Dunbar, West Virginia

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Population in 2019: 7,093 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 3,461  (48.8%)
Females: 3,632  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

44.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 25064.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,066 (it was $35,117 in 2000)
Dunbar:

$45,066
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,982 (it was $19,030 in 2000)

Dunbar city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $93,414 (it was $75,400 in 2000)
Dunbar:

$93,414
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $145,404; detached houses: $156,298; townhouses or other attached units: $134,842; in 2-unit structures: $155,634; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,952; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,945; mobile homes: $61,624; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $17,582

Median gross rent in 2019: $815.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dunbar: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.1%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.7% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 19.2% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Dunbar, WV (2019)
    • 5,51076.2%White alone
    • 96413.3%Black alone
    • 4275.9%Two or more races
    • 2193.0%Hispanic
    • 1111.5%Asian alone
    • 50.07%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Dunbar, West Virginia as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dunbar is 239 to 1.


Crime rates in Dunbar by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(38.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
1
(13.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(51.6)
6
(78.8)
5
(65.4)
1
(13.1)
3
(38.9)
3
(37.9)
5
(63.5)
4
(51.1)
2
(25.6)
2
(25.9)
3
(39.4)
2
(26.7)
3
(41.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(77.4)
5
(65.7)
7
(91.6)
6
(78.8)
5
(64.8)
9
(113.7)
7
(88.9)
6
(76.6)
4
(51.1)
8
(103.7)
6
(78.8)
3
(40.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(206.5)
8
(105.1)
16
(209.4)
12
(157.6)
30
(388.7)
24
(303.1)
26
(330.1)
13
(165.9)
7
(89.5)
22
(285.3)
21
(275.9)
29
(387.4)
40
(550.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
168
(2,169)
38
(499.2)
55
(719.8)
52
(683.0)
49
(634.9)
45
(568.4)
70
(888.8)
45
(574.4)
53
(677.7)
56
(726.2)
68
(893.3)
43
(574.4)
67
(922.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
99
(1,278)
115
(1,511)
112
(1,466)
127
(1,668)
139
(1,801)
119
(1,503)
155
(1,968)
108
(1,379)
130
(1,662)
194
(2,516)
147
(1,931)
132
(1,763)
190
(2,616)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(335.6)
28
(367.8)
28
(366.4)
20
(262.7)
11
(142.5)
9
(113.7)
13
(165.1)
8
(102.1)
5
(63.9)
26
(337.2)
19
(249.6)
38
(507.6)
42
(578.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(51.6)
2
(26.3)
2
(26.2)
5
(65.7)
2
(25.9)
5
(63.2)
1
(12.7)
1
(12.8)
2
(25.6)
1
(13.0)
6
(78.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.5)
City-Data.com crime index413.1228.6260.0201.2256.2259.3297.6226.1172.7287.4270.1288.9386.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Dunbar, WV

Crime rate in Dunbar detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
West Virginia average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (16.8%), English (9.1%), Irish (9.1%), German (4.5%), European (3.8%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/19/1921

Elevation: 603 feet

Land area: 2.84 square miles.

Population density: 2,500 people per square mile   (average).

Dunbar, West Virginia map

111 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
West Virginia:

1.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $786 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $712 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (5.9 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (130.9 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (371.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

South Charleston, WV (1.3 miles ),
Jefferson, WV (1.5 miles ),
St. Albans, WV (2.1 miles ),
Cross Lanes, WV (2.2 miles ),
Charleston, WV (2.4 miles ),
Upper Falls, WV (2.4 miles ),
Nitro, WV (2.5 miles ),
Tornado, WV (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 38.36 N, Longitude: 81.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -741 (-10.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 399 (12.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Distribution of median household income in Dunbar, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dunbar, WV in 2019

Property values in Dunbar, WV

Dunbar satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $91,100
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $36,800
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $140,700
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $240,900
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $47,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Dunbar, WV residents
Average permit cost in Dunbar, WV
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Historical population in Dunbar, WV
Historical housing units in Dunbar, WV
Most common industries in Dunbar, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Chemicals (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Chemicals (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Dunbar, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Engineers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)

Average climate in Dunbar, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Dunbar, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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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 6.5 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 1.5 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 6.2 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 2.5 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 2.5 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 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00349
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

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

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.2 miles away from the Dunbar city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.4 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dunbar-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 209.3 miles away from Dunbar 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 120.1 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 135.4 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 227.7 miles away from Dunbar 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 117.2 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 81.1 miles away from Dunbar 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 Kanawha County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dunbar topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Dunbar:

  • ARC GROUP HOME (523 24TH STREET)
  • KANAWHA HOSPICE CARE, INC. (1143 DUNBAR AVENUE)
  • DUNBAR CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (501 CALDWELL LANE)
  • FMC - KANAWHA COUNTY (951 DUNBAR VILLAGE)

Amtrak station near Dunbar:

  • 6 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.

College/University in Dunbar:

  • Ben Franklin Career Center (Full-time enrollment: 155; Location: 500 28th St; Public; Website: bfcc.kana.tec.wv.us)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dunbar:

  • West Virginia State University (about 2 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 38 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 61 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 70 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Shawnee State University (about 73 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public high schools in Dunbar:

  • JAMES H. ""TIGER"" MORTON JUVENILE CENTER (Location: 60 MANFRED HOLLAND WAY, Grades: 7-12)
  • BEN FRANKLIN VOCATIONAL CENTER (Location: 500 28TH STREET, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dunbar:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • West Virginia State University is only about 2 - 4 miles from anywhere in Dunbar. added by Scott
  • The South Central Juvenile Detention Center is now the James H. "Tiger" Morton Juvenile Detention Center. The address has also changed to 60 Manfred Holland Way, Dunbar, WV

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Dunbar: Dunbar Fire Department Station 1 (A), Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority Station 259 (B), Dunbar Fire Department Station 2 (C), Dunbar City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Dunbar Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Dunbar include: First Baptist Church of Dunbar (A), Fairlawn Baptist Church (B), Dunbar First Church of God (C), Dunbar Church of the Nazarene (D), Dunbar Church of Christ (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Grandview Memorial Cemetery (1), Thurston Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Cunningham Fly Ash Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Aarons Creek (A), Tyler Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Dunbar: Dunbar Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (911 Dunbar Avenue), Dunbar/Charleston Super 8 Motel (911 Dunbar Ave), Super 8 Dunbar Charleston Area (911 Dunbar Avenue), Jefferson Motel (6204 Maccorkle Av Sw).

Birthplace of: Blind Joe Hill - Blues singer.

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

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
113 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Dunbar in 2000:

  • 200 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Dunbar (2011 data):

  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Dunbar Branch at 11th Street And Myers Avenue, branch established on 1973/06/25. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • United Bank: Dunbar Branch at 1200 Grosscup Ave., branch established on 1917/02/03. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,625.4 mil, Deposits: $3,023.8 mil, headquarters in Parkersburg, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices, Holding Company: United Bankshares, Inc.
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Dunbar Branch at 304 Tenth Street, branch established on 1997/09/08. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Dunbar:

Marital status in Dunbar, WV
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

For population 25 years and over in Dunbar:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
West Virginia average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Dunbar
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dunbar, WV (based on Kanawha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,202219
Mainline Protestant27,583114
Catholic7,33111
Black Protestant3,11412
Other2,02010
Orthodox1,1362
None120,677-
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: 47
This county:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
This county:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
Kanawha County:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.6%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

12.0%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

55.3%
West Virginia:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.8%
West Virginia:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Dunbar:

28.2
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.9%
West Virginia:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.1%
West Virginia:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dunbar:

7.0
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

33.9%
West Virginia:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

61.4%
West Virginia:

58.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Dunbar:

80.0%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dunbar, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 14$27,209$23,3220$0
Firefighters 14$58,132$49,8270$0
Sewerage 13$38,549$35,5840$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$50,758$46,8540$0
Other Government Administration 5$16,355$39,2528$2,242
Solid Waste Management 4$10,474$31,4221$252
Financial Administration 4$12,300$36,9000$0
Parks and Recreation 3$7,075$28,3006$9,251
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$8,140$32,5601$720
Judicial and Legal 1$2,126$25,5121$1,448
Police - Other 1$2,819$33,8282$238
Totals for Government 75$233,935$37,43019$14,152

Dunbar government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $54,000 ($7.61)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($5.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($3.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.56)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,687,000 ($237.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,481,000 ($208.80)
    Police Protection: $1,330,000 ($187.51)
    Regular Highways: $776,000 ($109.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $459,000 ($64.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $435,000 ($61.33)
    Central Staff Services: $414,000 ($58.37)
    General - Other: $237,000 ($33.41)
    General Public Buildings: $197,000 ($27.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000 ($19.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $79,000 ($11.14)
    Libraries: $75,000 ($10.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $57,000 ($8.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($4.51)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($3.95)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($3.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($2.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000 ($0.56)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,835,000 ($399.69)

Dunbar government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,653,000 ($374.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $495,000 ($69.79)
    Other: $309,000 ($43.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $155,000 ($21.85)
    Parking Facilities: $31,000 ($4.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $46,000 ($6.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $219,000 ($30.88)
    Fines and Forfeits: $119,000 ($16.78)
    Rents: $33,000 ($4.65)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $49,000 ($6.91)
    General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($2.96)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,997,000 ($281.55)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,739,000 ($245.17)
    Property: $1,386,000 ($195.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $378,000 ($53.29)
    Other License: $77,000 ($10.86)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $74,000 ($10.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $67,000 ($9.45)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $10,000 ($1.41)

Dunbar government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,000 ($18.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,000 ($18.47)

Dunbar government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,500,000 ($211.48)

4.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,214 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

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 Putnam County, WV  0.69% ($44,780 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.24% ($30,903)
from Fayette County, WV  0.16% ($34,483)


5.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($49,738 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.25% ($37,543)
to Jackson County, WV  0.15% ($46,532)
Businesses in Dunbar, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
CVS1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Curves1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Kroger1Travelodge1
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Dunbar:

  • 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.)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WJYP (1300 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, WV)
  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dunbar:

  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W208AK (89.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Dunbar:

  • 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.)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WOWB-LP (Channel 53; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
Dunbar fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Dunbar fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.6mTotal length
  • $214,000Total costs
  • 295,701Total average daily traffic
  • 51,810Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Dunbar, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dunbar, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dunbar)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • City Building Int Of 13th St & 12th Ave (Lat: 38.367306 Lon: -81.750694), Call Sign: WYG250,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHz, 155.745 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2013, Expiration Date: 11/14/2023, Registrant: Kanawha County Metro 911, 200 Peyton Way, Charleston, WV 25309-8627, Phone: (304) 746-7911, Fax: (304) 746-7914, Email:
  • Jct Of Dutch Hollow Rd & State Route 25 (Lat: 38.370917 Lon: -81.746806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPQI670,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.862 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2015, Expiration Date: 07/28/2025, Certifier: C B Rigney, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • On Dunbar Ave 2 Km South Of Jct State Route 25 & State Route 62 (Lat: 38.363139 Lon: -81.720694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPQI671,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.862 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2015, Expiration Date: 07/28/2025, Certifier: C B Rigney, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 38.358333 Lon: -81.739444, Call Sign: WPCH357,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.037 MHz, 464.062 MHz, 464.087 MHz, 464.112 MHz, 464.137 MHz, 464.162 MHz, 464.187 MHz, 464.212 MHz, 464.237 MHz, 464.262 MHz... (+19 more), Grant Date: 03/13/2013, Expiration Date: 05/20/2023, Certifier: Michael T Folks, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • WILLOW DR LFT STN, On Jordon St 215 Ft S Of Jordon St/Wv Rt 25 Intersection (Lat: 38.374250 Lon: -81.753333), Type: Pole, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 4.5 m, Call Sign: WRFV919,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.745 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2020, Expiration Date: 05/13/2030, Certifier: Ron Burnside, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • REHAB LFT STN, On 4th Ave 0.23 Miles W Of 4th Ave/Wv Rt 25 Intersection (Lat: 38.381472 Lon: -81.768889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 4.5 m, Call Sign: WRFV920,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.745 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2020, Expiration Date: 05/13/2030, Certifier: Ron Burnside, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 68200, Spring Hill Mountain (Lat: 38.340083 Lon: -81.741056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 46.6 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQYY368,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2017, Expiration Date: 02/28/2027, Certifier: Charles F Crizer Jr, Registrant: Shentel, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 12 Marvin Country Estates (Lat: 38.341750 Lon: -81.735944), Call Sign: WRV945,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.700 MHz, Grant Date: 04/23/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dunbar)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55340, N55340, N-55340, Serial Number: 28-7305363, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 03/27/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 08/14/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Gregg A Brewer, 156 Taylor Rd, Dunbar, WV 25064

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$83,50825$70,78656$79,43210$50,82913$63,5240$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$53,7501$67,3102$82,1403$47,2470$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$75,2378$109,57630$99,03811$35,4451$86,7201$68,880
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$92,0605$60,99420$93,1483$73,7801$57,0001$33,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$90,1202$103,8550$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00 , 0102.00, 0103.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$101,4811$59,810
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$99,2100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$41,740
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$104,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00 , 0102.00, 0103.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dunbar, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dunbar, WV - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 31. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 57 took place in 2008, and the least - 13 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Dunbar, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.7%), and Outside Fires (24.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dunbar, WV
    • 25754.7%Structure Fires
    • 11624.7%Outside Fires
    • 8918.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 81.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dunbar, WV

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dunbar, West Virginia:

  • Super 8 Motel Dunbar/Charleston, 911 Dunbar Ave, Dunbar, West Virginia 25064 , Phone: (304) 768-6888, Fax: (304) 768-6888
  • Travelodge, 1007 Dunbar Ave, Dunbar, West Virginia 25064 , Phone: (304) 768-1000, Fax: (304) 768-2705
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dunbar, West Virginia
Most common first names in Dunbar, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11875.4 years
James9771.1 years
Mary9778.2 years
John7974.5 years
Robert6170.8 years
Charles5775.3 years
George4773.5 years
Margaret4179.2 years
Ruby3080.2 years
Helen3076.2 years
Most common last names in Dunbar, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8077.3 years
Jones4373.4 years
Casto3876.1 years
Miller3874.4 years
Williams3675.0 years
Fisher3478.4 years
Taylor3279.1 years
Johnson2773.2 years
Parsons2680.6 years
Young2577.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dunbar, WV
  • 71.6%Utility gas
  • 26.5%Electricity
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dunbar, WV
  • 49.9%Utility gas
  • 48.3%Electricity
  • 1.8%No fuel used


Dunbar compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 10 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Rick L. Adkins (5)
  • William C. Hoffman (3)
  • Jules Henry (1)
  • Jiong England (1)
  • Geoffrey Papelier (1)
  • James H. Gilchrist (1)
  • Mahmood Jawaid (1)
  • Wayne E. Zirk (1)

Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2023.