Dunbar, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 7,838 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 
Males: 3,451  (44.0%)
Females: 4,387  (56.0%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 25064.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,238 (it was $35,117 in 2000)
Dunbar:

$44,238
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,689 (it was $19,030 in 2000)

Dunbar city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,848 (it was $75,400 in 2000)
Dunbar:

$86,848
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $105,297; Detached houses: $105,865; Townhouses or other attached units: $98,512; In 2-unit structures: $77,672; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $107,403; Mobile homes: $84,318

Median gross rent in 2012: $696.

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  • White alone - 6,821 (86.7%)
  • Black alone - 592 (7.5%)
  • Hispanic - 199 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 141 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 103 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dunbar: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.2%), Irish (13.8%), English (12.3%), United States (10.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.7%), Italian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/19/1921

Elevation: 603 feet

Land area: 2.84 square miles.

Population density: 2,763 people per square mile   (average).

Dunbar,WV real estate house value index trend

Dunbar, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Dunbar:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dunbar city:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 21.6%

217 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Latin America, 0.4% North America).

This city:  2.8%
West Virginia:  1.4%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Dunbar, West Virginia as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dunbar to the number of sex offenders is 291 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $681 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $560 (0.6%)

Dunbar satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.36 N, Longitude: 81.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -971 (-12.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 546 (15.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Dunbar household income distribution Dunbar home values distribution

Property values in Dunbar, WV


Crime rates in Dunbar by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 003000010
per 100,000 0.00.038.70.00.00.00.012.60.0
Rapes 024651335
per 100,000 0.025.551.678.865.413.138.937.963.5
Robberies 526576597
per 100,000 63.425.577.465.791.678.864.8113.788.9
Assaults 17221681612302426
per 100,000 215.5280.5206.5105.1209.4157.6388.7303.1330.1
Burglaries 14497168385552494570
per 100,000 1825.11236.82168.6499.2719.8683.0634.9568.4888.8
Thefts 20924099115112127139119155
per 100,000 2648.93060.11277.91510.81465.81668.01801.01503.11968.0
Auto thefts 33412628282011913
per 100,000 418.3522.8335.6367.8366.4262.7142.5113.7165.1
Arson 464225251
per 100,000 50.776.551.626.326.265.725.963.212.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 322.4327.9404.4223.8254.6197.0250.8253.9291.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Dunbar detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
West Virginia average:

1.91
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -562 (-6.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Dunbar, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 120.1 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 the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from Dunbar center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 226.0 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 Kanawha County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dunbar topographic map

Birthplace of: Blind Joe Hill - Blues singer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Dunbar:

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

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 elementary/middle schools in Dunbar:

See full list of schools located in Dunbar, School District: KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.0. This is about average.

City:

72.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.14. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.14
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00355. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00355
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.7%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.3% for Black residents, 26.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 29.1% for two or more races residents)
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

Dunbar, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Dunbar compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.

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

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

  • Super 8 Motel Dunbar/charleston, 911 Dunbar Ave, Dunbar, WV 25064 , Phone: (304) 768-6888, Fax: (304) 768-6888
  • Travelodge, 1007 Dunbar Ave, Dunbar, WV 25064 , Phone: (304) 768-1000, Fax: (304) 768-2705
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dunbar, West Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dunbar city (based on Kanawha County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.55%
Here: 34.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents19.5%17.2%12.3%9.1%8.7%
Congregations12.0%18.2%3.7%10.8%6.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchChurches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.5%2.9%2.8%2.5%20.5%
Congregations3.7%2.5%7.1%0.6%35.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Kanawha 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
Kanawha County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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:
Kanawha County:

29.6%
West Virginia:

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

12.0%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$11,681$35,0432$2,160
Other Government Administration 3$6,864$27,4563$3,186
Judicial and Legal 1$3,306$39,6722$2,357
Police Protection - Officers 13$44,848$41,3980$0
Police - Other 1$2,460$29,5204$981
Firefighters 14$49,970$42,8310$0
Streets and Highways 16$29,938$22,4540$0
Welfare 0$0 1$1,096
Health 1$2,205$26,4600$0
Solid Waste Management 6$13,705$27,4100$0
Sewerage 11$32,515$35,4711$1,138
Parks and Recreation 2$4,585$27,5100$0
Totals for Government 72$202,077$33,68013$10,918

Dunbar government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $908,000 ($115.85)
    Police Protection: $833,000 ($106.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $779,000 ($99.39)
    General - Other: $718,000 ($91.61)
    Regular Highways: $659,000 ($84.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $407,000 ($51.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $317,000 ($40.44)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $208,000 ($26.54)
    Central Staff Services: $174,000 ($22.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $107,000 ($13.65)
    General Public Buildings: $72,000 ($9.19)
    Libraries: $59,000 ($7.53)
    Health - Other: $35,000 ($4.47)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,190,000 ($151.82)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $595,000 ($75.91)
    Corporate Bonds: $372,000 ($47.46)
    Benefit Payments: $190,000 ($24.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,231,000 ($284.64)

Dunbar government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,078,000 ($137.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $401,000 ($51.16)
    All Other: $242,000 ($30.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $63,000 ($8.04)
    Parking Facilities: $44,000 ($5.61)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $166,000 ($21.18)
    From Parent Local Government: $121,000 ($15.44)
    From Other Governments: $98,000 ($12.50)
    Local Employee Contribution: $33,000 ($4.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $90,000 ($11.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $129,000 ($16.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $103,000 ($13.14)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($3.44)
    Rents: $7,000 ($0.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($4.47)
    All Other: $5,000 ($0.64)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,324,000 ($168.92)
    Property: $1,098,000 ($140.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $353,000 ($45.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $64,000 ($8.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $47,000 ($6.00)
    Other License: $44,000 ($5.61)

Dunbar government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $1,339,000 ($170.83)
    Total Other Securities: $223,000 ($28.45)

4.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.25%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.02%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Putnam County, WV  0.67% ($34,084 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.20% ($28,007)
from Fayette County, WV  0.15% ($25,781)


4.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($169 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.02%
West Virginia average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($40,643 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.21% ($33,184)
to Jackson County, WV  0.13% ($41,700)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Dunbar, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 36
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 55
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 59
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 87
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 65
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 150
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
See more detailed statistics of Dunbar fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total costs: $60,000
Total average daily traffic: 216,550
Total average daily truck traffic: 35,730

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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: 08/28/2003, Expiration Date: 11/14/2013
    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: 05/03/2005, Expiration Date: 07/28/2015, Certifier: C B Rigney
    Registrant: Sanitary Board, 2802 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064, Phone: (304) 766-0209, Fax: (612) 941-9502
  • 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: 05/03/2005, Expiration Date: 07/28/2015, Certifier: C B Rigney
    Registrant: Sanitary Board, 2802 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064, Phone: (304) 766-0209, Fax: (612) 941-9502
  • 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:

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: 03/19/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Brian Bobeck
    Registrant: Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C., 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 700 North, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 973-1210, Fax: (202) 973-1212, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • 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 , Serial Number: 28-7305363, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 03/27/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Gregg A Brewer, 156 Taylor Rd, Dunbar, WV 25064
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210K (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5786J , Serial Number: 21059486, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 09/01/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 2700 Charles Ave, Dunbar, WV 25064
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7565D , Serial Number: 17272923, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Paul S Pflum, 1102 Middle Dr, Dunbar, WV 25064
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 8057D , Serial Number: 27-2258, Airworthiness Date: 09/27/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 2700 Charles Ave, Dunbar, WV 25064
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8207C , Serial Number: 22-2312, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 08/08/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Jim Anderson, 1 Anderson Court, 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 33
  • Hazardous Condition: 45
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Dunbar

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dunbar, WV
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
Businesses in Dunbar, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
CVS1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Curves1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Kroger1Travelodge1
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
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