Chilhowie, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 1,749 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 
Males: 767  (43.9%)
Females: 982  (56.1%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24319.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,014 (it was $28,266 in 2000)
Chilhowie:

$33,014
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,956 (it was $16,657 in 2000)

Chilhowie town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $93,431 (it was $73,000 in 2000)
Chilhowie:

$93,431
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $616.

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  • Races in Chilhowie, VA (2013)

    Chilhowie races chart
    • 1,76088.2%White alone
    • 1517.6%Hispanic
    • 603.0%Two or more races
    • 70.4%Black alone
    • 70.4%Asian alone
    • 10.05%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chilhowie: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (20.0%), German (11.8%), English (11.5%), Irish (10.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Dutch (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 1950 feet

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 674 people per square mile   (low).

Chilhowie,VA real estate house value index trend

Chilhowie, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Chilhowie:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chilhowie town:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 17.3%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

66 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This town:

3.4%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Chilhowie, Virginia as of September 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Chilhowie to the number of sex offenders is 586 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $698 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $620 (0.9%)

Chilhowie satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (50.1 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (114.9 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (417.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Seven Mile Ford, VA (1.7 miles ), Plum Creek, VA (1.8 miles ), Glade Spring, VA (2.3 miles ), Adwolf, VA (2.3 miles ), McMullin, VA (2.4 miles ), Saltville, VA (2.6 miles ), Emory, VA (3.0 miles ), Emory-Meadow View, VA (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000

Latitude: 36.80 N, Longitude: 81.68 W

Area code: 276

Chilhowie household income distribution Chilhowie home values distribution

Crime rates in Chilhowie by Year
Type 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 00001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.057.30.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000011000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.057.755.50.00.00.0
Assaults 15001000002
per 100,000 54.7276.20.00.057.30.00.00.00.00.0114.4
Burglaries 28454623546
per 100,000 109.5442.0221.6282.3229.1345.4115.5166.5279.0228.6343.1
Thefts 1924243128172933503012
per 100,000 1,040.01,326.01,329.61,750.41,603.7978.71,674.41,831.32,790.21,714.3686.1
Auto thefts 32110211220
per 100,000 164.2110.555.456.50.0115.157.755.5111.6114.30.0
Arson 00110001000
per 100,000 0.00.055.456.50.00.00.055.50.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 281.3) 76.3154.176.198.2214.675.5101.0110.3145.897.577.4

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Crime rate in Chilhowie detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -133 (-6.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Chilhowie, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chilhowie, Virginia average temperatures Chilhowie, Virginia average precipitation Chilhowie, Virginia humidity Chilhowie, Virginia wind speed Chilhowie, Virginia snowfall Chilhowie, Virginia sunshine Chilhowie, Virginia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Chilhowie-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the Chilhowie town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/25/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chilhowie-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 81% 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 157.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.6 miles away from Chilhowie center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 30.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from the city 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 30.6 miles away from Chilhowie center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 207.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Smyth County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chilhowie topographic map

Birthplace of: Eric McClure - Stock car racing driver, Nick Cullop (pitcher) - Major League Baseball pitchers.

Hospitals and medical centers in Chilhowie:

  • VALLEY HEALTH CARE CENTER (940 EAST LEE HIGHWAY)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Chilhowie:

  • SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; MARION, VA)
  • SW VA M H INST GERI TRT CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MARION, VA)
  • SMYTH CNTY COMM HOSP INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MARION, VA)
  • FRANCIS MARION MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MARION, VA)
  • SMYTH REGIONAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; MARION, VA)

airports located in Chilhowie:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chilhowie:

  • King University (about 31 miles; Bristol, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,472)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 36 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Appalachian State University (about 41 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 46 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 52 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 54 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Concord University (about 58 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)

Public high school in Chilhowie:

Public elementary/middle school in Chilhowie:

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Notable location: Chilhowie Town Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chilhowie include: Chilhowie Christian Church (A), Middle Fork Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beatie Cemetery (1), Sulphur Spring Cemetery (2), Greever Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tattle Branch (A), Sulphur Spring Creek (B), Carlock Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Chihowie Knights Inn (108 River Rd), Budget Inn (Lee Highway).

Smyth 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 2013 was 52.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.2%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 80.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.8%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
195 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
256 people in nursing homes in 2000

Chilhowie, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Chilhowie (2011 data):

  • New Peoples Bank, Inc.: Chilhowie Branch at 155 East Lee Hwy., branch established on 2007/06/21. Info updated 2007/08/21: Bank assets: $781.6 mil, Deposits: $709.1 mil, headquarters in Honaker, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: New Peoples Bankshares, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Chilhowie Branch 497 at 119 Lee Highway, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • The Bank of Marion: Chilhowie Branch at U.S. Highway 11, branch established on 1987/05/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $348.9 mil, Deposits: $303.5 mil, headquarters in Marion, VA, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Virginia Bankshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Chilhowie Branch at 1020 East Lee Highway, branch established on 1984/06/26. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Virginia average:

12.3

Chilhowie travel time to work - commute Chilhowie mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chilhowie town (based on Smyth County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,56750
Mainline Protestant4,27238
Other3592
Catholic2381
None19,772-
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: 6
Smyth County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Smyth County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Smyth County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Smyth County:

26.6%
Virginia:

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

15.6%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.2%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

38.9%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chilhowie:

24.4%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chilhowie:

32.3%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Chilhowie:

48.6%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

72.5%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chilhowie, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,924$35,6960$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,350$44,10011$538
Police Protection - Officers 6$19,430$38,8600$0
Firefighters 2$7,418$44,5087$5,046
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$881
Sewerage 3$8,753$35,0120$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$525
Water Supply 7$18,554$31,8072$1,386
Other and Unallocable 1$1,324$15,8880$0
Totals for Government 24$71,753$35,87722$8,376

Chilhowie government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $813,000 ($464.84)
    Regular Highways: $70,000 ($40.02)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $589,000 ($336.76)
    Sewerage: $472,000 ($269.87)
    Police Protection: $328,000 ($187.54)
    General - Other: $181,000 ($103.49)
    Financial Administration: $150,000 ($85.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $112,000 ($64.04)
    Fire Protection: $40,000 ($22.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($12.58)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($12.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $162,000 ($92.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $21,000 ($12.01)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($7.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($1.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $301,000 ($172.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $177,000 ($101.20)

Chilhowie government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $432,000 ($247.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($22.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $55,000 ($31.45)
    Interest Earnings: $52,000 ($29.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $830,000 ($474.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $133,000 ($76.04)
  • Tax - NEC: $341,000 ($194.97)
    Property: $139,000 ($79.47)
    Public Utilities: $110,000 ($62.89)
    Other Selective Sales: $90,000 ($51.46)
    Motor Vehicle License: $18,000 ($10.29)

Chilhowie government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,989,000 ($2280.73)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,703,000 ($1545.45)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,937,000 ($1679.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $3,872,000 ($2213.84)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,529,000 ($2017.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,111,000 ($1206.98)
    Water Utilities: $117,000 ($66.90)

Chilhowie government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,778,000 ($1588.34)

3.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.51%
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 Washington County, VA  0.81% ($29,244 average AGI)
from Wythe County, VA  0.45% ($26,080)
from Grayson County, VA  0.14% ($26,313)


3.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, VA  0.73% ($45,272 average AGI)
to Wythe County, VA  0.51% ($24,825)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.14% ($18,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chilhowie:

  • WXMY (1600 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALTVILLE, VA; Owner: CONTINENTAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMEV (1010 AM; 1 kW; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chilhowie:

  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WFHG-FM (92.7 FM; ABINGDON, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZVA (103.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: T.E.C.O. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WXLZ-FM (107.3 FM; LEBANON, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Chilhowie:

  • WMSY-TV (Channel 52; MARION, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W43BO (Channel 43; MARION, ETC., VA; Owner: WEMT LICENSEE L.P.)

Chilhowie fatal accident list:

Nov 2, 1979 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 50m164ftTotal length
  • $1,907,000Total costs
  • 128,868Total average daily traffic
  • 10,716Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chilhowie, VA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • EDWARD G ROACH, Lyons Gap Road (Lat: 36.812500 Lon: -81.671944), Type: 88.4, Overall height: 88.4 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, ONE TOWN CENTER ROAD, THIRD FLOOR
  • Edward G Roach, Lyons Gap Road (Lat: 36.812500 Lon: -81.671944), Type: 88.4, Overall height: 88.4 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PARKWAY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Lyons Gap Road (Lat: 36.812500 Lon: -81.671944), Type: 88.4, Structure height: 51173 m, Overall height: 88.4 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • EDWARD G ROACH, Lyons Gap Road (Lat: 36.812500 Lon: -81.671944), Type: 88.4, Overall height: 88.4 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, ONE TOWN CENTER ROAD, THIRD FLOOR

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Town Shop (Lat: 36.789000 Lon: -81.684000), Call Sign: KDO337
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5000 MHzGrant Date: 01/04/2005, Expiration Date: 02/01/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2012Registrant: Town Of Chilhowie, Chilhowie, VA 24319, Phone: (276) 646-3232, Fax: (276) 646-3012, Email:
  • Water Tank Ne (Lat: 36.815389 Lon: -81.670667), Call Sign: KTO453
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5000 MHzGrant Date: 11/30/1999, Expiration Date: 02/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2005Registrant: Chilhowie, Town Of, Drawer M, Chilhowie, VA 24319, Phone: (703) 646-3232
  • Walker House 3.8 Mi Ne (Lat: 36.836222 Lon: -81.578444), Call Sign: WNAU997
    Assigned Frequencies: 169.500 MHzGrant Date: 01/06/2011, Expiration Date: 11/05/2020Registrant: Professional Communications, 435 Mussers Mill Road, Crockett, VA 24323, Phone: (540) 392-4192, Fax: (413) 653-2013, Email:
  • WATER TANK, Water Tank Located On Lyons Gap Road In (Lat: 36.812028 Lon: -81.671333), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: KTO425
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.0400 MHzGrant Date: 01/04/2005, Expiration Date: 02/01/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2015Registrant: Professional Communications, 435 Mussers Mill Road, Crockett, VA 24323, Phone: (540) 392-4192, Fax: (413) 653-2013, Email:
  • Lat: 36.800278 Lon: -81.679722, Call Sign: WQGW544
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.587 MHz, 151.962 MHz, 152.322 MHz, 152.982 MHz, 154.482 MHz, 157.582 MHz, 158.392 MHz, 159.502 MHz, 159.712 MHz, 160.102 MHzGrant Date: 05/07/2007, Expiration Date: 05/07/2017, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2012, Certifier: Dwayne SheffieldRegistrant: Two Way Radio, Incorporated, 435 Mussers Mill Road, Crockett, VA 24323, Phone: (276) 620-4389, Fax: (413) 653-2013, Email:
  • SHULAR HOLLOW TANK, North Of Sr 762 (Lat: 36.777000 Lon: -81.659194), Type: Tank, Structure height: 11.6 m, Call Sign: WQKB831
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.237 MHzGrant Date: 03/23/2009, Expiration Date: 03/23/2019, Certifier: William C Boswell JrRegistrant: Boggs Municipal Services, Inc., Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-5114, Fax: (276) 328-5115
  • Lat: 36.810167 Lon: -81.665250, Call Sign: WQUS750
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.075 MHz, 467.075 MHz, 463.562 MHz, 468.562 MHz, 456.862 MHzGrant Date: 09/30/2014, Expiration Date: 09/30/2024, Certifier: Jim CopenhaverRegistrant: Two-Way Radio, Inc., 1300 W. Ridge St., Wytheville, VA 24382, Phone: (276) 228-2791, Fax: (276) 228-5053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • .5 Mi From Int Of Rt 107 & 617 At 230 Degrees (Lat: 36.837333 Lon: -81.726778), Overall height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: WPNA754
    Assigned Frequencies: 6545.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/06/2012, Expiration Date: 03/05/2022, Certifier: James D RobertsRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 110, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6244, Email:
  • KX03HO032, Lyons Gap Road (Lat: 36.812500 Lon: -81.671944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WQTG982, Licensee ID: L01744207
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz... (+26 more)Grant Date: 01/31/2014, Expiration Date: 01/31/2024, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprintcom, Inc.

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chilhowie)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: KOPP BD-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 111 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 375JK , Serial Number: 558, Year manufactured: 1976
    Registrant (Individual): David D Goff, Po Box 557, Chilhowie, VA 24319
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3871Y , Serial Number: 21058371, Year manufactured: 1964
    Registrant (Individual): Motor Company Central, Box 85, Chilhowie, VA 24319, Other Owners: Ralph Owner Dutton
  • Aircraft: LEONARD WILSON L CX4 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 433CX , Serial Number: 33CX4
    Registrant (Individual): Wilson L Leonard, 525 Saint James Rd, Chilhowie, VA 24319
  • Aircraft: FLYING K ENTERPRISES INC SKYRAIDER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5631J , Serial Number: SKR114, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 12/13/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Wilson L Leonard, 525 Saint James Rd, Chilhowie, VA 24319
  • Aircraft: LEONARD WILSON L HIMAX 1700R (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 447 (40 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5631V , Serial Number: JDT81, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 11/16/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Wilson L Leonard, 525 Saint James Rd, Chilhowie, VA 24319
  • Aircraft: BRIGGS ROBERT S-6ES COYOTE II/A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7764W , Serial Number: 1095888ES, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 02/07/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Michael L Lampkins, Po Box 1642, Chilhowie, VA 24319

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chilhowie and their reported violations in the past:

CHILHOWIE, TOWN OF (Population served: 4,625, Purch groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2014)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chilhowie that have no violations reported:

  • CHILHOWIE_WCSA REGIONAL WTP (Population served: 0, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 12
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Chilhowie

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chilhowie, VA
Most common first names in Chilhowie, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10373.9 years
Mary9179.6 years
William9074.8 years
John7473.2 years
Charles5772.5 years
Robert5372.3 years
Thomas2871.9 years
George2572.3 years
Margaret2481.4 years
Laura2378.8 years
Most common last names in Chilhowie, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Blevins9677.4 years
Jones4877.7 years
Martin3877.7 years
Thomas3373.2 years
Osborne2975.2 years
Taylor2875.1 years
Heath2772.9 years
Eller2672.6 years
Mcclure2676.2 years
Powers2577.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
Businesses in Chilhowie, VA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1MasterBrand Cabinets2
H&R Block1McDonald's1
Hardee's1Subway1
Knights Inn1U-Haul1

Chilhowie compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Chilhowie on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #34 (24319) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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