Handley, West Virginia

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Population in 2012: 344 (69% urban, 31% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 
Males: 190  (55.3%)
Females: 154  (44.7%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 25102, 25156.

Handley Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,873 (it was $21,429 in 2000)
Handley:

$29,873
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,092 (it was $11,556 in 2000)

Handley town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,825 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Handley:

$47,825
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $131,814; Detached houses: $53,483; Mobile homes: $482,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $475.

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Handley races chart
  • White alone - 312 (89.4%)
  • Black alone - 22 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (3.7%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Handley: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (22.2%), German (14.3%), English (13.2%), Scottish (8.3%), Dutch (7.1%), Italian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 11/1972

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 361 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Handley, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Handley:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Handley town:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $383 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $279 (0.6%)

Handley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (18.5 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (152.3 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (356.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Pratt, WV (1.4 miles ), Montgomery, WV (1.4 miles ), Smithers, WV (1.8 miles ), Glasgow, WV (1.9 miles ), Cedar Grove, WV (2.1 miles ), East Bank, WV (2.2 miles ), Boomer, WV (2.2 miles ), Kimberly, WV (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 38.19 N, Longitude: 81.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Handley household income distribution Handley home values distribution

Crime rates in Handley by Year
Type 2001 2002 2005
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Burglaries 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Thefts 100
per 100,000 277.00.00.0
Auto thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 324.0) 9.20.00.0

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
West Virginia average:

1.91
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +42 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (31%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (17%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (27%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)

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

Average climate in Handley, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Handley, West Virginia average temperatures Handley, West Virginia average precipitation Handley, West Virginia humidity Handley, West Virginia wind speed Handley, West Virginia snowfall Handley, West Virginia sunshine Handley, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Handley-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% 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 140.2 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 234.3 miles away from Handley 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 74.7 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 136.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from Handley center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 236.5 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 Kanawha County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Handley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Handley:

  • MONTGOMERY GEN. ELDERLY CARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MONTGOMERY, WV)
  • HIGHLAND HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • HEARTLAND OF CHARLESTON (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)

Amtrak stations near Handley:

  • 3 miles: MONTGOMERY (WASHINGTON ST. & 3RD AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Handley:

  • West Virginia State University (about 26 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 57 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Marshall University (about 61 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 72 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 73 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • New River Community College (about 84 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)

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

Kanawha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.0. This is about average.

City:

72.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.14. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.14
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00355. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00355
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
(22.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Handley compared to West Virginia state average:

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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Handley town (based on Kanawha County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.55%
Here: 34.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents19.5%17.2%12.3%9.1%8.7%
Congregations12.0%18.2%3.7%10.8%6.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchChurches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.5%2.9%2.8%2.5%20.5%
Congregations3.7%2.5%7.1%0.6%35.1%
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: 47
Kanawha County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Kanawha County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Kanawha County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
Here:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

29.6%
West Virginia:

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

12.0%
State:

13.1%
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
Financial Administration 1$1,675$20,1002$170
Totals for Government 1$1,675$20,1002$170

4.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200533,867 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries($195 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.04%
West Virginia average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Putnam County, WV  0.71% ($31,545 average AGI)
from Boone County, WV  0.21% ($33,270)
from Cabell County, WV  0.20% ($31,207)


4.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200643,194 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries($133 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.02%
West Virginia average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($39,473 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.23% ($30,429)
to Jackson County, WV  0.16% ($47,840)

Strongest AM radio stations in Handley:

  • WMON (1340 AM; 1 kW; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Handley:

  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Handley:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 3,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 296
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,412

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 8/10 Mi E Of Rts 61 & 4 (Lat: 38.191778 Lon: -81.360944), Call Sign: KNCE479
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHz, 155.745 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/2003, Expiration Date: 11/14/2013
    Registrant: Kanawha County Metro 911, 200 Peyton Way, Charleston, WV 25309-8627, Phone: (304) 746-7911, Fax: (304) 746-7914, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA8QLJ
    Grant Date: 07/18/1989, Expiration Date: 07/18/1999, Cancellation Date: 07/19/2001
    Registrant: Kenneth W Cottrell, Handley, WV 25102

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$33,450
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0121.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 11

Incident types - Handley

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Handley, WV
Most common first names in Handley, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary978.2 years
John680.0 years
Robert669.3 years
James456.8 years
Kenneth461.8 years
Gladys374.3 years
George382.7 years
Pearl368.3 years
Frances273.5 years
Effie276.5 years
Most common last names in Handley, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Goodyear490.5 years
Baldwin475.2 years
Johnson466.0 years
Adkins380.3 years
Edwards365.3 years
Brown368.0 years
Lewis368.6 years
Lowe377.0 years
Matics370.0 years
Cottrell374.3 years
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