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Pullman, West Virginia
Census Data for Pullman ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Pullman a population of 140 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Pullman a population of 154 people.
The town of Pullman is located in Ritchie County. The 2010 Census gave Ritchie County a population of 10,449 people. This means that Pullman had 1.47% of the county's total population, making it Ritchie's 5th most populous community.
At the same time, West Virginia had a population of 1,852,994 people.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Pullman, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.
Things like the population, area and housing for Pullman reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Pullman might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Pullman has a total area of 0.24 square miles [0.6 km²].
Ritchie County has a land area of 452 square miles [1,170.7 km²]. At 0.24 square miles [0.6 km²], Pullman has 0.05% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 39° 11' 16" (or 39.19°) [Map]
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (154 people) and land area (0.24 square miles [0.6 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Pullman had a population density of 633 people per square mile [244.7 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Pullman had a population of 169 people and a land area of 0.24 square miles [0.6 km²]. This gives a population density of 697 people per square mile [269.4 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Pullman. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the nature of these changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Pullman had 71 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 154 people, this averages 2.17 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Pullman had a land area of 0.24 square miles [0.6 km²]. This translates to 292.2 Housing Units per square mile [112.8 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Pullman had 69 Housing Units, a population of 169 people and a land area of 0.24 square miles [0.6 km²]. This gives a density of 2.45 people per Housing Unit and 284.9 Housing Units per square mile [110 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Pullman and you need to be careful when comparing results between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Ritchie County ...
The community of Pullman is located in Ritchie County.
The county had a population of 10,449 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 154 people, Pullman represented 1.47% of the county's total.
In addition, where the town of Pullman has a population density of 633 people per square mile [244.7 people/km²], Ritchie County averages 23.12 people per square mile [8.93 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Ritchie County.
Population Rings for Pullman ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Pullman and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Pullman. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Pullman, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Pullman. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Pullman was 0.24 square miles [0.6 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.24 square miles [0.6 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Pullman, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Pullman.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 39.188015° (or 39°11'16" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 39.188133° (or 39°11'17" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 724 feet to the east<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2391375) to Pullman. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Pullman. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 39.188015° (or 39°11'16" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 0.78 feet to the south<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Pullman. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Pullman.
Miscellaneous Information for Pullman ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Ritchie County or the town of Pullman:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Pullman:
GNIS ID for Pullman: 2391375
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 54 (West Virginia)
County Code: 085 (Ritchie County)
Place Code: 65956 (Pullman)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Pullman is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Pullman.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
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The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
This page was last modified: 15 Jan 2019