Pleasants County, WV

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2022 Population
7,622
0.0131% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.6
1.16% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.72%
3.62% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,666
2.11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$121,100
3.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pleasants County, WV had a population of 7.62k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $59,666. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pleasants County, WV declined from 7,623 to 7,622, a −0.0131% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,433 to $59,666, a 2.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pleasants County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.4%), Other (Hispanic) (1.57%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.02%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.984%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.708%).

None of the households in Pleasants County, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Pleasants County, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Pleasants County, WV was $121,100, and the homeownership rate was 85.5%.

Most people in Pleasants County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pleasants County, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pleasants County, WV is home to a population of 7.62k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.407% of Pleasants County, WV residents were born outside of the country (31 people).

In 2022, there were 60.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.27k people) in Pleasants County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 120 Other (Hispanic) and 78 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Pleasants County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pleasants County, WV was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pleasants County, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.27k ± 9
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    120 ± 104
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    78 ± 88.3
2.62%
Hispanic Population
200 people

In 2022, there were 60.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.27k people) in Pleasants County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 120 Other (Hispanic) and 78 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.62% of the people in Pleasants County, WV are hispanic (200 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.407%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
31 people
0.564%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
43 people

As of 2022, 0.407% of Pleasants County, WV residents (31 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pleasants County, WV was 0.564%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    159 ± 57
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    119 ± 67
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    87 ± 58

Pleasants County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pleasants County, WV employs 3.07k people. The largest industries in Pleasants County, WV are Manufacturing (522 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (433 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (276 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,444), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,194), and Utilities ($68,750).

Occupations

3.07k
2022 Value
± 338
−4.39%
1 Year decline
± 16.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pleasants County, WV declined at a rate of −4.39%, from 3.22k employees to 3.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pleasants County, WV, are Production Occupations (337 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (333 people), and Transportation Occupations (255 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pleasants County, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.07k
2022 Value
± 338
−4.39%
1 Year decline
± 16.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pleasants County, WV declined at a rate of −4.39%, from 3.22k employees to 3.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pleasants County, WV, are Manufacturing (522 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (433 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (276 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pleasants County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Pleasants County, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,426
Median earning men ± $3,353
$28,517
Median earning women ± $2,652

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($77,031), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,450), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,688).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,629), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($33,047), and Retail Trade ($31,607).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 40
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 39
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 33
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pleasants County, WV went to Donald J. Trump with 78.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pleasants County, WV was $121,100 in 2022, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $117,100 to $121,100, a 3.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Pleasants County, WV is 85.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pleasants County, WV have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pleasants County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$121,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,944
$2,339
Median Property Taxes
±$234

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pleasants County, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

85.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 85.5% of the housing units in Pleasants County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 85.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9621
  2. Census Tract 9622

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pleasants County, WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,666
Median Household Income
± $7,047
2.74k
Number of Households
± 292

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.74k households in Pleasants County, WV grew to $59,666 from the previous year's value of $58,433.

The following chart displays the households in Pleasants County, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pleasants County, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.27%)
  3. Carpooled (7.36%)

In 2022, 82.1% of workers in Pleasants County, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.27%) and those who carpooled to work (7.36%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pleasants County, WV have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Pleasants County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pleasants County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pleasants County, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.72% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pleasants County, WV (542 out of 7.02k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pleasants County, WV is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Pleasants County, WV has health coverage, with 44.6% on employee plans, 20.6% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pleasants County, WV see 7460 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (7507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1860 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1240 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

7,460 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pleasants County, WV

Primary care physicians in Pleasants County, WV see an average of 7,460 patients per year. This represents a 0.626% decrease from the previous year (7,507 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pleasants County, WV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.12%
Uninsured
44.6%
Employer Coverage
20.6%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
2.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pleasants County, WV declined by 8.92% from 10% to 9.12%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.9% in Pleasants County, WV.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.49% in Pleasants County, WV.

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