Buckhannon, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 5,529 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 
Males: 2,651  (48.0%)
Females: 2,878  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

30.4 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26201.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,284 (it was $23,421 in 2000)
Buckhannon:

$34,284
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,252 (it was $12,959 in 2000)

Buckhannon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $129,783 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Buckhannon:

$129,783
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $163,912; detached houses: $163,793; mobile homes: $125,891

Median gross rent in 2017: $670.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buckhannon: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.6%
(26.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.7% for Black residents, 75.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.3% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Buckhannon, WV (2017)
    • 5,06891.3%White alone
    • 3446.2%Black alone
    • 1122.0%Hispanic
    • 140.3%American Indian alone
    • 90.2%Asian alone
    • 70.1%Two or more races

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 49 registered sex offenders living in Buckhannon, West Virginia as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buckhannon is 114 to 1.


Crime rates in Buckhannon by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.6)
3
(54.0)
1
(18.3)
2
(36.5)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(53.0)
3
(53.5)
2
(36.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.6)
1
(18.0)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.6)
1
(17.6)
2
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(102.2)
13
(228.4)
14
(252.2)
9
(164.3)
2
(36.5)
2
(35.7)
2
(35.4)
8
(141.6)
3
(52.7)
2
(35.1)
5
(88.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(340.7)
29
(509.5)
8
(144.1)
7
(127.8)
24
(438.3)
25
(446.3)
31
(549.1)
33
(584.2)
22
(386.3)
17
(298.8)
21
(370.9)
20
(356.5)
7
(126.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
59
(1,005)
70
(1,230)
72
(1,297)
41
(748.6)
42
(767.0)
50
(892.7)
127
(2,249)
204
(3,611)
145
(2,546)
149
(2,619)
192
(3,391)
201
(3,583)
165
(2,991)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(187.4)
7
(123.0)
8
(144.1)
2
(36.5)
8
(146.1)
5
(89.3)
9
(159.4)
8
(141.6)
0
(0.0)
8
(140.6)
6
(106.0)
16
(285.2)
4
(72.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
2
(36.5)
3
(53.6)
3
(53.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.1)
2
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)99.5159.7172.694.8146.195.5153.6239.2144.7149.2240.7233.9170.6

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City-data.com crime index in Buckhannon, WV

Crime rate in Buckhannon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (16.8%), Irish (15.0%), English (14.4%), German (10.3%), Italian (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/09/1933

Elevation: 1433 feet

Land area: 2.47 square miles.

Population density: 2,235 people per square mile   (low).

Buckhannon, West Virginia map

115 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.4% Africa, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.1%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $731 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $713 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (88.0 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (101.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (279.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Century, WV (2.8 miles),
Jane Lew, WV (3.6 miles ),
Lost Creek, WV (3.7 miles ),
Weston, WV (3.7 miles ),
Valley Bend, WV (3.8 miles ),
Junior, WV (3.8 miles ),
Philippi, WV (3.9 miles ),
Womelsdorf (Coalton), WV (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 38.99 N, Longitude: 80.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,431 (+61.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,221 (57.2%)

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Buckhannon, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buckhannon, WV in 2017
Buckhannon satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,400
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,800
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $43,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Buckhannon, WV residents
Average permit cost in Buckhannon, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.0%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Historical population in Buckhannon, WV
Historical housing units in Buckhannon, WV
Most common industries in Buckhannon, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (22.6%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Wood products (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (19.5%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Wood products (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.5%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Buckhannon, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (11.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Mathematical science occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Buckhannon, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buckhannon-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.8 miles away from the Buckhannon city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 tornado 41.2 miles away from the city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buckhannon-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% 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 173.3 miles away from the city 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 208.2 miles away from Buckhannon center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 187.3 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 159.0 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 206.1 miles away from Buckhannon center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 154.4 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 Upshur County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buckhannon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Buckhannon:

  • B-U GROUP HOME AT TENNERTON ("ROUTE 6, BOX 454")
  • BARBOUR STREET GROUP HOME (140 BARBOUR STREET)
  • ELIZABETH COPLIN LEONARD MEM HOSP (provides emergency services, 78 WEST MAIN STREET)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1 AMALIA DRIVE)
  • HOLBROOK NURSING HOME (346 SOUTH FLORIDA STREET)
  • ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL, D/P (AMALIA DRIVE #1)

Airports located in Buckhannon:

Colleges/Universities in Buckhannon:

  • West Virginia Wesleyan College (Full-time enrollment: 1,309; Location: 59 College Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wvwc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Fred W Eberle Technical Center (Full-time enrollment: 99; Location: Rte 5 Box 2; Public; Website: fetc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buckhannon:

  • Fairmont State University (about 35 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 47 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 63 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 71 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 77 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • James Madison University (about 83 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • Frostburg State University (about 83 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)

Public high schools in Buckhannon:

  • BUCKHANNON UPSHUR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,171, Location: 50 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • FRED W EBERLE TECH CENTER (Location: RT.5 BOX 2, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Buckhannon:

Private elementary/middle school in Buckhannon:

  • BRUSHY FORK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 9, Location: BRUSHY FORK RD, Grades: 3-7)
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Libraries in Buckhannon:

  • UPSHUR COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $283,852; Location: TEENRETON ROAD; 92,070 books; 2,139 audio materials; 4,575 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 78 print serial subscriptions)
  • CHARLES W. GIBSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $100,678; Location: 105 EAST MAIN STREET; 31,413 books; 588 audio materials; 12 state licensed databases; 16 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Buckhannon: Upshur County Emergency Medical Services Incorporated (A), Agnes Howard Hall (B), Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library (C), Charles W Gibson Public Library (D), Fleming Hall (E), Jenkins Hall (F), Loar Memorial Music Building (G), McCuskey Hall (H), Raymond Science Hall (I), Upshur County Courthouse (J), Buckhannon Fire Department 1 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buckhannon include: Apostolic Holiness Mission (A), Central Methodist Church (B), Chapel Hill United Methodist Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Church of God (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), First United Brethren Church (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ratcliff Run (A), Little Sand Run (B), Jawbone Run (C), Fink Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Buckhannon: North End Youth Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Gibson CHAS W (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; East Main & Sedgwick).

Hotels: Sir Charles Inn LLC (85 West Main Street), Hampton Inn Buckhannon (One Commerce Boulevard), Centennial Motel (22 North Locust Street).

Court: West Virginia State - Wv Massage Therapy Licensure Board- Family Court (102 East Main Street).

Birthplace of: David Koon - Politician, John G. Jackson (politician) - Federal judge, Ace Mumford - Football coach.

Upshur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

BUCKHANNON WATER BOARD (Address: 70 EAST MAIN STREET , Population served: 8,697, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2013)
MOUNT HOPE WATER ASSOC (Population served: 2,793, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014)
ELKINS ROAD PSD (Address: 4536 OLD ELKINS ROAD , Population served: 2,360, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HODGESVILLE PSD RT 20 (Address: 188 FAYETTE STREET , Population served: 2,117, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
HODGESVILLE PSD LORENTZ SYSTEM (Address: 188 FAYETTE STREET , Population served: 390, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MIDDLE FORK RIVER CAMPGROUND - WINTER (Address: 230 CAMPGROUND ROAD , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-09-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
MIDDLE FORK RIVER CAMPGROUND - SUMMER (Address: 230 CAMPGROUND ROAD , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HILLBILLY GRILL (Address: 1235 STONE COAL LAKE ROAD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-09-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-07-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buckhannon that have no violations reported:

  • HODGESVILLE PSD - SAUL'S RUN (Address: 188 FAYETTE STREET , Population served: 307, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
1,057 people in college/university student housing in 2010
16 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Buckhannon in 2000:

  • 1,192 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in nursing homes

Banks with branches in Buckhannon (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Drive-In Branch at East Main And South Kanawha Streets, branch established on 1966/04/01; Buckhannon Branch at 2 West Main Street, branch established on 1981/02/18. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Buckhannon Main at 32 East Main Street, branch established on 1932/11/19; Buckhannon Main Drive Up Branch at 15 Madison Street, branch established on 1976/04/22. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Premier Bank, Inc.: Buckhannon Branch at 14 North Locust Street, branch established on 1999/12/14. Info updated 2011/04/26: Bank assets: $750.1 mil, Deposits: $622.1 mil, headquarters in Huntington, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.
  • Freedom Bank, Inc.: Buckhannon Branch at Route 20 South, branch established on 1996/06/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $163.3 mil, Deposits: $145.6 mil, headquarters in Belington, WV, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Freedom Bancshares, Inc.
  • Progressive Bank, National Association: -Buckhannon/Branch at West Main And Locust Streets, branch established on 1986/08/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $293.0 mil, Deposits: $239.3 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First West Virginia Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Buckhannon:

Marital status in Buckhannon, WV
  • Never married: 43.7%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Buckhannon:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buckhannon
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buckhannon, WV (based on Upshur County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,23055
Evangelical Protestant1,77019
Other6272
Catholic5731
None17,054-
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: 6
This county:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Upshur County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Upshur County:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

13.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Upshur County:

30.6%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Buckhannon:

52.1%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Buckhannon:

50.5%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Buckhannon:

19.7%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.9%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Buckhannon:

31.6%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

59.1%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Buckhannon:

78.3%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buckhannon, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 20$60,213$36,1280$0
Sewerage 16$46,965$35,2240$0
Water Supply 14$46,383$39,7570$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$41,956$45,7700$0
Streets and Highways 9$25,655$34,2070$0
Other Government Administration 7$18,399$31,54112$6,200
Firefighters 6$26,160$52,3200$0
Financial Administration 3$13,912$55,6480$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,281$31,6863$1,652
Parks and Recreation 1$3,158$37,8960$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,125
Totals for Government 89$288,082$38,84317$8,977

Buckhannon government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,760,000 ($318.32)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,688,000 ($486.16)
    Water Utilities: $1,814,000 ($328.09)
    Sewerage: $1,471,000 ($266.05)
    Regular Highways: $1,370,000 ($247.78)
    Police Protection: $901,000 ($162.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $631,000 ($114.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $582,000 ($105.26)
    Central Staff Services: $461,000 ($83.38)
    Libraries: $139,000 ($25.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $82,000 ($14.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $375,000 ($67.82)
    Sewerage: $159,000 ($28.76)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($2.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,109,000 ($200.58)

Buckhannon government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,932,000 ($530.29)
    Sewerage: $1,744,000 ($315.43)
    Other: $401,000 ($72.53)
    Regular Highways: $117,000 ($21.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $48,000 ($8.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $145,000 ($26.23)
    General Revenue - Other: $129,000 ($23.33)
    Rents: $30,000 ($5.43)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($0.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,961,000 ($354.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $110,000 ($19.90)
    Highways: $27,000 ($4.88)
    General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($2.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($1.63)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,305,000 ($236.03)
    Property: $914,000 ($165.31)
    Public Utilities Sales: $299,000 ($54.08)
    Other Selective Sales: $221,000 ($39.97)
    Other: $88,000 ($15.92)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $82,000 ($14.83)
    Other License: $65,000 ($11.76)

Buckhannon government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,621,000 ($1559.23)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,251,000 ($949.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,964,000 ($716.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $594,000 ($107.43)

Buckhannon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,165,000 ($753.30)

5.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
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 Lewis County, WV  0.78% ($29,313 average AGI)
to Harrison County, WV  0.43% ($41,649)
to Randolph County, WV  0.36% ($36,839)
Businesses in Buckhannon, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1Lowe's1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Papa John's Pizza1
FedEx2Pizza Hut1
Ford1Rite Aid1
GNC1Sears1
Goodwill1Subway3
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
Hilton1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Buckhannon:

  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAW (980 AM; 1 kW; WESTON, WV; Owner: STEPHEN R. PETERS)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WDNE (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buckhannon:

  • WVWC (92.1 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE)
  • WBRB (101.3 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WBTQ (93.5 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WFBY (102.3 FM; WESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WDNE-FM (98.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WQAB (91.3 FM; PHILIPPI, WV; Owner: ALDERSON-BROADDUS COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Buckhannon:

  • WDTV (Channel 5; WESTON, WV; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
Buckhannon fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Buckhannon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 459ft / 140mTotal length
  • $4,172,000Total costs
  • 155,294Total average daily traffic
  • 20,587Total average daily truck traffic
  • 155,655Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Buckhannon, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 61920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21970-1979
  • 161980-1989
  • 171990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Buckhannon, WV
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buckhannon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 128 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Buckhannon, WV)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 214 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Buckhannon)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Buckhannon)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 96. The highest number of fire incidents - 135 took place in 2008, and the least - 33 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Buckhannon, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (60.0%), and Outside Fires (22.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Buckhannon, WV
    • 98460.0%Structure Fires
    • 36722.4%Outside Fires
    • 24915.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 402.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buckhannon, WV

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Buckhannon, West Virginia:

  • Colonial Hotel (front Unit), 24 N Kanawha St, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201 , Phone: (304) 472-3000
  • Hampton Inn Buckhannon, 1 Commerce Blvd, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201 , Phone: (304) 473-0900, Fax: (304) 473-1108
  • Microtel Inn And Suites, Northridge Dr, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201 , Phone: (304) 460-2525, Fax: (304) 460-2526
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Buckhannon, West Virginia
Most common first names in Buckhannon, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William13073.8 years
James12470.4 years
Mary12379.8 years
John11974.2 years
Charles10575.0 years
Robert8969.8 years
George6275.4 years
Ruth5880.2 years
Richard4869.3 years
Paul4673.1 years
Most common last names in Buckhannon, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12577.3 years
Tenney10579.4 years
Cutright7278.8 years
Miller6673.2 years
Bennett5876.3 years
Phillips5376.1 years
Hinkle4979.3 years
Reed4878.9 years
Westfall4674.3 years
Queen4479.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buckhannon, WV
  • 75.2%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Electricity
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buckhannon, WV
  • 48.1%Utility gas
  • 45.5%Electricity
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Buckhannon compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.

Buckhannon on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
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