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Pocahontas County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2019: 8,333 (all rural); it was 9,131 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,381
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,641
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,079
Renter-occupied apartments: 736 (it was 756 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

27%

Land area: 940 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pocahontas County: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (20.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Pocahontas County, WV (2019)
    • 8,18098.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 460.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 440.5%Two or more races
    • 360.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 160.2%Some other race alone
    • 80.10%Asian alone
Median resident age:

49.6 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 4,274  (51.3%)
Females: 4,059  (48.7%)
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Average household size:
Pocahontas County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,799 ($26,401 in 1999)
This county:

$43,799
West Virginia:

$48,850

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $416 (lower quartile is $342, upper quartile is $506)
This county:

$416
State:

$551


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $126,788 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Pocahontas:

$126,788
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,726 - $203,771

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $185,361
Here:

$185,361
State:

$165,782

Townhouses or other attached units: $264,663
Here:

$264,663
State:

$183,709

Mobile homes: $49,633
Here:

$49,633
State:

$71,341

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $897
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $264

Institutionalized population: 312

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 20
  • Thefts: 22
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 19
  • Thefts: 11
  • Auto thefts: 0
Pocahontas County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 38 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2003: 42 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $37,800
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $50,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Pocahontas, WV residents
Average permit cost in Pocahontas, WV
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $506 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $341 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Pocahontas, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pocahontas, WV in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pocahontas, WV in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.2%
Pocahontas County:

15.2%
West Virginia:

16.0%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.3% for Black residents, 29.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.4% for other race residents, 102.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 49.6 years old
(Males: 49.5 years old, Females: 50.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.7 years old, Black residents: 31.1 years old, Asian residents: 28.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 56.5 years old, Other race residents: 60.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pocahontas County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $562 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marlinton, Durbin, Hillsboro, Green Bank, Bartow, Frank, Huntersville, Cass.

Pocahontas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Worcester County, Maryland , Effingham County, Illinois , Ellsworth County, Kansas , Pueblo County, Colorado , Morris County, Kansas , Reno County, Kansas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
West Virginia:

5.7%

Unemployment by year in Pocahontas, WV
County total employment by year in Pocahontas, WV
County average yearly wages by year in Pocahontas, WV

Current college students: 234
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 103 (55.8% naturalized citizens)

Pocahontas County:

1.2%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 232000 to 2009
  • 291990 to 1999
  • 151980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 36Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.7%

Pocahontas County marital status for males Pocahontas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,725
  • One, attached: 414
  • Two: 40
  • 3 or 4: 90
  • 5 to 9: 112
  • 10 to 19: 27
  • 20 to 49: 290
  • 50 or more: 977
  • Mobile homes: 1,244
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Pocahontas County with a mortgage: 1,225 (16 second mortgage, 173 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,647

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

46.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pocahontas County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,36818
Mainline Protestant1,20429
Catholic1152
Other11
None6,031-
Pocahontas County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Pocahontas County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pocahontas County:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

14.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pocahontas County:

12.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Pocahontas County:

32.4%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Pocahontas County:

Average size of farms: 327 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,556
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $21.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.97%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,712
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,141
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.45
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.09%
Corn for grain: 71 harvested acres
Vegetables: 20 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Earthquake activity:

Pocahontas County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 114.6 miles away from Pocahontas County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 141.3 miles away from the county 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 215.5 miles away from the county 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 220.7 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.9 miles away from Pocahontas County center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 112.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4517-WV: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4517, Natural disaster type: Other
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 22, 2016 to June 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4273: June 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4273, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4093: November 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4093, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4071: July 23, 2012, FEMA Id: 4071, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1903: April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1903, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1881: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1881, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1696: May 01, 2007, FEMA Id: 1696, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Pocahontas County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Pocahontas

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,320 (73.2%)
  • Carpooled: 405 (12.8%)
  • Bus: 4 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 13 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1 (0.0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 140 (4.4%)
  • Worked at home: 280 (8.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • Brazil (14%)
  • Austria (12%)
  • South Africa (11%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Canada (8%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pocahontas County


  • American (17%)
  • Irish (15%)
  • English (13%)
  • German (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Pocahontas County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 195 people in state prisons
  • 68 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in halfway houses
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Pocahontas County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 246 people in state prisons
  • 66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,175.

4.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.23%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.48% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($17,385 average AGI)
1.75% relocated from other states ($16,778 average AGI)
Pocahontas County:

1.75%
West Virginia average:

2.49%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


4.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.63% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($20,992 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($10,220 average AGI)
Pocahontas County:

1.51%
West Virginia average:

3.00%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Randolph County, WV  0.94% ($42,233 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Pocahontas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Pocahontas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 17.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Pocahontas County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,959 (1,519 aged, 440 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 201 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Pocahontas County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (40)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (31)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (20)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (16)
  • Congestive heart failure (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,117
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 278
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,490

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,073
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,570
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 11

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 401.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 353.0
  • Other - 48.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,333
  • Male householders: 1,893 (653 living alone), Female householders: 1,618 (523 living alone)
  • 1,710 spouses (1,702 opposite-sex spouses), 237 unmarried partners, (237 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,959 children (1,756 natural, 53 adopted, 149 stepchildren), 128 grandchildren, 77 brothers or sisters, 77 parents, 0 foster children, 111 other relatives, 210 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 299

Size of family households: 1,327 2-persons, 373 3-persons, 334 4-persons, 93 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,178 1-person, 143 2-persons, 18 3-persons.

809 married couples with children.
412 single-parent households (180 men, 232 women).

98.6% of residents of Pocahontas speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $61,972,000 ($6,890 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,899,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $27,708,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,555,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $425,000
Federal grants: $14,397,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,785,000 ($541,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,102,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $6,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $530,000
Federal Government insurance: $36,554,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 453
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 609
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -108
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Pocahontas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.64 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.7

Year house built in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • 782014 or later
  • 1882010 to 2013
  • 1,0202000 to 2009
  • 1,3391990 to 1999
  • 2,1171980 to 1989
  • 1,5331970 to 1979
  • 5921960 to 1969
  • 3061950 to 1959
  • 3521940 to 1949
  • 1,3361939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • 111 room
  • 152 rooms
  • 423 rooms
  • 3534 rooms
  • 5145 rooms
  • 6956 rooms
  • 5617 rooms
  • 2948 rooms
  • 3819+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • 131 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 313 rooms
  • 1014 rooms
  • 1805 rooms
  • 1466 rooms
  • 517 rooms
  • 308 rooms
  • 949+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • 19no bedroom
  • 611 bedroom
  • 6242 bedrooms
  • 1,4863 bedrooms
  • 5314 bedrooms
  • 1485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • 14no bedroom
  • 421 bedroom
  • 1652 bedrooms
  • 3303 bedrooms
  • 664 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pocahontas County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pocahontas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pocahontas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 172no vehicle
  • 7611 vehicle
  • 1,0372 vehicles
  • 5863 vehicles
  • 2244 vehicles
  • 1015+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pocahontas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pocahontas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 131no vehicle
  • 1841 vehicle
  • 2582 vehicles
  • 323 vehicles
  • 494 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

91.0% of Pocahontas County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in West Virginia.

Pocahontas County:

91.0%
State average:

88.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 5,939
  • Other state: 2,246
  • Northeast: 441
  • Midwest: 398
  • South: 1,293
  • West: 116
Year householders moved into unit in Pocahontas County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pocahontas County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 34.8%Wood
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 24.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 36.4%Electricity
  • 21.4%Wood
  • 20.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 37
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

6.0%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

8.9%
West Virginia:

13.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Pocahontas County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,959,000
    Other: $76,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,727,000
    General - Other: $1,699,000
    Central Staff Services: $819,000
    Police Protection: $767,000
    Financial Administration: $651,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $542,000
    General Public Buildings: $377,000
    Health - Other: $228,000
    Libraries: $217,000
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $185,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $842,000
    Public Welfare: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $70,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,049,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $86,000
    Other: $85,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,918,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,680,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $46,000
    Other License: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,140,000

Pocahontas County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,959,000
    Other: $76,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,727,000
    General - Other: $1,699,000
    Central Staff Services: $819,000
    Police Protection: $767,000
    Financial Administration: $651,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $542,000
    General Public Buildings: $377,000
    Health - Other: $228,000
    Libraries: $217,000
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $185,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $842,000
    Public Welfare: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $70,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,049,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $86,000
    Other: $85,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,918,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,680,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $46,000
    Other License: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,140,000

Pocahontas County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,959,000
    Other: $76,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,727,000
    General - Other: $1,699,000
    Central Staff Services: $819,000
    Police Protection: $767,000
    Financial Administration: $651,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $542,000
    General Public Buildings: $377,000
    Health - Other: $228,000
    Libraries: $217,000
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $185,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $842,000
    Public Welfare: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $70,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,049,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $86,000
    Other: $85,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,918,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,680,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $46,000
    Other License: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,140,000

Pocahontas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,959,000
    Other: $76,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,727,000
    General - Other: $1,699,000
    Central Staff Services: $819,000
    Police Protection: $767,000
    Financial Administration: $651,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $542,000
    General Public Buildings: $377,000
    Health - Other: $228,000
    Libraries: $217,000
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $185,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $842,000
    Public Welfare: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $70,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,049,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $86,000
    Other: $85,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,918,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,680,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $46,000
    Other License: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,140,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 317
  • Number of aged recipients: 37
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 280
  • Number of recipients under 18: 21
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 219
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 77
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 151
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 127
Most common first names in Pocahontas County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7279.3 years
John5877.2 years
James5772.1 years
William5573.8 years
Charles4373.2 years
Robert2873.7 years
Harry2573.5 years
George2375.7 years
Henry2272.6 years
Mabel2181.4 years
Most common last names in Pocahontas County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sharp6475.9 years
Moore4881.2 years
Smith3478.1 years
Mclaughlin2973.9 years
Simmons2975.5 years
Hill2577.2 years
Nottingham2476.8 years
Mccarty2376.9 years
Waugh2277.5 years
Rose2277.7 years

Pocahontas County on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"