Flatwoods, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 279 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.8%
Males: 131  (47.2%)
Females: 148  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 26601, 26621.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,333 (it was $29,500 in 2000)
Flatwoods:

$37,333
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,161 (it was $18,025 in 2000)

Flatwoods town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,766 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Flatwoods:

$49,766
WV:

$103,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $73,312; Detached houses: $117,314; Mobile homes: $27,889

Median gross rent in 2013: $723.

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  • Races in Flatwoods, WV (2010)

    Flatwoods races chart
    • 27398.6%White alone
    • 20.7%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Flatwoods: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (28.4%), German (17.1%), Irish (9.0%), English (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 264 people per square mile   (very low).

Flatwoods,WV real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Flatwoods:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Flatwoods town:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 20.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Flatwoods, West Virginia as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Flatwoods to the number of sex offenders is 92 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $385 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $241 (0.5%)

Flatwoods satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (58.9 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (124.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (307.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Sutton, WV (2.2 miles ), Gassaway, WV (2.7 miles ), Burnsville, WV (3.1 miles ), Sand Fork, WV (3.8 miles) , Birch River, WV (4.0 miles) , Glenville, WV (4.2 miles ), Tioga, WV (4.6 miles) , Addison (Webster Springs), WV (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 38.72 N, Longitude: 80.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Flatwoods household income distribution Flatwoods home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +26 (+8.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (35%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Public administration (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (29%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Flatwoods, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Flatwoods-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 181.7 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 192.0 miles away from Flatwoods center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 201.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.2 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 125.9 miles away from Flatwoods center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 168.9 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 Braxton County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Flatwoods topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flatwoods:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 58 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • Fairmont State University (about 60 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia State University (about 65 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 72 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • West Virginia University (about 74 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 86 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 89 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)

Public elementary/middle school in Flatwoods:

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Notable location: Flatwoods Community Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Days Inn Sutton Flatwoods Convention Center (I-79 Exit 67).

Braxton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.3%
(22.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Flatwoods compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
West Virginia average:

11.3

Flatwoods travel time to work - commute Flatwoods mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Flatwoods town (based on Braxton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,38042
Evangelical Protestant58010
Other2772
Catholic1431
None10,143-
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: 5
Braxton County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Braxton County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Braxton County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

10.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Braxton County:

31.5%
West Virginia:

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

7.9%
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
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,500
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,500

Flatwoods government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,000 ($43.01)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($14.34)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($10.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,000 ($7.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($57.35)

Flatwoods government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($28.67)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($25.09)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($17.92)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($14.34)

Flatwoods government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($10.75)

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
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 Gilmer County, WV  0.55% ($31,360 average AGI)
from Nicholas County, WV  0.35% ($20,625)
from Clay County, WV  0.28% ($26,769)


4.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
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 Lewis County, WV  0.35% ($31,875 average AGI)
to Clay County, WV  0.31% ($16,500)
to Gilmer County, WV  0.28% ($20,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Flatwoods:

  • WSGB (1490 AM; 1 kW; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHAW (980 AM; 1 kW; WESTON, WV; Owner: STEPHEN R. PETERS)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Flatwoods:

  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCWV (92.9 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: R-S BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAFD (100.3 FM; WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV; Owner: J & K BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WFBY (102.3 FM; WESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBTQ (93.5 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBRB (101.3 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Flatwoods:

  • WDTV (Channel 5; WESTON, WV; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Flatwoods fatal accident list:

Jul 9, 2013 07:10 PM, Us-19, Lat: 38.69019, Lon: -80.67374, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 4, 2011 09:30 AM, 19/18, Lat: 38.72275, Lon: -80.63882, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 31, 2004 02:11 AM, 19/20, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 22, 2004 01:59 PM, I-79, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 24, 1997 03:04 PM, Church St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 24, 1997 09:03 PM, 19 / 21, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 30, 1986 10:25 AM, 19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 38.667889 Lon: -80.875917, Call Sign: WPYJ912
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.650 MHz, 453.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2003, Expiration Date: 08/25/2013, Certifier: Dirk O Burnside
    Registrant: Professional Licensing Consultants Inc, Rockville, MD 20849, Phone: (301) 309-2380, Fax: (301) 309-1996, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • SUTTON, Sw Of Flatwoods Braxtion County (Lat: 38.711639 Lon: -80.681861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.1 m, Call Sign: WML790
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, 6110.75 MHz, 6805.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • FLATWOODS, Mountain Top, 1.5 Mi Ne (Lat: 38.728444 Lon: -80.663694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WPNN817
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/2008, Expiration Date: 08/11/2018, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • FLATWOODS, 1.8 Mi North Of I-79 Exit 67 (Lat: 38.728639 Lon: -80.663417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 58 m, Overall height: 58.7 m, Call Sign: WQJT929
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz, 6887.50 MHz, 6937.50 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6835.00 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz... (+58 more)
    Grant Date: 01/02/2009, Expiration Date: 01/02/2019, Certifier: William Ramsey Md
    Registrant: West Virginia Office Of Emergency Medical Services, 190 Hart Field Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, Phone: (304) 581-2900, Fax: (304) 285-3148, Email:
  • CENTER, Approx 1283 Ft North West Of Braxton County Airport (Lat: 38.695778 Lon: -80.655111), Type: Mast, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.6 m, Call Sign: WQJT930
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/02/2009, Expiration Date: 01/02/2019, Certifier: William Ramsey Md
    Registrant: West Virginia Office Of Emergency Medical Services, 190 Hart Field Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, Phone: (304) 581-2900, Fax: (304) 285-3148, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC8GAT
    Grant Date: 02/12/1997, Expiration Date: 02/12/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2009
    Registrant: Christopher J Locke, Flatwoods, WV 26621
  • Call Sign: KC8SWM, Licensee ID: L00448574
    Grant Date: 01/10/2012, Expiration Date: 01/11/2022, Certifier: Christopher S Dellinger
    Registrant: Christopher S Dellinger, Flatwoods, WV 26601

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: KATINY ANTOINE EXEC 162F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 1424R , Serial Number: 6586
    Registrant (Individual): Antoine Katiny, Po Box 358, Flatwoods, WV 26621
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/22/1999
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TIO-360 SER (282 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 679T , Serial Number: 34-7570008, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 01/05/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Antoine Katiny, Po Box 358, Flatwoods, WV 26621

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Flatwoods, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John581.2 years
Mary579.8 years
Charles470.3 years
Donald452.0 years
George380.6 years
James360.0 years
Richard359.7 years
Robert360.3 years
William379.0 years
Howard367.4 years
Most common last names in Flatwoods, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stewart878.9 years
Johnson672.4 years
Dean662.0 years
Kniceley680.8 years
Williams555.4 years
Berry586.8 years
Gumm575.8 years
Bright580.6 years
Stalnaker471.5 years
Richardson478.0 years

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