Ferrum, Virginia

Submit your own pictures of this place and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 2,043.
Population change since 2000: +55.6%
Males: 1,120  (54.8%)
Females: 923  (45.2%)
Median resident age:

21.3 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24088.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,686 (it was $35,208 in 2000)
Ferrum:

$49,686
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $13,586 (it was $12,276 in 2000)

Ferrum CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $137,896 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Ferrum:

$137,896
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $244,524; detached houses: $260,971; townhouses or other attached units: $433,364; in 2-unit structures: $243,453; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $454,151; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $362,686; mobile homes: $103,958

Median gross rent in 2019: $750.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ferrum: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.9%
Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Ferrum, VA (2019)
    • 1,73774.5%White alone
    • 45219.4%Black alone
    • 964.1%Hispanic
    • 220.9%Two or more races
    • 70.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Ferrum, Virginia as of October 23, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ferrum is 183 to 1.


Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.

Latest news from Ferrum, VA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: American (54.5%), Irish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 9.25 square miles.

Population density: 221 people per square mile   (very low).

Ferrum, Virginia map

18 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.8%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $735 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $758 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (24.4 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (59.5 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (338.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Henry Fork, VA (2.9 miles ),
Rocky Mount, VA (2.9 miles ),
Oak Level, VA (3.1 miles ),
Bassett, VA (3.4 miles ),
Stanleytown, VA (3.5 miles ),
Boones Mill, VA (3.7 miles ),
Collinsville, VA (3.9 miles ),
Fieldale, VA (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 36.93 N, Longitude: 80.01 W

Area code: 540

Distribution of median household income in Ferrum, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ferrum, VA in 2019
Ferrum satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Virginia:

4.6%
Most common industries in Ferrum, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (43.1%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Wood products (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (42.8%)
  • Construction (19.4%)
  • Wood products (6.0%)
  • Chemicals (4.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (43.6%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Wood products (5.4%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Ferrum, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.4%)
  • Carpenters (7.4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)

Average climate in Ferrum, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ferrum, Virginia average temperatures Ferrum, Virginia average precipitation Ferrum, Virginia humidity Ferrum, Virginia wind speed Ferrum, Virginia snowfall Ferrum, Virginia sunshine Ferrum, Virginia clear and cloudy days

Ferrum, Virginia environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Tornado activity:

Ferrum-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Ferrum place center killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused $34 million in damages.

On 9/17/2004, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused $54 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ferrum-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 29% 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 132.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 233.0 miles away from Ferrum center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 124.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 132.6 miles away from the city 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 Franklin County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ferrum topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ferrum:

  • ELDERCARE FRANKLIN CO (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ROCKY MOUNT, VA)
  • TRINITY MISSION HEALTH AND REHAB OF ROCKY MOUNT (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ROCKY MOUNT, VA)
  • FRANKLIN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROCKY MOUNT, VA)
  • CARILION HOME CARE FRANKLIN (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ROCKY MOUNT, VA)
  • CARILION HOSPICE SVCS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ROCKY MOUNT, VA)
  • CARILION FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; ROCKY MOUNT, VA)
  • INTERIM HLTHCARE-COLLINSVILLE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; COLLINSVILLE, VA)

College/University in Ferrum:

  • Ferrum College (Full-time enrollment: 1,434; Location: 215 Ferrum Mountain Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ferrum.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferrum:

  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 16 miles; Martinsville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,266)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 23 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Roanoke College (about 26 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • American National University (about 26 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 31 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Radford University (about 34 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • New River Community College (about 40 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)

Public elementary/middle school in Ferrum:

  • FERRUM ELEM (Students: 265, Location: 660 FERRUM SCHOOL RD, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Ferrum

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear place borders

Notable location: Blue Ridge Farm Museum (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Ferrum: New Haven Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Carter Cemetery (1), Feazell Cemetery (2), Hurt-Ferguson Cemetery (3), Wade Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Adams Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

FERRUM WATER & SEWAGE AUTHORITY (Population served: 1,825, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.0%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
1,020 people in college/university student housing in 2010
634 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Banks with branches in Ferrum (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Ferrum Branch at 4505 Timber Line Road, branch established on 1917/04/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Ferrum Branch at 9440 Franklin Street, branch established on 1997/08/01. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Ferrum:

Marital status in Ferrum, VA
  • Never married: 68.0%
  • Now married: 25.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 2.1%

For population 25 years and over in Ferrum:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 27.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ferrum
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ferrum, VA (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,65664
Mainline Protestant6,54436
Catholic5591
Other3312
Black Protestant1192
None31,950-
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: 6
Franklin County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Franklin County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Franklin County:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Franklin County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.5%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

19.3%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ferrum:

44.0%
Virginia:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.6%
Virginia:

48.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ferrum:

24.1%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.5%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ferrum:

29.8%
Virginia:

33.5%

General health condition:
Ferrum:

54.7%
Virginia:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

85.4%
Virginia:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ferrum, VA Residents

5.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,016 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Roanoke city, VA  0.83% ($37,429 average AGI)
from Roanoke County, VA  0.72% ($61,027)
from Bedford County, VA  0.43% ($53,989)


5.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Virginia average:

9.76%

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 Roanoke city, VA  0.92% ($38,032 average AGI)
to Roanoke County, VA  0.68% ($47,898)
to Bedford County, VA  0.43% ($46,398)

Businesses in Ferrum, VA

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ferrum:

  • WYTI (1570 AM; 3 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, VA; Owner: WYTI, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WODY (1160 AM; 5 kW; FIELDALE, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHEE (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: PATRICK HENRY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHEO (1270 AM; 5 kW; STUART, VA; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ferrum:

  • WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFFC (89.9 FM; FERRUM, VA; Owner: FERRUM COLLEGE)
  • 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)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ferrum:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WRKV-LP (Channel 65; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

Ferrum fatal accident list:

Jan 31, 2016 04:20 PM, Sr-40, Ridgefield Ln, Lat: 36.922778, Lon: -80.053569, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 14, 2007 12:40 AM, Sr-40, Lat: 36.922347, Lon: -80.006472, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 8, 2004 00:40 AM, Sr-40, Lat: 36.922347, Lon: -80.006472, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 30, 2000 03:10 PM, Sr-40, Lat: 36.922347, Lon: -80.006472, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Dec 13, 2000 08:05 AM, Sr-40, Lat: 36.922347, Lon: -80.006472, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 31, 1998 06:00 PM, Sr-40, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.3mTotal length
  • $31,622,000Total costs
  • 16,410Total average daily traffic
  • 240Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,922Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ferrum, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 51960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ferrum, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ferrum)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 36.927083 Lon: -80.021139, Call Sign: KNHJ956,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.300 MHz, 452.000 MHz, 452.850 MHz, 462.250 MHz, 456.737 MHz, 451.737 MHz, 452.837 MHz, 457.837 MHz, 452.062 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2013, Expiration Date: 10/12/2023, Registrant: Teltronic, Inc., Roanoke, VA 24017, Phone: (540) 342-8513, Fax: (540) 342-1250, Email:
  • Isolane Rd 2 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 36.945667 Lon: -79.991778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WPWY757,
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.187 MHz, 855.787 MHz, 858.287 MHz, 858.312 MHz, 857.837 MHz, 860.887 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/2013, Expiration Date: 02/11/2023, Certifier: Jason Griffith, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, 850 Tech Center Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230, Phone: (614) 883-7265, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • Ferrum 0.34mi Se (Lat: 36.920056 Lon: -80.010000), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5.2 m, Call Sign: WQHW750,
    Assigned Frequencies: 169.500 MHz, Grant Date: 09/16/2017, Expiration Date: 11/26/2027, Certifier: Michael A Nelson, Registrant: Virginia Department Of Emergency Management, 10501 Trade Court, Richmond, VA 23236-3713, Phone: (804) 674-2479, Fax: (804) 674-2419, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Ferrum TS, 2 Miles Ne Of Ferrum, Va Off Va-695 (Isolane Road). (Lat: 36.945667 Lon: -79.991778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQIZ211, Licensee ID: L00268142,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6865.00 MHz, 6775.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/05/2018, Expiration Date: 06/25/2028, Certifier: Jason D Griffith, Registrant: Appalachian Power Company
  • PRILLAMAN, 595 Brown Hill Road (Lat: 36.867139 Lon: -80.032000), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQVS902,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2015, Expiration Date: 05/04/2025, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • 68890, 185 Fieldview Dr (Lat: 36.932806 Lon: -80.018750), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.1 m, Call Sign: WQWM254,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/2015, Expiration Date: 10/01/2025, Certifier: Raymond B Ostroski, Registrant: Shentel, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • COOKS KNOB, 1299 Isolane Rd (Lat: 36.945722 Lon: -79.992056), Type: Mast, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQWW587, Licensee ID: L00083980,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/09/2015, Expiration Date: 12/09/2025, Certifier: Patrick W Regan, Registrant: County Of Franklin, Va, 70 East Court Street Suite 101, Rocky Mount, VA 24151, Phone: (540) 483-3039, Fax: (540) 483-3023, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ferrum)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 21. The highest number of reported fires - 40 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ferrum, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.7%), and Structure Fires (37.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ferrum, VA
    • 14942.7%Outside Fires
    • 13137.5%Structure Fires
    • 4011.5%Other
    • 298.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ferrum, VA
Most common first names in Ferrum, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3077.2 years
James3071.4 years
William2770.6 years
Mary1976.5 years
George1977.3 years
Charles1476.4 years
Virginia1371.5 years
Robert1273.7 years
Harry977.1 years
Charlie965.9 years
Most common last names in Ferrum, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Young5374.0 years
Shively4177.9 years
Rakes2373.9 years
Peters2373.8 years
Ferguson2173.9 years
Woods1876.7 years
Nolen1679.0 years
Thompson1677.1 years
Ingram1581.2 years
Scott1572.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ferrum, VA
  • 68.3%Electricity
  • 14.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.2%Wood
  • 6.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ferrum, VA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Ferrum compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Ferrum on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
There are 5 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • James M. Bowling (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2021.