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The 2000 Census showed that Pocahontas County had a population of 9,131 people. This represented 0.5% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 48th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pocahontas had a population of 8,418 people. This is a decrease of 7.81% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,719-4.51%+3.58% since 2009
20098,418-7.81%-1.06% since 2008
20088,508-6.82%-0.91% since 2007
20078,586-5.97%-1.29% since 2006
20068,698-4.74%-0.99% since 2005
20058,785-3.79%-1.65% since 2004
20048,932-2.18%+0.13% since 2003
20038,920-2.31%-0.19% since 2002
20028,937-2.12%+0.1% since 2001
20018,928-2.22%-2.22% since 2000
20009,131The Last Census

Pocahontas County had 7,594 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pocahontas County has a total area<3> of 941 square miles [2,439 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.56 square miles [4.03 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pocahontas County had a population density of 9.71 people per square mile [3.75 people/km²], making it the state's 55th most densely populated county (out of 55 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Pocahontas County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pocahontas and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Pocahontas County QuickFact (QF-54075).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Pocahontas County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Pocahontas County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Bath (VA)QF-51017   SE4,4825,048-11.21%
Highland (VA)QF-51091   E2,3382,536-7.81%
GreenbrierQF-54025   SW34,52734,4530.21%
PendletonQF-54071   NE7,3908,196-9.83%
RandolphQF-54083   N28,39028,2620.45%
WebsterQF-54101   NW9,4449,719-2.83%

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Census QuickFact for Pocahontas County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Pocahontas. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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