Point Pleasant, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 4,153 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.4%
 
Males: 1,996  (48.1%)
Females: 2,157  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

46.3 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25550.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,555 (it was $27,022 in 2000)
Point Pleasant:

$39,555
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,797 (it was $16,692 in 2000)

Point Pleasant city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,982 (it was $66,100 in 2000)
Point Pleasant:

$119,982
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $113,236; detached houses: $112,453

Median gross rent in 2017: $490.

March 2019 cost of living index in Point Pleasant: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.0%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Point Pleasant, WV (2010)
    • 4,15395.5%White alone
    • 721.7%Two or more races
    • 551.3%Black alone
    • 240.6%Asian alone
    • 250.6%Hispanic
    • 120.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 90.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Point Pleasant, West Virginia as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Point Pleasant is 354 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Point Pleasant by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.4)
3
(72.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(44.1)
4
(89.2)
1
(22.4)
7
(159.1)
5
(112.8)
9
(202.5)
4
(91.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(116.1)
1
(23.4)
2
(46.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(132.2)
17
(379.0)
5
(112.1)
7
(159.1)
12
(270.8)
15
(337.5)
9
(206.6)
5
(115.1)
3
(69.8)
4
(92.9)
4
(93.7)
6
(140.8)
3
(71.1)
1
(24.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
74
(1,630)
40
(891.9)
37
(829.8)
48
(1,091)
38
(857.4)
39
(877.4)
23
(528.0)
32
(736.8)
18
(418.6)
23
(534.1)
21
(492.0)
15
(351.9)
14
(331.8)
7
(169.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
180
(3,966)
149
(3,322)
159
(3,566)
155
(3,522)
127
(2,866)
131
(2,947)
90
(2,066)
104
(2,395)
64
(1,488)
93
(2,160)
65
(1,523)
55
(1,290)
65
(1,541)
45
(1,091)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(198.3)
7
(156.1)
14
(314.0)
12
(272.7)
10
(225.6)
10
(225.0)
2
(45.9)
7
(161.2)
4
(93.0)
3
(69.7)
5
(117.2)
2
(46.9)
4
(94.8)
9
(218.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(66.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)328.3310.4255.0318.6298.7325.5192.1247.8110.2182.8130.5122.2144.6136.0

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City-data.com crime index in Point Pleasant, WV

Crime rate in Point Pleasant detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (50.7%), German (14.1%), English (7.1%), Irish (6.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.9%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1833

Elevation: 572 feet

Land area: 2.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,743 people per square mile   (low).

Point Pleasant, West Virginia map

17 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $716 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $427 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (34.9 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (90.9 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (357.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Kanauga, OH (1.2 miles),
Henderson, WV (1.3 miles ),
Gallipolis, OH (2.2 miles ),
Cheshire, OH (2.5 miles ),
Gallipolis Ferry, WV (2.7 miles ),
Middleport, OH (3.2 miles ),
Leon, WV (3.4 miles),
Mason, WV (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 38.86 N, Longitude: 82.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,188 (+28.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 321 (30.0%)

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Point Pleasant, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Point Pleasant, WV in 2017

Point Pleasant satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $179,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $179,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $179,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $290,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $290,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $290,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $290,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $290,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $290,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Point Pleasant, WV residents
Average permit cost in Point Pleasant, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.3%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Historical population in Point Pleasant, WV
Historical housing units in Point Pleasant, WV
Most common industries in Point Pleasant, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Utilities (7.9%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.1%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Point Pleasant, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.9%)
  • Cashiers (8.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Child care workers (5.0%)

Average climate in Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Point Pleasant, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 19.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.22. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.22
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Point Pleasant-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the Point Pleasant city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.6 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Point Pleasant-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 108.0 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 203.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from Point Pleasant center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 196.6 miles away from Point Pleasant center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 312.2 miles away from Point Pleasant center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 115.2 miles away from Point Pleasant 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 Mason County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Point Pleasant topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Point Pleasant:

  • PLEASANT VALLEY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2520 VALLEY DRIVE)
  • POINT PLEASANT CENTER (RT. 62 NORTH)
  • POINT PLEASANT DIALYSIS (3683 OHIO RIVER RD)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY HOME HEALTH (1011 VIAND STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Point Pleasant:

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

  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 33 miles; Athens, OH; Full-time enrollment: 26,181)
  • Marshall University (about 35 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • West Virginia State University (about 39 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Hocking College (about 41 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 42 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Shawnee State University (about 48 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public high schools in Point Pleasant:

  • POINT PLEASANT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 790, Location: 2312 JACKSON AVENUE, Grades: 7-12)
  • MASON COUNTY CAREER CENTER (Location: 281 SCENIC DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Point Pleasant:

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Library in Point Pleasant:

  • MASON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $213,556; Location: 508 VIAND STREET; 72,040 books; 742 audio materials; 1,505 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 27 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Point Pleasant: Mason County Courthouse (A), Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department Substation (B), Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pioneer Cemetery (1), Lone Oak Cemetery 2 (2), Lone Oak Cemetery 1 (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Kanawha River (A), Crooked Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Point Pleasant include: Tu-Endie-Wei Point Pleasant Battle Monument State Park (1), Harmon Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Point Pleasant River Museum Foundation (28 Main Street), Mason County Convention & Visitors Bureau (210 Viand Street).

Hotel: Lowe Hotel (4th And Main Sts).

Court: Wv State Of Supreme Court Of Appeals (200 6th).

Birthplace of: Ray Stevens (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Ben Schwartzwalder - Football coach, Donnie Jones (basketball) - Basketball player-coach, Jesse Quinn Thornton - Politician.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Point Pleasant and their reported violations in the past:

MASON CO PSD-CRAB CREEK (Address: 332 VIAND STREET , Population served: 6,002, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Notify Other PWS - In APR-01-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011)
MASON CO PSD-LAKIN DIST (Address: 332 VIAND STREET , Population served: 3,037, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2011)
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
J-2-Y-35 WATER (Population served: 1,225, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-30-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
MASON COUNTY PSD-CAMP CONLEY (Address: 332 VIAND STREET , Population served: 458, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2011)
MASON CO PSD-FOGLESONG DIST (Address: 332 VIAND STREET , Population served: 89, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Point Pleasant that have no violations reported:

  • MASON CO PSD-LETART (Address: 332 VIAND STREET , Population served: 2,698, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Point Pleasant in 2010:

  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in college/university student housing
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Point Pleasant in 2000:

  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Point Pleasant (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank, National Association: Point Pleasant North Branch at 2513 Jackson Avenue, branch established on 1986/07/21; Point Pleasant Main Branch at 421 Main Street, branch established on 1928/08/20. Info updated 2006/11/29: Bank assets: $1,788.7 mil, Deposits: $1,356.7 mil, headquarters in Marietta, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp Inc.
  • The Ohio Valley Bank Company: Point Pleasant Branch at 328 Viand Street, branch established on 1997/07/21. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $793.4 mil, Deposits: $689.5 mil, headquarters in Gallipolis, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Ohio Valley Banc Corp.
  • The Farmers Bank and Savings Company: Point Pleasant Branch at 1716 Jefferson Boulevard, branch established on 2006/05/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $255.0 mil, Deposits: $224.7 mil, headquarters in Pomeroy, OH, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Bancshares, Inc.
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Point Pleasant at 2212 Jackson Avenue, branch established on 1965/09/01. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Point Pleasant Branch at 610 Viand Street, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Point Pleasant:

Marital status in Point Pleasant, WV
  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

For population 25 years and over in Point Pleasant:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Point Pleasant
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Point Pleasant, WV (based on Mason County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,29633
Evangelical Protestant1,84921
Catholic1711
Other-1
None21,008-
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: 4
Here:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Mason County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Mason County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

31.9%
State:

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

14.5%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Point Pleasant:

46.5%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Point Pleasant:

44.7%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Point Pleasant:

30.1
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

14.3%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.7%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Point Pleasant:

36.9%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Point Pleasant:

51.8%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Point Pleasant:

82.6%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Point Pleasant, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$29,684$39,5790$0
Solid Waste Management 9$18,546$24,7280$0
Streets and Highways 6$12,040$24,0800$0
Financial Administration 5$13,048$31,3154$7,462
Parks and Recreation 5$8,086$19,4062$2,029
Water Supply 5$12,477$29,9450$0
Sewerage 4$12,759$38,2770$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,426$44,5569$538
Police - Other 1$1,816$21,7920$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,682$32,1840$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,038
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 47$118,564$30,27216$12,067

Point Pleasant government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $115,000 ($27.69)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $677,000 ($163.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $637,000 ($153.38)
    Water Utilities: $576,000 ($138.69)
    Sewerage: $528,000 ($127.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $465,000 ($111.97)
    Regular Highways: $453,000 ($109.08)
    Central Staff Services: $281,000 ($67.66)
    Financial Administration: $137,000 ($32.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $88,000 ($21.19)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($10.35)
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000 ($3.61)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $622,000 ($149.77)
    Benefit Payments: $279,000 ($67.18)
    Withdrawals: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $116,000 ($27.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $41,000 ($9.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($4.09)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($3.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,618,000 ($389.60)

Point Pleasant government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $918,000 ($221.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $579,000 ($139.42)
    Other: $461,000 ($111.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($19.02)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $96,000 ($23.12)
    Local Employee Contribution: $20,000 ($4.82)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $44,000 ($10.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($1.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $63,000 ($15.17)
    Rents: $35,000 ($8.43)
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000 ($5.06)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($4.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $590,000 ($142.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $32,000 ($7.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000 ($5.30)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($3.61)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $719,000 ($173.13)
    Property: $435,000 ($104.74)
    Public Utilities Sales: $218,000 ($52.49)
    Other License: $105,000 ($25.28)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $55,000 ($13.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($0.96)

Point Pleasant government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,666,000 ($401.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,606,000 ($386.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,000 ($14.45)

Point Pleasant government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $234,000 ($56.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,495,000 ($359.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $424,000 ($102.09)

4.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Gallia County, OH  0.51% ($31,200 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.51% ($60,622)
from Putnam County, WV  0.42% ($54,568)


4.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cabell County, WV  0.53% ($36,674 average AGI)
to Putnam County, WV  0.53% ($31,652)
to Gallia County, OH  0.43% ($28,947)
Businesses in Point Pleasant, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
Goodwill1UPS1
H&R Block1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Point Pleasant:

  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WMPO (1390 AM; 5 kW; MIDDLEPORT-POMEROY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WJEH (990 AM; 1 kW; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Point Pleasant:

  • WBYG (99.5 FM; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WPCN (88.1 FM; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WRYV (101.5 FM; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYVK (92.1 FM; MIDDLEPORT, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WLWF (93.1 FM; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOV-FM (96.7 FM; WELLSTON, OH; Owner: JACKSON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOUB-FM (91.3 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WVRP (90.7 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WJKW (95.9 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • W219AZ (91.7 FM; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Point Pleasant:

  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOUB-TV (Channel 20; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WJOS-LP (Channel 58; POMEROY, OH; Owner: WILLIAM A. BARNHARDT)
Point Pleasant fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Point Pleasant fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 551ft / 168mTotal length
  • $2,680,000Total costs
  • 102,430Total average daily traffic
  • 18,877Total average daily truck traffic
  • 143,475Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Point Pleasant, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Point Pleasant, WV

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 24. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 51 took place in 2005, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Point Pleasant, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.3%), and Outside Fires (28.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Point Pleasant, WV
    • 20754.3%Structure Fires
    • 11028.9%Outside Fires
    • 4311.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 215.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Point Pleasant, WV
Most common first names in Point Pleasant, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles9374.0 years
James9068.9 years
William8769.1 years
Mary8677.2 years
John7873.2 years
Robert7768.9 years
George4273.1 years
Margaret3175.7 years
Helen2879.4 years
Ruth2778.0 years
Most common last names in Point Pleasant, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5275.1 years
Jones5077.9 years
Roush3674.1 years
Johnson3578.5 years
Miller3371.2 years
Hall3072.6 years
Mcdaniel3069.4 years
Sayre3075.9 years
Thomas2977.0 years
Stewart2180.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Point Pleasant, WV
  • 73.4%Utility gas
  • 24.2%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Point Pleasant, WV
  • 51.6%Utility gas
  • 48.4%Electricity


Point Pleasant compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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