Bradshaw, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 322 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.4%
Males: 167  (52.1%)
Females: 155  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 24817, 24879.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,538 (it was $12,083 in 2000)
Bradshaw:

$28,538
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,083 (it was $9,458 in 2000)

Bradshaw town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,976 (it was $31,900 in 2000)
Bradshaw:

$49,976
WV:

$103,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $50,061; Detached houses: $56,168; Mobile homes: $25,097

Median gross rent in 2013: $429.

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  • Races in Bradshaw, WV (2010)

    Bradshaw races chart
    • 33298.5%White alone
    • 20.6%Black alone
    • 20.6%Two or more races
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bradshaw: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (34.7%), English (15.3%), United States (13.1%), German (9.1%), Hungarian (4.5%), Italian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/1979

Elevation: 1188 feet

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 404 people per square mile   (low).

Bradshaw, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Bradshaw:

  • High school or higher: 66.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 23.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bradshaw town:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 8.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $239 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $180 (0.4%)

Bradshaw satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (69.6 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (140.7 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (403.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Raysal, WV (1.0 miles ), Bartley, WV (1.9 miles ), War, WV (2.7 miles ), Iaeger, WV (2.8 miles ), Roderfield, WV (2.9 miles) , Berwind, WV (3.0 miles ), Big Sandy, WV (3.1 miles) , Cucumber, WV (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 37.35 N, Longitude: 81.80 W

Area code: 304

Bradshaw household income distribution Bradshaw home values distribution

Crime rates in Bradshaw (2001):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 burglaries (2,083.3 per 100,000)
  • 2 thefts (694.4 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 180.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime rates in Bradshaw (2005):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 larceny count (374.5 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 15.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 312.9)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
West Virginia average:

1.92
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.7%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -102 (-26.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (34%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (30%)
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Bradshaw, West Virginia

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Earthquake activity:

Bradshaw-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 80% 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 131.2 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 12.4 miles away from Bradshaw center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 16.6 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 14.1 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 126.2 miles away from Bradshaw center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 161.1 miles away from the city 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 McDowell County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Landslides: 7, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bradshaw topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bradshaw:

  • Concord University (about 44 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 49 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • King University (about 57 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • New River Community College (about 64 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 69 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)

Public elementary/middle school in Bradshaw:

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Notable locations in Bradshaw: Bradshaw Volunteer Fire Department (A), Mcdowell County Emergency Ambulance Authority Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Oozley Branch (A), Dry Branch (B), Bradshaw Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

McDowell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bradshaw and their reported violations in the past:

BRADSHAW WATER WORKS (Population served: 233, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 28 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.8%
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

Banks with branches in Bradshaw (2011 data):

  • Pioneer Community Bank, Inc.: Bradshaw Branch at 83 Buchanan Street, branch established on 1984/08/10. Info updated 2008/09/30: Bank assets: $120.8 mil, Deposits: $107.4 mil, headquarters in Iaeger, WV, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Pioneer Community Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
West Virginia average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Coal or coke (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bradshaw town (based on McDowell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,60453
Mainline Protestant91427
Black Protestant53111
Other4712
Catholic3134
None17,280-
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: 8
McDowell County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
McDowell County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
McDowell County:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
McDowell County:

32.5%
West Virginia:

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

15.8%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$588
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$442
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,372
Police Protection - Officers 3$4,459$17,8360$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,630$19,5600$0
Sewerage 1$1,199$14,3880$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$705
Totals for Government 5$7,288$17,4919$3,107

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $74,000 ($229.81)
    Sewerage: $72,000 ($223.60)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($136.65)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($77.64)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($68.32)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($40.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $150,000 ($465.84)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $74,000 ($229.81)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($186.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,000 ($80.75)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($49.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $15,000 ($46.58)
    General Support: $1,000 ($3.11)
  • Tax - NEC: $26,000 ($80.75)
    Property: $9,000 ($27.95)
    Public Utilities: $8,000 ($24.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($3.11)
    Individual Income: $0 ($0.00)

4.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
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 Mercer County, WV  1.04% ($21,776 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, VA  0.32% ($31,278)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.22% ($39,500)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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 Mercer County, WV  1.69% ($29,358 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, VA  0.39% ($34,045)
to Buchanan County, VA  0.23% ($26,846)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bradshaw:

  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGTH (540 AM; 1 kW; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bradshaw:

  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)

Bradshaw fatal accident list:

Oct 27, 2006 05:32 PM, Sr-10, Lat: 37.35121, Lon: -81.80058, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 27, 1982 87:99 PM, St.Rt.83, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $925,000Total costs
  • 3,350Total average daily traffic
  • 260Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,640Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .4 Mi N Of Us Po On Rt 80 (Lat: 37.353444 Lon: -81.800944), Call Sign: KDU335, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/2001, Expiration Date: 01/22/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2011, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BRADSHAW CO, Buckhannon Ave (Lat: 37.352056 Lon: -81.805389), Overall height: 13.4 m, Call Sign: WHQ501, Licensee ID: L00001235
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/13/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/16/2001
    Registrant: Bell Atlantic West Virginia Inc, 1 East Pratt St 3n12, Baltimore, MD 21202

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bradshaw, WV
Most common first names in Bradshaw, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2471.2 years
John1872.2 years
James1668.3 years
Mary975.1 years
Charlie771.7 years
George663.5 years
Howard574.8 years
Rosa580.8 years
Robert567.2 years
David564.2 years
Most common last names in Bradshaw, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Payne3074.6 years
Kennedy1366.2 years
Blankenship1261.3 years
Mullins1269.7 years
Christian1176.9 years
Roberts1060.3 years
Hughes1076.3 years
Coleman956.2 years
Johnson966.2 years
Jewell967.5 years

Businesses in Bradshaw, WV

  • Rite Aid: 1
  • Subway: 1
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