Brush Fork, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,197.
Males: 571  (47.8%)
Females: 626  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

32.3 years
West Virginia median age:

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

$38,978
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,122

Brush Fork CDP income, earnings, and wages data

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

$102,012
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $83,072; detached houses: $119,203; mobile homes: $39,846

Median gross rent in 2017: $555.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brush Fork: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.5%
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  • Races in Brush Fork, WV (2010)
    • 1,12794.2%White alone
    • 373.1%Black alone
    • 141.2%Two or more races
    • 121.0%Hispanic
    • 70.6%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: American (26.3%), English (19.7%), German (13.7%), Irish (11.3%), Arab (9.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2374 feet

86 residents are foreign born

This place:

6.4%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $678 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $276 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (71.6 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (115.1 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (379.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bluewell, WV (1.5 miles ),
Bluefield, WV (1.6 miles ),
Bluefield, VA (1.7 miles ),
Bramwell, WV (2.1 miles ),
Pocahontas, VA (2.2 miles ),
Montcalm, WV (2.3 miles ),
Maybeury, WV (2.9 miles ),
Matoaka, WV (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 37.28 N, Longitude: 81.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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

5.9%
West Virginia:

5.3%

Earthquake activity:

Brush Fork-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 160.3 miles away from Brush Fork 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 37.0 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 40.5 miles away from Brush Fork 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 38.8 miles away from Brush Fork center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 155.4 miles away from Brush Fork center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 182.0 miles away from Brush Fork 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 Brush Fork:

  • FMC - TWO VIRGINIAS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • MAPLES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • WESTWOOD HLTH CARE CNTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BLUEFIELD, VA)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • PRINCETON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • CHURCH LANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brush Fork:

  • Concord University (about 17 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 25 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 34 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 36 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Radford University (about 41 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 46 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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Shopping Center: Airport Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: McQuire Cemetery (1), Perdue Cemetery (2). 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:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

62.8%
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: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Brush Fork:

Marital status in Brush Fork, WV
  • Never married: 40.3%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Brush Fork:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brush Fork, 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
This county:

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
Mercer County:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

28.5%
State:

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

13.4%
State:

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brush Fork:

  • 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.)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brush Fork:

  • 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)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • W244BB (96.7 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Brush Fork:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

Brush Fork fatal accident list:

Mar 5, 2014 06:46 PM, Us-52, Denver St, Lat: 37.287419, Lon: -81.252736, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.4mTotal length
  • 11,136Total average daily traffic
  • 776Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,475Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brush Fork, WV
  • 78.4%Electricity
  • 10.8%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brush Fork, WV
  • 56.6%Electricity
  • 36.7%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Brush Fork compared to West Virginia state average:

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

Brush Fork on our top lists:

  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Asia (population 500+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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