Pleasant Valley, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 3,187 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 1,404  (44.1%)
Females: 1,783  (55.9%)
Median resident age:  47.3 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 26554.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,561 (it was $33,686 in 2000)
Pleasant Valley:

$42,561
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,367 (it was $18,255 in 2000)

Pleasant Valley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $122,688 (it was $77,200 in 2000)
Pleasant Valley:

$122,688
WV:

$103,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $135,810; Detached houses: $149,241; Mobile homes: $25,801

Median gross rent in 2013: $760.

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  • Races in Pleasant Valley, WV (2010)

    Pleasant Valley races chart
    • 3,00895.5%White alone
    • 431.4%Black alone
    • 351.1%Asian alone
    • 361.1%Two or more races
    • 180.6%Hispanic
    • 60.2%Other race alone
    • 30.10%American Indian alone

Races in Pleasant Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Pleasant Valley: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.9%), Irish (14.7%), United States (10.7%), English (9.8%), Italian (8.9%), Dutch (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1060 feet

Land area: 3.34 square miles.

Population density: 953 people per square mile   (low).

Pleasant Valley,WV real estate house value index trend

Pleasant Valley, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Pleasant Valley:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pleasant Valley city:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

33 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Pleasant Valley, West Virginia as of September 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Pleasant Valley to the number of sex offenders is 3,172 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $828 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $704 (0.7%)

Pleasant Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (69.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (268.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Fairmont, WV (1.4 miles ), Middletown district, WV (1.6 miles ), Whitehall, WV (1.6 miles ), Monongah, WV (1.9 miles ), Barrackville, WV (1.9 miles ), Rivesville, WV (2.4 miles ), Worthington, WV (2.5 miles) , Idamay, WV (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 39.45 N, Longitude: 80.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Pleasant Valley household income distribution Pleasant Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Pleasant Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Pleasant Valley, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pleasant Valley-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Pleasant Valley city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 tornado 35.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pleasant Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 141.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 157.9 miles away from Pleasant Valley center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 221.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 177.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 175.6 miles away from Pleasant Valley center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 220.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pleasant Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pleasant Valley:

  • ARBORS AT FAIRMONT (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • FAIRMONT GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • PIERPONT CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • GRAFTON TAYLOR CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GRAFTON, WV)
  • GRAFTON CITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GRAFTON, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pleasant Valley:

  • Fairmont State University (about 3 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 17 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 32 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 45 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • West Liberty University (about 55 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 63 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Frostburg State University (about 67 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)

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Notable locations in Pleasant Valley: Valley Volunteer Fire Department (A), Kingmont Community Building (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pleasant Valley include: Valley Chapel United Methodist Church (A), Kingmont United Methodist Church (B), Bentons Ferry United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Linns Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.97
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.93
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.5%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
46 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Pleasant Valley in 2000:

  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Pleasant Valley compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
West Virginia average:

11.3

Pleasant Valley travel time to work - commute Pleasant Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pleasant Valley city (based on Marion County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,34473
Evangelical Protestant7,64955
Catholic5,8197
Other8733
Black Protestant7682
Orthodox251
None30,940-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Marion County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Marion County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Marion County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

31.1%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$2,213
Totals for Government 0$0 8$2,213

Pleasant Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $140,000 ($43.93)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($1.88)
    Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($1.26)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.94)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,000 ($0.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $37,000 ($11.61)

Pleasant Valley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($1.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($2.20)
  • Tax - Property: $97,000 ($30.44)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($6.28)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.31)

Pleasant Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($12.55)

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monongalia County, WV  0.82% ($34,006 average AGI)
from Harrison County, WV  0.78% ($27,673)
from Taylor County, WV  0.21% ($23,089)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monongalia County, WV  1.06% ($35,230 average AGI)
to Harrison County, WV  0.69% ($42,345)
to Taylor County, WV  0.27% ($30,175)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pleasant Valley:

  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCS (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTBZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: APPALACHIAN RADIO LLC)
  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pleasant Valley:

  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • WDKL (95.9 FM; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Pleasant Valley:

  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WDTV (Channel 5; WESTON, WV; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • VERIZON, N Of 1150 Shafer Ln (Lat: 39.467500 Lon: -80.141111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 40.8 m, Overall height: 43.9 m, Call Sign: WQCG989
    Assigned Frequencies: 19670.0 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 6286.19 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 03/02/2005, Expiration Date: 03/02/2015, Certifier: William D Ramsey
    Registrant: West Virginia Office Of Emergency Medical Services, 190 Hart Field Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, Phone: (304) 581-2900, Fax: (304) 285-3148, Email:
  • MARION OES, 903 State St (Lat: 39.470417 Lon: -80.132583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQCH485
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 18110.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/2005, Expiration Date: 03/04/2015, Certifier: William D Ramsey
    Registrant: West Virginia Office Of Emergency Medical Services, 190 Hart Field Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, Phone: (304) 581-2900, Fax: (304) 285-3148, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD8DNB, Licensee ID: L01146494
    Grant Date: 05/02/2006, Expiration Date: 05/02/2016, Certifier: Denzil W Westfall Jr
    Registrant: Denzil W Westfall Jr, 1216 Parkside Dr, Pleasant Valley, WV 26554-9208

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Businesses in Pleasant Valley, WV

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