For population 25 years and over in Follansbee:
For population 15 years and over in Follansbee city:
56 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $744 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (33.3 miles , pop. 334,563).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (288.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Hooverson Heights, WV (1.0 miles ), Mingo Junction, OH (1.1 miles ), Steubenville, OH (1.7 miles ), Wellsburg, WV (2.0 miles ), New Alexandria, OH (2.3 miles ), Weirton, WV (2.3 miles ), Wintersville, OH (2.6 miles ), Beech Bottom, WV (2.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 40.33 N, Longitude: 80.59 W
Area code: 304
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Follansbee detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -211 (-6.3%).
Work and jobs in Follansbee: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Follansbee, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Follansbee-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/8/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the Follansbee city center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 50.5 miles away from the city center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Follansbee-area historical earthquake activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from Follansbee center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1993 at 06:30:05, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/1991 at 03:21:22, a magnitude 3.4 (3.2 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Follansbee 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 Brooke County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Landslides: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Lou Holtz - College football coach, Dave Augustine - Baseball player, Tony Leon (American football) - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Follansbee:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Follansbee:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.14. This is significantly worse than average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.2. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.395. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.1. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00935. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 7.90. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Follansbee and their reported violations in the past:FOLLANSBEE HOOVERSON HEIGHTS (Population served: 5035, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:FOLLANSBEE CITY OF (Population served: 2363, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 14.2%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Follansbee compared to West Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Follansbee (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Follansbee (based on Brooke County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.28%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
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4.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,790 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,986 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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See more detailed statistics of Follansbee fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Follansbee)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:7
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Follansbee)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2013.