Pleasants County, West Virginia Population 2021

Pleasants County, West Virginia's estimated population is 7,370 with a growth rate of -0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pleasants County, West Virginia is the 52nd largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 7,571 and has seen a growth of -2.65% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20217,370-45-0.61%
20207,415-45-0.60%
20197,460-45-0.60%
20187,505500.67%
20177,455-35-0.47%
20167,490-9-0.12%
20157,499-89-1.17%
20147,588700.93%
20137,518-15-0.20%
20127,533-42-0.55%
20117,57540.05%
20107,571250.33%
19907,546-690-8.38%
19808,23696213.23%
19707,2741502.11%
19607,12475511.85%
19506,369-323-4.83%
19406,6921472.25%
19306,545-834-11.30%
19207,379-695-8.61%
19108,074-1,271-13.60%
19009,3451,80623.96%
18907,5391,28320.51%
18806,2563,244107.70%
18703,012672.28%
18602,9450.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.61%
County Website
Founded
March 29, 1851
County Seat
2010 Population
7,571
Growth Since 2010
-2.65%
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Pleasants County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,19696.18%
Some Other Race1952.61%
Two or More Races700.94%
Black or African American210.28%
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Pleasants County, West Virginia Population by Race

Pleasants County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Pleasants County, West Virginia Median Age

43.6


Total

41.5


Male

46.8


Female

Pleasants County, West Virginia Adults

There are 6,023 adults, (1,393 of whom are seniors) in Pleasants County, West Virginia.

Pleasants County, West Virginia Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Pleasants County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

3,437

45.94%

Male

4,045

54.06%

Pleasants County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Pleasants County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.4%9.6%
All82.5%17.5%
Non Family76.2%23.8%
Female65%35%
Male59.1%40.9%

82.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pleasants County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8352.4582.5
Married1,6402.9790.4
Non Family7781.1376.2
Female2803.0665
Male1372.3959.1

2.86

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Pleasants County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1723.17%
9th to 12th Grade4207.75%
High School Graduate2,74950.71%
Some College1,01118.65%
Associates Degree4428.15%
Bachelors Degree3917.21%
Graduate Degree2364.35%
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Pleasants County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pleasants County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,2744,735627
Hispanic8169
Other Race6969
2+ Races4515
Black2110

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 white people with a rate of 11.89%.

Pleasants County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,051$50,227$24,122
Less Than 9th Grade$10,673$11,298$2,500
High School Graduate$34,263$44,871$22,878
Some College$36,602$70,858$20,357
Bachelors Degree$40,489$51,250$33,594
Graduate Degree$47,083$61,346$45,625

$36,051

Average Earnings

$50,227

Average Male

$24,122

Average Female

Pleasants County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pleasants County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Pleasants County, West Virginia Language

97.91% of Pleasants County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.60% of the population.

Pleasants County, West Virginia Language

Pleasants County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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12.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.92%

Male Poverty Rate

12.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pleasants County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pleasants County, West Virginia is White, with 12.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pleasants County, West Virginia is White, with 12.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.91%.

Pleasants County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.90%
High School12.47%
Some College7.66%
Bachelors or Greater4.15%

Pleasants County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.44%
Male Unemployed27.38%
Female Employed5.67%
Male Employed5.25%

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

Pleasants County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,838$78,502
Families$71,055$81,614
Married Families$75,934-
Non Families$26,176$67,424
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Income by Household Type

Pleasants County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

57.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Pleasants County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Pleasants County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pleasants County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Pleasants County, West Virginia Marital Status

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546

Number of Veterans

500

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam156
First Gulf War110
Second Gulf War50
Korea46
World War II45

Pleasants County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54142
75+134
55 to 64133
65 to 7498
18 to 3439

Pleasants County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4848.28%
Hispanic3430.36%
Other Race3434.00%
2+ Races2135.00%
Black733.33%

Pleasants County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Pleasants County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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5.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pleasants County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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53%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Pleasants County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Pleasants County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Pleasants County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.93%

Born in Pleasants County, West Virginia

99.93%

Native Born

0.07%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.93% of Pleasants County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 68.93% having been born in West Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Pleasants County, West Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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