Powhatan Point, Ohio

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Powhatan Point is one of several small villages in Belmont County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,744 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

While "Powhatan" likely memorializes the Native-American tribe of the same name, the "Point" in the town's name refers to the confluence between the Captina Creek and the Ohio River. Powhatan Point is the closest town on the Ohio side of Captina Island in the Ohio River.



Powhatan Point is located at 39°51′42″N 80°48′21″W / 39.86167°N 80.80583°W / 39.86167; -80.80583 (39.861785, -80.805702)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (8.77%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,744 people, 760 households, and 515 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,119.7 people per square mile (431.6/km²). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 532.9/sq mi (205.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.11% White, 0.57% African American, 0.06% Native American, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 760 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.78.

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