Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population 2022

Pocahontas County, West Virginia's estimated population is 7,764 with a growth rate of -2.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pocahontas County, West Virginia is the 49th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 8,734 and has seen a growth of -11.11% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18302,5420.00%
18402,92238014.95%
18503,59867623.13%
18603,95836010.01%
18704,0691112.80%
18805,5911,52237.40%
18906,8141,22321.87%
19008,5721,75825.80%
191014,7406,16871.96%
192015,0022621.78%
193014,555-447-2.98%
194013,906-649-4.46%
195012,480-1,426-10.25%
196010,136-2,344-18.78%
19708,870-1,266-12.49%
19809,9191,04911.83%
19909,008-911-9.18%
20108,734-274-3.04%
20118,825911.04%
20128,703-122-1.38%
20138,680-23-0.26%
20148,651-29-0.33%
20158,573-78-0.90%
20168,528-45-0.52%
20178,493-35-0.41%
20188,408-85-1.00%
20198,247-161-1.91%
20208,086-161-1.95%
20217,925-161-1.99%
20227,764-161-2.03%
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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,24998.41%
Black or African American240.29%
Asian110.13%
Some Other Race230.27%
Two or More Races750.89%
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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population by Race

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Median Age

49.5


Total

49.5


Male

49.3


Female

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Adults

There are 6,932 adults, (2,149 of whom are seniors) in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

4,163

49.67%

Male

4,219

50.33%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male92%8%
Married88.9%11.1%
All84.3%15.7%
Non Family82.3%17.7%
Female61.5%38.5%

84.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5782.2684.3
Married1,6882.8788.9
Male1993.292
Female2863.5661.5
Non Family1,4051.1382.3

2.87

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3575.56%
9th to 12th Grade6359.89%
High School Graduate3,02647.12%
Some College1,07016.66%
Associates Degree4607.16%
Bachelors Degree5578.67%
Graduate Degree3174.94%
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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race232323
Hispanic151515
Black14144
Asian11112
White6,3345,342832
2+ Races2727

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black 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 Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,855$30,316$22,904
Less Than 9th Grade$17,344$$20,294
High School Graduate$21,430$32,188$17,114
Some College$37,724$32,978$39,399
Bachelors Degree$32,112$$36,544
Graduate Degree$42,879$44,583$33,750

$26,855

Average Earnings

$30,316

Average Male

$22,904

Average Female

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Language

99.11% of Pocahontas County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Language

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,9511,44518.17%
Other2NaN%
Multiple7575100.00%
Hispanic241145.83%

18.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.28%

Male Poverty Rate

19.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia is White, with 18.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 45.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.39%.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.20%
High School16.30%
Some College12.99%
Bachelors or Greater1.27%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.11%
Male Unemployed60.00%
Female Employed7.61%
Female Unemployed32.14%

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

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,642$59,202
Families$55,179$75,211
Married Families$62,829-
Non Families$22,934$32,155
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Income by Household Type

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Pocahontas 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.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status

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785

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War68
First Gulf War148
Vietnam354
Korea45
World War II3

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3451
35 to 54137
55 to 64192
65 to 74234
75+171

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White74510.94%
Other Race1356.52%
2+ Races2740.91%
Hispanic853.33%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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9.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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47.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.3%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Pocahontas 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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72.83%

Born in Pocahontas County, West Virginia

99.15%

Native Born

0.85%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

0.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.15% of Pocahontas County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 72.83% having been born in West Virginia. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Pocahontas 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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