For population 25 years and over in Elk Garden:
For population 15 years and over in Elk Garden town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $575 (0.5%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-14.6%).
Work and jobs in Elk Garden: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Elk Garden, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Elk Garden-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 30% 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.
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Mineral County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Elk Garden:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk Garden:
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Public elementary/middle school in Elk Garden:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.161. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.6%
(33.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Elk Garden compared to West Virginia state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Elk Garden town (based on Mineral County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.84%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,350 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,402 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Elk Garden fatal accident list:
Jun 22, 2011 11:36 AM, Sr-42, Lat: 39.36784722, Lon: -79.14598056, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 23, 2010 00:23 AM, Us-50, Lat: 39.32201389, Lon: -79.153575, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 14, 2008 06:25 AM, Sr-42, Lat: 39.350428, Lon: -79.134608, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 23, 2008 04:50 PM, Cr-3, Lat: 39.417033, Lon: -79.085897, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 2008 04:20 PM, Us-50, Lat: 39.320489, Lon: -79.145594, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 22, 1983 11:20 PM, 42, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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