Century, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 115.
Males: 48  (42.1%)
Females: 67  (57.9%)
Median resident age:

29.5 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,198
Century:

$36,198
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,481

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $96,203
Century:

$96,203
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $84,487; detached houses: $83,419
March 2019 cost of living index in Century: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Century, WV (2010)
    • 11398.3%White alone
    • 21.7%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (56.3%), German (12.6%), English (9.2%), Italian (9.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1520 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (93.5 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (276.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Buckhannon, WV (2.8 miles ),
Philippi, WV (2.9 miles ),
Lost Creek, WV (3.1 miles ),
Galloway, WV (3.1 miles),
Jane Lew, WV (3.4 miles ),
Valley Bend, WV (3.5 miles ),
Flemington, WV (3.5 miles ),
Anmoore, WV (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 39.10 N, Longitude: 80.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Distribution of median household income in Century, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Century, WV in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.4%
West Virginia:

5.3%

Tornado activity:

Century-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.5 miles away from the Century place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 tornado 34.6 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Century-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 165.8 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 212.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 180.5 miles away from Century 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 162.2 miles away from Century center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 210.0 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 161.6 miles away from Century 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 Barbour County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Century:

  • ELIZABETH COPLIN LEONARD MEM HOSP (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BUCKHANNON, WV)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BUCKHANNON, WV)
  • HOLBROOK NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BUCKHANNON, WV)
  • BARBOUR STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BUCKHANNON, WV)
  • BARBOUR COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; PHILIPPI, WV)
  • NUTTER FORT GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; NUTTER FORT, WV)
  • GENTLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; BRIDGEPORT, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Century:

  • Fairmont State University (about 27 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 40 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 56 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 69 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 72 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • West Liberty University (about 77 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • Frostburg State University (about 78 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)

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Barbour County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Century:

Marital status in Century, WV
  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 69.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Century:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.7
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Century, WV (based on Barbour County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,08126
Mainline Protestant2,02535
Other2252
Catholic2032
None12,055-
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
This county:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Barbour County:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Barbour County:

12.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

35.0%
West Virginia:

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

12.6%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Strongest AM radio stations in Century:

  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAW (980 AM; 1 kW; WESTON, WV; Owner: STEPHEN R. PETERS)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Century:

  • WFBY (102.3 FM; WESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBTQ (93.5 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBRB (101.3 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WDNE-FM (98.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WQAB (91.3 FM; PHILIPPI, WV; Owner: ALDERSON-BROADDUS COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

TV broadcast stations around Century:

  • 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)

Century fatal accident list:

Nov 24, 2009 04:40 PM, Cr-13, Lat: 39.074944, Lon: -80.139769, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.6mTotal length
  • $605,000Total costs
  • 10,077Total average daily traffic
  • 634Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,780Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Century, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Century, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Century)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 67306A, Us Route 119 (Wv07468-S) (Lat: 39.092806 Lon: -80.182611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WRAK317, Licensee ID: L01689727,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz... (+17 more), Grant Date: 12/12/2017, Expiration Date: 12/12/2027, Certifier: Charles F Crizer Jr, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • CENTURY, 0.5 Mile Se Of (Lat: 39.092583 Lon: -80.182556), Overall height: 74.4 m, Call Sign: WHE206, Licensee ID: L00001235,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 08/24/1990, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 11/26/1999, Registrant: Bell Atlantic West Virginia Inc, 1 East Pratt St 3n12, Baltimore, MD 21202

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Us # 119, 0.5 Mi Se Of (Lat: 39.092583 Lon: -80.182556), Overall height: 74.4 m, Call Sign: KNKP688,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.630 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2004, Certifier: Robert C Green, Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, 10451 Twin Rivers Road Suite 207, Columbia, MD 21044, Phone: (301) 596-1000, Fax: (301) 596-1121, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Century, WV
  • 65.6%Utility gas
  • 34.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Century, WV
  • 100.0%Wood


Century compared to West Virginia state average:

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