Pleasant Valley, West Virginia

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Pleasant Valley, West Virginia

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High Points

Pleasant Valley strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 12% Pleasant Valley People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Pleasant Valley Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 18% Pleasant Valley Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 19% Pleasant Valley Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Pleasant Valley, West Virginia

Comparing Pleasant Valley to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 7 4
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 3
Age of the Population 6 3
Racial Diversity 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Male Share of the Population 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 8
Average Household Size 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
Median Family Income 6 9
People Above Poverty 5 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Working at Home 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 2
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Affordability of Rents 6 3
People Living Alone 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4

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Pleasant Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 68 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 26554
P.O. Box Zip Codes 26555
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.455
Longitude -80.141

Pleasant Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 77 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
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Pleasant Valley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,124 100%
Male 1,476 47.2%
Female 1,648 52.8%
Under 18 659 21.1%
18+ 2,465 78.9%
65+ 511 16.4%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 2.81
White 3,058 97.9%
African-American 33 1.1%
Asian 14 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 17 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 0.6%

Estimated Pleasant Valley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,119
Growth -5
Growth % -0.2%

Pleasant Valley Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.1%
Irish 15.1%
US/American 14.7%
English 12.9%
Italian 11.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
Polish 2.4%
Dutch 2.4%
Hungarian 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Scottish 1.7%
European 1.2%
Austrian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pleasant Valley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bellview (26554)
Jordan (26554)
White Hall (26554, 26555)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pleasant Valley 3,124 $43,036
Barrackville 1,288 $42,969
Fairmont 19,097 $37,126
Farmington 387 $39,688
Monongah 939 $33,000
Rivesville 913 $35,417
Worthington 170 $35,417
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1. Lake Ozark, Missouri 87.6   28.2% 13.6% 21.3% 20 $40,515 5.6% 3.8% 1,489 13.1% 42.3 37.7% 10.8
2. Branson, Missouri 82.8   29.9% 20.2% 20.8% 16 $43,145 5.3% 5.5% 6,050 12.1% 148.1 10.8% 14.4
3. Lake Delton, Wisconsin 82.1   31.4% 20.8% 17.1% 19 $40,952 5% 4.7% 1,982 9.9% 234.6 27.7% 11.1
4. Grangeville, Idaho 81.6   31.3% 20.3% 15.8% 13 $34,625 6.3% 3.7% 3,228 13.6% 43.1 1.3% 5
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