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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Poca is a town in West Virginia with a population of 1,045. Poca is in Putnam County. Living in Poca offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Poca and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Poca are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$853
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Poca Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Poca

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,819
National
$55,322
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Poca Reviews

3 reviews
The community is a awesome place! Everyone in the community comes out and helps as much as they can.
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Small town, needs some sprucing up; restaurants and shopping areas. More organization would be helpful
The terrible conditions of the housing and break-ins are horrible. Also, cell service and access to other things locally except gas stations are long distances.