Brookhaven, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 5,171. Population change since 2000: +9.2%
Males: 2,586  (50.0%)
Females: 2,585  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  35.2 years
West Virginia median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 26508.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $61,523 (it was $32,206 in 2000)
Brookhaven:

$61,523
WV:

$42,019

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $28,635 (it was $15,518 in 2000)

Brookhaven CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $197,699 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Brookhaven:

$197,699
WV:

$112,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $183,082; Detached houses: $207,886; Townhouses or other attached units: $86,438; Mobile homes: $38,798

Median gross rent in 2015: $821.

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  • Races in Brookhaven, WV (2010)

    Brookhaven races chart
    • 4,91695.1%White alone
    • 811.6%Two or more races
    • 761.5%Black alone
    • 460.9%Hispanic
    • 420.8%Asian alone
    • 80.2%Other race alone
    • 20.04%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brookhaven: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (18.3%), German (16.4%), Irish (15.9%), Italian (8.9%), English (4.3%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 9.32 square miles.

Population density: 555 people per square mile   (low).

Brookhaven,WV real estate house value index trend

Brookhaven, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Brookhaven:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brookhaven CDP:

  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

85 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
West Virginia:

1.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,078 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $762 (0.5%)

Brookhaven satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (57.6 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (254.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Morgantown, WV (1.8 miles ), Westover, WV (2.1 miles ), Cheat Lake, WV (2.1 miles ), Granville, WV (2.3 miles ), Star City, WV (2.4 miles ), Masontown, WV (2.6 miles ), Point Marion borough, PA (2.9 miles ), Cassville, WV (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 39.61 N, Longitude: 79.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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

4.6%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Brookhaven, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Brookhaven-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Brookhaven place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.2 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brookhaven-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 152.8 miles away from Brookhaven 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 238.3 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 176.8 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) earthquake occurred 168.0 miles away from Brookhaven 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 210.7 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).
Brookhaven topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Brookhaven:

  • REM-WV, INC., BROOKHAVEN ROAD (Hospital, about 1 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • REM-WV, INC., WHITE AVENUE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • REM-WV, INC., CURTIS AVENUE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • CARE PARTNERS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • CHESTNUT RIDGE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • SUNDALE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brookhaven:

  • West Virginia University (about 4 miles; Morgantown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 27,429)
  • Fairmont State University (about 17 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • Waynesburg University (about 26 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 47 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Frostburg State University (about 52 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Seton Hill University (about 52 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)

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Notable location: Brookhaven Volunteer Fire Department Company 12 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Brookhaven include: Beulah Church (A), Brookhaven United Methodist Church (B), Mellons Chapel (C), Rock Family Church (D), Morgantown Revival Center (E), Morgantown Bible Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tibbs Run (A). Display/hide its location 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 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.71. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.71
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.95
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.7%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Black residents, 81.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
West Virginia average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brookhaven CDP (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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Brookhaven:

52.7%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Brookhaven:

50.8%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Brookhaven:

28.0
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.0%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

31.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Brookhaven:

60.5%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.5%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brookhaven, WV Residents

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 Brookhaven:

  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WASP (1130 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BROWNSVILLE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMBS (590 AM; 1 kW; UNIONTOWN, PA; Owner: FAYETTE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFSP (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brookhaven:

  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCLG-FM (100.1 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWVU-FM (91.7 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WZST (100.9 FM; WESTOVER, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WFSP-FM (107.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WYFU (88.5 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETORK, INC.)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WANB-FM (103.1 FM; WAYNESBURG, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W279AE (103.7 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Brookhaven:

  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWAT-CA (Channel 45; UNIONTOWN, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $571,000Total costs
  • 33,950Total average daily traffic
  • 2,351Total average daily truck traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$197,28935$185,39988$188,4229$139,1096$173,9556$55,315
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$199,2953$194,3176$164,1321$22,6901$69,3901$24,950
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$215,7405$115,07224$159,7332$100,9401$150,6405$51,682
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$175,5307$174,07621$185,2321$288,9001$196,8801$67,220
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$115,2803$167,6670$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0118.01 , 0118.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$215,1134$253,010
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$197,1600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$112,020
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$134,9601$111,290
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$131,540
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0118.01 , 0118.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Brookhaven compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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