Point Pleasant, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Point Pleasant, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Point Pleasant had a population of 4,131 as of July 1, 2015. Point Pleasant ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Point Pleasant is located at latitude 38.8502 and longitude -82.132 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the City of Point Pleasant (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.7 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The City of Point Pleasant (GNIS ID: 2390639) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Point Pleasant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Point Pleasant: Long Point.

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Point Pleasant, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,131
Population in Households 4,079
Population in Familes 3,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 1,723
Diversity Index2 13
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,924
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,084
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,139 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 785 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 320 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $91,338
Average Home Value $105,136
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,237
Average Household Income $49,191
Per Capita Income $22,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.98% -0.73%
Households -0.87% -0.67%
Families -1.31% -0.84%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 74 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 102 75th
Median Household Income # 194 52nd
Per Capita Income # 103 75th

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