Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population 2024

7,677

Pocahontas County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 7,677 with a growth rate of -0.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pocahontas County, West Virginia is the 47th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 8,734 and has seen a growth of -12.1% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,322-71-0.96%
20287,393-71-0.95%
20277,464-71-0.94%
20267,535-71-0.93%
20257,606-71-0.92%
20247,677-71-0.92%
20237,748-71-0.91%
20227,819-71-0.9%
20217,890260.33%
20207,864-410-4.96%
20198,274-146-1.73%
20188,420-74-0.87%
20178,494-38-0.45%
20168,532-44-0.51%
20158,576-80-0.92%
20148,656-27-0.31%
20138,683-21-0.24%
20128,704-122-1.38%
20118,826921.05%
20108,734
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%
19008,5721,75825.8%
18906,8141,22321.87%
18805,5911,52237.4%
18704,0691112.8%
18603,95836010.01%
18503,59867623.13%
18402,92238014.95%
18302,542-4,780-65.28%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.92% (-71)
County Website
Pocahontas County
County Seat
2010 Population
8,734
Area
940 mi²
Density
8 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-12.1% (-1,057)
Founded
December 21, 1821

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,54795.05%
Two or more races2963.73%
Asian390.49%
Black or African American370.47%
Other race210.26%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population by Race

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Median Age

49.4

Total

49.2

Male

50.2

Female

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Adults

There are 6,537 adults, (2,094 of whom are seniors) in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Age Dependency

78.7

Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female3,80747.95%
Male4,13352.05%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9512.5784.415.6
Married1,3893.1689.110.9
Non Family1,1781.1480.119.9
Female2155.2165.634.4
Male1694.291000
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3.35

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

84.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 37.5%.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$28,966

Average Earnings

$34,335

Average Male

$24,609

Average Female

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Language

99.12% of Pocahontas County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.37% of the population.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Language

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,1741,34118.69%
Multiple29615151.01%
Hispanic593661.02%
Other2121100%
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20.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.42%

Male Poverty Rate

22.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia is White, with 18.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.92%.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.11%
Some College17.32%
High School13.15%
Bachelors or Greater5.37%
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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed79.63%
Female Unemployed15.87%
Male Employed10.9%
Female Employed4.37%
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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

793

Number of Veterans

735

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by War

count

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

count

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.8%

Labor Force Participation

38.4%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.55%

Born in Pocahontas County, West Virginia

99.26%

Native Born

0.74%

Foreign Born

0.14%

Non Citizen

0.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.26% of Pocahontas County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 70.55% having been born in West Virginia. 0.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Place of Birth

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