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Population in 2012: 276 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.7%
Males: 127  (46.0%)
Females: 149  (54.0%)

Median resident age:  41.2 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26601, 26621.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,866 (it was $29,500 in 2000)
Flatwoods:

$38,866
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,476

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,601 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Flatwoods:

$48,601
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,382; Detached houses: $193,659; Mobile homes: $31,380

Median gross rent in 2012: $672.

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  • White alone - 273 (98.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Flatwoods: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (44.9%), United States (15.6%), English (10.4%), Irish (8.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 261 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Flatwoods:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Flatwoods town:

  • Never married: 13.8%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 20.7%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Flatwoods, West Virginia as of July 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Flatwoods to the number of sex offenders is 276 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $415 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $296 (0.7%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +26 (+8.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Flatwoods-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.6 miles away from the Flatwoods town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/7/1956, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Flatwoods-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.0 miles away from Flatwoods center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 6, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Flatwoods, WV

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flatwoods:

  • Fairmont State University (about 59 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,770)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 61 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,736)
  • West Virginia State University (about 65 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • Mountain State University (about 72 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • West Virginia University (about 75 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 24,899)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 89 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 19,492)
  • Concord University (about 92 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)

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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 2012: 14.1%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Flatwoods, WV

Flatwoods compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Flatwoods travel time to work - commute


Flatwoods mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.51%
Here31.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents48.6%33.9%4.8%3.1%2.3%
Congregations16.1%66.1%3.2%1.6%1.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.6%1.6%1.4%0.8%
Congregations1.6%3.2%3.2%1.6%1.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

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
This county:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.24 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Braxton County:

12.6%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.5%
State:

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

7.9%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,114$13,3680$0
Totals for Government 1$1,114$13,3680$0

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,000 ($43.48)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($14.49)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($10.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,000 ($7.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($57.97)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($28.99)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($25.36)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($18.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($14.49)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($10.87)

5.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

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:
from Gilmer County, WV  0.49% ($22,250 average AGI)
from Lewis County, WV  0.44% ($24,944)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.34% ($62,786)


5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,223 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

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:
to Gilmer County, WV  0.61% ($25,920 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.46% ($24,474)
to Nicholas County, WV  0.36% ($31,867)

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:

Sep 4, 2011 09:30 AM, 19/18, Lat: 38.72275278, Lon: -80.63882222, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 31, 2004 02:11 AM, 19/20, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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 drivers: 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

Businesses in Flatwoods, WV

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