Pomeroy is a village located in Meigs County, Ohio, along the Ohio River. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,966. It is the county seat of Meigs County.
Pomeroy is located at 39°1'41" North, 82°1'55" West (39.028192, -82.031866).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.5 km2 (3.3 mi2). 8.4 km2 (3.2 mi2) of it is land and 0.1 km2 (0.1 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 1.52% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 1,966 people, 835 households, and 516 families residing in the village. The population density is 234.3/km2 (607.5/mi2). There are 1,041 housing units at an average density of 124.1/km2 (321.7/mi2). The racial makeup of the village is 94.91% White, 2.14% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 0.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 835 households out of which 30.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% are married couples living together, 17.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% are non-families. 34.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the village the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 78.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $19,971, and the median income for a family is $22,406. Males have a median income of $30,625 versus $20,093 for females. The per capita income for the village is $11,305. 39.2% of the population and 35.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 61.8% of those under the age of 18 and 18.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.