Clinchco, Virginia

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 40.5%
(40.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.5% for Black residents)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Virginia average:

2.43
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Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Virginia:

3.0%
Most common industries in Clinchco, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (20.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (12.0%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Truck transportation (10.2%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (20.3%)
  • Construction (17.2%)
  • Truck transportation (15.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.4%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (40.9%)
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Clinchco, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.5%)
  • Extraction workers (6.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.2%)
  • Extraction workers (10.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (25.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (15.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Financial managers (4.5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.5%)

Average climate in Clinchco, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.1. This is better than average.

City:

56.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.34
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Clinchco-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 80% 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 112.7 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 21.2 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 24.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 107.3 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 129.7 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 22.7 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 Dickenson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clinchco topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Clinchco:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ELKHORN CITY, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clinchco:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • King University (about 42 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 47 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 60 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Tusculum College (about 73 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)

Public school in Clinchco:

See full list of schools located in Clinchco

Points of interest:

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Churches in Clinchco include: Faith Bible Church (A), Mill Creek Church (B), Union Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Short Branch (A), Toms Fork (B), Mill Creek (C), Gay Branch (D), Camp Branch (E), Bowling Branch (F), House Fork (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Darrell Powers - Soilder.

Dickenson 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 town:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.1%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.4%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
Virginia average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Clinchco, VA (based on Dickenson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,70718
Mainline Protestant2522
Black Protestant1191
Catholic381
Other-1
None13,787-
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: 5
Dickenson County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Dickenson County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Dickenson County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

3.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Dickenson County:

28.6%
Virginia:

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

13.5%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.8%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.0%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Clinchco:

29.7
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Clinchco:

17.8%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Clinchco:

15.6%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Clinchco:

6.6
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.9%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Clinchco:

49.7%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Clinchco:

80.6%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Clinchco, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$5,236
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 5$7,148
Totals for Government 0$0 10$12,384

Clinchco government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $70,000 ($228.76)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($62.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($16.34)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $32,000 ($104.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($22.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,000 ($91.50)

Clinchco government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $25,000 ($81.70)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,000 ($6.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $573,000 ($1872.55)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $5,000 ($16.34)
    Property: $2,000 ($6.54)

Clinchco government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,000 ($163.40)

3.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($29,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.51%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wise County, VA  1.08% ($33,489 average AGI)
from Buchanan County, VA  0.57% ($27,875)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clinchco:

  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WXLZ (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ST. PAUL, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JENKINS, KY; Owner: MARTINS & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clinchco:

  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDIC-FM (92.1 FM; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Clinchco:

  • WKPI-TV (Channel 22; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Clinchco fatal accident list:

Dec 27, 2011 04:55 PM, Sr-83, Lat: 37.162242, Lon: -82.369583, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 161ft / 48.8mTotal length
  • $1,239,000Total costs
  • 12,063Total average daily traffic
  • 1,942Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,406Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Clinchco, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Clinchco, VA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1.5 Mi N Of Inter Rt 63 & 607 (Lat: 37.179000 Lon: -82.340139), Call Sign: KRM339,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5400 MHz, 39.6000 MHz, Grant Date: 11/29/2004, Expiration Date: 02/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2015, Registrant: Dickenson County, 5444 Dickenson Highway, Clintwood, VA 24228, Phone: (276) 926-6330, Fax: (276) 926-8890, Email:
  • 1.5 Mi N (Lat: 37.182889 Lon: -82.363750), Call Sign: KUN466,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5400 MHz, 39.6000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 03/11/2021, Registrant: Dickenson County E-911 Office, 5444 Dickenson County, Clintwood, VA 24228, Phone: (276) 926-6330, Fax: (276) 926-8890, Email:
  • 11916 Dickerson Hwy (Lat: 37.125944 Lon: -82.384694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: KJB933,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.785 MHz, 161.100 MHz, 161.520 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2014, Expiration Date: 04/21/2024, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:
  • On Sr 652 Near Sr 662 Cut Off (Lat: 37.100917 Lon: -82.343833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQLT723,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.612 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/2010, Expiration Date: 04/22/2020, Certifier: Ron Phillips, Registrant: Boggs Municipal Services, Inc., Wise, VA 24293, Phone: (276) 328-5114, Fax: (276) 328-5115, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ROSE RIDGE, 135 Old Tower Dr (Lat: 37.148472 Lon: -82.392750), Type: Mast, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQZZ530, Licensee ID: L02129128,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/15/2017, Expiration Date: 09/15/2027, Certifier: Brandon Hill, Registrant: Hillcom, Inc, 358 Will And Emma Ln, Clintwood, VA 24228, Phone: (276) 393-2441, Email:
  • BIG RIDGE, 2.06 Mi Wsw Of (Lat: 37.148417 Lon: -82.392639), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WAH399,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/1987, Expiration Date: 08/21/1996, Cancellation Date: 08/21/1996, Registrant: Chesapeake And Potomac Telephone Company Of Virginia, 10 N Nansemond St, Room 118, Richmond, VA 23221-2725

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: AE4HZ, Previous Call Sign: KE4LGO, Licensee ID: L00847286, Grant Date: 04/15/2004, Expiration Date: 04/19/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2016, Certifier: Dana K Witt, Registrant: Dana K Witt, Rt 1 Box 630, Clinchco, VA 24226
  • Call Sign: KE4MOP, Licensee ID: L00836964, Grant Date: 05/02/2014, Expiration Date: 06/20/2024, Certifier: Rebecca L Lyall, Registrant: Rebecca L Lyall, 158 May Flower Lane, Clinchco, VA 24226
  • Call Sign: KF4MML, Licensee ID: L01204970, Grant Date: 10/31/2007, Expiration Date: 10/09/2016, Cancellation Date: 10/10/2018, Certifier: Myra A Witt, Registrant: Myra A Witt, 4568 Nealy Ridge, Clinchco, VA 24226

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of fires - 41 took place in 2016, and the least - 1 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Clinchco, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (54.1%), and Outside Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Clinchco, VA
    • 9354.1%Structure Fires
    • 5733.1%Outside Fires
    • 158.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 74.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Clinchco, VA
Most common first names in Clinchco, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1655.1 years
John1372.1 years
William1170.1 years
George977.2 years
Mary780.4 years
Willie769.3 years
Martha680.7 years
Robert674.5 years
Clarence677.2 years
Charles577.4 years
Most common last names in Clinchco, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Turner2869.3 years
Edwards2270.4 years
Mullins2065.2 years
Stanley1469.2 years
Deel1469.5 years
Fuller1276.8 years
Sutherland1279.5 years
Rose1066.4 years
Williams968.0 years
Branham978.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Clinchco, VA
  • 77.2%Electricity
  • 13.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.9%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Clinchco, VA
  • 88.3%Electricity
  • 6.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Wood


Clinchco compared to Virginia state average:

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

Clinchco on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #87 (24226) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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