractions, Traffic
Restricted Records: No domestic violence or juvenile records released.
2nd fax: 304-643-2311. Court is moving to 100 W Main Street in July 2016.
Probate Court
115 E Main St, Rm 201
County Clerk's Office
Harrisville, WV 26362 www.ritchiecounty.wv.gov/countygo...
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 304-643-2164 ext. 221
F: 304-643-2906
Jurisdiction: Probate

Ritchie County, WV Vital Records

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Ritchie County
County Clerk
www.ritchiecounty.wv.gov/Pages/de...
8AM-4PM EST
Phone: 304-643-2164 ext. 221
Fax: 304-643-2906

Ritchie County Vital Certificates

Ritchie County Vital Certificates

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Ritchie County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 453.51 sq mi
Population (2009): 10,208
  • Females: 49.9%
  • White: 98.3%
  • Black/African American: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 0.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 97.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): -135
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 1.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 17.1%
High School Graduates (2000): 73.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 7.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.45
Housing Units (2000): 5,513
Homeownership Rate (2000): 81.7%
Migration Flow to Ritchie County, WV from (2007-2008):

Ritchie County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $158,949
  • Construction: $9,160
  • Retail Trade: $8,787
  • Professional and Technical Services: $2,114
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $3,800
  • Retail Trade: $8,787
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $0
  • Manufacturing: $49,734
  • Farms: $-3,906
  • Government: $28,430
Employed (2000): 4,009
Unemployed (2000): 327
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $25,815
Local Government Employment (2007): 396
Local Government Revenue (2007): $16,443 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $3,322 (thou. dol.)

Ritchie County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 103
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.0
Deaths (2007): 119
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.7

Ritchie County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 16
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 1
  • Robbery: 1
  • Aggravated Assault: 14
Property Crimes (2008): 129
  • Burglary: 46
  • Larceny-Theft: 73
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 10

Ritchie County Genealogy Records