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Point Pleasant, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Point Pleasant had a population of 4,191 as of July 1, 2020. 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 38.8445 and longitude -82.1371 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the City of Point Pleasant 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Point Pleasant: Long Point.


Point Pleasant, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,191 (100%)
Population in Households 4,135 (98.7%)
Population in Families 3,047 (72.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 56 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 1,735
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $33,083
Average Household Income $45,269
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $21,111
Wealth Index5 41


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,234 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 730 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $84,096
Average Home Value $93,573
Housing Affordability Index3 232


Total Households 1,963
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 1,092
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.36% -0.49%
Households -0.25% -0.41%
Families -0.6% -0.61%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.42%


Point Pleasant, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Pleasant to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density # 69 83rd
Median Household Income # 309 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 160 40th
Per Capita Income # 248 39th
Diversity Index # 112 72nd

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