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Population in 2012: 3,172 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 

Males: 1,477  (46.6%)
Females: 1,695  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26554.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,871 (it was $33,686 in 2000)
Pleasant Valley:

$41,871
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,590

Pleasant Valley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $118,973 (it was $77,200 in 2000)
Pleasant Valley:

$118,973
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $130,673; Detached houses: $142,785; Mobile homes: $33,779

Median gross rent in 2012: $766.

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Pleasant Valley races chart
  • White alone - 3,008 (95.5%)
  • Black alone - 43 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 35 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 36 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.10%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pleasant Valley: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (25.9%), Irish (15.7%), English (10.0%), United States (8.3%), Italian (8.1%), Dutch (6.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1060 feet

Land area: 3.34 square miles.

Population density: 949 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Pleasant Valley:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pleasant Valley city:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

10 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
West Virginia:  1.3%



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 18, 2014.
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 2012: $687 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $590 (0.6%)

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

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Pleasant Valley, West Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Pleasant Valley, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Pleasant Valley-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 43% 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.

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: 7, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 3 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Pleasant Valley, WV

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

  • Fairmont State University (about 3 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,770)
  • West Virginia University (about 18 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 24,899)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 45 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,429)
  • West Liberty University (about 55 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 63 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 3,608)
  • Frostburg State University (about 67 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 68 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,192)

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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
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AQI  PM2.5 SO2 Ozone  Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.1. This is about average.
City:

38.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.5
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.24. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.24
U.S.:

2.43
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00492. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00492
U.S.:

0.02218


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.2%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.2% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pleasant Valley, WV

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 significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pleasant Valley travel time to work - commute


Pleasant Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.93%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents25.0%21.5%15.2%8.8%8.5%
Congregations39.9%8.0%12.3%2.2%11.6%
NameChurch of the NazareneChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.5%2.2%2.1%10.9%
Congregations2.2%2.2%2.2%1.4%18.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Marion County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This 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.
West Virginia:

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

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

10.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

31.1%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$1,537
Police - Other 0$0 2$684
Totals for Government 0$0 10$2,221

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $140,000 ($44.14)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($1.89)
    Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($1.26)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.95)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,000 ($0.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $37,000 ($11.66)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($1.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($2.21)
  • Tax - Property: $97,000 ($30.58)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($6.31)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.32)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($12.61)

4.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monongalia County, WV  0.91% ($33,142 average AGI)
from Harrison County, WV  0.79% ($28,500)
from Taylor County, WV  0.18% ($29,722)


5.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,535 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monongalia County, WV  0.96% ($33,856 average AGI)
to Harrison County, WV  0.77% ($36,032)
to Taylor County, WV  0.24% ($44,438)

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

  • H&R Block: 1

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