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Point Pleasant, West Virginia (WV) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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22.4% of Point Pleasant, WV residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 28.6% greater than the poverty level of 16.0% across the entire state of West Virginia. Taking into account residents not living in families, 22.7% of high school graduates and 46.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 23.5% among disabled males and 31.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 74.6%. For comparison, it was 25.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Point Pleasant, WV

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Point Pleasant:

22.4%
Whole state:

16.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Point Pleasant:

13.6%
Whole state:

7.2%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Point Pleasant:

23.5%
West Virginia:

22.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 28.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Point Pleasant:

33.5%
West Virginia:

36.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Point Pleasant:

31.1%
West Virginia:

26.5%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 29.1% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Point Pleasant:

42.0%
West Virginia:

33.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

74.6%
Residents above poverty level:

25.6%

Poverty by age in Point Pleasant, WV

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Point Pleasant
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Point Pleasant,WV (percentage below poverty level)
  • 44.0%Under 5 years
  • 23.0%5 years
  • 41.0%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 100.0%15 years
  • 12.0%18 to 24 years
  • 9.0%25 to 34 years
  • 0.0%35 to 44 years
  • 0.0%45 to 54 years
  • 4.0%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 13.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Point Pleasant
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Point Pleasant,WV (percentage below poverty level)
  • 67.3%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 12.1%6 to 11 years
  • 16.9%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 44.4%18 to 24 years
  • 34.5%25 to 34 years
  • 30.0%35 to 44 years
  • 13.9%45 to 54 years
  • 0.0%55 to 64 years
  • 37.8%65 to 74 years
  • 6.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Point Pleasant, WV
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Point Pleasant,WV (% below half of poverty level)
  • 34.4%Under 5 years
  • 28.4%5 years
  • 13.5%6 to 11 years
  • 9.5%12 to 14 years
  • 19.6%15 years
  • 1.8%16 and 17 years
  • 18.2%18 to 24 years
  • 8.6%25 to 34 years
  • 4.0%35 to 44 years
  • 3.0%45 to 54 years
  • 6.6%55 to 64 years
  • 1.8%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Point Pleasant, WV

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Point Pleasant, WV
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Point Pleasant, WV (%)
  • 20.0%White
  • 100.0%Black
  • 100.0%2+ races
  • 0.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Point Pleasant, WV
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Point Pleasant, WV (absolute numbers)
  • 785White
  • 1Black
  • 442+ races
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 20.5%Below poverty level
  • 79.5%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Point Pleasant, WV

Children below poverty level:
Point Pleasant, West Virginia:

36.3%
State:

19.6%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Point Pleasant:

22.7%
West Virginia:

27.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Point Pleasant:

46.4%
West Virginia:

45.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 20.7%Married-couple family
  • 0.0%Male, no wife present
  • 79.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Point Pleasant not in families by work experience
  • 2.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 18.5%Worked part-time
  • 79.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 5.9%Both worked full-time
  • 9.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 4.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 15.7%Both worked part-time
  • 25.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 38.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 5.8%1980 to 1989
  • 12.3%1970 to 1979
  • 11.6%1960 to 1969
  • 10.9%1950 to 1959
  • 35.5%1940 to 1949
  • 23.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.8%1999 to 2000
  • 0.6%1995 to 1998
  • 2.6%1990 to 1994
  • 4.0%1980 to 1989
  • 8.2%1970 to 1979
  • 16.7%1960 to 1969
  • 28.4%1950 to 1959
  • 19.7%1940 to 1949
  • 19.2%1939 or earlier
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