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The 2000 Census showed that Pleasants County had a population of 7,514 people. This represented 0.42% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 51st most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pleasants had a population of 7,364 people. This is a decrease of 2% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,605+1.21%+3.27% since 2009
20097,364-2%-1.03% since 2008
20087,441-0.97%-0.55% since 2007
20077,482-0.43% 
20067,479-0.47%-0.68% since 2005
20057,530+0.21%-1.03% since 2004
20047,608+1.25%+2.11% since 2003
20037,451-0.84%-1.52% since 2002
20027,566+0.69%-0.38% since 2001
20017,595+1.08%+1.08% since 2000
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20007,514The Last Census

Pleasants County had 3,214 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pleasants County has a total area<3> of 134.6 square miles [348.6 km²]. Of this total, 130.7 square miles [338.6 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.87%) being water (3.86 square miles [9.99 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pleasants County had a population density of 57.5 people per square mile [22.19 people/km²], making it the state's 26th 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 Pleasants County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pleasants and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Pleasants County QuickFact (QF-54073).

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Washington (OH)QF-39167   W61,04863,251-3.48%
RitchieQF-54085   SE10,20810,343-1.31%
TylerQF-54095   NE8,6809,592-9.51%
WoodQF-54107   SW86,88887,986-1.25%

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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 Pleasants. 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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