Gilbert Creek, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,090. Population change since 2000: -31.1%
Males: 530  (48.7%)
Females: 560  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 24846, 25608.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,523 (it was $16,625 in 2000)
Gilbert Creek:

$40,523
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,556 (it was $12,689 in 2000)

Gilbert Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,402 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
Gilbert Creek:

$45,402
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $55,832; Detached houses: $63,931; Mobile homes: $36,136

Median gross rent in 2012: $494.

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Gilbert Creek races chart
  • White alone - 1,080 (99.1%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gilbert Creek: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.6%), United States (19.0%), English (12.0%), Irish (4.3%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1073 feet

Land area: 25.4 square miles.

Population density: 43 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Gilbert Creek:

  • High school or higher: 59.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gilbert Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 6.2%
  • Now married: 86.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 1.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $653 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $403 (1.4%)

Gilbert Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (55.1 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (145.0 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (400.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Gilbert, WV (1.7 miles ), Justice, WV (1.9 miles ), Bruno, WV (2.8 miles ), Iaeger, WV (3.1 miles ), Sarah Ann, WV (3.2 miles ), Mallory, WV (3.3 miles ), Man, WV (3.3 miles ), Kistler, WV (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 37.58 N, Longitude: 81.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Gilbert Creek household income distribution Gilbert Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.4%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (60%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (18%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Financial managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)

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

Average climate in Gilbert Creek, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gilbert Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 80% 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 119.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.5 miles away from Gilbert Creek center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 29.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 114.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 27.5 miles away from Gilbert Creek center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 168.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mingo County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 13, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gilbert Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gilbert Creek:

  • MAN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MAN, WV)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD COMMUNITY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PHELPS, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gilbert Creek:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Concord University (about 51 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia State University (about 56 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 63 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Marshall University (about 65 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • King University (about 71 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)

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

Church in Gilbert Creek: Wharncliffe Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Chapman Cemetery (1), Rex Cline Cemetery (2), Oak Log Cemetery (3), Ritchie and Cline Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sims Fork (A), Right Fork Gilbert Creek (B), Pickering Branch (C), Old House Branch (D), Neds Branch (E), Mudlick Branch (F), Little Huff Creek (G), Left Fork Spring Fork (H), Left Fork Gilbert Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Mingo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.2%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Gilbert Creek compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Gilbert Creek travel time to work - commute Gilbert Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (91%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gilbert Creek CDP (based on Mingo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.38%
Here: 27.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Southern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents21.7%19.8%9.8%9.0%8.8%
Congregations18.5%9.2%9.2%7.7%16.9%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents6.8%6.6%5.5%4.8%7.3%
Congregations7.7%4.6%1.5%13.8%10.8%
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: 7
Mingo County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Mingo County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mingo County:

35.3%
West Virginia:

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

21.7%
State:

13.1%

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005124,836 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
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 Pike County, KY  0.73% ($596,127 average AGI)
from Logan County, WV  0.47% ($36,343)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.32% ($71,875)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200631,231 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
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 Pike County, KY  1.07% ($28,877 average AGI)
to Logan County, WV  0.62% ($41,574)
to Wayne County, WV  0.30% ($28,174)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gilbert Creek:

  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gilbert Creek:

  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXCC (96.5 FM; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
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