Pocahontas County WV Information


Pocahontas County Subdivisions

Pocahontas County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,657
Daytime Population: Workers 3,878
Daytime Population: Residents 4,708
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,586
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 8,339
Population in Familes 6,400
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $36,367
Average Household Income $49,826
Per Capita Income $21,852


Total Housing Units 9,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,859 (31.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 833 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,488 (59.8%)
Median Home Value $125,606
Average Home Value $155,343


Total Households 3,692
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,295
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 -0.1% -0.27%
Households -0.24% -0.37%
Families -0.46% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.5%


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, 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 # 48 15th
Population Density # 55 2nd
Diversity Index # 24 58th
Median Household Income # 45 20th
Per Capita Income # 32 44th

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