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Poca, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Poca had a population of 996 as of July 1, 2017. Poca 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 Poca is located at latitude 38.4717 and longitude -81.8122 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Poca (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Town of Poca (GNIS ID: 2391364) 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 Town of Poca is located within Pocatalico District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poca population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 996
Daytime Population: Workers 178
Daytime Population: Residents 557
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 735
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 995
Population in Familes 838
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,697
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $50,862
Average Household Income $62,409
Per Capita Income $24,905


Total Housing Units 415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $134,174
Average Home Value $153,560


Total Households 403
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 293
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 0.31% 0.28%
Households 0.28% 0.3%
Families 0.14% 0.2%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Poca, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poca 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 # 153 62nd
Population Density # 75 82nd
Diversity Index # 268 34th
Median Household Income # 48 88th
Per Capita Income # 86 79th

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