Appalachia, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 1,533 (74% urban, 26% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.6%
 
Males: 760  (49.6%)
Females: 773  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

39.5 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24216.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $28,383 (it was $20,405 in 2000)
Appalachia:

$28,383
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,418 (it was $11,782 in 2000)

Appalachia town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $62,075 (it was $40,800 in 2000)
Appalachia:

$62,075
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $74,702; detached houses: $74,185; mobile homes: $66,042

Median gross rent in 2019: $375.

March 2019 cost of living index in Appalachia: 73.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 41.8%
(36.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.4% for Black residents, 57.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 97.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Appalachia, VA (2010)
    • 1,66695.0%White alone
    • 512.9%Black alone
    • 201.1%Two or more races
    • 100.6%Hispanic
    • 40.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Appalachia, Virginia as of February 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Appalachia is 373 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Appalachia by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(55.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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)
1
(55.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.6)
1
(57.8)
2
(116.3)
5
(281.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(115.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.0)
3
(181.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(129.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(55.9)
1
(57.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.2)
2
(115.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.4)
1
(61.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(447.2)
4
(228.4)
6
(345.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.2)
4
(225.4)
4
(225.0)
8
(463.0)
5
(290.7)
3
(179.9)
3
(181.3)
3
(183.2)
2
(127.6)
4
(259.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(391.3)
15
(856.7)
9
(518.7)
8
(462.7)
6
(349.0)
29
(1,634)
27
(1,519)
25
(1,447)
22
(1,279)
12
(719.4)
5
(302.1)
8
(488.4)
10
(637.8)
8
(518.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
56
(3,130)
28
(1,599)
39
(2,248)
55
(3,181)
62
(3,607)
74
(4,169)
44
(2,475)
51
(2,951)
39
(2,267)
18
(1,079)
12
(725.1)
12
(732.6)
5
(318.9)
34
(2,202)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(335.4)
4
(228.4)
2
(115.3)
3
(173.5)
1
(58.2)
2
(112.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.9)
4
(232.6)
2
(119.9)
1
(60.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(191.3)
6
(388.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(111.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.8)
1
(58.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(225.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(174.4)
1
(60.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.1)
3
(191.3)
1
(64.8)
City-Data.com crime index442.1205.0366.0219.8278.1560.6267.2443.9257.0187.1254.4118.498.2310.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Appalachia, VA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (32.9%), Irish (13.4%), English (6.9%), German (5.8%), Italian (3.4%), European (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 1651 feet

Land area: 2.31 square miles.

Population density: 665 people per square mile   (low).

Appalachia, Virginia map

17 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Virginia:

8.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $521 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $427 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (45.7 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: 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 )

Latitude: 36.91 N, Longitude: 82.79 W

Area code: 276

Distribution of median household income in Appalachia, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Appalachia, VA in 2019

Appalachia satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Appalachia, VA residents
Average permit cost in Appalachia, VA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Virginia:

4.6%
Most common industries in Appalachia, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Wood products (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (14.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Wood products (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.6%)
  • Educational services (18.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Appalachia, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Extraction workers (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)

Average climate in Appalachia, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Appalachia, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Appalachia-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 75% 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 34% greater 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 110.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from Appalachia center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 275.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 104.4 miles away from Appalachia center
On 11/10/2012 at 17:08:14, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 21.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wise County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Appalachia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Appalachia:

  • WELLMONT LONESOME PINE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL BIG STONE GAP (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL HEALTH CARE II (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BIG STONE GAP, VA)
  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; NORTON, VA)
  • BMA - MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; NORTON, VA)
  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF VIRGINIA (Hospital, about 10 miles away; NORTON, VA)
  • ADVANCED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; WISE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Appalachia:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 13 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 36 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 42 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 48 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Tusculum College (about 51 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 54 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)

Public elementary/middle school in Appalachia:

  • APPALACHIA ELEM (Students: 302, Location: 3965 KENT JUNCTION ROAD, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Churches in Appalachia include: First Baptist Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pounding Mill Creek (A), Callahan Creek (B), Bens Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Willie Horton (baseball) - Baseball player and coach, Peggie Castle - Actress, Bob Thomas (actor) - Film actor.

Wise County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

APPALACHIA, TOWN OF (Population served: 2,968, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2014)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.0%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Appalachia (2011 data):

  • Miners Exchange Bank: Appalachia Branch at 102 Main Street, branch established on 1995/12/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $160.1 mil, Deposits: $149.6 mil, headquarters in Coeburn, VA, positive income, 7 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Appalachia:

Marital status in Appalachia, VA
  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 35.9%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Appalachia:

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Virginia average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Appalachia, VA (based on Wise County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,10174
Mainline Protestant2,45526
Other3712
Catholic1403
Black Protestant1191
None29,266-
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: 10
Wise County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Wise County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Wise County:

13.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wise County:

30.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Appalachia:

44.4%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Appalachia:

34.5%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Appalachia:

27.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Appalachia:

17.3%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.3%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Appalachia:

6.7
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Appalachia:

26.4%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Appalachia:

49.6%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Appalachia:

73.1%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Appalachia, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,039$36,0782$1,091
Water Supply 6$16,148$32,2960$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,270$63,2406$343
Financial Administration 1$3,279$39,3482$1,634
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,543
Streets and Highways 0$0 9$13,750
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,725
Sewerage 0$0 6$11,783
Police - Other 0$0 2$1,634
Totals for Government 14$42,736$36,63131$34,503

Appalachia government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $474,000 ($309.20)
    Police Protection: $467,000 ($304.63)
    Sewerage: $312,000 ($203.52)
    Regular Highways: $205,000 ($133.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $124,000 ($80.89)
    Central Staff Services: $91,000 ($59.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000 ($41.75)
    General Public Buildings: $26,000 ($16.96)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $19,000 ($12.39)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($9.78)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($3.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($3.26)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($24.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($1.96)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $627,000 ($409.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($11.74)

Appalachia government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $452,000 ($294.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($17.61)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($1.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $34,000 ($22.18)
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000 ($20.87)
    Rents: $22,000 ($14.35)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($6.52)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($3.91)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $702,000 ($457.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $73,000 ($47.62)
    Sewerage: $66,000 ($43.05)
    Highways: $41,000 ($26.74)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($20.87)
  • Tax - Property: $194,000 ($126.55)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $125,000 ($81.54)
    Public Utilities Sales: $72,000 ($46.97)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $61,000 ($39.79)
    Public Utility License: $41,000 ($26.74)
    Other License: $39,000 ($25.44)
    Other: $39,000 ($25.44)
    Motor Vehicle License: $22,000 ($14.35)
    Other Selective Sales: $14,000 ($9.13)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($1.30)

Appalachia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $803,000 ($523.81)

4.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
Virginia average:

9.50%

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 Norton city, VA  0.71% ($24,938 average AGI)
from Russell County, VA  0.42% ($31,521)
from Dickenson County, VA  0.38% ($29,841)


5.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Virginia average:

9.76%

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 Norton city, VA  0.74% ($27,953 average AGI)
to Lee County, VA  0.41% ($30,875)
to Dickenson County, VA  0.39% ($33,489)

Strongest AM radio stations in Appalachia:

  • WLSD (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WSWV (1570 AM; 2 kW; PENNINGTON GAP, VA; Owner: IBS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WCPM (1280 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Appalachia:

  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Appalachia:

  • WAPM-CA (Channel 9; LYNCH/BENHAM, KY; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Appalachia fatal accident list:

Mar 12, 2010 01:35 PM, Sr- 78, Lat: 36.906247, Lon: -82.781714, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 25, 1985 11:20 AM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 328ft / 100.0mTotal length
  • $4,395,000Total costs
  • 61,535Total average daily traffic
  • 6,682Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,110Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Appalachia, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 121980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Appalachia, VA
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Appalachia, VA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Appalachia)
Most common first names in Appalachia, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4372.4 years
William3572.9 years
John3370.8 years
Mary2978.7 years
Charles2464.2 years
Robert2066.7 years
George1371.2 years
Thomas1364.5 years
Walter1161.9 years
Virginia1176.9 years
Most common last names in Appalachia, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2769.0 years
Jones2376.8 years
Williams2270.4 years
Collins1773.5 years
Clark1671.8 years
Hall1676.5 years
Davis1470.8 years
Johnson1375.6 years
Flanary1374.9 years
Mullins1261.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Appalachia, VA
  • 84.0%Electricity
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.1%Coal or coke
  • 2.2%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Solar energy
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Appalachia, VA
  • 97.2%Electricity
  • 1.8%Coal or coke
  • 1.1%Wood


Appalachia compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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