Elliston-Lafayette, Virginia

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Population in July 2007: 1,322.
Males: 634  (48.0%)
Females: 688  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
Virginia median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 24087.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,947 (it was $34,643 in 2000)
Elliston-Lafayette:

$48,947
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,766 (it was $13,785 in 2000)

Elliston-Lafayette CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $110,366 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
Elliston-Lafayette:

$110,366
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $225,301; Detached houses: $252,081; Townhouses or other attached units: $189,187; In 2-unit structures: $198,802; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,830; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,794; Mobile homes: $43,966
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  • Races in Elliston-Lafayette, VA (2000)

    Elliston-Lafayette races chart
    • 1,13491.4%White alone
    • 504.0%Black alone
    • 272.2%Two or more races
    • 191.5%Hispanic
    • 70.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Elliston-Lafayette detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Elliston-Lafayette: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (26.3%), German (9.9%), Irish (8.2%), English (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%), French Canadian (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.85 square miles.

Population density: 716 people per square mile   (low).

Elliston-Lafayette,VA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Elliston-Lafayette:

  • High school or higher: 68.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elliston-Lafayette CDP:

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.3%
Virginia:

11.5%

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

Elliston-Lafayette CDP:  0.8% ($500)
Virginia:  1.0% ($1,143)
Elliston-Lafayette satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (14.9 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (82.0 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (334.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Elliston, VA (1.0 miles ), Lafayette, VA (1.0 miles ), Shawsville, VA (1.9 miles ), Glenvar, VA (2.4 miles ), Salem, VA (3.2 miles ), Blacksburg, VA (3.3 miles ), Oak Grove, VA (3.3 miles ), Merrimac, VA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 37.22 N, Longitude: 80.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 540

Elliston-Lafayette household income distribution Elliston-Lafayette home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

Work and jobs in Elliston-Lafayette: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elliston-Lafayette, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elliston-Lafayette-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the Elliston-Lafayette place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/17/1953, a category F2 tornado 12.1 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elliston-Lafayette-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 82% 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 214.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.7 miles away from Elliston-Lafayette center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 93.8 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 96.9 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 295.4 miles away from Elliston-Lafayette center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 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 Montgomery County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elliston-Lafayette topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elliston-Lafayette:

  • MEADOWBROOK NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SHAWSVILLE, VA)
  • RICHFIELD RECOVERY AND CARE CENT (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SALEM, VA)
  • CARILION ROANOKE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • ADVENTA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; SALEM, VA)
  • SNYDER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SALEM, VA)
  • FMC - MONTGOMERY (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BLACKSBURG, VA)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elliston-Lafayette:

  • Roanoke College (about 11 miles; Salem, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,316)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 12 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • American National University (about 12 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 14 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Radford University (about 20 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • New River Community College (about 28 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 39 miles; Martinsville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,266)

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Church in Elliston-Lafayette: Big Spring Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Fork Roanoke River (A), North Fork Roanoke River (B), Brake Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Elliston-Lafayette: Lafayette Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.1. This is about average.

City:

69.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.73
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.625. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.625
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.82
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.2%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.8%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.9%
Whole state:

9.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.5%
Whole state:

4.3%
2 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

Elliston-Lafayette compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.4
Virginia average:

13.4

Elliston-Lafayette travel time to work - commute Elliston-Lafayette mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elliston-Lafayette CDP (based on Montgomery County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,60990
Mainline Protestant9,44938
Other5,11511
Catholic3,2493
Black Protestant573
None60,913-
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: 14
Montgomery County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Montgomery County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Montgomery County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

25.2%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
State:

18.6%

9.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,044 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.25%
Virginia average:

9.34%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($377 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.09%
Virginia average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Radford city, VA  0.64% ($29,230 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, VA  0.58% ($34,784)
from Roanoke County, VA  0.39% ($30,991)


10.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.64%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($300 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, VA  0.58% ($33,770 average AGI)
to Radford city, VA  0.54% ($28,745)
to Roanoke city, VA  0.41% ($29,205)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elliston-Lafayette:

  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)
  • WRAD (1460 AM; 5 kW; RADFORD, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WWVT (1260 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elliston-Lafayette:

  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W244AV (96.7 FM; BLACKSBURG, ETC., VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W273AA (102.5 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WBRW (105.3 FM; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Elliston-Lafayette:

  • WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRKV-LP (Channel 65; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSLS-TV (Channel 10; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXR (Channel 38; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDBJ (Channel 7; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFXR-TV (Channel 27; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W54BT (Channel 54; ROANOKE, ETC., VA; Owner: BIP, INC.)
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W34CU (Channel 34; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W49AP (Channel 49; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 65m213ftTotal length
  • $4,323,000Total costs
  • 39,965Total average daily traffic
  • 1,968Total average daily truck traffic
  • 90,672Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Elliston-Lafayette, VA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$143,145
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$62,320
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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