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Population in 2012: 965 (79% urban, 21% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.2%
 

Males: 495  (51.4%)
Females: 470  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  43.4 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26753.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,886 (it was $35,404 in 2000)
Carpendale:

$40,886
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,915

Carpendale town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,219 (it was $71,000 in 2000)
Carpendale:

$117,219
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $117,058; Detached houses: $119,294; Mobile homes: $40,556

Median gross rent in 2012: $544.

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  • White alone - 966 (98.9%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carpendale: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.0%), Irish (20.2%), English (7.0%), United States (6.3%), Dutch (4.5%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/02/1990

Land area: 1.32 square miles.

Population density: 731 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Carpendale:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carpendale town:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

7 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
West Virginia:  1.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $745 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $515 (0.5%)

Carpendale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (74.3 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (84.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (195.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bowling Green, MD (1.1 miles ), Ridgeley, WV (1.1 miles ), Wiley Ford, WV (1.1 miles ), Cumberland, MD (1.3 miles ), Potomac Park, MD (1.3 miles ), La Vale, MD (1.5 miles ), Cresaptown, MD (1.9 miles ), Corriganville, MD (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $69,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $167,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.63 N, Longitude: 78.79 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -107 (-10.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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Average climate in Carpendale, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Carpendale-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Carpendale town center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carpendale-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mineral County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Carpendale:

  • HOSPICE MEM HOSP AND MED CNTR CUMBERLAND (Hospital, about 2 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL ECU (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)

Amtrak station near Carpendale:

  • 2 miles: CUMBERLAND (E. HARRISON ST. & QUEEN CITY DR.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Carpendale:

  • 14 miles: Three Mile Island 1 in Londonderry Twp., PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carpendale:

  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 3 miles; Cumberland, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,309)
  • Frostburg State University (about 8 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 45 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,925)
  • Shenandoah University (about 47 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 50 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 2,061)
  • Shepherd University (about 55 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • American Public University System (about 55 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 5,448)

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Notable location: Maryland Junction (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Mineral County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 3.82. This is significantly better than average.
City:

3.82
U.S.:

31.96
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.58
U.S.:

2.43
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.161. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.161
U.S.:

0.334


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.3%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% 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:  71.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Carpendale, WV

Carpendale compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Carpendale travel time to work - commute


Carpendale mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carpendale town (based on Mineral County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.84%
Here42.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the BrethrenSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of God
Adherents34.8%20.0%11.8%8.6%5.6%
Congregations39.1%4.3%13.0%8.7%10.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents5.1%4.1%3.3%2.0%4.6%
Congregations5.8%4.3%1.4%1.4%11.6%
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: 4
This county:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Mineral County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Mineral County:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.3%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.8%
West Virginia:

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

7.3%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$3,521$21,1261$363
Totals for Government 2$3,521$21,1261$363


5.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Allegany County, MD  1.62% ($37,177 average AGI)
from Hampshire County, WV  0.46% ($23,617)
from Grant County, WV  0.26% ($41,308)


5.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Allegany County, MD  1.50% ($30,730 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, WV  0.44% ($27,733)
to Grant County, WV  0.30% ($29,633)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carpendale:

  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTBO (1450 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WNTR (1230 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYSN (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carpendale:

  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W263AJ (100.5 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • W253AB (98.5 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAIJ (90.3 FM; GRANTSVILLE, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W280CF (103.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, ETC., MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Carpendale:

  • W43BP (Channel 43; CRESAPTOWN, MD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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