Cave Spring, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 24,922. Population change since 2000: -0.1%
Males: 12,020  (48.2%)
Females: 12,902  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24015, 24018.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,232 (it was $51,182 in 2000)
Cave Spring:

$61,232
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,839 (it was $30,318 in 2000)

Cave Spring CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $203,718 (it was $131,000 in 2000)
Cave Spring:

$203,718
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $158,166; Detached houses: $155,970; Townhouses or other attached units: $236,101; In 2-unit structures: $126,162; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $89,308; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,432; Mobile homes: $127,903

Median gross rent in 2013: $848.

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  • Races in Cave Spring, VA (2013)

    Cave Spring races chart
    • 22,37887.0%White alone
    • 1,4485.6%Asian alone
    • 1,0434.1%Black alone
    • 4431.7%Hispanic
    • 3971.5%Two or more races
    • 520.2%Other race alone
    • 260.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cave Spring: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (18.3%), German (13.6%), Irish (13.3%), United States (11.6%), Italian (3.8%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,107 people per square mile   (low).

Cave Spring,VA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Cave Spring:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cave Spring CDP:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

1,964 residents are foreign born (1.7% Asia, 1.6% Europe, 0.9% Latin America).

This place:

7.6%
Virginia:

11.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,827 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,129 (1.0%)

Cave Spring satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (4.1 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (80.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

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

Nearest cities: Cherry Hill, VA (1.7 miles ), Roanoke, VA (2.0 miles ), Salem, VA (2.1 miles ), Vinton, VA (2.6 miles ), Glenvar, VA (2.8 miles ), Hollins, VA (2.8 miles ), Boones Mill, VA (2.9 miles ), Cloverdale, VA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.23 N, Longitude: 80.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,759 (-10.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,644 (19.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 540

Cave Spring household income distribution Cave Spring home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Cave Spring, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cave Spring-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1953, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Cave Spring place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F2 tornado 4.8 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cave Spring-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.6 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 118.1 miles away from Cave Spring center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 105.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 108.6 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 295.2 miles away from Cave Spring center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Cave Spring topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cave Spring:

  • PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE RESOURCES OF ROANOKE, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • RESCARE HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF ROANOKE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • BRANDON OAKS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • BMA - ROANOKE-SALEM DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; SALEM, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cave Spring:

  • Virginia Western Community College (about 3 miles; Roanoke, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,762)
  • American National University (about 5 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Roanoke College (about 6 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 23 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Radford University (about 31 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 36 miles; Martinsville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • New River Community College (about 40 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)

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Notable locations in Cave Spring: Olympic Park Pool (A), Hunting Hills Country Club (B), Forest Hills Swim Club (C), Colonnade Corporate Center (D), Castle Rock Swim Club (E), Roanoke County Adminstration Building (F), Cave Spring Fire Station Number 3 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Tanglewood Mall Shopping Center (1), Ridgewood Farms Shopping Center (2), Oak Grove Plaza Shopping Center (3), Cave Spring Corner Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cave Spring include: Roanoke Valley Church (A), Bellvue Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Windsor Hills Church (D), Central Church (E), Colonial Church (F), Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church (G), Slate Hill Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bellvue Cemetery (1), Hackett Cemetery (2), James E Day Cemetery (3), Muse Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Kimble Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cave Spring Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.1. This is about average.

City:

69.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.73
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.625. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.625
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.82
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.9%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Black residents, 1.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.1% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.1%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
3 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
55 people in nursing homes in 2000

Cave Spring compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Virginia average:

12.3

Cave Spring travel time to work - commute Cave Spring mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cave Spring CDP (based on Roanoke County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,47174
Mainline Protestant7,77318
Catholic3,5361
Other1,7487
Black Protestant1092
None56,739-
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: 12
Roanoke County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Roanoke County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Roanoke County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Roanoke County:

24.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

18.6%

73.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

73.41%
Virginia average:

9.34%

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 Roanoke County, VA  870.22% ($66,708 average AGI)
from Botetourt County, VA  5.03% ($41,629)
from Salem city, VA  4.21% ($33,564)


74.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

74.72%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.40% of residents moved to foreign countries ($282 average AGI)
Roanoke city:

0.40%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Roanoke County, VA  902.94% ($66,708 average AGI)
to Salem city, VA  4.61% ($34,282)
to Bedford County, VA  3.84% ($39,034)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cave Spring:

  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGMN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWWR (910 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cave Spring:

  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WSNV (93.5 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
  • W209AG (89.7 FM; ROANOKE, ETC., VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)

TV broadcast stations around Cave Spring:

  • W49AP (Channel 49; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CU (Channel 34; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W05AA (Channel 5; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WSET, INC.)
  • WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSLS-TV (Channel 10; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKV-LP (Channel 65; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPXR (Channel 38; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFXR-TV (Channel 27; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WDBJ (Channel 7; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W54BT (Channel 54; ROANOKE, ETC., VA; Owner: BIP, INC.)
  • W04AG (Channel 4; GARDEN CITY, ETC., VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • $1,190,000Total costs
  • 95,088Total average daily traffic
  • 565Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Poor Mountain Nr (Lat: 37.185972 Lon: -80.168083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 55 m, Call Sign: KNBT385
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.007 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/27/2012, Expiration Date: 12/29/2022, Certifier: Jerry J Burks Sr
    Registrant: Valley Communications, 6720 Thirlane Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, Phone: (540) 362-1918, Fax: (540) 362-1625, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED116$173,640151$155,877688$173,21639$54,67230$114,266
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$150,6671$246,25039$183,1140$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$169,1388$178,855116$190,99913$26,5406$103,345
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$197,91815$173,189107$189,8927$93,3578$92,375
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$192,9801$260,82019$186,8373$110,2430$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0307.01 , 0307.02, 0308.01, 0308.02, 0309.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$192,25220$189,284
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$148,0808$202,858
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$293,240
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$155,0002$145,620
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$175,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0307.01 , 0307.02, 0308.01, 0308.02, 0309.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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