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Point Pleasant, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Point Pleasant had a population of 4,249 as of July 1, 2016. Point Pleasant ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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.

The City of Point Pleasant is located within Lewis District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mason County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Point Pleasant: Long Point.

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Point Pleasant, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,249
Population in Households 4,197
Population in Familes 3,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 1,772
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,938
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,088
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,164 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 774 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $86,150
Average Home Value $104,399


Median Household Income $39,307
Average Household Income $53,558
Per Capita Income $24,490
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.33%
Households -0.61% -0.44%
Families -1.05% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
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.

Point Pleasant, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Pleasant to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 35 92nd
Population Density1 # 70 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 106 74th
Median Household Income # 165 60th
Per Capita Income # 78 81st

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