Buckhannon, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 5,683 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 2,886  (50.8%)
Females: 2,797  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26201.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,701 (it was $23,421 in 2000)
Buckhannon:

$37,701
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,838 (it was $12,959 in 2000)

Buckhannon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,568 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Buckhannon:

$115,568
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $137,407; Detached houses: $138,816; Mobile homes: $120,865

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

Buckhannon races chart
  • White alone - 5,271 (93.5%)
  • Hispanic - 131 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 112 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 84 (1.5%)
  • Other race alone - 16 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buckhannon: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.7%), United States (15.7%), Irish (15.2%), English (12.2%), Italian (3.8%), Dutch (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/09/1933

Elevation: 1433 feet

Land area: 2.47 square miles.

Population density: 2,297 people per square mile   (low).

Buckhannon, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Buckhannon:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buckhannon city:

  • Never married: 47.1%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

88 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
West Virginia:  1.4%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Buckhannon, West Virginia as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buckhannon to the number of sex offenders is 145 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $590 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $530 (0.5%)

Buckhannon satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.99 N, Longitude: 80.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,818 (+67.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,159 (54.7%)

Area code: 304

Buckhannon household income distribution Buckhannon home values distribution

Crime rates in Buckhannon by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 00000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.018.30.00.0
Rapes 00410131210
per 100,000 0.00.069.617.30.017.654.018.336.517.90.0
Robberies 00000111001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.017.618.018.30.00.017.7
Assaults 3143613149222
per 100,000 52.617.569.652.0102.2228.4252.2164.336.535.735.4
Burglaries 17171413202987242531
per 100,000 298.0298.0243.4225.3340.7509.5144.1127.8438.3446.3549.1
Thefts 88965264597072414250127
per 100,000 1542.51682.7904.21109.41004.91229.81297.1748.6767.0892.72249.4
Auto thefts 554711782859
per 100,000 87.687.669.6121.3187.4123.0144.136.5146.189.3159.4
Arson 00000101233
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.017.60.018.336.553.653.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 93.792.3120.188.193.1149.4161.588.7136.789.4143.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Buckhannon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
West Virginia average:

1.91
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -893 (-13.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Mathematical science occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Buckhannon, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Buckhannon, West Virginia average temperatures Buckhannon, West Virginia average precipitation Buckhannon, West Virginia humidity Buckhannon, West Virginia wind speed Buckhannon, West Virginia snowfall Buckhannon, West Virginia sunshine Buckhannon, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buckhannon topographic map

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

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 (FT 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 school in Buckhannon:

Private high school in Buckhannon:

  • UPSHUR COUNTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 18; Location: RR 9 ON 33 E; Grades: 1 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Buckhannon:

See full list of schools located in Buckhannon, School District: UPSHUR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 20.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.65
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.7%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.7% for Black residents, 57.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 40.7% for other race residents, 27.4% for two or more races residents)
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

Buckhannon, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Buckhannon compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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.

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

  • Colonial Hotel (front Unit), 24 N Kanawha St, Buckhannon, WV 26201 , Phone: (304) 472-3000
  • Hampton Inn Buckhannon, 1 Commerce Blvd, Buckhannon, WV 26201 , Phone: (304) 473-0900, Fax: (304) 473-1108
  • Microtel Inn And Suites, Northridge Dr, Buckhannon, WV 26201 , Phone: (304) 460-2525, Fax: (304) 460-2526
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Buckhannon, West Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buckhannon city (based on Upshur County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.47%
Here: 27.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents51.8%17.6%5.2%4.5%3.8%
Congregations66.3%8.8%1.3%1.3%2.5%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceEpiscopal ChurchPentecostal Church of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents3.2%2.1%1.7%1.7%8.2%
Congregations1.3%1.3%2.5%1.3%13.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Upshur County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Upshur County:

30.6%
West Virginia:

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

10.9%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$10,024$60,1440$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,479$29,7486$3,848
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,129
Police Protection - Officers 8$33,179$49,7690$0
Police - Other 2$4,236$25,4160$0
Firefighters 5$18,596$44,6300$0
Streets and Highways 10$26,678$32,0142$3,919
Solid Waste Management 19$51,002$32,2121$797
Sewerage 17$46,504$32,8260$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,754$28,52411$4,858
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$2,567$30,8040$0
Water Supply 14$38,701$33,1720$0
Other and Unallocable 1$5,660$67,9200$0
Totals for Government 82$244,380$35,76322$14,551

Buckhannon government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $173,000 ($30.44)
    Regular Highways: $143,000 ($25.16)
    Sewerage: $141,000 ($24.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($9.85)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,232,000 ($392.75)
    Water Utilities: $1,325,000 ($233.15)
    Sewerage: $1,167,000 ($205.35)
    Police Protection: $507,000 ($89.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $488,000 ($85.87)
    Central Staff Services: $208,000 ($36.60)
    Regular Highways: $187,000 ($32.91)
    Financial Administration: $111,000 ($19.53)
    Libraries: $77,000 ($13.55)
    General Public Buildings: $28,000 ($4.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000 ($27.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,383,000 ($419.32)

Buckhannon government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,101,000 ($369.70)
    Sewerage: $1,449,000 ($254.97)
    Regular Highways: $313,000 ($55.08)
    All Other: $296,000 ($52.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $262,000 ($46.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $84,000 ($14.78)
    General Revenue, NEC: $58,000 ($10.21)
    Fines and Forfeits: $42,000 ($7.39)
    Interest Earnings: $33,000 ($5.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,282,000 ($225.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $54,000 ($9.50)
    General Local Government Support: $19,000 ($3.34)
  • Tax - Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $810,000 ($142.53)
    Property: $550,000 ($96.78)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $450,000 ($79.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $46,000 ($8.09)
    Other License: $36,000 ($6.33)
    Public Utility License: $26,000 ($4.58)

Buckhannon government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,070,000 ($716.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,961,000 ($521.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,109,000 ($195.14)

Buckhannon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,134,000 ($199.54)

4.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
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 Lewis County, WV  0.57% ($29,106 average AGI)
from Barbour County, WV  0.38% ($25,742)
from Harrison County, WV  0.36% ($53,833)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
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 Lewis County, WV  0.81% ($25,284 average AGI)
to Harrison County, WV  0.35% ($39,448)
to Barbour County, WV  0.29% ($29,875)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Buckhannon, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 19
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 40
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 59
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 87
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 65
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 150
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
See more detailed statistics of Buckhannon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $100,000
Total average daily traffic: 26,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,003
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 35,014
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buckhannon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Buckhannon, WV)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (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: 191 (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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 82
  • Hazardous Condition: 153
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Buckhannon

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buckhannon, WV
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
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
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