Bancroft, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 595 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +62.1%
Males: 349  (58.8%)
Females: 246  (41.2%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
West Virginia median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 25011.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $75,761 (it was $28,833 in 2000)
Bancroft:

$75,761
WV:

$42,019

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $23,723 (it was $15,888 in 2000)

Bancroft town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $114,584 (it was $63,300 in 2000)
Bancroft:

$114,584
WV:

$112,100

Median gross rent in 2015: $708.

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  • Races in Bancroft, WV (2010)

    Bancroft races chart
    • 57998.6%White alone
    • 40.7%Hispanic
    • 30.5%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bancroft: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (60.3%), English (26.9%), German (5.8%), Irish (4.5%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 587 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 4,211 people per square mile   (average).

Bancroft, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Bancroft:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bancroft town:

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $723 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $394 (0.4%)

Bancroft satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (15.9 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (119.4 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (373.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hometown, WV (1.4 miles ), Winfield, WV (1.8 miles ), Poca, WV (1.9 miles ), Eleanor, WV (2.3 miles ), Nitro, WV (2.6 miles ), Cross Lanes, WV (2.6 miles ), Teays Valley, WV (2.6 miles ), St. Albans, WV (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.51 N, Longitude: 81.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Bancroft household income distribution Bancroft home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-4.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Construction (28%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (33%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (36%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Bancroft, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bancroft, West Virginia average temperatures Bancroft, West Virginia average precipitation Bancroft, West Virginia humidity Bancroft, West Virginia wind speed Bancroft, West Virginia snowfall Bancroft, West Virginia sunshine Bancroft, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Bancroft-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.8 miles away from the Bancroft town 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 38.8 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bancroft-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 115.9 miles away from the city 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 219.9 miles away from Bancroft 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 113.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 216.8 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 90.8 miles away from Bancroft center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 93.9 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 Putnam County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bancroft topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bancroft:

  • CROSS LANES GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; CROSS LANES, WV)
  • COVENANT HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SCOTT DEPOT, WV)
  • TEAYS VALLEY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HURRICANE, WV)
  • PUTNAM CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HURRICANE, WV)
  • FMC - HURRICANE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; HURRICANE, WV)
  • HUDSON STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • HANSFORD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)

Amtrak station near Bancroft:

  • 16 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 Bancroft:

  • West Virginia State University (about 10 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 33 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 53 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 59 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Shawnee State University (about 65 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

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Notable locations in Bancroft: Bancroft Town Hall (A), Bancroft Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.61. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.61
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.30
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00355. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00355
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.7%
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
West Virginia average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bancroft town (based on Putnam County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,84624
Evangelical Protestant7,31945
Catholic1,1762
Other5643
None37,581-
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
Putnam County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Putnam County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Putnam County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

31.1%
West Virginia:

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

10.3%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bancroft:

46.2%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

38.6%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Bancroft:

28.2
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

29.2%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bancroft:

9.2%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.4
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

44.8%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bancroft:

47.1%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Bancroft:

72.3%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bancroft, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,250
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,250

6.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,580 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kanawha County, WV  3.08% ($40,643 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.80% ($32,302)
from Mason County, WV  0.17% ($38,114)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kanawha County, WV  2.39% ($34,084 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.80% ($39,754)
to Mason County, WV  0.19% ($31,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bancroft:

  • 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)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYP (1300 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, WV)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOKU (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HURRICANE, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bancroft:

  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WCEF (98.3 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WLWF (93.1 FM; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bancroft:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W14CU (Channel 14; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

Bancroft fatal accident list:

Sep 15, 2008 12:19 AM, Sr-62, Lat: 38.51379, Lon: -81.84308, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bancroft)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • WV DOT RD, Wv Dot Rd. Rr Crossing At Rr Mp Wv164.9l11.50 (Lat: 38.486722 Lon: -81.824833), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQIL821, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.380 MHzGrant Date: 03/12/2008, Expiration Date: 03/12/2018, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CH134, 111 Cannary Lane (Lat: 38.507472 Lon: -81.849306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQRD873
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHzGrant Date: 04/24/2013, Expiration Date: 04/24/2023, Certifier: Joseph R TauchenRegistrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD8WXK, Licensee ID: L01851545, Grant Date: 03/20/2014, Expiration Date: 03/20/2024, Certifier: Michael P Tucker, Registrant: Michael P Tucker, Bancroft, WV 25011

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Bancroft, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1572.7 years
William872.9 years
Mary781.6 years
Eva674.4 years
John486.2 years
Billy368.6 years
Howard370.7 years
Ira382.6 years
Charles375.7 years
Kenneth344.4 years
Most common last names in Bancroft, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Arthur1276.8 years
Tucker1076.1 years
Lett776.3 years
Mcclanahan778.3 years
Wick667.2 years
Asbury582.8 years
Landers569.2 years
Miller572.4 years
Sigman576.0 years
Smith564.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Wood (2%)

Bancroft compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black 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.
  • Number of college students above state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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