Alum Creek, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,749.
Population change since 2000: -4.9%
Males: 795  (45.5%)
Females: 954  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

33.5 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25003, 25202.

Alum Creek Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,880 (it was $40,714 in 2000)
Alum Creek:

$50,880
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,093 (it was $24,607 in 2000)

Alum Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $131,893 (it was $88,400 in 2000)
Alum Creek:

$131,893
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $120,517; detached houses: $130,713; mobile homes: $54,858

Median gross rent in 2017: $818.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alum Creek: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.0%
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  • Races in Alum Creek, WV (2010)
    • 1,72098.3%White alone
    • 191.1%Hispanic
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Two or more races
    • 10.06%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Alum Creek, West Virginia as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alum Creek is 242 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (34.4%), Irish (18.0%), English (8.8%), German (7.6%), Welsh (2.0%), Norwegian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 624 feet

Land area: 17.2 square miles.

Population density: 102 people per square mile   (very low).

Alum Creek, West Virginia map

42 residents are foreign born

This place:

2.2%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $688 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $335 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (11.5 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (133.8 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (377.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Upper Falls, WV (2.1 miles ),
Tornado, WV (2.1 miles ),
St. Albans, WV (2.6 miles ),
Jefferson, WV (2.7 miles ),
Dunbar, WV (2.7 miles ),
South Charleston, WV (2.8 miles ),
Nitro, WV (3.1 miles ),
Cross Lanes, WV (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.28 N, Longitude: 81.83 W

Distribution of median household income in Alum Creek, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alum Creek, WV in 2017
Alum Creek satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Alum Creek, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Chemicals (7.7%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Chemicals (15.6%)
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Public administration (12.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.5%)
  • Utilities (3.7%)
  • Health & personal care, except drug, stores (2.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.2%)
  • Educational services (16.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Alum Creek, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Top executives (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)

Average climate in Alum Creek, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alum Creek, West Virginia average temperatures Alum Creek, West Virginia average precipitation Alum Creek, West Virginia humidity Alum Creek, West Virginia wind speed Alum Creek, West Virginia snowfall Alum Creek, West Virginia sunshine Alum Creek, West Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.497. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.497
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00349. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00349
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Alum Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.5 miles away from the Alum Creek place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.9 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alum Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% 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 115.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from Alum Creek 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 234.8 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) earthquake occurred 74.8 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 78.0 miles away from Alum Creek center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 232.5 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 Kanawha County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alum Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alum Creek:

  • VALLEY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - RIVERSIDE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • HANSFORD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • HUDSON STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • KANAWHA HOSPICE CARE, INC. (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DUNBAR, WV)
  • ARC GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DUNBAR, WV)
  • FMC - KANAWHA COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; DUNBAR, WV)

Amtrak station near Alum Creek:

  • 11 miles: CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alum Creek:

  • West Virginia State University (about 8 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 35 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 67 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 68 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Shawnee State University (about 71 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public elementary/middle school in Alum Creek:

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Notable location: Alum Creek Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Alum Creek: Toms Fork Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Forks of Coal Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Toms Fork (A), Rocky Run (B), Road Fork (C), Molly Branch (D), Island Creek (E), Fuquay Creek (F), Coon Branch (G), Bowman Fork (H), Boardtree Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jeff Stevens (singer) - Country singer-songwriter.

Kanawha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

COAL RIVER ENERGY INC - MINE #10 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-10-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
COAL RIVER ENERGY INC (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.7%
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: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Alum Creek (2011 data):

  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Hamlin Alum Creek Branch at 315 Midway Road, branch established on 1984/06/18. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Alum Creek:

Marital status in Alum Creek, WV
  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

For population 25 years and over in Alum Creek:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alum Creek, WV (based on Kanawha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,202219
Mainline Protestant27,583114
Catholic7,33111
Black Protestant3,11412
Other2,02010
Orthodox1,1362
None120,677-
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: 47
Kanawha County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Kanawha County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
Here:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

29.6%
West Virginia:

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

12.0%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alum Creek:

47.6%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.8%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

26.5
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

30.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

28.1%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

32.0%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

47.4%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.5%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alum Creek, WV Residents

4.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,214 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
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 Putnam County, WV  0.69% ($44,780 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.24% ($30,903)
from Fayette County, WV  0.16% ($34,483)


5.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($49,738 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.25% ($37,543)
to Jackson County, WV  0.15% ($46,532)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alum Creek:

  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WJYP (1300 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, WV)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alum Creek:

  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • W208AK (89.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Alum Creek:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWB-LP (Channel 53; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • Alum Creek, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents24
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:8
  • Fatalities17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count5056
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents7356
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1670
  • Fatalities5585
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents12135
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents353
See more detailed statistics of Alum Creek fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 502ft / 153mTotal length
  • $7,926,000Total costs
  • 74,572Total average daily traffic
  • 4,990Total average daily truck traffic
  • 115,297Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alum Creek, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alum Creek, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alum Creek)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Int Of Crs 8 & 18 (Lat: 38.287306 Lon: -81.805417), Call Sign: WYC709,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHz, 155.745 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2013, Expiration Date: 11/14/2023, Registrant: Kanawha County Metro 911, 200 Peyton Way, Charleston, WV 25309-8627, Phone: (304) 746-7911, Fax: (304) 746-7914, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PRIESTLY, Starlight Drive (Priestly - 196375525) (Lat: 38.261333 Lon: -81.830833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 81.9 m, Call Sign: WQQF334,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 11/26/2012, Expiration Date: 11/26/2022, Certifier: Charles Cleary, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • 67157, 200 Yards From 250 Molly Road (Lat: 38.278583 Lon: -81.820306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 81.7 m, Call Sign: WQYY257, Licensee ID: L01689727,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 10775.0 MHz... (+35 more), Grant Date: 02/28/2017, Expiration Date: 02/28/2027, Certifier: Charles F Crizer Jr, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alum Creek)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: FORTIN M/BYRON J AS-79 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 587BF , Serial Number: 007, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 12/07/1987, Certificate Issue Date: 08/05/1987
    Registrant (Individual): Marcel J Fortin, Po Box 747, Alum Creek, WV 25003
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/12/2018
  • Aircraft: FORTIN MARCEL J FORTIN-AX3 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 7096S , Serial Number: 014, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 08/26/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 09/28/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Marcel J Fortin, Po Box 747, Alum Creek, WV 25003

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of fire incidents - 48 took place in 2007, and the least - 8 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Alum Creek, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.8%), and Outside Fires (23.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alum Creek, WV
    • 20454.8%Structure Fires
    • 8923.9%Outside Fires
    • 6818.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 113.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alum Creek, WV
Most common first names in Alum Creek, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2267.7 years
Robert1167.4 years
Mary1083.3 years
Charles972.5 years
William980.2 years
Donald866.3 years
John773.9 years
George670.8 years
Clarence678.8 years
Myrtle678.3 years
Most common last names in Alum Creek, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pauley2572.5 years
Turley2174.4 years
Hill1873.3 years
Smith1869.8 years
Childress1377.3 years
Holstein1373.0 years
Midkiff1072.3 years
Williams1070.8 years
Priestley978.7 years
Gillispie970.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alum Creek, WV
  • 66.3%Electricity
  • 33.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alum Creek, WV
  • 75.2%Electricity
  • 24.8%Utility gas


Alum Creek compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students 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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