Crab Orchard, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 2,678. Population change since 2000: -3.0%
Males: 1,353  (50.6%)
Females: 1,325  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 25827.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,694 (it was $29,932 in 2000)
Crab Orchard:

$44,694
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,412 (it was $22,021 in 2000)

Crab Orchard CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $117,105 (it was $56,200 in 2000)
Crab Orchard:

$117,105
WV:

$103,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $109,431; Detached houses: $127,674; Mobile homes: $24,199

Median gross rent in 2013: $732.

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  • Races in Crab Orchard, WV (2010)

    Crab Orchard races chart
    • 2,61397.6%White alone
    • 411.5%Two or more races
    • 100.4%Black alone
    • 90.3%Hispanic
    • 20.07%Asian alone
    • 20.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Crab Orchard: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (36.5%), Irish (17.0%), German (12.2%), English (9.2%), Scottish (1.9%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2292 feet

Land area: 2.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,181 people per square mile   (low).

Crab Orchard,WV real estate house value index trend

Crab Orchard, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Crab Orchard:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Crab Orchard CDP:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

16 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.6%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Crab Orchard, West Virginia as of April 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Crab Orchard to the number of sex offenders is 536 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $649 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $352 (0.4%)

Crab Orchard satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (47.5 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (138.8 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (362.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: MacArthur, WV (1.2 miles ), Sophia, WV (1.5 miles ), Mabscott, WV (1.5 miles ), Glen White, WV (1.7 miles ), Eccles, WV (1.9 miles ), Beckley, WV (1.9 miles ), Lester, WV (2.0 miles ), Coal City, WV (2.0 miles ).

Latitude: 37.74 N, Longitude: 81.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Crab Orchard household income distribution Crab Orchard home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Information (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Crab Orchard, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Crab Orchard, West Virginia average temperatures Crab Orchard, West Virginia average precipitation Crab Orchard, West Virginia humidity Crab Orchard, West Virginia wind speed Crab Orchard, West Virginia snowfall Crab Orchard, West Virginia sunshine Crab Orchard, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Crab Orchard-area historical earthquake activity is near West 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 151.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from Crab Orchard center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from the city 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 263.2 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 147.1 miles away from Crab Orchard 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 55.1 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 Raleigh County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Crab Orchard topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Crab Orchard:

  • BECKLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 3 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • COLUMBIA RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • 811 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BMA - BECKLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)

Heliports located in Crab Orchard:

Amtrak stations near Crab Orchard:

  • 13 miles: PRINCE (RTE. 41 NORTH) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 18 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)
  • 20 miles: HINTON (FRONT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crab Orchard:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 4 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 26 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community College (about 53 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • West Virginia State University (about 54 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 55 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Radford University (about 57 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 57 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)

Public elementary/middle school in Crab Orchard:

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Church in Crab Orchard: Hill Top Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Branch (A), Stover Fork (B), Crab Orchard Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Raleigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 38.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Crab Orchard 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Crab Orchard (2011 data):

  • Whitesville State Bank: Crab Orchard Branch at 1460 Robert C. Byrd Drive, branch established on 1997/06/17. 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
West Virginia average:

11.3

Crab Orchard travel time to work - commute Crab Orchard mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Crab Orchard CDP (based on Raleigh County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,61598
Mainline Protestant6,16230
Catholic1,6881
Black Protestant1,58811
Other1,0495
Orthodox641
None54,693-
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: 15
Raleigh County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Raleigh County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Raleigh County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

31.3%
West Virginia:

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

12.4%
State:

13.1%

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,477 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($261 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fayette County, WV  0.70% ($32,387 average AGI)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.31% ($35,926)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.25% ($38,254)


4.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

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 Fayette County, WV  0.62% ($31,307 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.26% ($34,696)
to Mercer County, WV  0.19% ($34,163)

Strongest AM radio stations in Crab Orchard:

  • 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)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Crab Orchard:

  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • W244BF (96.7 FM; NIMITZ, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • WRLB (95.3 FM; RAINELLE, WV; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Crab Orchard:

  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
Crab Orchard fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Crab Orchard fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Randall S Southern, Plummleg Lane (Lat: 37.755000 Lon: -81.236389), Type: 123.4, Overall height: 122.5 m
    Registrant: 3042537000, Engineering@radiocitywv.Com, 306 SOUTH KANAWHA ST.
  • Marilyn Matheny, Plummleg Lane (Lat: 37.755000 Lon: -81.236389), Type: 123.4, Overall height: 122.5 m
    Registrant: 3042537000, Engineering@radiocitywv.Com, 306 SOUTH KANAWHA ST.
  • Marilyn Matheny, Plummleg Lane (Lat: 37.755000 Lon: -81.236389), Type: 123.4, Overall height: 122.5 m
    Registrant: 9126388028, Marilyn@grahambrock.Com
  • Marilyn Matheny, Plumley Lane (Lat: 37.755000 Lon: -81.236389), Type: 123.4, Overall height: 122.5 m
    Registrant: 9126388028, Marilyn@grahambrock.Com
  • Marilyn Matheny, Plumley Lane (Lat: 37.755000 Lon: -81.236389), Type: 123.4, Overall height: 122.5 m
    Registrant: 9126388028, Marilyn@grahambrock.Com
  • Plummleg Lane (Lat: 37.755000 Lon: -81.236389), Type: 123.4, Overall height: 122.5 m
    Registrant: 3042526452, , 118 PHILPOTT LANE

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Old Eccles Rd 3.5 Mi Sw Beckley (Lat: 37.757611 Lon: -81.192056), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: KPF348, Licensee ID: L00063801
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.020 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/23/1984, Expiration Date: 10/01/1995, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000
    Registrant: Southern Communicatins Corp., 305 Reservoir Road, Beckley, WV 25801

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Crab Orchard)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 172YA , Serial Number: 17275080, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Shirley D Riffe, 162 Venture Ln, Crab Orchard, WV 25827
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE DREAM MACHINE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4399W , Serial Number: 4213, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/2008
    Registrant (Individual): E Michael Beckett, 500 Glenview Rd, Crab Orchard, WV 25827

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 28
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Crab Orchard

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Crab Orchard, WV
Most common first names in Crab Orchard, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4070.3 years
John3270.1 years
William2973.3 years
Mary1873.9 years
Charles1671.1 years
Robert1565.8 years
Roy1268.7 years
Virginia1078.3 years
Walter976.3 years
Dorothy876.5 years
Most common last names in Crab Orchard, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lilly1973.8 years
Smith1973.5 years
Martin1882.7 years
Jones1674.2 years
Thompson1480.1 years
Bolen1365.8 years
Cook1176.5 years
Meadows1173.5 years
Snuffer1176.8 years
Blevins1082.1 years
Businesses in Crab Orchard, WV
NameCountNameCount
Curves1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Subway1
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