Berwind, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 278.
Males: 125  (45.3%)
Females: 153  (54.7%)
Median resident age:

24.2 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 24815, 24826.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $24,784
Berwind:

$24,784
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,114

Berwind CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $37,755
Berwind:

$37,755
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $59,036; detached houses: $58,685
March 2019 cost of living index in Berwind: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 62.8%
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  • Races in Berwind, WV (2010)
    • 25391.0%White alone
    • 165.8%Black alone
    • 51.8%Two or more races
    • 31.1%Hispanic
    • 10.4%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: Scottish (40.0%), German (38.7%), Lebanese (5.8%), Dutch (5.8%), Irish (5.4%), English (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 1480 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (74.8 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (131.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (399.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Cucumber, WV (1.5 miles),
War, WV (1.6 miles ),
Bartley, WV (2.5 miles ),
Raysal, WV (2.9 miles ),
Bradshaw, WV (3.0 miles ),
Gary, WV (3.1 miles ),
Pageton, WV (3.5 miles),
Welch, WV (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.27 N, Longitude: 81.67 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Distribution of median household income in Berwind, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Berwind, WV in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

10.1%
West Virginia:

5.3%

Earthquake activity:

Berwind-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 80% 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 140.3 miles away from Berwind center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 14.7 miles away from Berwind center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 18.6 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 16.6 miles away from Berwind center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 135.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 163.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McDowell County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Berwind:

  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF CEDAR BLUFF (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; TAZEWELL, VA)
  • CLINCH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; RICHLANDS, VA)
  • TAZEWELL COMM HOSPITAL HHC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; TAZEWELL, VA)
  • CARILION TAZEWELL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; TAZEWELL, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; TAZEWELL, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL TAZEWELL (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; TAZEWELL, VA)
  • MATTIE WILLIAMS HOSP (Hospital, about 15 miles away; RICHLANDS, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Berwind:

  • Concord University (about 38 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 40 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • King University (about 55 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • New River Community College (about 55 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 63 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 68 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)

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Notable location: Berwind Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

McDowell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.2%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Berwind:

Marital status in Berwind, WV
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 17.5%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Berwind:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
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 Berwind, WV (based on McDowell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,60453
Mainline Protestant91427
Black Protestant53111
Other4712
Catholic3134
None17,280-
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: 8
McDowell County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
McDowell County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
McDowell County:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

14.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.5%
State:

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

15.8%
State:

13.1%

Strongest AM radio stations in Berwind:

  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WGTH (540 AM; 1 kW; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WXMY (1600 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALTVILLE, VA; Owner: CONTINENTAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Berwind:

  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKQY (100.1 FM; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Berwind fatal accident list:

Mar 15, 2016 09:00 PM, Cr-9, Lat: 37.262069, Lon: -81.660761, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 6, 2007 03:06 PM, Cr-9, Sr-16, Lat: 37.284567, Lon: -81.663411, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
May 1, 1982 10:10 PM, Sec.Rt.9, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.0mTotal length
  • $1,700,000Total costs
  • 8,497Total average daily traffic
  • 1,055Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,002Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Berwind, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Berwind, WV

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Co Rt 11 0.5 Km E Of Co Rt 9 And Co Rt 11 (Lat: 37.248444 Lon: -81.638722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPRA295,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz, Grant Date: 05/27/2005, Expiration Date: 05/31/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/01/2015, Certifier: David Robbins, Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems, 1239 Willow Lake Blvd, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Fax: (651) 766-2701
  • Rt 16 Crossing 2 Mi N (Lat: 37.282056 Lon: -81.667611), Call Sign: KDU334, Licensee ID: L00008014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2003, Expiration Date: 07/26/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2011, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Lat: 37.269694 Lon: -81.666639, Call Sign: WQJN764,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 462.262 MHz, 462.312 MHz, 467.212 MHz, 467.262 MHz, Grant Date: 11/12/2008, Expiration Date: 11/12/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2019, Certifier: Gregory Guinto, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 W, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA8BRP, Licensee ID: L01412089, Grant Date: 07/05/2018, Expiration Date: 09/25/2028, Certifier: Winford C Crouse, Registrant: Winford C Crouse, Berwind, WV 24815
  • Call Sign: KC8HVI, Licensee ID: L01275499, Grant Date: 03/29/2017, Expiration Date: 06/16/2027, Certifier: Kenneth L Bradley, Registrant: Kenneth L Bradley, Rr1 Box 87, Berwind, WV 24815

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Berwind, WV
  • 72.2%Electricity
  • 11.1%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.6%Coal or coke
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Berwind, WV
  • 62.5%Electricity
  • 37.5%Wood


Berwind compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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