Elk Garden, West Virginia

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Population in 2019: 212 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 81  (38.5%)
Females: 131  (61.5%)
Median resident age:

42.7 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 26717.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,949 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Elk Garden:

$35,949
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,318 (it was $11,453 in 2000)

Elk Garden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,803 (it was $38,200 in 2000)
Elk Garden:

$84,803
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $54,166; detached houses: $63,491; mobile homes: $21,902

Median gross rent in 2019: $474.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elk Garden: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.6%
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According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Elk Garden, West Virginia as of December 02, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elk Garden is 51 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (44.8%), English (25.3%), Irish (11.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 2288 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 807 people per square mile   (low).

Elk Garden, West Virginia map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $502 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $316 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (85.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (217.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Kitzmiller, MD (1.3 miles ),
Swanton, MD (2.6 miles),
Bloomington, MD (2.8 miles ),
Luke, MD (2.8 miles),
Piedmont, WV (2.9 miles ),
Westernport, MD (3.0 miles ),
Deer Park, MD (3.1 miles ),
Franklin, MD (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.39 N, Longitude: 79.15 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Elk Garden, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Elk Garden, WV in 2019
Elk Garden satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Most common industries in Elk Garden, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Wood products (12.1%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (23.5%)
  • Construction (19.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.8%)
  • Truck transportation (9.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.8%)
  • Paper (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.8%)
  • Health care (20.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.4%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (6.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.2%)
  • Apparel (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Elk Garden, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (23.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.7%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (11.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Therapists (6.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)

Average climate in Elk Garden, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elk Garden, West Virginia average temperatures Elk Garden, West Virginia average precipitation Elk Garden, West Virginia humidity Elk Garden, West Virginia wind speed Elk Garden, West Virginia snowfall Elk Garden, West Virginia sunshine Elk Garden, West Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.2. This is better than average.

City:

59.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.126. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.126
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.78. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.71. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.71
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Elk Garden-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the Elk Garden town center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elk Garden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 47% 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 121.4 miles away from Elk Garden 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 159.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 186.1 miles away from Elk Garden center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 227.4 miles away from Elk Garden center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.3 miles away from Elk Garden center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 125.2 miles away from Elk Garden center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mineral County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Droughts: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elk Garden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elk Garden:

  • CORNELL STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; KEYSER, WV)
  • HEARTLAND OF KEYSER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KEYSER, WV)
  • NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; KEYSER, WV)
  • MORAN MANOR NSG HM (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WESTERNPORT, MD)
  • HOSPICE OF POTOMAC VALLEY HOSP (Hospital, about 10 miles away; KEYSER, WV)
  • DENNETT ROAD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • HOSPICE OF GARRETT COUNTY (Hospital, about 13 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk Garden:

  • Frostburg State University (about 22 miles; Frostburg, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 30 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • West Virginia University (about 47 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 54 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Fairmont State University (about 55 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • Shenandoah University (about 56 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 62 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)

Public elementary/middle school in Elk Garden:

  • ELK GARDEN SCHOOL (Location: RT. 1 BOX 320, Grades: PK-4)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elk Garden: Elk Garden Volunteer Fire Department (A), Elk District Ambulance Service 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Mineral County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

JENNINGS RANDOLPH LAKE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elk Garden that have no violations reported:

  • ROBERT CRAIG MEMORIAL CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

75.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.6%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Elk Garden:

Marital status in Elk Garden, WV
  • Never married: 33.9%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

For population 25 years and over in Elk Garden:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
West Virginia average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elk Garden, WV (based on Mineral County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,10234
Evangelical Protestant4,90347
Catholic1,3473
Black Protestant1781
Other461
None16,636-
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: 4
Here:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

11.3%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mineral County:

31.8%
State:

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

7.3%
West Virginia:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 1$249
Totals for Government 0$0 1$249

Elk Garden government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $59,000 ($278.30)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($146.23)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($42.45)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($37.74)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($18.87)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($14.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($9.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($9.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.72)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($4.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($37.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $15,000 ($70.75)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($4.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($4.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,000 ($174.53)

Elk Garden government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $74,000 ($349.06)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($9.43)
    Other: $1,000 ($4.72)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($70.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($18.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($4.72)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($141.51)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $25,000 ($117.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000 ($47.17)
    Other License: $2,000 ($9.43)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($4.72)

Elk Garden government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $365,000 ($1721.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $345,000 ($1627.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($94.34)

Elk Garden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,000 ($419.81)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,000 ($132.08)

4.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
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 Allegany County, MD  1.15% ($31,585 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, WV  0.53% ($39,877)
to Grant County, WV  0.35% ($42,081)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elk Garden:

  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WKLP (1390 AM; 1 kW; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMSG (1050 AM; 1 kW; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WELD (690 AM; daytime; 2 kW; FISHER, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elk Garden:

  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAIJ (90.3 FM; GRANTSVILLE, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elk Garden:

  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W48AA (Channel 48; KEYSER, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Elk Garden fatal accident list:

Dec 10, 2018 01:15 AM, Us-50, Lat: 39.327700, Lon: -79.117617, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 22, 2011 11:36 AM, Sr-42, Lat: 39.367847, Lon: -79.145981, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 23, 2010 00:23 AM, Us-50, Lat: 39.322014, Lon: -79.153575, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 14, 2008 06:25 AM, Sr-42, Lat: 39.350430, Lon: -79.134610, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 23, 2008 04:50 PM, Cr-3, Lat: 39.417030, Lon: -79.085900, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 2008 04:20 PM, Us-50, Lat: 39.320490, Lon: -79.145590, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 22, 1983 11:20 PM, 42, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.1mTotal length
  • 700Total average daily traffic
  • 48Total average daily truck traffic
  • 894Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Thomas Jenkins, Jennings Randolph Lake (Lat: 39.420833 Lon: -79.111111), Type: 30.0, Overall height: 30 m, Registrant: Us Army Corps Of Engineers, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, , Pitts-burgh, Phone: (412) 395-7231
  • Thomas Jenkins, Jennings Randolph Lake (Lat: 39.420833 Lon: -79.111111), Type: 30.0, Overall height: 30 m, Registrant: Us Army Corps Of Engineers, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, , Pitts-burgh, Phone: (412) 395-7231
  • David Hazel, Jennings Randolph Lake (Lat: 39.420833 Lon: -79.111111), Type: 30.0, Structure height: 54057 m, Overall height: 30 m, Registrant: Us Army Corps Of Engineers, David.M.Hazel@usace.Army.Mil, Federal Building 22nd Floor, Pitts-burgh, Phone: (412) 395-7405
  • Jonathan Durst, Jennings Randolph Lake (Lat: 39.420833 Lon: -79.111111), Type: 30.0, Structure height: 54057 m, Overall height: 30 m, Registrant: Us Army Corps Of Engineers, Travis.L.Jones@usace.Army.Mil, , Pitts-burgh, Phone: (601) 631-7054

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1 Blk N St Rt 42 On County Rt 42 (Lat: 39.382889 Lon: -79.166417), Call Sign: KON334, Licensee ID: L00612003,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.6800 MHz, 33.7800 MHz, 33.8800 MHz, 33.9600 MHz, Grant Date: 01/10/2003, Expiration Date: 02/26/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2013, Registrant: Elk District Vol Fire Department, Elk Garden, WV 26717
  • Rt 42 (Lat: 39.386500 Lon: -79.156972), Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPHK520,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.890 MHz, 154.235 MHz, 154.445 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2015, Expiration Date: 06/07/2025, Certifier: Dennis L Mc Gann, Registrant: Mineral County Emergency Services, 392 Pine Swamp Rd, Keyser, WV 26726, Phone: (304) 788-1821, Fax: (304) 788-4542, Email:
  • Jct 42 & Us 50 5 Mi S (Lat: 39.325667 Lon: -79.128639), Call Sign: KJU965, Licensee ID: L00038645,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.2800 MHz, 47.3600 MHz, Grant Date: 07/14/2012, Expiration Date: 10/02/2022, Registrant: State Of West Virginia Division Of Highways, Buckhannon, WV 26201, Phone: (304) 473-5337, Fax: (304) 473-4256, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 7CMB042A, 889 S. Tower Road (Lat: 39.382722 Lon: -79.078472), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 16.2 m, Call Sign: WQXH206,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/02/2016, Expiration Date: 03/02/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WD8BNV, Grant Date: 08/24/1994, Expiration Date: 08/24/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2006, Registrant: Dam Operatrs At Blommington Dm, Jennings Randolph Lk Corps Of Engrs, Elk Garden, WV 26717
  • Call Sign: KC8OFB, Licensee ID: L00226687, Grant Date: 06/09/2020, Expiration Date: 06/09/2030, Certifier: James R Pennington Jr, Registrant: James R Pennington Jr, 90 Hartmansville Rd, Elk Garden, WV 26717-9712

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 16. The highest number of fires - 35 took place in 2010, and the least - 5 in 2014. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Elk Garden, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (66.1%), and Outside Fires (20.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elk Garden, WV
    • 15466.1%Structure Fires
    • 4720.2%Outside Fires
    • 2812.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 41.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elk Garden, WV
Most common first names in Elk Garden, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles1772.8 years
William1370.4 years
Mary976.3 years
George880.8 years
Thomas870.9 years
Robert870.1 years
John867.6 years
Lawrence775.5 years
James774.3 years
Harry671.0 years
Most common last names in Elk Garden, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kitzmiller2277.1 years
Paugh1869.4 years
Streets1377.2 years
Willis969.9 years
Copeland876.1 years
Warnick873.0 years
Jones881.9 years
Evans773.0 years
Dawson777.0 years
Junkins679.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elk Garden, WV
  • 77.2%Utility gas
  • 14.0%Electricity
  • 5.3%Coal or coke
  • 3.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elk Garden, WV
  • 100.0%Electricity


Elk Garden compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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