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Poca, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Poca had a population of 932 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.4723 and longitude -81.8143 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Poca 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.


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Poca, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Poca, WV Housing Affordability Index is 199
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Poca, WV Wealth Index is 59
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 932 (100%)
Population in Households 931 (99.9%)
Population in Families 785 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,588
Diversity Index2 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,284
Average Household Income $63,365
Per Capita Income $25,327
Wealth Index4 59

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $153,077
Housing Affordability Index3 199
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 377
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 273
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.48% -0.35%
Households -0.5% -0.37%
Families -0.65% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Poca, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poca to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 162 60th
Population Density # 88 78th
Diversity Index # 277 31st
Median Household Income # 56 86th
Per Capita Income # 103 75th

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