Point Pleasant, West Virginia

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Point Pleasant is a city in Mason County, West Virginia, United States, at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. The population was 4,637 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Mason County[3] and the principal city of the Point Pleasant, WV-OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Point Pleasant is most famous for the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge, which killed 46 people.

Point Pleasant is located at 38°51′27″N 82°7′43″W / 38.8575°N 82.12861°W / 38.8575; -82.12861 (38.857527, -82.128571)[4].



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (22.73%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,637 people, 2,107 households, and 1,310 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,945.6 people per square mile (752.3/km²). There were 2,313 housing units at an average density of 970.5/sq mi (375.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.57% White, 1.90% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

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