Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population 2018

Pocahontas County, West Virginia's estimated population is 8,456 with a growth rate of -1.90% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pocahontas County, West Virginia is the 48th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20178,456-164-1.90%
20168,6201021.20%
20168,518-53-0.62%
20158,571-78-0.90%
20148,649-27-0.31%
20138,676-22-0.25%
20128,698-123-1.39%
20118,821860.98%
20108,735-273-3.03%
19909,008-911-9.18%
19809,9191,04911.83%
19708,870-1,266-12.49%
196010,136-2,344-18.78%
195012,480-1,426-10.25%
194013,906-649-4.46%
193014,555-447-2.98%
192015,0022621.78%
191014,7406,16871.96%
19008,5721,75825.80%
18906,8141,22321.87%
18805,5911,52237.40%
18704,0691112.80%
18603,95836010.01%
18503,59867623.13%
18402,92238014.95%
18302,5420.00%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White8,326
Two or More Races178
Black or African American100
Some Other Race16

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Median Age

48.3


Total

48.1


Male

48.4


Female

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Adults

There are 7,103 adults, (1,922 of which are seniors) in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

4,169

48.36%

Male

4,451

51.64%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Households and Families

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.3%9.7%
All80.3%19.7%
Female71%29%
Non Family69%31%
Male59.6%40.4%

80.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6462.2880.3
Married1,9452.8690.3
Non Family1,3601.269
Female2523.3271
Male893.2559.6

2.88

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Households

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Education

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3495.34%
9th to 12th Grade6479.90%
High School Graduate3,16248.39%
Some College1,01015.46%
Associates Degree3084.71%
Bachelors Degree6179.44%
Graduate Degree4426.76%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,3015,3231,027
Black10082
Hispanic676716
Multiple Races5151
Other Race161616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,472$30,094$20,954
Less Than High School$17,717$18,056$
High School Grad$21,713$30,291$15,089
Some College$24,321$28,906$22,452
Bachelors Degree$27,227$35,313$25,435
Graduate Degree$39,929$43,750$39,554

$24,472

Average Earnings

$30,094

Average Male

$20,954

Average Female

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Language

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Language by Age

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Language

98.75% of Pocahontas County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.25% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.83% of the population.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,9811,40417.59%
Multiple1788648.31%
Black714563.38%
Hispanic771012.99%

18.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.88%

Male Poverty Rate

22.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia is Black, with 63.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 12.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.33%.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.72%
High School15.16%
Some College12.45%
Bachelors or Greater1.13%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.52%
Female Unemployed14.86%
Female Employed11.62%
Male Employed5.42%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Income

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,026$50,327
Families$53,101$64,381
Married Families$56,776$
Non Families$21,534$25,686

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by War

773

Number of Veterans

746

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam334
First Gulf War111
Korea71
Second Gulf War40
World War II29

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74298
75+172
35 to 54143
55 to 64134
18 to 3426

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White74710.83%
Hispanic4457.14%
Black1717.00%
Other956.25%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

7.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Employment Status

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Employment by Age

52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Pocahontas County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Marlinton10551014-41-3.89%
Durbin294287-7-2.38%
Hillsboro253247-6-2.37%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990