Pocahontas County WV Information


Pocahontas County Subdivisions

Pocahontas County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,923
Population in Households 8,605
Population in Familes 6,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 3,818
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 2,377
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,955 (31.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 863 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,704 (59.9%)
Median Home Value $116,029
Average Home Value $150,296


Median Household Income $34,978
Average Household Income $46,188
Per Capita Income $20,347
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.41%
Households 0.25% 0.34%
Families 0.03% 0.2%
Median Household Income   -0.52%
Per Capita Income   0.72%
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.


Pocahontas County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocahontas County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 48 15th
Population Density1 # 55 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 33 40th
Median Household Income # 44 22nd
Per Capita Income # 37 35th

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