Poca, WV Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,013. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,028 (+1.5% change)
Males: 489 (48.3%), Females: 524 (51.7%)

Putnam County

Zip code: 25159

Median resident age: 38.4 years
Median household income: $42,273 (year 2000)
Median house value: $88,500 (year 2000)

Races in Poca:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (20.0%), German (11.2%), English (7.6%), Irish (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Dutch (1.7%).

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Poca

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poca town

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -151 (-13.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Poca:

  • THOMAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV)
  • PUTNAM GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; HURRICANE, WV)
  • CAMC WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; CHARLESTON, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Poca:

  • YEAGER (about 18 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; ID: CRW)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 52 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; ID: HTS)
  • MID-OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL (about 66 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; ID: PKB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Poca:

  • LEON (about 19 miles; LEON, WV; ID: W07)
  • ONA AIRPARK (about 27 miles; MILTON, WV; ID: 12V)
  • JACKSON COUNTY (about 32 miles; RAVENSWOOD, WV; ID: I18)
Amtrak station near Poca:

  • 14 miles: CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poca:

  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 22 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; FT enrollment: 12,361)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 59 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 63 miles; ATHENS, OH; FT enrollment: 18,721)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 74 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; FT enrollment: 2,849)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 90 miles; ATHENS, WV; FT enrollment: 2,723)

Schools

Public high school in Poca:

  • POCA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 525; Location: RR 1 BOX 5-B; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Poca:

  • POCA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 366; Location: MAIN STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • POCA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 332; Location: ROUTE 62; Grades: PK – 05)