Bethany, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 1,030 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 
Males: 561  (54.5%)
Females: 469  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  20.1 years
West Virginia median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 26032.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $56,726 (it was $36,375 in 2000)
Bethany:

$56,726
WV:

$42,019

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $11,967 (it was $10,769 in 2000)

Bethany town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $122,036 (it was $75,600 in 2000)
Bethany:

$122,036
WV:

$112,100

Median gross rent in 2015: $480.

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  • Races in Bethany, WV (2010)

    Bethany races chart
    • 91087.8%White alone
    • 706.8%Black alone
    • 262.5%Hispanic
    • 222.1%Two or more races
    • 50.5%Asian alone
    • 30.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bethany: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (15.7%), German (10.5%), Irish (10.2%), English (9.1%), Nigerian (4.4%), American (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,437 people per square mile   (low).

Bethany, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Bethany:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.6%
  • Unemployed: 20.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethany town:

  • Never married: 79.3%
  • Now married: 15.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

23 residents are foreign born (1.4% Africa, 0.3% Europe).

This town:

2.0%
West Virginia:

1.5%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Bethany, West Virginia as of March 22, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Bethany to the number of sex offenders is 516 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $767 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $733 (0.6%)

Bethany satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (34.7 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (286.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: West Liberty, WV (1.8 miles ), Beech Bottom, WV (2.2 miles ), Brilliant, OH (2.3 miles ), Wellsburg, WV (2.4 miles ), Windsor Heights, WV (2.4 miles ), Avella, PA (2.7 miles ), Rayland, OH (2.7 miles ), West Middletown, PA (2.7 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $280,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,500

Latitude: 40.21 N, Longitude: 80.56 W

Area code: 304

Bethany household income distribution Bethany home values distribution

Crime rates in Bethany by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004 2005 2007
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Theft 00100
per 100,000 0.00.0102.00.00.0
Auto thefts 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 318.4) 0.00.04.10.00.0

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -154 (-13.5%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Public administration (2%)
  • Educational services (45%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Bethany, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bethany-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the Bethany town center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/3/1963, a category F3 tornado 36.7 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 70 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethany-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 101.5 miles away from Bethany center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 228.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from Bethany center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 228.1 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 Brooke County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethany topographic map

Birthplace of: Ira Rodgers - Football, Gene Curtis - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bethany:

  • JONES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BEECH BOTTOM, WV)
  • ELITE HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; AVELLA, PA)
  • BRIGHTWOOD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)
  • REM-WV, INC., ROCKDALE ROAD (Hospital, about 9 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)
  • VALLEY HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; RAYLAND, OH)
  • TRI COUNTY HM HLTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)
  • REM-WV, INC., WOODCREST DRIVE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)

Amtrak station near Bethany:

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

College/University in Bethany:

  • Bethany College (Full-time enrollment: 748; Location: Main Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bethanywv.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethany:

  • West Liberty University (about 4 miles; West Liberty, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 13 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,572)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 25 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Robert Morris University (about 29 miles; Moon Township, PA; FT enrollment: 4,823)
  • Waynesburg University (about 29 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 34 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 13,486)
  • Point Park University (about 34 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 3,525)

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Notable location: Old Main (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Bethany: Old Bethany Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Bethany College (Museums; Campbell Mansion).

Hotel: Bethany College - Conference Center- Gresham Inn- Motel (P O BOX 417).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 90.5. This is worse than average.

City:

90.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.352. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.352
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 8.35. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.07. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.07
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00616. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00616
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 4.1%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  54.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
700 people in college/university student housing in 2010
585 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
West Virginia average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethany town (based on Brooke County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,9403
Evangelical Protestant2,91824
Mainline Protestant2,44816
Other2372
Black Protestant351
None15,491-
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: 7
Brooke County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Brooke County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Brooke County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Brooke County:

30.2%
West Virginia:

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

14.5%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bethany:

51.6%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.1%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.9
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.0%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bethany:

10.3%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

35.1%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bethany:

61.7%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Bethany:

85.3%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bethany, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$156
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$404
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$1,197
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 9$2,147
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$284
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$619
Totals for Government 0$0 22$4,807

Bethany government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,000 ($17.48)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($12.62)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($9.71)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($8.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $25,000 ($24.27)

Bethany government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($1.94)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $23,000 ($22.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $14,000 ($13.59)
    Property: $11,000 ($10.68)
    NEC: $2,000 ($1.94)

4.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
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 Hancock County, WV  0.83% ($28,355 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, OH  0.55% ($22,020)
from Ohio County, WV  0.41% ($30,526)


4.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
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 Hancock County, WV  0.85% ($27,885 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, OH  0.61% ($24,018)
to Ohio County, WV  0.41% ($36,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethany:

  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKKX (1600 AM; 5 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSTV (1340 AM; 1 kW; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, 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)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethany:

  • WVNP (89.9 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVBC (88.1 FM; BETHANY, WV; Owner: BETHANY COLLEGE)
  • WOGH (103.5 FM; BURGETTSTOWN, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGLZ (91.5 FM; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Owner: WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE)
  • WOVK (98.7 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGW (107.5 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W215BC (90.9 FM; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WEEL (95.7 FM; SHADYSIDE, OH; Owner: OHIO VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKWK-FM (97.3 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVKF (105.5 FM; BETHLEHEM, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMP-FM (100.5 FM; BELLAIRE, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJPA-FM (95.3 FM; WASHINGTON, PA; Owner: WASHINGTON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGF (104.3 FM; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRKP (96.5 FM; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: RKP INTERNATIONAL CORP.)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • WBJV (88.9 FM; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCDK (106.3 FM; CADIZ, OH; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS OHIO, LLC)
  • WWSW-FM (94.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Bethany:

  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTRF-TV (Channel 7; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W25CI (Channel 25; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W57BH (Channel 57; WEIRTON, WV; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOUC-TV (Channel 44; CAMBRIDGE, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • W28AS (Channel 28; BRIDGEPORT, OH; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • W56DX (Channel 56; WHEELING,ETC., WV; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W20AN (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)

Bethany fatal accident list:

Dec 8, 2010 11:57 AM, Sr-67, Ross St, Lat: 40.20562, Lon: -80.55616, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 24, 1993 03:49 PM, 88, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Nov 2, 1984 10:42 PM, 67, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • $106,000Total costs
  • 31,400Total average daily traffic
  • 3,370Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bethany)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.6 Km N (Lat: 40.228972 Lon: -80.558139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 23 m, Overall height: 29 m, Call Sign: WNJE440
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.475 MHzGrant Date: 03/20/2004, Expiration Date: 05/08/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2013, Certifier: Ernest N Maley Jr.Registrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Ave., Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4011, Fax: (202) 955-7719, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • WVNP TX SITE, Wv St Rt 88 1.7 Km Ne Int Rts 88 & 67 (Lat: 40.216111 Lon: -80.558333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.6 m, Overall height: 122.5 m, Call Sign: WQFX855
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.500 MHzGrant Date: 11/01/2006, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Rita RayRegistrant: Kessler And Gehman Associates, Inc., 507 Nw 60th Street, Suite C, Gainesville, FL 32607, Phone: (352) 332-3157, Fax: (352) 332-6392, Email:
  • BETHANY COL, 335 Bethpage Lane (Lat: 40.193306 Lon: -80.571944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 110.6 m, Call Sign: WQQU722
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • St. Rd. 88, 1 Mi Ne Of Bethany (Lat: 40.216167 Lon: -80.558389), Overall height: 122.5 m, Call Sign: WLP949, Licensee ID: L00105379
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.750 MHzGrant Date: 11/10/1992, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2011Registrant: West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority, 600 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301-1223

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB8ODQ, Grant Date: 09/01/1992, Expiration Date: 09/01/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/02/2004, Registrant: Thomas J Cornelius, Box 327, Bethany, WV 26032
  • Call Sign: N8RLS, Licensee ID: L01490688, Grant Date: 01/07/1992, Expiration Date: 01/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2004, Registrant: Howard L Jones, Bethany, WV 26032
  • Call Sign: W8LDZ, Grant Date: 11/02/1993, Expiration Date: 11/02/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/03/2005, Registrant: Louis Nemith, Bethany, WV 26032
  • Call Sign: KD8RGC, Licensee ID: L01674418, Grant Date: 11/23/2011, Expiration Date: 11/23/2021, Certifier: Matthew C Girsmann, Registrant: Matthew C Girsmann, 116 Logan Ct., Bethany, WV 26032
  • Call Sign: KD8TRZ, Licensee ID: L01752175, Grant Date: 12/10/2012, Expiration Date: 12/10/2022, Certifier: Ezckiel N Falcon, Registrant: Ezckiel N Falcon, 103 West Drive, Bethany, WV 26032

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Bethany

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bethany, WV
Most common first names in Bethany, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1273.7 years
Helen878.2 years
James884.8 years
Dorothy476.0 years
Edna486.5 years
George482.3 years
Charles469.5 years
John473.5 years
Ruth480.5 years
Bessie384.3 years
Most common last names in Bethany, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Monroe669.4 years
Craft567.8 years
Jones578.2 years
Smith574.6 years
Mitchell478.0 years
Chivers385.4 years
Counselman384.7 years
Cox382.0 years
Young380.3 years
Cramblet388.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (25%)

Bethany compared to West Virginia state average:

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

Bethany on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Syria (population 500+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Nigeria (population 500+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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