Cheat Lake, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 7,988. Population change since 2000: +24.9%
Males: 3,773  (47.2%)
Females: 4,215  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26508.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $75,748 (it was $48,594 in 2000)
Cheat Lake:

$75,748
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $40,906 (it was $30,210 in 2000)

Cheat Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $266,386 (it was $139,000 in 2000)
Cheat Lake:

$266,386
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $314,255; Detached houses: $352,148; Townhouses or other attached units: $272,470; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,927; Mobile homes: $70,428

Median gross rent in 2012: $830.

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Cheat Lake races chart
  • White alone - 7,465 (93.5%)
  • Asian alone - 194 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 127 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 127 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 62 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.01%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cheat Lake: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.9%), Irish (15.5%), English (9.5%), Italian (7.3%), United States (5.9%), Scottish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles.

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

Cheat Lake,WV real estate house value index trend

Cheat Lake, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Cheat Lake:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cheat Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

323 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

This place:  3.9%
West Virginia:  1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,331 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $831 (0.4%)

Cheat Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (54.0 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (251.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Brookhaven, WV (2.1 miles ), Point Marion borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Morgantown, WV (2.4 miles ), Westover, WV (2.6 miles ), Star City, WV (2.7 miles ), Granville, WV (2.7 miles ), Masontown, WV (2.9 miles ), Greensboro borough, PA (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 39.67 N, Longitude: 79.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,541 (-30.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 454 (11.2%)

Area code: 304

Cheat Lake household income distribution Cheat Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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

Average climate in Cheat Lake, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cheat Lake-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Cheat Lake place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.8 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cheat Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% 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 129.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 150.4 miles away from Cheat Lake 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 242.1 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 178.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.0 miles away from Cheat Lake center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 207.3 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 Monongalia County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cheat Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cheat Lake:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • REM-WV, INC., BROOKHAVEN ROAD (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • CARE PARTNERS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • MONONGALIA GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • SUNDALE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • MADISON, THE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)
  • CHESTNUT RIDGE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; MORGANTOWN, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cheat Lake:

  • West Virginia University (about 6 miles; Morgantown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 27,429)
  • Fairmont State University (about 21 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • Waynesburg University (about 24 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 28 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 43 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Seton Hill University (about 48 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • Frostburg State University (about 49 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Cheat Lake, West Virginia is a place for happy times. Riding in a boat, playing in the water, going jetskiing, going tubing, eating good food, playing games at night, and spending good times with your own family! So visit sometime this summer to spend time with your family or friends!

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Notable locations in Cheat Lake: Lakeview Country Club (A), Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa Mountainview Course (B), Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa Lakeview Course (C), Mont Chateau (D), Cheat Lake Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cheat Lake include: Beth Haven Baptist Church (A), Cheat Neck Apostolic Gospel Church (B), Avery Chapel United Methodist Church (C), Calvary United Methodist Church (D), Mount Union Church (E), Cheat Lake United Methodist Church (F), Cheat Lake Community Church (G), Chestnut Ridge Church (H), Cornerstone Christian Missionary Alliance Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Blaney Cemetery (1), Baker Cemetery (2), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (3), Zion Church Cemetery (4), Donaldson Cemetery (5), Fletcher Cemetery (6), Jennewine Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Tibbs Run Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Morgan Run (A), Maple Run (B), Kelly Run (C), Coles Run (D), Buzzard Run (E), Whites Run (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cheat Lake: West Virginia Botanic Garden (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Monongalia 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 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.97
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.93
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.2%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 51.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Cheat Lake compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Cheat Lake travel time to work - commute Cheat Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cheat Lake CDP (based on Monongalia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.50%
Here: 28.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian and Missionary AllianceLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents30.7%26.6%6.9%4.5%4.1%
Congregations4.5%42.0%6.3%2.7%2.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%2.9%2.6%2.5%15.9%
Congregations4.5%1.8%0.9%4.5%30.4%
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: 12
Monongalia County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Monongalia County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Monongalia County:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Here:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Monongalia County:

28.1%
West Virginia:

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

12.3%
State:

13.1%

8.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.86%
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 Marion County, WV  0.71% ($35,230 average AGI)
from Preston County, WV  0.57% ($39,536)
from Harrison County, WV  0.38% ($33,818)


8.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,142 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($280 average AGI)
Monongalia County:

0.06%
West Virginia average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, WV  0.55% ($34,006 average AGI)
to Preston County, WV  0.48% ($37,183)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.34% ($49,241)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cheat Lake:

  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMBS (590 AM; 1 kW; UNIONTOWN, PA; Owner: FAYETTE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WASP (1130 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BROWNSVILLE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WFSP (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cheat Lake:

  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCLG-FM (100.1 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWVU-FM (91.7 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WZST (100.9 FM; WESTOVER, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYFU (88.5 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETORK, INC.)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WANB-FM (103.1 FM; WAYNESBURG, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFSP-FM (107.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WLSW (103.9 FM; SCOTTDALE, PA; Owner: L. STANLEY WALL)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPKL (99.3 FM; UNIONTOWN, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Cheat Lake:

  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WWAT-CA (Channel 45; UNIONTOWN, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W35AW (Channel 35; UNIONTOWN, PA; Owner: DEBRA GOODWORTH)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$189,31043$195,426130$207,12511$167,57710$183,5957$55,826
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$211,3904$175,9159$184,2791$149,3701$61,8401$28,340
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$234,4107$109,25435$179,4703$145,5203$166,3206$44,870
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$214,1158$174,87528$218,4071$262,8203$144,7871$62,720
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$191,9505$219,4680$00$01$31,700
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.00 , 0118.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$211,0385$242,254
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$163,4131$152,540
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$225,510
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$111,4701$147,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$149,450
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.00 , 0118.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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