Pocahontas County, West Virginia

According to the 2000 Census, Pocahontas County, West Virginia has a population of 9,131 people. Of those, 8,983 (98%) are White, 71 (1%) are Black, and 39 (0%) are Latino[1]. However, 220 (or 2% of the 9,131 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 Pocahontas County a population of 8,911 with a demographic that is 99% White, 0% Black, and 0% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 9,131 220 8,911
White 8,983 190 8,793
Black 71 30 41
Latino 39 2 37


[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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