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Wood County, WV Public Records

Circuit Court
Wood County Judicial, #2 Government Sq
Parkersburg, WV 26101-5353 www.woodcountywv.com/page/page45....
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 304-424-1700
F: 304-424-1804
No credit cards accepted for record copies or searches, etc.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $5,000, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, domestic, adoption, mental hygiene, guardianship records released
Magistrate Court
401 2nd Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 304-422-3444
F: n/a
Credit cards accepted.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Infractions, Traffic
Probate (County Clerk)
1 Court Sq, Ste 204
PO Box 1474
Parkersburg, WV 26102 www.woodcountywv.com/page/page14....
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 304-424-1898
F: 304-424-1897
Jurisdiction: Probate
The probate Clerk is also the County Clerk and performs a number of other functions.

Wood County, WV Vital Records

Contact the Wood County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Wood County
County Clerk
1 Court Sq, #201
Courthouse
Parkersburg, WV 26101
www.woodcountywv.com/page/page14....
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 304-424-1870
Fax: 304-424-1864
Recorded Documents

Official Wood County Vital Certificates

Wood County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are official hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Wood County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 367.29 sq mi
Population (2009): 86,888
  • Females: 51.6%
  • White: 96.6%
  • Black/African American: 1.5%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 95.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,093
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 1.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 16.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 81.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 15.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.39
Housing Units (2000): 39,785
Homeownership Rate (2000): 73.4%
Migration Flow to Wood County, WV from (2007-2008):

Wood County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,981,178
  • Construction: $183,568
  • Retail Trade: $190,013
  • Professional and Technical Services: $57,987
  • Healthcare: $299,658
  • Banking: $93,896
  • Retail Trade: $190,013
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $61,198
  • Manufacturing: $285,269
  • Farms: $-2,986
  • Government: $429,052
Employed (2000): 38,324
Unemployed (2000): 2,646
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.8%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,872
Local Government Employment (2007): 3,255
Local Government Revenue (2007): $136,415 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $93,764 (thou. dol.)

Wood County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,044
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.1
Deaths (2007): 950
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 14
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.4

Wood County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 147
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 4
  • Forcible rape: 25
  • Robbery: 21
  • Aggravated Assault: 97
Property Crimes (2008): 2,434
  • Burglary: 470
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,854
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 110

Wood County Genealogy Records