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Point Pleasant, West Virginia - Basic Facts

Point Pleasant is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Point Pleasant.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mason County at latitude 38.8445 and longitude -82.1371. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Point Pleasant (see map) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.7 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Point Pleasant: Long Point.

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Point Pleasant, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Pleasant to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 34 92nd
Population Density1 # 72 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 105 75th
Median Household Income # 146 64th
Per Capita Income # 99 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Point Pleasant, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,266
Population in Households 4,214
Population in Familes 3,132
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 1,779
Diversity Index2 13
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,987
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,121
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,183 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 804 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 265 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $85,763
Average Home Value $102,642
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,453
Average Household Income $50,014
Per Capita Income $23,227
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.46% -0.38%
Households -0.32% -0.37%
Families -0.84% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Information Updates

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