Cairo, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 271 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 
Males: 125  (46.2%)
Females: 146  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 26337.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $34,655 (it was $24,688 in 2000)
Cairo:

$34,655
WV:

$43,385

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,400 (it was $14,958 in 2000)

Cairo town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $55,327 (it was $26,700 in 2000)
Cairo:

$55,327
WV:

$117,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $56,311; Detached houses: $59,744; Mobile homes: $16,130

Median gross rent in 2016: $453.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cairo: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (20.9%), Dutch (20.9%), Irish (18.7%), English (8.8%), German (4.4%), British (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1895

Elevation: 678 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 553 people per square mile   (low).

Cairo, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Cairo:

  • High school or higher: 73.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cairo town:

  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 12.7%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Cairo, West Virginia as of December 11, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Cairo to the number of sex offenders is 126 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $411 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $407 (0.8%)

Cairo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (64.7 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (105.8 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (324.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Harrisville, WV (2.4 miles ), Ellenboro, WV (2.6 miles ), Pullman, WV (3.3 miles) , Pennsboro, WV (3.4 miles ), Belmont, WV (3.6 miles ), St. Marys, WV (3.6 miles ), Waverly, WV (3.9 miles ), Elizabeth, WV (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 39.21 N, Longitude: 81.16 W

Area code: 304

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

5.9%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-9.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (37%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Cairo, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cairo-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Cairo town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 62.2 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cairo-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 162.9 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 165.6 miles away from Cairo center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 165.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 164.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 145.0 miles away from Cairo center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 148.7 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 Ritchie County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cairo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cairo:

  • PINE VIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HARRISVILLE, WV)
  • CAREHAVEN OF PLEASANTS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BELMONT, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cairo:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 19 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 52 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Fairmont State University (about 57 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • Hocking College (about 60 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • Muskingum University (about 63 miles; New Concord, OH; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • West Virginia State University (about 67 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Zane State College (about 70 miles; Zanesville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,200)

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

Church in Cairo: Saint Williams Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Ritchie 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 2013 was 70.5. This is about average.

City:

70.5
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.53. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.53
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.40
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.0%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Cairo (2011 data):

  • Union Bank, Inc.: Cairo Branch at Main And Hill Streets, branch established on 1985/11/18. Info updated 2007/09/28: Bank assets: $184.1 mil, Deposits: $157.8 mil, headquarters in Middlebourne, WV, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Hometown Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
West Virginia average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cairo town (based on Ritchie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,30927
Evangelical Protestant1,01317
Other2683
Black Protestant1781
Catholic971
None6,584-
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: 4
Ritchie County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Ritchie County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Ritchie County:

30.4%
West Virginia:

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

11.1%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$1,387
Sewerage 1$2,188$26,2560$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 1$2,188$26,25611$1,587

Cairo government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($214.02)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($51.66)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($25.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($103.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Cairo government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($95.94)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $63,000 ($232.47)
  • Tax - NEC: $4,000 ($14.76)

Cairo government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($29.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($11.07)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($18.45)

4.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
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 Wood County, WV  0.88% ($47,176 average AGI)
from Doddridge County, WV  0.41% ($26,125)
from Harrison County, WV  0.26% ($60,100)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
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 Wood County, WV  1.55% ($20,311 average AGI)
to Pleasants County, WV  0.56% ($32,318)
to Harrison County, WV  0.43% ($26,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cairo:

  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJAW (630 AM; 1 kW; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: JAWCO, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cairo:

  • WRRR-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXIL (95.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHBR-FM (103.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WDMX (100.1 FM; VIENNA, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WMBP (91.9 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WVVV (96.9 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, WV; Owner: BENNCO, INC.)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVB (102.1 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGE (99.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WNUS (107.1 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVV (89.5 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: BELPRE EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • W209BO (89.7 FM; HARRISVILLE, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION)
  • W265AL (100.9 FM; HARRISVILLE, WV; Owner: RALPH E. MATHENY, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Cairo:

  • WTAP-TV (Channel 15; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W45BW (Channel 45; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Cairo fatal accident list:

Dec 18, 2006 06:06 PM, Us-50, Lat: 39.25486, Lon: -81.26329, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • $5,075,000Total costs
  • 1,200Total average daily traffic
  • 77Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,535Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Sand Hill, 6 Miles Northwest Of (Lat: 39.257000 Lon: -81.268167), Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: KNKL577
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.525 MHzGrant Date: 10/27/2009, Expiration Date: 11/04/2019, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2010, Certifier: Glenn S RabinRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB8GVD, Licensee ID: L00162913, Grant Date: 11/03/2009, Expiration Date: 01/09/2020, Certifier: Douglas M Bowie, Registrant: Douglas M Bowie, Rt 1 Box 170, Cairo, WV 26337
  • Call Sign: N6RLN, Licensee ID: L00452877, Grant Date: 01/25/2008, Expiration Date: 03/26/2018, Registrant: Thomas E Malson Mr, 10640 Glendale Rd, Cairo, WV 26337
  • Call Sign: N8QAH, Previous Call Sign: KB8JIR, Licensee ID: L00362355, Grant Date: 05/30/2001, Expiration Date: 08/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/28/2013, Registrant: Richard V Terrell, Rt 1 Box 190b, Cairo, WV 26337

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

CAIRO WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 406, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Cairo, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2279.6 years
John1670.8 years
William1576.4 years
James1269.7 years
Charles1177.1 years
Clarence1178.2 years
George879.2 years
Virginia778.6 years
Ralph770.3 years
Robert665.9 years
Most common last names in Cairo, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Layfield1378.7 years
Webb1183.1 years
Satterfield1181.4 years
Hartness968.3 years
Nichols973.7 years
Rinehart877.7 years
Cunningham880.0 years
Ross873.4 years
Elder780.6 years
Richards770.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Cairo compared to West Virginia state average:

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

Cairo on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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