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Population in 2012: 1,396 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.9%
 

Males: 652  (46.8%)
Females: 744  (53.2%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26031.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,123 (it was $20,478 in 2000)
Benwood:

$29,123
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,887

Benwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,244 (it was $38,100 in 2000)
Benwood:

$53,244
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,732; Detached houses: $58,489; Townhouses or other attached units: $22,540; In 2-unit structures: $69,959; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $16,926; Mobile homes: $42,314

Median gross rent in 2012: $399.

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  • White alone - 1,351 (95.1%)
  • Two or more races - 35 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 18 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benwood: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.7%), Irish (19.2%), English (9.3%), Italian (8.2%), Polish (7.4%), Dutch (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 1,117 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Benwood:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benwood city:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

31 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.0%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Benwood, West Virginia as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Benwood to the number of sex offenders is 698 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $360 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $286 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (49.8 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (296.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bellaire, OH (0.8 miles ), McMechen, WV (1.3 miles ), Shadyside, OH (1.7 miles ), Bethlehem, WV (1.8 miles ), Bridgeport, OH (2.0 miles ), Brookside, OH (2.1 miles ), Wheeling, WV (2.1 miles ), Neffs, OH (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 80.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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Crime rates in Benwood by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 100000100
per 100,000 63.30.00.00.00.00.070.20.00.0
Assaults 610400010
per 100,000 380.063.30.0264.40.00.00.070.30.0
Burglaries 000220010
per 100,000 0.00.00.0132.2136.70.00.070.30.0
Thefts 1012131310731
per 100,000 633.3759.5850.266.1205.1706.2491.6211.071.1
Auto thefts 010000000
per 100,000 0.063.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.8) 120.248.134.064.717.828.240.727.42.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.11
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -132 (-7.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Benwood-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.6 miles away from the Benwood city center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1954, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Benwood:

  • BELMONT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; BELLAIRE, OH)
  • RIVERVIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; MC MECHEN, WV)
  • OHIO VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 4 miles away; WHEELING, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Benwood, WV

Amtrak station near Benwood:

  • 4 miles: WHEELING (70 12TH ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benwood:

  • West Liberty University (about 13 miles; West Liberty, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 26 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,131)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 41 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Robert Morris University (about 45 miles; Moon Township, PA; FT enrollment: 3,106)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 46 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,429)
  • Fairmont State University (about 48 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,770)
  • West Virginia University (about 49 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 24,899)

Private elementary/middle school in Benwood:

  • SS JAMES AND JOHN SCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 52 7TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)

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Notable locations in Benwood: Benwood Youth Center (A), Benwood City Hall (B), Benwood Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Benwood Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Benwood include: Saint Johns Catholic Church (A), Benwood Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McMeckens Run (A), Boggs Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.0. This is worse than average.
City:

39.0
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.87. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.87
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.6
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.432. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.432
U.S.:

0.493
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00935. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00935
U.S.:

0.06353

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

BENWOOD WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 430 MAIN STREET , Population served: 1542, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-1999), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-1999), St Public Notif issued (FEB-08-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-28-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-28-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-24-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2005)
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.7%
(27.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.5% for Black residents, 96.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Benwood, WV

Benwood compared to West Virginia state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above 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 below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Benwood travel time to work - commute


Benwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Benwood city (based on Marshall County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.61%
Here48.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USAChurches of Christ
Adherents31.7%20.3%13.0%8.0%5.5%
Congregations8.2%27.4%8.2%4.1%9.6%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA) General Conference Churches of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents4.6%3.2%2.4%1.6%9.6%
Congregations2.7%8.2%1.4%2.7%27.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
This county:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Marshall County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Marshall County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marshall County:

7.0%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,171$36,6841$2,454
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$2,198
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,486
Police Protection - Officers 6$14,929$29,8583$2,468
Police - Other 1$2,011$24,1328$9,385
Streets and Highways 1$3,234$38,8085$10,768
Solid Waste Management 1$3,051$36,6120$0
Sewerage 3$8,508$34,0320$0
Water Supply 4$9,189$27,5670$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,662
Totals for Government 19$50,093$31,63832$31,421

Benwood government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $549,000 ($393.27)
    Regular Highways: $374,000 ($267.91)
    Sewerage: $302,000 ($216.33)
    Water Utilities: $217,000 ($155.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($68.05)
    Police Protection: $65,000 ($46.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($5.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($2.87)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($1.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($15.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $762,000 ($545.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($25.07)

Benwood government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $321,000 ($229.94)
    All Other: $141,000 ($101.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $79,000 ($56.59)
    Rents: $47,000 ($33.67)
    Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($32.23)
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($14.33)
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($7.16)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($3.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $308,000 ($220.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($21.49)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($3.58)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $423,000 ($303.01)
    Property: $255,000 ($182.66)
    Public Utilities Sales: $80,000 ($57.31)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $40,000 ($28.65)
    Other License: $12,000 ($8.60)

Benwood government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,115,000 ($798.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,080,000 ($773.64)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,000 ($25.07)

Benwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,676,000 ($1200.57)

4.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

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:
from Ohio County, WV  1.41% ($21,556 average AGI)
from Belmont County, OH  0.49% ($24,763)
from Wetzel County, WV  0.21% ($33,240)


4.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

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:
to Ohio County, WV  1.56% ($28,466 average AGI)
to Belmont County, OH  0.66% ($32,688)
to Wetzel County, WV  0.17% ($39,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benwood:

  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMP (1290 AM; 1 kW; BELLAIRE, OH)
  • WKKX (1600 AM; 5 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WVLY (1370 AM; 5 kW; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBBD (1400 AM; 1 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benwood:

  • WOVK (98.7 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGW (107.5 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMP-FM (100.5 FM; BELLAIRE, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEEL (95.7 FM; SHADYSIDE, OH; Owner: OHIO VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVKF (105.5 FM; BETHLEHEM, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKWK-FM (97.3 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKP (96.5 FM; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: RKP INTERNATIONAL CORP.)
  • W216AU (91.1 FM; MARTINS FERRY, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WOGH (103.5 FM; BURGETTSTOWN, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVNP (89.9 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVBC (88.1 FM; BETHANY, WV; Owner: BETHANY COLLEGE)
  • W215BC (90.9 FM; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WBNV (93.5 FM; BARNESVILLE, OH; Owner: W. GRANT HAFLEY)
  • WCDK (106.3 FM; CADIZ, OH; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS OHIO, LLC)
  • WGLZ (91.5 FM; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Owner: WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE)
  • WETZ-FM (103.9 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • W204BE (88.7 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WXCR (92.3 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYMJ (99.5 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WANB-FM (103.1 FM; WAYNESBURG, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Benwood:

  • WTRF-TV (Channel 7; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W56DX (Channel 56; WHEELING,ETC., WV; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W28AS (Channel 28; BRIDGEPORT, OH; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOUC-TV (Channel 44; CAMBRIDGE, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • W25CI (Channel 25; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W57BH (Channel 57; WEIRTON, WV; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • W41AA (Channel 41; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Benwood fatal accident list:

Jan 27, 2011 05:33 PM, Sr-22, Lat: 40.01361667, Lon: -80.73369722, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 28, 2003 10:52 PM, Us-250, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 26, 1991 07:32 AM, 2, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 14, 1979 09:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 13, 1979 01:20 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 4
Nov 10, 1975 11:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 65 meters (213ft)
Total costs: $3,216,000
Total average daily traffic: 81,865
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,519

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 10
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Benwood, WV


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • James E McDonald, Boggs Run Road (Lat: 40.020917 Lon: -80.730250), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F2-A, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • James E McDonald, Boggs Run Road (Lat: 40.020917 Lon: -80.730250), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, , ONE ALLIED DRIVE B2F2-A
  • James E McDonald, Boggs Run Road (Lat: 40.020917 Lon: -80.730250), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE B2F2-A
  • James E McDonald, Boggs Run Road (Lat: 40.020917 Lon: -80.730250), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG
  • Jerri L Janjua, Boggs Run Road (Lat: 40.020917 Lon: -80.730250), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG
  • Jerri L Janjua, Boggs Run Road (Lat: 40.020917 Lon: -80.730250), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG
  • 3 Km On Fishers Ln Off Benwood Hill (Lat: 39.983889 Lon: -80.720000), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 59 m
    Registrant: 7406956416, , 111 N MARIETTA ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 430 Main St (Lat: 40.013972 Lon: -80.743417), Call Sign: KQE784, Licensee ID: L00122218
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/1998, Expiration Date: 06/13/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003
    Registrant: City Of Benwood, 430 Main St, Benwood, WV 26031

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Fisher Lane (Lat: 39.983944 Lon: -80.720056), Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: KNLV505
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.500 MHz, 454.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/25/2006, Expiration Date: 06/25/2016
    Registrant: Moir & Hardman, 2000 L Street Nw Suite 512, Washington, DC 20036-4907, Phone: (202) 223-3772

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Benwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GC (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8502E , Serial Number: 7GC-71, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 04/24/1959
    Registrant (Partnership): LLC Tailwheel, 53 Marshall St N, Benwood, WV 26031
  • Aircraft: BEECH E-55 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9145Q , Serial Number: TE-834, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas P Jr West, 53 Marshall Street, Benwood, WV 26031
  • Aircraft: BELL 47G-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-435 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 955 , Serial Number: 1409, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas P West, 53 Marshall St N, Benwood, WV 26031



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$86,6672$27,50010$60,9007$12,1434$49,7501$45,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$44,5005$49,4004$26,2500$01$52,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$52,3330$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$45,0001$54,0001$54,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 9

Incident types - Benwood


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benwood, WV

Most common first names in Benwood, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6180.0 years
John4575.0 years
Joseph3474.4 years
George3473.9 years
William3469.8 years
Helen2275.2 years
Robert2170.3 years
Anna2177.8 years
Frank1974.7 years
Charles1875.8 years
Most common last names in Benwood, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fisher1083.1 years
Blake1075.7 years
Miller979.2 years
Moore869.0 years
Smith874.0 years
Gordon774.3 years
Zelic679.5 years
Matesic681.0 years
Raymond684.7 years
Halavonich672.2 years
Businesses in Benwood, WV
NameCountNameCount
KFC1Taco Bell1
Kroger1UPS2
Rite Aid1Wendy's1
Subway1
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