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Point Pleasant is a city in Mason County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Point Pleasant is 38.844N. The longitude is -82.137W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,572.


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Median household income
Local
$27,022
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Point Pleasant demographic reports
Point Pleasant is at the confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Fort Randolph
A fierce battle between settlers and Indians occurred here in 1774.

The Silver Bridge over the Ohio River collapsed in 1967, killing 46 people.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Mason County Fair - Aug. 6-11, 2007
  • Country Fall Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta & River Festival - July 5-7, 2007
  • Mothman Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • River of Life Festival - June 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Point Pleasant web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Point Pleasant Battle Monument State Park, Tu-Endie-Wei State Park
Historic sites and museums: West Virginia State Farm Museum, Point Pleasant River Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Point Pleasant residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Point Pleasant ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Point Pleasant was $16,692, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Point Pleasant residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Point Pleasant include Point Pleasant Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Point Pleasant, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $237.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $640.


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Newspapers in Point Pleasant include Point Pleasant Register

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Mason County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Point Pleasant political report.

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The average commute time for Point Pleasant workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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