Comfort, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 306.
Males: 113  (37.1%)
Females: 193  (62.9%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 25049.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,605
Comfort:

$42,605
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,544

Comfort CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $74,489
Comfort:

$74,489
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $110,992; detached houses: $166,479; mobile homes: $19,249
March 2019 cost of living index in Comfort: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.9%
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Ancestries: American (90.7%), Polish (9.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 693 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (15.2 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (148.3 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (370.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Racine, WV (1.6 miles ),
Chesapeake, WV (2.8 miles ),
Chelyan, WV (2.9 miles ),
Belle, WV (2.9 miles ),
Marmet, WV (2.9 miles ),
Sylvester, WV (3.0 miles),
Shrewsbury, WV (3.1 miles ),
Rand, WV (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.13 N, Longitude: 81.62 W

Distribution of median household income in Comfort, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Comfort, WV in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.3%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.497. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.497
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00349. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00349
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Comfort-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 57.2 miles away from the Comfort place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.0 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Comfort-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 201.1 miles away from Comfort 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 126.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 118.0 miles away from Comfort center
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) earthquake occurred 241.3 miles away from Comfort center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.1 miles away from Comfort center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from Comfort 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 Boone County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Comfort:

  • BOONE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; MADISON, WV)
  • JACKSON AVENUE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MADISON, WV)
  • HIGHLAND HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • HEARTLAND OF CHARLESTON (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • FMS - CHARLESTON (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • EAST END GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 15 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)

Amtrak stations near Comfort:

  • 16 miles: CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: MONTGOMERY (WASHINGTON ST. & 3RD AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Comfort:

  • West Virginia State University (about 20 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Marshall University (about 49 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Concord University (about 60 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 71 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 76 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)

Public elementary/middle school in Comfort:

See full list of schools located in Comfort

Points of interest:

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Cemeteries: Ferrell Cemetery (1), Meadows Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Joes Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Boone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Comfort (2011 data):

  • Whitesville State Bank: Comfort Branch at 7070 Coal River Rd, branch established on 1984/09/10. Info updated 2008/08/21: Bank assets: $79.2 mil, Deposits: $71.1 mil, headquarters in Whitesville, WV, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Big Coal River Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Comfort:

Marital status in Comfort, WV
  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

For population 25 years and over in Comfort:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
West Virginia average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Comfort, WV (based on Boone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,83743
Mainline Protestant1,99317
Black Protestant4873
Other3103
Catholic1322
None18,870-
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: 12
Boone County:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Here:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

15.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.6%
West Virginia:

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

15.9%
State:

13.1%

5.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kanawha County, WV  1.24% ($34,159 average AGI)
to Logan County, WV  0.59% ($52,548)
to Lincoln County, WV  0.28% ($38,500)

Businesses in Comfort, WV

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Comfort:

  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Comfort:

  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

TV broadcast stations around Comfort:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

Comfort fatal accident list:

Jul 15, 2009 06:30 PM, Sr-3, Lat: 38.127669, Lon: -81.616744, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
Jun 30, 1976 10:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Jun 30, 1975 10:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.4mTotal length
  • $175,000Total costs
  • 16,270Total average daily traffic
  • 1,507Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,357Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Comfort, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Comfort, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Diana Wilborn, Joes Creek Road (Lat: 38.120417 Lon: -81.607306), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 54005 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 663-7576
  • Diana Wilborn, Joes Creek Road (Lat: 38.120417 Lon: -81.607306), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 54005 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 663-7576
  • Diana Wilborn, Joes Creek Road (Lat: 38.120417 Lon: -81.607306), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 54005 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 663-7576
  • Diana Wilborn, Joes Creek Road (Lat: 38.120417 Lon: -81.607306), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 54005 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 663-7576
  • Diana wilborn, Joes Creek Road (Lat: 38.120417 Lon: -81.607306), Type: 93.4, Structure height: 54005 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 663-7576
  • diana wilborn, Joes Creek Road (Lat: 38.120417 Lon: -81.607306), Type: 93.4, Structure height: 54005 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 663-7576

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KD8BBP, Licensee ID: L00786580, Grant Date: 02/18/2015, Expiration Date: 03/03/2025, Certifier: Christopher S Layton, Registrant: Chris S Layton, 943 Left Fork Road, Comfort, WV 25049
  • Call Sign: KD8BFI, Licensee ID: L00995251, Grant Date: 03/03/2015, Expiration Date: 03/24/2025, Certifier: Amanda J Layton, Registrant: Amanda J Layton, 943 Left Fork Rd, Comfort, WV 25049
  • Call Sign: KD8ZPJ, Licensee ID: L01896949, Grant Date: 10/08/2014, Expiration Date: 10/08/2024, Cancellation Date: 12/30/2014, Certifier: Edward F Atkins, Registrant: Edward F Atkins, 3053 Rock Castle Rd, Comfort, WV 25049
  • Call Sign: WV8WVS, Previous Call Sign: KD8ZPJ, Licensee ID: L01896949, Grant Date: 12/30/2014, Expiration Date: 12/30/2024, Certifier: Edward F Atkins, Registrant: Edward F Atkins, 3053 Rock Castle Rd, Comfort, WV 25049
  • Call Sign: KE8CFX, Licensee ID: L01975499, Grant Date: 10/08/2015, Expiration Date: 10/08/2025, Certifier: Ezekiel L Milan, Registrant: Ezekiel L Milan, Comfort, WV 25049

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 15 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2017. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Comfort, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (74.5%), and Outside Fires (16.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Comfort, WV
    • 7974.5%Structure Fires
    • 1716.0%Outside Fires
    • 109.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Comfort, WV
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Comfort, WV
  • 55.3%Utility gas
  • 44.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Comfort, WV
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Comfort compared to West Virginia 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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