For population 25 years and over in Appalachia:
For population 15 years and over in Appalachia town:
39 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $557 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (45.7 miles , pop. 55,469).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (121.8 miles , pop. 260,512).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (429.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Big Stone Gap, VA (1.7 miles ), Keokee, VA (2.8 miles ), Lynch, KY (2.9 miles ), Norton, VA (3.0 miles ), Eolia, KY (3.1 miles ), Benham, KY (3.2 miles ), Cumberland, KY (3.5 miles ), Wise, VA (3.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 36.91 N, Longitude: 82.79 W
Area code: 276
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Appalachia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -220 (-10.7%).
Work and jobs in Appalachia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Appalachia, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Appalachia-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 48.0 miles away from the Appalachia town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 3/5/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Appalachia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.0 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) earthquake occurred 51.9 miles away from Appalachia center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 21.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 31.7 miles away from Appalachia center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 13.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Wise County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Willie Horton (baseball) - Baseball player and coach, Peggie Castle - Actress, Bob Thomas (actor) - Film actor.
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Public high school in Appalachia:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Appalachia that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 24.0%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Appalachia (based on Wise County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.58%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 10
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,980 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,547 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Appalachia fatal accident list:
Apr 25, 1985 11:20 AM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Appalachia)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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