Brandonville, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 103 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 34  (33.3%)
Females: 69  (66.7%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years

Zip code: 26525

Estimated median household income in 2016: $65,584 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Brandonville:

$65,584
WV:

$43,385

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,658 (it was $22,118 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $291,896 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Brandonville:

$291,896
WV:

$117,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $280,736; Detached houses: $277,087

Median gross rent in 2016: $940.

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    • 55.0%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brandonville: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (44.9%), Irish (15.9%), Ukrainian (5.8%), Arab (4.3%), European (4.3%), German (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1801 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 262 people per square mile   (very low).

Brandonville, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Brandonville:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brandonville town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

9 residents are foreign born (3.3% Europe, 0.8% Oceania).

This town:

7.3%
West Virginia:

1.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,792 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $785 (0.4%)

Brandonville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (56.8 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (238.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bruceton Mills, WV (1.1 miles) , Farmington, PA (3.2 miles ), Markleysburg borough, PA (3.2 miles ), Friendsville, MD (3.4 miles ), Albright, WV (3.5 miles ), Chalkhill, PA (3.5 miles) , Cheat Lake, WV (3.5 miles ), Masontown, WV (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 39.67 N, Longitude: 79.62 W

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

5.4%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+39.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (52%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (44%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Brandonville, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the Brandonville town center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brandonville-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 132.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 156.3 miles away from Brandonville 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 253.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 171.2 miles away from the city 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 195.4 miles away from Brandonville 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) earthquake occurred 169.1 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 Preston County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brandonville topographic map

Birthplace of: James McGrew - Politician, John Hagans - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Brandonville:

  • SOUTH FAYETTE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MARKLEYSBURG, PA)
  • HENRY CLAY VILLA, LP (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARKLEYSBURG, PA)
  • HEARTLAND OF PRESTON COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; KINGWOOD, WV)
  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; KINGWOOD, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; KINGWOOD, WV)
  • REM-WV, INC., BROOKHAVEN ROAD (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brandonville:

  • West Virginia University (about 18 miles; Morgantown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 27,429)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 31 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Fairmont State University (about 32 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • Waynesburg University (about 35 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Frostburg State University (about 37 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 40 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Seton Hill University (about 45 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)

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Church in Brandonville: Brandonville United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Preston 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 53.7. This is better than average.

City:

53.7
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.73
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.94. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.94
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 4.8%
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
West Virginia average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Brandonville town (based on Preston County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,77761
Evangelical Protestant2,30237
Catholic1,3495
Other3663
None24,726-
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: 5
Preston County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Preston County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Preston County:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Preston County:

29.0%
West Virginia:

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

8.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$1,730
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,730

4.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,498 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.23%
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 Monongalia County, WV  1.35% ($37,183 average AGI)
from Garrett County, MD  0.26% ($25,586)
from Fayette County, PA  0.13% ($34,467)


4.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
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 Monongalia County, WV  1.61% ($39,536 average AGI)
to Garrett County, MD  0.36% ($21,317)
to Marion County, WV  0.28% ($31,781)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brandonville:

  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WMBS (590 AM; 1 kW; UNIONTOWN, PA; Owner: FAYETTE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WASP (1130 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BROWNSVILLE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WFSP (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brandonville:

  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WFSP-FM (107.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WLSW (103.9 FM; SCOTTDALE, PA; Owner: L. STANLEY WALL)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)

TV broadcast stations around Brandonville:

  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W35AW (Channel 35; UNIONTOWN, PA; Owner: DEBRA GOODWORTH)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WWAT-CA (Channel 45; UNIONTOWN, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)

Brandonville fatal accident list:

Jun 20, 2001 09:20 AM, Sr-26, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 20, 1992 05:55 PM, 26, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Brandonville)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • FRIENDSVILLE, 6.5 Nm E (Lat: 39.666111 Lon: -79.484167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQPZ664
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 09/28/2012, Expiration Date: 09/28/2022, 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:
  • Transmit, 4,000' South Of U.S. Route 48. (Lat: 39.650556 Lon: -79.611944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.2 m, Call Sign: WQTN746
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/13/2014, Expiration Date: 03/13/2024, Certifier: Adam R WithemRegistrant: Microwave Leasing Services, 2860 Fisher Rd, Columbus, OH 43204, Phone: (614) 308-5433, Fax: (614) 308-5443, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (6%)

Brandonville compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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