Hambleton, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 220 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.6%
 
Males: 126  (57.5%)
Females: 94  (42.5%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26269.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,496 (it was $23,625 in 2000)
Hambleton:

$25,496
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,323 (it was $12,835 in 2000)

Hambleton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,810 (it was $36,500 in 2000)
Hambleton:

$74,810
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $73,460; Detached houses: $78,793; Mobile homes: $34,530

Median gross rent in 2012: $679.

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Hambleton races chart
  • White alone - 227 (97.8%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hambleton: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.8%), Irish (9.9%), United States (6.6%), English (5.5%), Italian (4.4%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 1685 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,662 people per square mile   (low).

Hambleton,WV real estate house value index trend

Hambleton, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Hambleton:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hambleton town:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Hambleton, West Virginia as of June 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hambleton to the number of sex offenders is 226 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $256 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

Hambleton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (95.7 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (248.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hendricks, WV (0.9 miles ), Parsons, WV (1.4 miles ), Montrose, WV (3.0 miles) , Thomas, WV (3.0 miles ), Davis, WV (3.2 miles ), Bowden, WV (3.5 miles) , Harman, WV (3.6 miles) , Elkins, WV (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $52,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $41,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $41,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $41,000
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $74,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.08 N, Longitude: 79.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Hambleton household income distribution Hambleton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-2.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Woodworkers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

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

Average climate in Hambleton, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hambleton-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the Hambleton town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 tornado 26.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hambleton-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% 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 171.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 191.7 miles away from Hambleton 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 239.9 miles away from the city center
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 140.1 miles away from the city 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 210.5 miles away from Hambleton center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 179.5 miles away from the city 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 Tucker County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hambleton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hambleton:

  • TUCKER COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; PARSONS, WV)
  • MEMORIAL GENERAL HOSP (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ELKINS, WV)
  • FMC - ELKINS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; ELKINS, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hambleton:

  • Fairmont State University (about 40 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 42 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Frostburg State University (about 55 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • James Madison University (about 62 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 63 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Waynesburg University (about 64 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 68 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)

Public high school in Hambleton:

Public elementary/middle school in Hambleton:

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Churches in Hambleton include: Goff Memorial Methodist Protestant Church (A), Hambleton Church of the Brethren (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tucker 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: 39.3%
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Hambleton compared to West Virginia state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Hambleton travel time to work - commute Hambleton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hambleton town (based on Tucker County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.53%
Here: 50.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents35.9%33.5%5.9%3.8%3.8%
Congregations48.7%5.1%7.7%2.6%2.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of the NazarenePentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents3.1%3.0%3.0%2.2%5.8%
Congregations5.1%2.6%2.6%5.1%17.9%
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: 2
Tucker County:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Tucker County:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Tucker County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

16.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Tucker County:

31.1%
West Virginia:

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

15.4%
State:

13.1%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$554
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$531
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,085

4.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Randolph County, WV  0.94% ($17,640 average AGI)


4.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,797 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Randolph County, WV  1.79% ($23,271 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hambleton:

  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDNE (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WELD (690 AM; daytime; 2 kW; FISHER, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hambleton:

  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDNE-FM (98.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)

TV broadcast stations around Hambleton:

  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KA8JTH, Licensee ID: L00613830
    Grant Date: 08/28/2007, Expiration Date: 11/24/2017, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2010, Certifier: Henry T Di Bacco Jr
    Registrant: Henry T Di Bacco Jr, Rr 1 Box 86-3, Hambleton, WV 26269
  • Call Sign: KB8YAQ, Licensee ID: L00976852
    Grant Date: 02/10/2005, Expiration Date: 02/28/2015, Certifier: Ronnie J Jones
    Registrant: Ronnie J Jones, Rt 1 Box 59, Hambleton, WV 26269
  • Call Sign: KB8YGZ, Licensee ID: L00952837
    Grant Date: 12/16/2004, Expiration Date: 03/15/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2012, Certifier: Harold N Precht
    Registrant: Harold N Precht, 503 Long St., Hambleton, WV 26269-8062
  • Call Sign: KC8CHN
    Grant Date: 02/09/1996, Expiration Date: 02/09/2006, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2008
    Registrant: Robert J Boggs, Rt 1 Box 272, Hambleton, WV 26269
  • Call Sign: AC8FD, Licensee ID: L00669728
    Grant Date: 12/10/2009, Expiration Date: 12/10/2019, Certifier: William T Hole
    Registrant: William T Hole, 273 Redtail Lane, Hambleton, WV 26269-8095
  • Call Sign: AC8HQ, Previous Call Sign: KA8JTH, Licensee ID: L00613830
    Grant Date: 08/28/2007, Expiration Date: 11/24/2017, Certifier: Henry T Di Bacco Jr
    Registrant: Henry T Di Bacco Jr, 67 Long Street, Hambleton, WV 26269
  • Call Sign: WV8HNP, Previous Call Sign: KB8YGZ, Licensee ID: L00952837
    Grant Date: 05/15/2012, Expiration Date: 05/15/2022, Certifier: Harold N Precht
    Registrant: Harold N Precht, 503 Long St, Hambleton, WV 26269-8062

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Hambleton, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Harry870.7 years
James665.7 years
John679.0 years
Mary663.0 years
Kenneth561.0 years
Charles580.8 years
Robert474.0 years
Richard474.5 years
Pearl487.5 years
Earl474.7 years
Most common last names in Hambleton, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Knotts1280.8 years
Phillips960.5 years
Hinkle764.6 years
Pennington577.4 years
Parsons586.4 years
White582.0 years
Davis582.0 years
Day572.6 years
Snyder572.4 years
Simmons581.8 years
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