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Point Pleasant, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Point Pleasant had a population of 4,191 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Point Pleasant: Long Point.

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Point Pleasant, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,191
Daytime Population: Workers 2,934
Daytime Population: Residents 2,613
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,547
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 4,134
Population in Familes 3,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density2 1,748
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $40,300
Average Household Income $54,655
Per Capita Income $25,182


Total Housing Units 2,230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,142 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 782 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $87,754
Average Home Value $107,918


Total Households 1,924
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,076
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.51% -0.51%
Households -0.63% -0.57%
Families -1.05% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2017 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 Density # 72 82nd
Diversity Index # 114 72nd
Median Household Income # 172 58th
Per Capita Income # 79 81st

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