Blacksville, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 180 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 
Males: 74  (41.3%)
Females: 106  (58.7%)
Median resident age:  29.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 26521

Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,670 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Blacksville:

$46,670
WV:

$42,019

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $23,196 (it was $13,461 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $70,406 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Blacksville:

$70,406
WV:

$112,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $78,129; Detached houses: $91,588; Mobile homes: $45,879

Median gross rent in 2015: $465.

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    • 16697.1%White alone
    • 52.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blacksville: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (40.7%), English (17.4%), Irish (9.3%), German (8.1%), Italian (8.1%), Polish (7.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 593 people per square mile   (low).

Blacksville, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Blacksville:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blacksville town:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 17.8%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Blacksville, West Virginia as of December 14, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Blacksville to the number of sex offenders is 89 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Blacksville town:  0.8% ($330)
West Virginia:  0.6% ($378)

Blacksville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (51.4 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (269.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Brave, PA (1.6 miles ), Pentress, WV (1.7 miles) , Mount Morris, PA (2.8 miles ), Fairview, WV (3.0 miles ), Cassville, WV (3.1 miles ), Grant Town, WV (3.4 miles ), Rogersville, PA (3.4 miles ), New Freeport, PA (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 39.72 N, Longitude: 80.21 W

Area code: 304

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

4.6%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+7.4%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (40%)
  • Construction (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (67%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (70%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Production occupations (3%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (52%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Blacksville, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Blacksville-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the Blacksville town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/25/1968, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blacksville-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% 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 122.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 139.3 miles away from Blacksville 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 226.3 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 156.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.2 miles away from Blacksville center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 225.1 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 Monongalia County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blacksville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blacksville:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-WAYNESBURG (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WAYNESBURG, PA)
  • GREENE HEALTH CARE CNTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WAYNESBURG, PA)
  • SOUTHWEST REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WAYNESBURG, PA)
  • SOUTHWESTERN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WAYNESBURG, PA)
  • DAVITA - WAYNESBURG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; WAYNESBURG, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MORGANTOWN (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • MONONGALIA COUNTY HEALTH DEPT HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blacksville:

  • Waynesburg University (about 13 miles; Waynesburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,080)
  • West Virginia University (about 15 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Fairmont State University (about 17 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 30 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • West Liberty University (about 37 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 49 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 50 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)

Public high school in Blacksville:

Public elementary/middle school in Blacksville:

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

Churches in Blacksville include: Blacksville United Methodist Church (A), Blacksville Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Monongalia 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 64.8. This is about average.

City:

64.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.823. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.823
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.12
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 29.4%
(30.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Blacksville (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Blacksville Branch at 5961 Mason Dixon Hwy, branch established on 1983/02/01. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
West Virginia average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Blacksville town (based on Monongalia County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,27662
Catholic7,8315
Evangelical Protestant7,55754
Other1,82810
Orthodox2302
Black Protestant801
None69,387-
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: 12
Monongalia County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Monongalia County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Monongalia County:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Here:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Monongalia County:

28.1%
West Virginia:

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

12.3%
State:

13.1%
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

8.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.86%
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 Marion County, WV  0.71% ($35,230 average AGI)
from Preston County, WV  0.57% ($39,536)
from Harrison County, WV  0.38% ($33,818)


8.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,142 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($280 average AGI)
Monongalia County:

0.06%
West Virginia average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, WV  0.55% ($34,006 average AGI)
to Preston County, WV  0.48% ($37,183)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.34% ($49,241)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blacksville:

  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WASP (1130 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BROWNSVILLE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WANB (1580 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WAYNESBURG, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVLY (1370 AM; 5 kW; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blacksville:

  • WANB-FM (103.1 FM; WAYNESBURG, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYFU (88.5 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETORK, INC.)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WCLG-FM (100.1 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOVK (98.7 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGW (107.5 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKP (96.5 FM; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: RKP INTERNATIONAL CORP.)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Blacksville:

  • WTRF-TV (Channel 7; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)

Blacksville fatal accident list:

Jun 11, 2009 06:41 PM, Sr-7, Lat: 39.67882, Lon: -80.35692, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 5, 2008 01:31 PM, Sr-218, Lat: 39.63822, Lon: -80.21213, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 21, 2008 12:58 AM, Sr-7, Lat: 39.71907, Lon: -80.21994, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $1,543,000Total costs
  • 8,800Total average daily traffic
  • 616Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,000Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Erik Brooks, Daybrook Run Road (Lat: 39.714778 Lon: -80.213417), Type: 73.1, Overall height: 68.5 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100
  • Erik Brooks, Daybrook Run Road (Lat: 39.714778 Lon: -80.213417), Type: 73.1, Overall height: 68.5 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100
  • STEVEN T CAMPBELL, Daybrook Run Road (Lat: 39.714778 Lon: -80.213417), Type: 73.1, Structure height: 54061 m, Overall height: 68.5 m, Registrant: 2029553000, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.719722 Lon: -80.223889, Call Sign: WQUP794
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.887 MHz, 466.250 MHz, 457.200 MHz, 468.525 MHz, 469.975 MHzGrant Date: 09/04/2014, Expiration Date: 09/04/2024, Certifier: Teresa EddyRegistrant: Continental Wireless, Inc., 10455 Vista Park Road, Dallas, TX 75238-1645, Phone: (972) 926-7443, Fax: (972) 926-0624, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BLACKSVILLE, Daybrook Run Road (Lat: 39.714778 Lon: -80.213417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 68.5 m, Overall height: 73.1 m, Call Sign: WQMY783
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/10/2010, Expiration Date: 11/10/2020, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC8GOI, Licensee ID: L00209332, Grant Date: 12/26/2006, Expiration Date: 03/20/2017, Certifier: Daniel M Copeland, Registrant: Daniel M Copeland, Blacksville, WV 26521
  • Call Sign: KD8EMX, Licensee ID: L01207960, Grant Date: 10/31/2006, Expiration Date: 10/31/2016, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2006, Certifier: Larry Hines, Registrant: Larry Hines, Blacksville, WV 26521
  • Call Sign: KD8KZR, Licensee ID: L01489187, Grant Date: 05/06/2009, Expiration Date: 05/06/2019, Certifier: Dennis P Chaney, Registrant: Dennis P Chaney, Po Box 365, Blacksville, WV 26521
  • Call Sign: KD8KZW, Licensee ID: L01489191, Grant Date: 05/06/2009, Expiration Date: 05/06/2019, Certifier: Trista L Hoosier, Registrant: Trista L Hoosier, Blacksville, WV 26521
  • Call Sign: KD8RCY, Licensee ID: L01669497, Grant Date: 10/28/2011, Expiration Date: 10/28/2021, Certifier: Michael R Mainhart, Registrant: Michael R Mainhart, Blacksville, WV 26521

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Wood (3%)

Businesses in Blacksville, WV

  • 7-Eleven: 1
  • Subway: 1

Blacksville compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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