Bethany, West Virginia

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
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Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Bethany, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (50.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.3%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.2%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (2.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (37.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (18.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.9%)
  • Construction (3.5%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (65.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (1.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (1.9%)
Most common occupations in Bethany, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (16.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (17.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (16.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (15.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (3.8%)
  • Child care workers (3.8%)

Average climate in Bethany, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bethany, West Virginia average temperatures Bethany, West Virginia average precipitation Bethany, West Virginia humidity Bethany, West Virginia wind speed Bethany, West Virginia snowfall Bethany, West Virginia sunshine Bethany, West Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.8. This is about average.

City:

82.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.153. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.153
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.70. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.70
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.89
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00418
U.S.:

0.00984

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 Bethany center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 202.1 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 228.1 miles away from Bethany 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

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Brooke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bethany
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethany, WV (based on Brooke County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This 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.
West Virginia:

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

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This 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
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 9$2,147
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$1,197
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$404
Financial Administration 0$0 1$156
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$619
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$284
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 22$4,807

Bethany government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $95,000 ($106.98)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($33.78)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($27.03)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($25.90)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($13.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($6.76)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($4.50)
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000 ($2.25)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($2.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,000 ($63.06)

Bethany government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $185,000 ($208.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $32,000 ($36.04)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $27,000 ($30.41)
    Property: $19,000 ($21.40)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000 ($2.25)

Bethany government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,000 ($146.40)

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,741 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

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 Hancock County, WV  1.74% ($35,938 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, OH  0.56% ($41,192)
from Ohio County, WV  0.46% ($41,070)

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: 40.205625, Lon: -80.556156, 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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 36.8mTotal length
  • $3,298,000Total costs
  • 4,539Total average daily traffic
  • 189Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,316Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bethany, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 21940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bethany, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/01/2006, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Rita Ray, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/10/1992, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2011, Registrant: 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

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of fire incidents - 26 took place in 2015, and the least - 4 in 2009. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bethany, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (69.9%), and Outside Fires (16.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bethany, WV
    • 12169.9%Structure Fires
    • 2916.8%Outside Fires
    • 148.1%Other
    • 95.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bethany, WV
  • 84.6%Utility gas
  • 13.2%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bethany, WV
  • 64.0%Utility gas
  • 36.0%Electricity


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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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  • #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)"
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