Bluewell, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 2,184.
Males: 895  (41.0%)
Females: 1,289  (59.0%)
Median resident age:

46.4 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,978
Bluewell:

$38,978
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,122

Bluewell CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,012
Bluewell:

$102,012
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $86,780; detached houses: $107,797; mobile homes: $39,171

Median gross rent in 2017: $798.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bluewell: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.1%
(32.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bluewell, WV (2010)
    • 2,08895.6%White alone
    • 472.2%Black alone
    • 411.9%Two or more races
    • 40.2%Hispanic
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bluewell, West Virginia as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bluewell is 2,147 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: English (23.5%), Irish (21.3%), German (13.3%), American (10.2%), Scottish (6.9%), Swedish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2590 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $716 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $346 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (71.8 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (116.8 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (378.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Brush Fork, WV (1.5 miles ),
Montcalm, WV (1.7 miles ),
Bramwell, WV (1.7 miles ),
Bluefield, WV (2.0 miles ),
Pocahontas, VA (2.1 miles ),
Bluefield, VA (2.2 miles ),
Maybeury, WV (2.7 miles ),
Matoaka, WV (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 37.31 N, Longitude: 81.26 W

Area code: 304

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

5.9%
West Virginia:

5.3%

Earthquake activity:

Bluewell-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% 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 159.2 miles away from the city 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 37.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 40.8 miles away from Bluewell 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 39.0 miles away from Bluewell center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 154.3 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 183.0 miles away from Bluewell 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 Mercer County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 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 Bluewell:

  • FMC - TWO VIRGINIAS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • MAPLES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • WESTWOOD HLTH CARE CNTR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BLUEFIELD, VA)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • CHURCH LANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluewell:

  • Concord University (about 16 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 27 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • New River Community College (about 35 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 41 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 47 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Roanoke College (about 67 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

Points of interest:

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

Church in Bluewell: Oak Grove Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hale Cemetery (1), Butt Cemetery (2), Oak Grove Cemetery (3), Poe Cemetery (4), Phillips Cemetery (5), Woodlawn Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bluewell Dam Number One (A), Bluewell Dam Number Two (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.2%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Banks with branches in Bluewell (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Bluewell Branch at Routes 20 And 52, branch established on 1965/06/07. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • New Peoples Bank, Inc.: Bluewell Branch at 3996 Coal Heritage Road, branch established on 2008/08/14. Info updated 2007/08/21: Bank assets: $781.6 mil, Deposits: $709.1 mil, headquarters in Honaker, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: New Peoples Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bluewell:

Marital status in Bluewell, WV
  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Bluewell:

  • High school or higher: 61.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bluewell, WV (based on Mercer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,020100
Mainline Protestant6,68351
Catholic1,5602
Other4865
Black Protestant957
Orthodox761
None36,344-
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: 14
Here:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Here:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Here:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

13.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

28.5%
West Virginia:

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

13.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

4.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
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 Tazewell County, VA  0.62% ($33,198 average AGI)
from McDowell County, WV  0.42% ($26,988)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.25% ($28,808)


4.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tazewell County, VA  0.57% ($42,453 average AGI)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.26% ($33,074)
to Monroe County, WV  0.16% ($30,788)

Businesses in Bluewell, WV

  • Kroger: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluewell:

  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKEZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAEY (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluewell:

  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W244BB (96.7 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bluewell:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
Bluewell fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bluewell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.7mTotal length
  • $925,000Total costs
  • 1,769Total average daily traffic
  • 77Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,467Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bluewell)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Cr 15 Approx 1.5km E Of Jct Us 52 & Cr 15 (Lat: 37.333167 Lon: -81.302611), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPRU574,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.710 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2001, Expiration Date: 02/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Certifier: Ray Tilley, Registrant: U S Filter Control Systems, 6819 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55439, Phone: (952) 996-9442, Fax: (952) 941-9502

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Bluewell - WV584, 2000 Tolbert Road (Lat: 37.328750 Lon: -81.266389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 74.1 m, Call Sign: WQEW802,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 04/05/2016, Expiration Date: 05/05/2026, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • BLUEWELL, 2000 Tolbert Road (Lat: 37.328750 Lon: -81.266389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73 m, Overall height: 74 m, Call Sign: WQRR691,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2013, Expiration Date: 07/15/2023, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of fire incidents - 34 took place in 2008, and the least - 2 in 2016. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bluewell, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (64.3%), and Outside Fires (20.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bluewell, WV
    • 7464.3%Structure Fires
    • 2320.0%Outside Fires
    • 1311.3%Other
    • 54.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bluewell, WV
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bluewell, WV
  • 86.1%Electricity
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bluewell, WV
  • 74.3%Electricity
  • 25.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bluewell compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population 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.
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