Davy, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 392 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 191  (48.8%)
Females: 201  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 24828, 24878.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $24,799 (it was $16,250 in 2000)
Davy:

$24,799
WV:

$43,385

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $12,703 (it was $8,116 in 2000)

Davy town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $30,957 (it was $12,900 in 2000)
Davy:

$30,957
WV:

$117,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $31,515; Detached houses: $33,571; Mobile homes: $25,323

Median gross rent in 2016: $492.

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  • Races in Davy, WV (2010)

    Davy races chart
    • 40696.7%White alone
    • 112.6%Black alone
    • 20.5%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Davy: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (34.4%), German (23.0%), English (16.4%), Italian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1948

Elevation: 1189 feet

Land area: 1.29 square miles.

Population density: 304 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Davy:

  • High school or higher: 56.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 23.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Davy town:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Davy, West Virginia as of December 13, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Davy to the number of sex offenders is 64 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Davy town:  1.5% ($199)
West Virginia:  0.6% ($378)
Davy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (60.2 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (140.2 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (391.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Big Sandy, WV (1.7 miles) , Roderfield, WV (1.9 miles) , Welch, WV (2.2 miles ), Brenton, WV (2.8 miles ), Kimball, WV (2.9 miles ), Iaeger, WV (3.0 miles ), Pineville, WV (3.1 miles ), Vivian, WV (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 37.48 N, Longitude: 81.65 W

Area code: 304

Davy household income distribution Davy home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
West Virginia average:

2.44
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

11.8%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-6.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (16%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (38%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Davy, West Virginia

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Earthquake activity:

Davy-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 134.9 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 24.4 miles away from Davy center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 28.6 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 130.1 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 26.1 miles away from Davy center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 173.1 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 McDowell County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Davy:

  • WYOMING COMM HOSP INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MULLENS, WV)
  • WYOMING GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MULLENS, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Davy:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 36 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 49 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 59 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • West Virginia State University (about 63 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 64 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Radford University (about 66 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)

Private high school in Davy:

  • TWIN BRANCH PENTECOSTAL ACADEMY (Students: 16, Location: TWIN BR, Grades: 1-10)

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Notable location: Davy Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Branch (A), Jenny Branch (B), Davy Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

McDowell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 33.2%
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
West Virginia average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Davy town (based on McDowell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,60453
Mainline Protestant91427
Black Protestant53111
Other4712
Catholic3134
None17,280-
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: 8
McDowell County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
McDowell County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
McDowell County:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
McDowell County:

32.5%
West Virginia:

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

15.8%
State:

13.1%
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 2$2,563
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$710
Water Supply 1$2,447$29,3642$1,436
Totals for Government 1$2,447$29,3645$4,709

4.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
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 Mercer County, WV  1.04% ($21,776 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, VA  0.32% ($31,278)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.22% ($39,500)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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 Mercer County, WV  1.69% ($29,358 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, VA  0.39% ($34,045)
to Buchanan County, VA  0.23% ($26,846)

Strongest AM radio stations in Davy:

  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWYO (970 AM; 1 kW; PINEVILLE, WV; Owner: MRJ, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Davy:

  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Davy fatal accident list:

Dec 2, 2011 01:20 PM, Cr-7, Lat: 37.47382, Lon: -81.65004, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 13, 2001 02:05 PM, 4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jun 5, 1990 11:10 AM, 7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $1,200,000Total costs
  • 1,350Total average daily traffic
  • 250Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Asco Bs On Cr4/1, Approx. .7 Km E Of Cr4/1 And Cr 4 (Lat: 37.481167 Lon: -81.644139), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPLZ609, Licensee ID: L00628364
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHzGrant Date: 06/24/2013, Expiration Date: 01/01/2023, Certifier: Kenneth GentryRegistrant: Davy, Town Of
  • 500 Nw Of St Hwy Crossing (Lat: 37.477889 Lon: -81.655944), Call Sign: KCP900, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHzGrant Date: 11/14/2001, Expiration Date: 10/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/25/2009, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB8JWV, Grant Date: 05/08/1990, Expiration Date: 05/08/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/09/2002, Registrant: Homer A Mitchell, Box 106, Davy, WV 24828
  • Call Sign: KB8UWU, Licensee ID: L00918768, Grant Date: 09/17/2014, Expiration Date: 09/14/2024, Certifier: John A Vance, Registrant: John A Vance, Davy, WV 24828
  • Call Sign: KC8LDA, Licensee ID: L01419469, Grant Date: 07/28/2008, Expiration Date: 10/26/2018, Certifier: Robert E Frazier, Registrant: Robert E Frazier, Hc 65 Box F-1, Davy, WV 24828
  • Call Sign: KC8LDB, Grant Date: 10/26/1998, Expiration Date: 10/26/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2010, Registrant: Howard Frasher, 4913 Mc Dowell St, Davy, WV 24828
  • Call Sign: KD8ZWP, Licensee ID: L01906238, Grant Date: 11/20/2014, Expiration Date: 11/20/2024, Certifier: Debbie S Scarberry, Registrant: Debbie S Scarberry, Hc 65 Box F3, Davy, WV 24828

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

DAVY MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS (Population served: 552, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-04-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Davy, WV
Most common first names in Davy, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2069.9 years
James1768.2 years
Charles1271.7 years
Robert1072.8 years
Mary874.9 years
George764.0 years
Paul668.0 years
Howard567.7 years
John580.6 years
Fred574.0 years
Most common last names in Davy, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Green1966.6 years
Morgan1476.6 years
Williams1168.0 years
Rose981.0 years
Mullins968.5 years
Worthington861.7 years
Akers670.0 years
Sizemore663.2 years
Bailey678.0 years
Potter668.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Coal or coke (25%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Davy compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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