Bolt, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 548.
Males: 279  (51.0%)
Females: 269  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

38.4 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25817.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,121
Bolt:

$42,121
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,959

Bolt CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,200
Bolt:

$101,200
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $122,389; detached houses: $121,662
March 2019 cost of living index in Bolt: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.7%
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  • Races in Bolt, WV (2010)
    • 54098.5%White alone
    • 40.7%Hispanic
    • 30.5%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone

Races in Bolt 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 Bolt, West Virginia as of January 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bolt is 686 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: European (43.7%), American (27.2%), Irish (8.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1982 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (42.4 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (145.9 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (371.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lester, WV (2.5 miles ),
Glen White, WV (2.8 miles ),
Glen Fork, WV (2.8 miles ),
Eccles, WV (2.9 miles ),
Kopperston, WV (2.9 miles ),
Sophia, WV (3.1 miles ),
Crab Orchard, WV (3.2 miles ),
Helen, WV (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.76 N, Longitude: 81.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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

5.2%
West Virginia:

5.3%

Earthquake activity:

Bolt-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 141.3 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 47.8 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 52.0 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 137.0 miles away from Bolt center
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) earthquake occurred 263.5 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 49.5 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 Raleigh County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, 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 Bolt:

  • HEARTLAND OF BECKLEY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BMA - BECKLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • COLUMBIA RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 13 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bolt:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 11 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 33 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia State University (about 47 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 59 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 61 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 65 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 66 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)

Public elementary/middle school in Bolt:

See full list of schools located in Bolt

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Cemeteries: Farmer Cemetery (1), Accord Cemetery (2), Worley Cemetery (3), Allen Cemetery (4), Richmond Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Raleigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.2%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Bolt:

Marital status in Bolt, WV
  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

For population 25 years and over in Bolt:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bolt, WV (based on Raleigh County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,61598
Mainline Protestant6,16230
Catholic1,6881
Black Protestant1,58811
Other1,0495
Orthodox641
None54,693-
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: 15
Raleigh County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Raleigh County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Raleigh County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Raleigh County:

13.7%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

31.3%
West Virginia:

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

12.4%
State:

13.1%

4.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
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 Fayette County, WV  0.72% ($26,038 average AGI)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.22% ($72,328)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.22% ($39,965)


4.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
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 Fayette County, WV  0.56% ($35,048 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.30% ($40,785)
to Mercer County, WV  0.20% ($28,808)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bolt:

  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWYO (970 AM; 1 kW; PINEVILLE, WV; Owner: MRJ, INC.)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bolt:

  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Bolt:

  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Bolt fatal accident list:

Aug 5, 2011 07:00 PM, Sr-99, Lat: 37.763183, Lon: -81.414269, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 10, 2004 01:50 PM, Sr-99, Lat: 37.778435, Lon: -81.424812, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 21, 1997 87:99 PM, 99, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 14, 1996 11:50 PM, 99, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 29, 1989 11:45 PM, 99, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 30, 1989 04:05 PM, 99, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 24.6mTotal length
  • $1,650,000Total costs
  • 9,792Total average daily traffic
  • 449Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,378Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bolt, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bolt, WV

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • On Bolt Mountain 5.5 Mi W (Lat: 37.811222 Lon: -81.179278), Call Sign: KNDR571, Licensee ID: L00020140,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.725 MHz, Grant Date: 09/12/2002, Expiration Date: 10/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2012, Registrant: Dowell Schlumberger Inc, 260 Industrial Dr, Beckley, WV 25801, Phone: (304) 252-0661, Fax: (304) 252-3899
  • On Bolt Mountain 5 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 37.785389 Lon: -81.519556), Call Sign: KWE218, Licensee ID: L00020140,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 09/12/2002, Expiration Date: 10/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2012, Registrant: Dowell Schlumberger Inc, 260 Industrial Dr, Beckley, WV 25801, Phone: (304) 252-0661, Fax: (304) 252-3899
  • Lat: 37.785944 Lon: -81.520944, Call Sign: WQJS264,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.450 MHz, 457.450 MHz, 453.000 MHz, 458.000 MHz, 451.350 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/2008, Expiration Date: 12/10/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2019, Certifier: Jason Miller, Registrant: Two-Way Radio, Inc., Wytheville, VA 24382, Phone: (276) 228-2791, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KC8GVD, Grant Date: 04/11/1997, Expiration Date: 04/11/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/14/2009, Registrant: Mark A Cline, Bolt, WV 25817
  • Call Sign: N8JBV, Licensee ID: L01450424, Grant Date: 12/21/2018, Expiration Date: 12/21/2028, Registrant: Tommy G Acord, 530 Gasplant Road, Bolt, WV 25817
  • Call Sign: N8XTD, Licensee ID: L00224210, Grant Date: 03/18/2013, Expiration Date: 03/23/2023, Certifier: Greta L Cline, Registrant: Greta L Cline, 741 Breckenridge Dr, Bolt, WV 25817
  • Call Sign: W8BSA, Previous Call Sign: KB8OOU, Licensee ID: L00224214, Grant Date: 04/24/2010, Expiration Date: 05/23/2020, Certifier: Johnnie F Cline, Registrant: Johnnie F Cline, 741 Breckenridge Rd, Bolt, WV 25817
  • Call Sign: KC8VWF, Licensee ID: L00646163, Grant Date: 02/27/2003, Expiration Date: 02/27/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2015, Certifier: Reva A Wimmer, Registrant: Reva A Wimmer, Bolt, WV 25817
  • Call Sign: KC8WDB, Licensee ID: L00659594, Grant Date: 03/24/2003, Expiration Date: 03/24/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2015, Certifier: Eddie J Wimmer, Registrant: Eddie J Wimmer, Bolt, WV 25817

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8161D , Serial Number: 28-8016220, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 04/20/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Ralph L Roberts, Po Box 158, Bolt, WV 25817
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9374M , Serial Number: 1306, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/19/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 01/12/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Terry L Roberts, Po Box 211, Bolt, WV 25817

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bolt, WV
  • 58.8%Electricity
  • 20.6%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Coal or coke
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bolt, WV
  • 51.2%Electricity
  • 48.8%Other fuel


Bolt compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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