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Population in 2010: 24,922. Population change since 2000: -0.1%
Males: 11,916  (47.8%)
Females: 13,006  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  43.6 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24015, 24018.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,678 (it was $51,182 in 2000)
Cave Spring:

$58,678
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,084

Cave Spring CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $195,920 (it was $131,000 in 2000)
Cave Spring:

$195,920
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $242,651; Detached houses: $253,208; Townhouses or other attached units: $175,416; In 2-unit structures: $257,656; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,403; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,218

Median gross rent in 2012: $845.

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  • White alone - 22,323 (86.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1,245 (4.8%)
  • Black alone - 1,188 (4.6%)
  • Hispanic - 574 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 291 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 155 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 60 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cave Spring: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (18.2%), German (13.5%), Irish (12.8%), United States (10.9%), Italian (3.8%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Cave Spring:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cave Spring CDP:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

2,021 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe, 1.7% Asia).

This place:  7.8%
Virginia:  11.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,939 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,053 (1.0%)

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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: -1,914 (-7.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,953 (22.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 540

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Cave Spring-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 50% 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 below Virginia state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.2 miles away from Cave Spring center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Roanoke County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

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

  • Virginia Western Community College (about 2 miles; Roanoke, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
  • National College-Salem (about 5 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 23 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Radford University (about 31 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • New River Community College (about 39 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Liberty University (about 47 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 25,053)
  • Lynchburg College (about 47 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,207)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.840
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.75
U.S.:

9.39
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.179. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.179
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.53
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.8%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.8% for Black residents, 24.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 3.5% for other race residents, 20.9% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cave Spring, VA

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:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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 (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Roanoke County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Roanoke County:

24.6%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Roanoke County:

16.5%
State:

18.6%

9.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,724 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
Virginia average:

11.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($56 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

0.04%
Virginia average:

0.41%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Roanoke city, VA  3.19% ($37,304 average AGI)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.57% ($37,686)
from Salem city, VA  0.50% ($40,413)


8.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
Virginia average:

10.78%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($49 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

0.03%
Virginia average:

0.22%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Roanoke city, VA  3.09% ($31,028 average AGI)
to Botetourt County, VA  0.58% ($58,291)
to Salem city, VA  0.53% ($45,684)

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.)


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

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