Grottoes, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 2,795 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +32.2%
Males: 1,391  (49.8%)
Females: 1,404  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 24441.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,383 (it was $38,618 in 2000)
Grottoes:

$56,383
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,645 (it was $17,195 in 2000)

Grottoes town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $194,632 (it was $90,600 in 2000)
Grottoes:

$194,632
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $185,970; detached houses: $187,421; townhouses or other attached units: $144,817

Median gross rent in 2017: $742.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grottoes: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.0%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 48.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Grottoes, VA (2010)
    • 2,38489.4%White alone
    • 1345.0%Hispanic
    • 933.5%Black alone
    • 331.2%Two or more races
    • 160.6%Asian alone
    • 60.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.07%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Grottoes, Virginia as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grottoes is 199 to 1.


Crime rates in Grottoes by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(91.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.3)
1
(36.0)
1
(35.4)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(91.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.7)
5
(229.6)
3
(137.5)
1
(45.6)
2
(90.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(73.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(109.4)
1
(36.3)
1
(36.0)
2
(70.9)
1
(35.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(91.0)
7
(319.6)
20
(918.3)
1
(45.8)
2
(91.2)
47
(2,125)
6
(222.2)
2
(73.9)
3
(110.2)
2
(72.9)
62
(2,250)
2
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(591.7)
11
(502.3)
17
(780.5)
15
(687.4)
29
(1,323)
18
(813.7)
16
(592.6)
30
(1,108)
19
(697.8)
4
(145.9)
33
(1,198)
24
(864.6)
20
(709.0)
27
(959.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(45.5)
2
(91.3)
2
(91.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(73.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.5)
1
(36.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)33.7132.0148.8122.468.4216.568.970.235.635.7244.675.670.950.8

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City-data.com crime index in Grottoes, VA

Crime rate in Grottoes detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (32.6%), German (16.1%), Irish (5.3%), French (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Russian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Elevation: 1113 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 2,103 people per square mile   (low).

Grottoes, Virginia map

102 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.6% Europe).

This town:

3.6%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,020 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,172 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (62.6 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (107.7 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (230.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Harriston, VA (1.9 miles ),
Weyers Cave, VA (2.2 miles ),
New Hope, VA (2.6 miles ),
Mount Sidney, VA (2.7 miles ),
Crimora, VA (2.7 miles ),
Mount Crawford, VA (3.0 miles ),
Laurel Hill, VA (3.0 miles ),
Massanetta Springs, VA (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.27 N, Longitude: 78.82 W

Area code: 540

Distribution of median household income in Grottoes, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Grottoes, VA in 2017
Grottoes satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Virginia:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +651 (+44.5%).
Most common industries in Grottoes, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Food (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Truck transportation (6.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.6%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.5%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Grottoes, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (17.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Registered nurses (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)

Average climate in Grottoes, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Grottoes, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.4. This is better than average.

City:

54.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.16. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.16
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.303. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.303
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Grottoes-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Grottoes town center killed 11 people and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 tornado 21.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grottoes-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Grottoes 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 238.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 278.1 miles away from Grottoes center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 261.8 miles away from Grottoes center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from Grottoes center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.4 miles away from Grottoes 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 Rockingham County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grottoes topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grottoes:

  • RMH HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • FIRST CHOICE HOME SERVICES INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • CAMELOT HALL NRS HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • HARRISONBURG HLTH AND REHAB CNTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • AVANTE AT HARRISONBURG (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • LIBERTY HOUSE NURS HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • DAVITA - HARRISONBURG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)

Airports located in Grottoes:

Amtrak station near Grottoes:

  • 16 miles: STAUNTON (1 MIDDLEBROOK AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grottoes:

  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 7 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,891)
  • James Madison University (about 12 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 24 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 26 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • Germanna Community College (about 58 miles; Locust Grove, VA; FT enrollment: 4,455)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 62 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Lynchburg College (about 64 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)

Public elementary/middle school in Grottoes:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Grottoes: Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department (A), Grottoes Rescue Squad (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Regional Parks (Caverns; Highway 340).

Rockingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

JOLLETT SPRINGS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-23-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grottoes that have no violations reported:

  • GROTTOES, TOWN OF (Population served: 2,192, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.6%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.1%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Grottoes (2011 data):

  • StellarOne Bank: Grottoes Branch at 106 Sixth Street, branch established on 1933/11/01. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Grottoes Branch at 200 Augusta Avenue, branch established on 1986/09/15. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Grottoes:

Marital status in Grottoes, VA
  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Grottoes:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Grottoes
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Grottoes, VA (based on Rockingham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,35795
Mainline Protestant12,61462
Catholic1711
Other1192
None45,053-
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: 15
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Rockingham County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Here:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Rockingham County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Rockingham County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.7%
Virginia:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.8%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.9%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Grottoes:

29.6
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Grottoes:

24.1%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Grottoes:

13.0%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Grottoes:

36.7%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

54.8%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Grottoes:

78.0%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Grottoes, VA Residents
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
Streets and Highways 6$14,439$28,8781$680
Police Protection - Officers 6$20,401$40,8023$3,910
Other Government Administration 5$15,912$38,18914$413
Parks and Recreation 1$3,082$36,98420$12,750
Sewerage 1$3,973$47,6760$0
Financial Administration 1$3,485$41,8200$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 20$61,292$36,77538$17,753

Grottoes government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $247,000 ($88.37)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $395,000 ($141.32)
    Police Protection: $391,000 ($139.89)
    Sewerage: $196,000 ($70.13)
    Water Utilities: $159,000 ($56.89)
    Regular Highways: $156,000 ($55.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($36.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000 ($20.04)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($12.88)
    General Public Buildings: $28,000 ($10.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($13.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $53,000 ($18.96)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($18.25)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($15.03)
    Financial Administration: $29,000 ($10.38)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($2.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $589,000 ($210.73)

Grottoes government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $285,000 ($101.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $102,000 ($36.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($1.43)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $72,000 ($25.76)
    Fines and Forfeits: $31,000 ($11.09)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($3.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $238,000 ($85.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $466,000 ($166.73)
    Other: $79,000 ($28.26)
  • Tax - Property: $246,000 ($88.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $109,000 ($39.00)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $104,000 ($37.21)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $54,000 ($19.32)
    Motor Vehicle License: $50,000 ($17.89)
    Public Utilities Sales: $47,000 ($16.82)

Grottoes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $638,000 ($228.26)

6.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,853 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harrisonburg city, VA  2.16% ($46,124 average AGI)
from Augusta County, VA  0.60% ($43,535)
from Shenandoah County, VA  0.33% ($34,731)


5.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harrisonburg city, VA  1.62% ($35,100 average AGI)
to Augusta County, VA  0.67% ($38,636)
to Shenandoah County, VA  0.32% ($39,910)
Businesses in Grottoes, VA
NameCountNameCount
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Strongest AM radio stations in Grottoes:

  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WHBG (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCY (1300 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WKDW (900 AM; 3 kW; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINA (1070 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHV (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNLR (1150 AM; 3 kW; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: NEW LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBTX (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROADWAY-TIMBERVILLE, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grottoes:

  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJDV (105.1 FM; BRIDGEWATER, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WWWV (97.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUMX (107.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: AIR VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WVTW (88.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC)
  • WTJU (91.1 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA)
  • WNRN (91.9 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: STU-COMM, INC.)
  • W240AF (95.9 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBOP (106.3 FM; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUVA (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: WUVA, INC.)
  • WFFX-FM (102.3 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grottoes:

  • WAZM-CA (Channel 25; STAUNTON-WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: RUARCH ASSOCIATES LLC)
  • W18AA (Channel 18; SOUTHERN ROCKINGHAM, VA; Owner: COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA)
  • WAZC-LP (Channel 16; LURAY, VA; Owner: RUARCH ASSOCIATES LLC)
  • W28BF (Channel 28; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46AE (Channel 46; SOUTHERN ROCKINGHAM, VA; Owner: COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA)
Grottoes fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Grottoes fatal accident list:

Nov 29, 1991 08:00 PM, Dogwoodave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 31, 1990 04:24 PM, Rt256, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 43.3mTotal length
  • $1,131,000Total costs
  • 24,770Total average daily traffic
  • 580Total average daily truck traffic
  • 31,270Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Grottoes, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Grottoes, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Grottoes)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Rt 340 N 150 Yds S (Lat: 38.267639 Lon: -78.816139), Call Sign: KJW697, Licensee ID: L00495268,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.0600 MHz, Grant Date: 12/31/1996, Expiration Date: 02/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Grottoes Rescue Squad Inc, Grottoes, VA 24441, Phone: (703) 249-5787
  • On Us Rt 340 S Of City Limits (Lat: 38.250139 Lon: -78.825028), Call Sign: KBB437,
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.5600 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/1995, Expiration Date: 09/06/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2000, Registrant: B H Hepler, Rt 1 Box 403, Grottoes, VA 24441
  • 20th St & Forest Ave (Lat: 38.277361 Lon: -78.824194), Call Sign: KEE762, Licensee ID: L00123677,
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.8400 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/1997, Expiration Date: 05/27/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/29/2002, Registrant: Shreckhise Brothers Inc, Grottoes, VA 24441, Phone: (703) 249-5761
  • Caverns Blvd (Lat: 38.256806 Lon: -78.828083), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPIV485,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.500 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2000, Expiration Date: 11/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/21/2006, Certifier: Frank W Nolen P E, Registrant: Reynolds Metals Company, Grottoes, VA 24441, Fax: (540) 249-2039
  • GROTTOES APTS, Lat: 38.264111 Lon: -78.818139, Call Sign: WQSS970, Licensee ID: L01502812,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.237 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/2013, Expiration Date: 11/09/2023, Certifier: Jack Graudenz, Registrant: Cereniti Datasense Networks, 41 East Washington Street, Suite 110, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: (877) 237-3648, Fax: (877) 362-6640, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • WA06SH352, 9371 Browns Gap Road (Lat: 38.263778 Lon: -78.815556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WQRE341,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/2013, Expiration Date: 04/25/2023, Certifier: Greg Todd, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • VIR0113, 139 Teter Rd (Lat: 38.251389 Lon: -78.819389), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQUT482,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 10/06/2014, Expiration Date: 10/06/2024, Cancellation Date: 10/07/2014, Certifier: Ed Delong, Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 937-0201, Email:
  • VIR0113, 139 Teter Rd (Lat: 38.251389 Lon: -78.819389), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQUU476,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 10/15/2014, Expiration Date: 10/15/2024, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2016, Certifier: Ed Delong, Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 937-0201, Email:
  • 68502, 10277 S Eastside Hwy (Lat: 38.308500 Lon: -78.754861), Type: Upole, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQYR687,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/23/2016, Expiration Date: 12/23/2026, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2018, Certifier: Charles F Crizer Jr, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • GROTTOES, 210 Fountain Cave Road (Lat: 38.236417 Lon: -78.844417), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQZY972,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6019.32 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, Grant Date: 09/12/2017, Expiration Date: 09/12/2027, Certifier: Alex Phillips, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grottoes)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 195A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 146 mph), Engine: JACOBS L4 /R755-7 (245 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 195KR , Serial Number: 7160, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 02/28/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Richard K Kiser, 1212 Battlefield Rd, Grottoes, VA 24441
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 36DE , Serial Number: E-591, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 08/13/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 04/09/2019
    Registrant (Corporation): Major Tom LLC, 304 Cave Hill Ln, Grottoes, VA 24441
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43349 , Serial Number: 7008, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 12/03/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 05/22/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Kiser Aviation LLC, 1212 Battlefield Rd, Grottoes, VA 24441
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 555YD , Serial Number: E-1048, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/13/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 01/23/2007
    Registrant (Individual): C Earl Jantzi, 3751 Rockfish Rd, Grottoes, VA 24441
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 85715 , Serial Number: 7AC-4462, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 05/22/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Kiser Aviation LLC, 1212 Battlefield Rd, Grottoes, VA 24441
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 68469 , Serial Number: 15282306, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/24/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 01/13/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Deliver Now LLC, 700a Dogwood Ave, Grottoes, VA 24441

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$85,7601$91,3703$129,243
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$135,920
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$89,230
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Grottoes, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Grottoes, VA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 37. The highest number of fire incidents - 71 took place in 2008, and the least - 6 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Grottoes, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (61.1%), and Outside Fires (26.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Grottoes, VA
    • 38061.1%Structure Fires
    • 16626.7%Outside Fires
    • 558.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 213.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grottoes, VA
Most common first names in Grottoes, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3779.0 years
James3168.3 years
Charles2773.1 years
John2774.6 years
William2575.8 years
Robert1972.3 years
George1675.7 years
Margaret1682.7 years
Elizabeth1474.8 years
Paul1376.4 years
Most common last names in Grottoes, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Morris5773.3 years
Shifflett2271.1 years
Miller1872.3 years
Via14207.4 years
Patterson1274.0 years
Raynes1274.6 years
Wood1178.0 years
Good1172.5 years
Harris1169.6 years
Dean1065.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grottoes, VA
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 14.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grottoes, VA
  • 93.3%Electricity
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Grottoes compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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