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Population in 2012: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.2%
 

Males: 48  (37.5%)
Females: 82  (62.5%)

Median resident age:  47.0 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip code: 26146

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,630 (it was $33,571 in 2000)
Friendly:

$23,630
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,334

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,230 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Friendly:

$72,230
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $89,038; Detached houses: $89,038

Median gross rent in 2012: $653.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Friendly: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (38.0%), Irish (15.3%), English (13.9%), Scottish (5.8%), Dutch (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1898

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,361 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Friendly:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Friendly town:

  • Never married: 7.0%
  • Now married: 71.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Friendly, West Virginia as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Friendly to the number of sex offenders is 26 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $350 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $560 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (86.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (316.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Matamoras, OH (0.8 miles ), Sistersville, WV (2.2 miles ), Middlebourne, WV (2.9 miles ), Paden City, WV (3.0 miles ), Antioch, OH (3.2 miles) , Sardis, OH (3.3 miles ), St. Marys, WV (3.3 miles ), Graysville, OH (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 39.51 N, Longitude: 81.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Friendly household income distribution Friendly home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+16.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (41%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (29%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (82%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)


Average climate in Friendly, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Friendly-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Friendly town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/28/1981, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the town center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Friendly-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tyler 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, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Friendly:

  • SISTERSVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 5 miles away; SISTERSVILLE, WV)
  • WETZEL COUNTY HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV)
  • CAREHAVEN OF PLEASANTS (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BELMONT, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Friendly, WV

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Friendly:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 32 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,736)
  • Fairmont State University (about 49 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,770)
  • West Liberty University (about 52 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 58 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 19,492)
  • West Virginia University (about 60 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 24,899)
  • Hocking College (about 63 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,220)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 64 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,131)

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

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 24.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.2
U.S.:

25.1

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

PURSLEY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1100, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
FRIENDLY P S D (Population served: 590, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PLEASANTS RIDGE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 45, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 55.4%

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  16.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Friendly, WV

Friendly compared to West Virginia state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Friendly town (based on Tyler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.59%
Here30.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazarenePentecostal Church of God
Adherents27.7%26.0%17.9%7.6%4.8%
Congregations36.8%36.8%5.3%2.6%2.6%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.8%4.2%3.9%2.4%0.8%
Congregations2.6%5.3%2.6%2.6%2.6%
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: 4
This county:

4.47 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Tyler County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.4%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.8%
West Virginia:

31.1%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$50
Totals for Government 0$0 1$50


5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
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 Wetzel County, WV  1.79% ($21,071 average AGI)


6.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,498 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
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 Wetzel County, WV  1.70% ($21,648 average AGI)
to Wood County, WV  0.50% ($31,375)
to Pleasants County, WV  0.38% ($30,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Friendly:

  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJAW (630 AM; 1 kW; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: JAWCO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WVLY (1370 AM; 5 kW; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WETZ (1330 AM; 1 kW; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Friendly:

  • WRRR-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYMJ (99.5 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WETZ-FM (103.9 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WXCR (92.3 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRSG (91.5 FM; MIDDLEBOURNE, WV; Owner: TYLER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WOVK (98.7 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEGW (107.5 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHBR-FM (103.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WRKP (96.5 FM; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: RKP INTERNATIONAL CORP.)
  • WXIL (95.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBNV (93.5 FM; BARNESVILLE, OH; Owner: W. GRANT HAFLEY)
  • WDMX (100.1 FM; VIENNA, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMBP (91.9 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WVVV (96.9 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, WV; Owner: BENNCO, INC.)
  • W225AC (92.9 FM; SISTERSVILLE, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Friendly:

  • WOUC-TV (Channel 44; CAMBRIDGE, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WTAP-TV (Channel 15; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Friendly)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 3500 S State Rt 2 (Lat: 39.484806 Lon: -81.093444), Type: Tower, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPPZ309
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2005, Expiration Date: 03/24/2015, Certifier: David A Daughters
    Registrant: Twin Comm Inc Dba Telepage Communication Systems, 900 Grand Central Avenue, Suite 2, Vienna, WV 26105, Phone: (304) 295-0056, Fax: (304) 295-5111, Email:
  • Lat: 39.470667 Lon: -81.105111, Call Sign: WQNF937
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.312 MHz, 452.062 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 01/25/2021, Certifier: Doug Doak
    Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • 4203 South State Route 2 (Lat: 39.462250 Lon: -81.110222), Call Sign: WQNF954
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.412 MHz, 466.787 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 01/25/2021, Certifier: Doug Doak
    Registrant: Baker & Hostetler LLP, 1050 Connecticut Avenue, Nw, #1100, Washington, DC 20036-5304, Phone: (202) 861-1580, Fax: (202) 861-1783, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FRIENDLY, Wells Run Road (Lat: 39.501861 Lon: -81.073944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WQMZ471
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 11/16/2020, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Friendly)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12968 , Serial Number: 17262413, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 11/05/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Roger C Suter, Rt 1 Box 40, Friendly, WV 26146
  • Aircraft: PICKERING CHARLES E BABY ACE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 173DP , Serial Number: 3845, Airworthiness Date: 08/13/1986
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Michael J Stokes, 394 Friendly Rd, Friendly, WV 26146, Other Owners: Penny A Stokes
  • Aircraft: FAIRCHILD 24R-40 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 102 mph), Engine: FAIRCHILD 6-440 SERIES (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 47054 , Serial Number: R40-402, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 03/29/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Michael J Stokes, 394 Friendly Rd, Friendly, WV 26146, Other Owners: Penny A Stokes
  • Aircraft: KIME EDWARD ROTORWAY EXEC 90 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTORWAY RW152 (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 888RW , Serial Number: 1292-01, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 08/03/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Roger C Suter, Rr 1 Box 40, Friendly, WV 26146


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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