Alderson, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 1,180 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.2%
 
Males: 555  (47.0%)
Females: 625  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 24910.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,592 (it was $23,043 in 2000)
Alderson:

$25,592
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,097 (it was $14,474 in 2000)

Alderson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $95,552 (it was $60,100 in 2000)
Alderson:

$95,552
WV:

$103,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $118,237; Detached houses: $124,544; Mobile homes: $26,659

Median gross rent in 2013: $424.

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  • Races in Alderson, WV (2010)

    Alderson races chart
    • 1,05889.4%White alone
    • 584.9%Black alone
    • 342.9%Hispanic
    • 272.3%Two or more races
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone

Races in Alderson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Alderson: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.4%), German (14.8%), English (8.9%), Scottish (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.1%), United States (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1552 feet

Land area: 0.90 square miles.

Population density: 1,314 people per square mile   (low).

Alderson,WV real estate house value index trend

Alderson, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Alderson:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alderson town:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Alderson, West Virginia as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Alderson to the number of sex offenders is 118 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $713 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $401 (0.5%)

Alderson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (48.9 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (122.7 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (335.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Ronceverte, WV (3.1 miles ), Fairlea, WV (3.3 miles ), Union, WV (3.3 miles ), Lewisburg, WV (3.5 miles ), Hinton, WV (3.8 miles ), Meadow Bridge, WV (3.9 miles ), Rupert, WV (4.1 miles ), Rainelle, WV (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $34,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $32,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.73 N, Longitude: 80.64 W

Area code: 304

Alderson household income distribution Alderson home values distribution

Crime rates in Alderson by Year
Type 2001 2004 2005 2012 2013
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 01100
per 100,000 0.091.891.20.00.0
Assaults 10100
per 100,000 92.00.091.20.00.0
Burglaries 63350
per 100,000 552.0275.5273.5419.10.0
Thefts 21002510
per 100,000 184.0918.30.02,095.6844.6
Auto thefts 03000
per 100,000 0.0275.50.00.00.0
Arson 20000
per 100,000 184.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.1) 65.8108.066.2115.734.5

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Crime rate in Alderson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
West Virginia average:

1.92
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -118 (-9.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Alderson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alderson, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Alderson-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 183.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from Alderson center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from Alderson center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 178.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greenbrier County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alderson topographic map

Birthplace of: Ada "Bricktop" Smith - Entertainer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Alderson:

  • BRIER, THE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RONCEVERTE, WV)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; RONCEVERTE, WV)
  • FMC - GREENBRIER COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)
  • DAVITA - GREENBRIER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)
  • JUDYVILLE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)
  • MONTVUE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)

Amtrak station:

ALDERSON (1 C&O PLAZA AT RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alderson:

  • Concord University (about 29 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 33 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 37 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Radford University (about 42 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • New River Community College (about 44 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Roanoke College (about 44 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • American National University (about 45 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)

Public elementary/middle school in Alderson:

See full list of schools located in Alderson

Library in Alderson:

  • ALDERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $37,284; Location: 308 WALNUT AVE.; 10,276 books; 232 audio materials; 184 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Alderson Presbyterian Church 202 South Monroe Street Alderson, WV 24910 Please add to church listing

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Notable locations in Alderson: Alderson Police Department (A), Alderson Volunteer Fire Department Station 10 (B), Alderson Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alderson include: Alderson Church of God (A), Old Greenbrier Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Riverview Motel (102 West Riverview Avenue).

Greenbrier County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.6. This is about average.

City:

74.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alderson and their reported violations in the past:

ALDERSON WATER (Population served: 2,680, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-28-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
STUARTS HOT DAWGS (Address: 1738 HIGHLAND TRAIL , Population served: 25, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2014)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 25 other older monitoring violations
WV DOT SUMMERS COUNTY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 24 other older monitoring violations
STOP IN 148 (Address: 1003 BENNETT MOUNTAIN ROAD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-09-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-16-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2011)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 35.2%
(33.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.9% for Black residents, 40.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 88.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Alderson, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Alderson compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Alderson (2011 data):

  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Alderson Branch at 601 Alta Drive, branch established on 1930/05/10. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
West Virginia average:

11.3

Alderson travel time to work - commute Alderson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alderson town (based on Greenbrier County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,31765
Evangelical Protestant4,74349
Catholic7764
Other4583
Black Protestant3342
None20,852-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Greenbrier County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Greenbrier County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Greenbrier County:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Greenbrier County:

28.7%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$4,698$28,1880$0
Judicial and Legal 2$4,773$28,6380$0
Streets and Highways 2$4,525$27,1500$0
Sewerage 2$5,320$31,9200$0
Water Supply 2$7,798$46,7880$0
Totals for Government 10$27,114$32,5370$0

5.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monroe County, WV  0.35% ($29,133 average AGI)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.26% ($48,485)
from Fayette County, WV  0.20% ($25,500)


4.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monroe County, WV  0.33% ($20,951 average AGI)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.21% ($30,000)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.20% ($23,720)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alderson:

  • WSLW (1310 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRON (1400 AM; 1 kW; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alderson:

  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRLB (95.3 FM; RAINELLE, WV; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alderson:

  • WVNS-TV (Channel 59; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)

Alderson fatal accident list:

Sep 4, 2012 02:29 PM, Sr-12, Lat: 37.77378, Lon: -80.59700, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 26m85ftTotal length
  • 650Total average daily traffic
  • 71Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,261Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Alderson)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 5 Mi Nw Of Sr 3 (Lat: 37.775111 Lon: -80.708139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: WPJR383
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2006, Expiration Date: 09/18/2016, Certifier: Jennie M Burdett
    Registrant: Lloyd Hoff Holding Corp, 6801 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26104, Phone: (304) 464-5670, Fax: (304) 464-4146, Email:
  • 4.5 Minw (Lat: 37.775111 Lon: -80.707861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: WPKJ260
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/2007, Expiration Date: 03/10/2017, Certifier: Brian Bobeck
    Registrant: Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C., 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 700 North, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 973-1210, Fax: (202) 973-1212, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Fire Twr Keeney Mountain (Lat: 37.769278 Lon: -80.705361), Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WNWI516
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2012, Expiration Date: 03/16/2022
    Registrant: Wv State Police, 725 Jefferson Road, Elkins, WV 26241, Phone: (304) 746-2153, Fax: (304) 746-2230, Email:
  • 500 Ft W Of Wv Rt 3 .75 Mi S Of Wv Rt 3 12 (Lat: 37.717333 Lon: -80.648417), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNVQ496, Licensee ID: L00105474
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/1996, Expiration Date: 02/28/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Alderson, Town Of, Town Hall, Alderson, WV 24910, Phone: (304) 445-2916
  • Lat: 37.775000 Lon: -80.708333, Call Sign: WPZK353
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.025 MHz, 468.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/28/2004, Expiration Date: 01/28/2014, Certifier: Stephanie Adams
    Registrant: Lloyds Electronics, 6801 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26104, Phone: (866) 854-2888, Fax: (304) 464-4146, Email:
  • ALDERSON, Lat: 37.702083 Lon: -80.579500, Call Sign: WQAV806
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 31.3200 MHz, 31.3600 MHz, 31.4000 MHz, 31.5600 MHz, 33.1400 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 35.0200 MHz... (+50 more)
    Grant Date: 08/17/2004, Expiration Date: 08/17/2014, Certifier: Linda J Neat
    Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street Nw, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7754, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:
  • Keeney Knob 3.2 Km Nnw (Lat: 37.773444 Lon: -80.705083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQNR993
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/04/2011, Expiration Date: 10/31/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/31/2011, Certifier: George Brooks Ii
    Registrant: Greenbrier County Schools, Lewisburg, WV 24901, Phone: (304) 647-6461, Fax: (304) 647-6490, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • WVSX Tower, Top Of Keeney Knob (Lat: 37.772778 Lon: -80.706667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 74.6 m, Overall height: 75.6 m, Call Sign: WPYJ666
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2003, Expiration Date: 08/22/2013, Certifier: R. Charles Dusic Iii
    Registrant: Cohn And Marks LLP, 1920 N Street Nw - Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 452-4825, Fax: (202) 293-4827, Email:
  • WVSX Tower, Top Of Keeney Knob (Lat: 37.772889 Lon: -80.706722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 74.6 m, Overall height: 75.6 m, Call Sign: WPYK355
    Assigned Frequencies: 6925.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/26/2003, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: R. Charles Dusic Iii
    Registrant: Cohn And Marks LLP, 1920 N Street Nw - Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 452-4825, Fax: (202) 293-4827, Email:
  • WVSX Tower, Top Of Keeney Knob (Lat: 37.772889 Lon: -80.706722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 74.6 m, Overall height: 75.6 m, Call Sign: WPYK360
    Assigned Frequencies: 6875.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/26/2003, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: R. Charles Dusic Iii
    Registrant: Cohn And Marks LLP, 1920 N Street Nw - Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 452-4825, Fax: (202) 293-4827, Email:
  • KEENEY MTN, 5.6 Mi So I64 Exit 150 On Keeney Mtn Fire Tower Road (Lat: 37.773583 Lon: -80.705361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQIM852
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz... (+18 more)
    Grant Date: 03/21/2008, Expiration Date: 03/21/2018, Certifier: William Ramsey Md
    Registrant: West Virginia Office Of Emergency Medical Services, 190 Hart Field Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, Phone: (304) 581-2900, Fax: (304) 285-3148, Email:
  • PENCE SPRING_USF, 3128 Wayside Talcott Road (Lat: 37.636139 Lon: -80.712444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQPC784
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/2012, Expiration Date: 04/09/2022, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Muddy Creek Mountain 8.0 Km North Of (Lat: 37.797333 Lon: -80.631444), Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: KNKC693
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C., 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 700 North, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 973-1210, Fax: (202) 973-1212, Email:
  • Cr # 40, 4.5 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 37.763722 Lon: -80.575056), Overall height: 27.7 m, Call Sign: KNKP688
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.630 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2004, Certifier: Robert C Green
    Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, 10451 Twin Rivers Road Suite 207, Columbia, MD 21044, Phone: (301) 596-1000, Fax: (301) 596-1121, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alderson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: RANS S-14 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 301DV , Serial Number: 1191009
    Registrant (Individual): Johnny R Stockie, Hc 73 Box 14c, Alderson, WV 24910
  • Aircraft: HAMSA RAJ XAIR-F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3507G , Serial Number: 767, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 01/19/2008
    Registrant (Individual): David M Stockie, Hc 73 Box 14, Alderson, WV 24910
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6628W , Serial Number: 28-20725, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 03/01/1965
    Registrant (Individual): James B Johnson, Rr 1 Box 262b, Alderson, WV 24910

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 26
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Alderson

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alderson, WV
Most common first names in Alderson, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6772.9 years
Charles3873.5 years
William3772.4 years
Mary3780.2 years
John3575.3 years
Robert3270.8 years
George2875.4 years
Margaret1679.9 years
Roy1573.8 years
Virginia1578.5 years
Most common last names in Alderson, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3573.3 years
Phillips2372.2 years
Feamster2280.0 years
Jones2067.7 years
Bryant1578.6 years
Burns1570.1 years
Williams1578.9 years
Hedrick1583.1 years
Brown1471.0 years
Knapp1476.2 years

Businesses in Alderson, WV

  • Subway: 1
  • True Value: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
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