Pleasants County, West Virginia

According to the 2000 Census, Pleasants County, West Virginia has a population of 7,514 people. Of those, 7,386 (98%) are White, 36 (0%) are Black, and 28 (0%) are Latino[1]. However, 194 (or 3% of the 7,514 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Pleasants County a population of 7,320 with a demographic that is 99% White, 0% Black, and 0% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 7,514 194 7,320
White 7,386 158 7,228
Black 36 29 7
Latino 28 0 28


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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