Pleasants County, West Virginia

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Pleasants County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 7,514. Its county seat is St. Marys[1]. It was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1851 and named for US Senator and Virginia Governor James Pleasants, Jr. Pleasants County is included in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia-Ohio (part) Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 135 square miles (349 km²), of which 131 square miles (339 km²) is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) (2.87%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,514 people, 2,887 households, and 2,136 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 3,214 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.30% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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