Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population 2021

Pocahontas County, West Virginia's estimated population is 7,925 with a growth rate of -1.99% 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 -9.26% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20217,925-161-1.99%
20208,086-161-1.95%
20198,247-161-1.91%
20188,408-85-1.00%
20178,493-35-0.41%
20168,528-45-0.52%
20158,573-78-0.90%
20148,651-29-0.33%
20138,680-23-0.26%
20128,703-122-1.38%
20118,825911.04%
20108,734-274-3.04%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.99%
County Website
Founded
December 21, 1821
County Seat
2010 Population
8,734
Growth Since 2010
-9.26%
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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,33498.63%
Two or More Races440.52%
Black or African American370.44%
Some Other Race260.31%
Asian90.11%
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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population by Race

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Median Age

49.1


Total

48.9


Male

50


Female

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Adults

There are 6,988 adults, (2,099 of whom are seniors) in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Age Dependency

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

4,114

48.69%

Male

4,336

51.31%

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
Married88.1%11.9%
Male82.6%17.4%
All81.6%18.4%
Non Family77.4%22.6%
Female64.3%35.7%

81.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5302.3181.6
Married1,7242.8188.1
Non Family1,3491.1577.4
Female3193.8564.3
Male1383.7582.6

2.92

Average Family Size

2.31

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 Grade4356.73%
9th to 12th Grade68910.66%
High School Graduate3,09047.81%
Some College84913.14%
Associates Degree4446.87%
Bachelors Degree65510.13%
Graduate Degree3014.66%
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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
White6,3655,241913
Hispanic373720
Black27272
Other Race262626
Asian99
2+ Races44

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$27,186$32,045$23,181
Less Than 9th Grade$22,448$23,365$
High School Graduate$23,287$31,984$18,625
Some College$34,135$37,891$31,179
Bachelors Degree$33,750$$34,821
Graduate Degree$42,273$45,625$41,583

$27,186

Average Earnings

$32,045

Average Male

$23,181

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

98.53% of Pocahontas County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.75% 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
White8,0001,28716.09%
Multiple444090.91%
Hispanic491734.69%
Black13861.54%
Other26519.23%

16.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.92%

Male Poverty Rate

18.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 90.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas County, West Virginia is White, with 16.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.78%.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.62%
Some College12.84%
High School12.13%
Bachelors or Greater1.26%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed58.62%
Female Unemployed27.54%
Female Employed6.62%
Male Employed5.73%

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$41,882$57,786
Families$55,544$73,279
Married Families$57,123-
Non Families$20,380$29,682
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Income by Household Type

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

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 55-64.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia Marital Status

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690

Number of Veterans

656

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam294
First Gulf War137
Korea59
Second Gulf War59
World War II3

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74215
55 to 64149
75+144
35 to 54137
18 to 3445

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6749.75%
Hispanic2871.79%
Other Race1661.54%

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pocahontas County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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49.1%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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71.78%

Born in Pocahontas County, West Virginia

98.71%

Native Born

1.29%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.71% of Pocahontas County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 71.78% having been born in West Virginia. 0.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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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