Alderson, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 1,155 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.9%
 
Males: 560  (48.5%)
Females: 595  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 24910.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,730 (it was $23,043 in 2000)
Alderson:

$33,730
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,502 (it was $14,474 in 2000)

Alderson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,091 (it was $60,100 in 2000)
Alderson:

$109,091
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $156,522; detached houses: $158,757; mobile homes: $48,086

Median gross rent in 2017: $656.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alderson: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.4%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 20.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alderson, WV (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Alderson, West Virginia as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alderson is 66 to 1.


Crime rates in Alderson by year

Type

2005

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(91.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(91.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.7)
2
(170.8)
3
(260.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(273.5)
5
(419.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.7)
6
(512.4)
5
(434.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
25
(2,096)
10
(844.6)
0
(0.0)
16
(1,355)
19
(1,623)
25
(2,172)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(173.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)64.7113.233.80.083.8134.9183.3

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Crime rate in Alderson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: English (19.8%), Scotch-Irish (18.7%), Irish (17.0%), American (9.1%), German (5.7%), Scottish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1552 feet

Land area: 0.90 square miles.

Population density: 1,286 people per square mile   (low).

Alderson, West Virginia map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $593 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $529 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.73 N, Longitude: 80.64 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Alderson, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alderson, WV in 2017

Alderson satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $74,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $78,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Alderson, WV residents
Average permit cost in Alderson, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Alderson, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Public administration (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Alderson, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Religious workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Religious workers (4.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.9%)

Average climate in Alderson, West Virginia

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Alderson, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 38.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.03
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3

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 (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alderson topographic map

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:

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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

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Ada "Bricktop" Smith - Entertainer.

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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Alderson:

Marital status in Alderson, WV
  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

For population 25 years and over in Alderson:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alderson, WV (based on Greenbrier County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alderson:

43.2%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Alderson:

29.2
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.8%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.2%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Alderson:

36.4%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Alderson:

52.5%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.9%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alderson, WV Residents
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
Judicial and Legal 2$4,773$28,6380$0
Sewerage 2$5,320$31,9200$0
Water Supply 2$7,798$46,7880$0
Streets and Highways 2$4,525$27,1500$0
Other Government Administration 2$4,698$28,1880$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 10$27,114$32,5370$0

Alderson government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $238,000 ($206.06)
    Sewerage: $181,000 ($156.71)
    Police Protection: $165,000 ($142.86)
    Central Staff Services: $155,000 ($134.20)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($107.36)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($18.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($12.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000 ($55.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $360,000 ($311.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($32.03)

Alderson government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $361,000 ($312.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($12.99)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($6.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($8.66)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($2.60)
    Rents: $3,000 ($2.60)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($2.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $347,000 ($300.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($4.33)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $285,000 ($246.75)
    Property: $112,000 ($96.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $24,000 ($20.78)
    Public Utility License: $12,000 ($10.39)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $11,000 ($9.52)
    Other License: $7,000 ($6.06)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($0.87)

Alderson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $146,000 ($126.41)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $295,000 ($255.41)

4.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Monroe County, WV  0.65% ($35,440 average AGI)
from Fayette County, WV  0.28% ($26,389)
from Summers County, WV  0.21% ($39,889)


4.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Monroe County, WV  0.52% ($35,552 average AGI)
to Fayette County, WV  0.19% ($44,720)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.18% ($41,348)

Businesses in Alderson, WV

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

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:

Nov 20, 2014 03:30 PM, Cr-25, Lat: 37.753889, Lon: -80.629169, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 4, 2012 02:29 PM, Sr-12, Lat: 37.773778, Lon: -80.597003, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 5, 2003 08:14 AM, Sr-63, Lat: 37.725492, Lon: -80.634017, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 1998 05:48 PM, Sr-63, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 39.8mTotal length
  • $1,942,000Total costs
  • 4,472Total average daily traffic
  • 246Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,318Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alderson, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alderson, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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: 09/27/2016, Expiration Date: 09/18/2026, Certifier: Jennie M Burdett, Registrant: Lloyd Hoff Holding Corp, 2100 7th Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387, Phone: (304) 720-1562, Fax: (304) 720-1565, 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: 03/28/2017, Expiration Date: 03/10/2027, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast 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: State Of West Virginia, 725 Jefferson Road, South Charleston, WV 25309, 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: 01/29/2014, Expiration Date: 01/28/2024, 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, Cancellation Date: 10/18/2014, Certifier: Linda J Neat, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2000 K Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Fax: (202) 293-7783, 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:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 11/30/2010
    Registrant (Individual): David M Stockie, Hc 73 Box 14, Alderson, WV 24910
  • Aircraft: ROGERSON PHILIP C CHRISTAVIA MK-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200-A (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 62PR , Serial Number: 0695, Airworthiness Date: 08/22/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 05/07/2012
    Registrant (Individual): David M Stockie, Hc 73 Box 14, Alderson, WV 24910
  • Aircraft: RANS S-14 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 301DV , Serial Number: 1191009, Certificate Issue Date: 02/09/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Johnny R Stockie, Hc 73 Box 14c, Alderson, WV 24910
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/15/2017

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 36. The highest number of fire incidents - 53 took place in 2009, and the least - 8 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Alderson, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (52.0%), and Outside Fires (19.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alderson, WV
    • 28252.0%Structure Fires
    • 10819.9%Outside Fires
    • 8515.7%Other
    • 6712.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alderson, WV
  • 62.3%Electricity
  • 13.4%Wood
  • 13.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Utility gas
  • 3.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alderson, WV
  • 65.3%Electricity
  • 21.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.4%Wood
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Alderson compared to West Virginia 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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