Falling Spring, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 209 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 105  (50.6%)
Females: 104  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  50.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 24966.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,361 (it was $25,469 in 2000)
Falling Spring:

$61,361
WV:

$43,385

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,750 (it was $10,721 in 2000)

Falling Spring town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $100,665 (it was $52,100 in 2000)
Falling Spring:

$100,665
WV:

$117,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $120,608; Detached houses: $128,074; Mobile homes: $67,932

Median gross rent in 2016: $556.

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  • Races in Falling Spring, WV (2010)

    Falling Spring races chart
    • 19994.3%White alone
    • 83.8%Two or more races
    • 20.9%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Black alone
    • 10.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Falling Spring: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.3%), Irish (19.0%), English (10.3%), American (3.4%), Scottish (3.4%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1902 feet

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 411 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Falling Spring:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Falling Spring town:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 72.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 2.8%

4 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.2% Latin America).

This town:

2.4%
West Virginia:

1.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $664 (0.6%)

Falling Spring satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (54.0 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (135.5 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (312.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hillsboro, WV (3.6 miles ), Lewisburg, WV (3.7 miles ), White Sulphur Springs, WV (3.7 miles ), Fairlea, WV (4.0 miles ), Ronceverte, WV (4.2 miles ), Rupert, WV (4.3 miles ), Richwood, WV (4.3 miles ), Quinwood, WV (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $95,700

Latitude: 37.99 N, Longitude: 80.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Falling Spring household income distribution Falling Spring home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+9.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (33%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Falling Spring, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Falling Spring-area historical earthquake activity is near West 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 195.8 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 242.1 miles away from Falling Spring 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 136.9 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 101.7 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 105.9 miles away from Falling Spring center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 253.4 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 Greenbrier County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Falling Spring topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Falling Spring:

  • MONTVUE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)
  • JUDYVILLE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)
  • DAVITA - GREENBRIER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)
  • FMC - GREENBRIER COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; LEWISBURG, WV)

Amtrak station near Falling Spring:

  • 15 miles: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, 315 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Falling Spring:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Roanoke College (about 51 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • American National University (about 52 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 53 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Concord University (about 53 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 56 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Radford University (about 61 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)

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Greenbrier 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 2013 was 58.0. This is better than average.

City:

58.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.4%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
West Virginia average:

11.1

Falling Spring travel time to work - commute Falling Spring mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Falling Spring town (based on Greenbrier County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,31765
Evangelical Protestant4,74349
Catholic7764
Other4583
Black Protestant3342
None20,852-
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: 8
Greenbrier County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Greenbrier County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Greenbrier County:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Greenbrier County:

28.7%
West Virginia:

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

12.8%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$2,060
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$320
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$320
Totals for Government 0$0 7$2,700

5.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monroe County, WV  0.35% ($29,133 average AGI)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.26% ($48,485)
from Fayette County, WV  0.20% ($25,500)


4.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monroe County, WV  0.33% ($20,951 average AGI)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.21% ($30,000)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.20% ($23,720)

Strongest AM radio stations in Falling Spring:

  • WSLW (1310 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRON (1400 AM; 1 kW; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Falling Spring:

  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCWV (92.9 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: R-S BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 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)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRLB (95.3 FM; RAINELLE, WV; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.933444 Lon: -80.383139, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPKY790, Licensee ID: L00099717
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.162 MHz, 453.025 MHzGrant Date: 04/21/2015, Expiration Date: 05/24/2025, Certifier: Glenn B Hammond SrRegistrant: Greenbrier County 911

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Falling Spring compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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