Harman, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 143 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.5%
 
Males: 66  (46.7%)
Females: 77  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years

Zip code: 26270

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,217 (it was $21,136 in 2000)
Harman:

$32,217
WV:

$43,385

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,285 (it was $13,619 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $96,494 (it was $37,300 in 2000)
Harman:

$96,494
WV:

$117,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $121,266; Detached houses: $157,664; Mobile homes: $55,205

Median gross rent in 2016: $583.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Harman: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.6%), French (9.1%), Irish (4.5%), Swedish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2360 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 439 people per square mile   (low).

Harman, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Harman:

  • High school or higher: 69.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harman town:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 25.1%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

4.4%
West Virginia:

1.6%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Harman, West Virginia as of December 17, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Harman to the number of sex offenders is 90 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $379 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $391 (0.4%)

Harman satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (106.7 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (107.9 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (245.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Whitmer, WV (2.8 miles) , Bowden, WV (3.2 miles) , Hendricks, WV (3.5 miles ), Hambleton, WV (3.6 miles ), Parsons, WV (3.8 miles ), Davis, WV (3.9 miles ), Thomas, WV (4.0 miles ), Elkins, WV (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $40,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.92 N, Longitude: 79.53 W

Area code: 304

Harman household income distribution Harman home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+5.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (40%)
  • Finance and insurance (30%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (32%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (50%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Harman, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Harman-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Harman town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 tornado 33.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harman-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 183.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 204.5 miles away from Harman 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 244.0 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 127.6 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 209.8 miles away from Harman center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 176.6 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 Randolph County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harman topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Harman:

  • TUCKER COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PARSONS, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harman:

  • James Madison University (about 49 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,727)
  • Fairmont State University (about 52 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 55 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 55 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • Frostburg State University (about 60 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 67 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 69 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)

Public high school in Harman:

  • HARMAN ELEMENTARY/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: ROUTE 33 EAST, Grades: PK-12)

Library in Harman:

  • PIONEER MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $23,262; Location: RT.33; 12,273 books; 313 audio materials; 366 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 6 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Harman: Randolph County Emergency Squad Station 3 (A), Harman Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Horsecamp Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Randolph 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 2016: 34.1%
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Harman (2011 data):

  • The Grant County Bank: The Stockmans Bank Of Harman Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $248.7 mil, Deposits: $209.0 mil, headquarters in Petersburg, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Highlands Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
West Virginia average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Harman town (based on Randolph County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,23138
Evangelical Protestant3,72534
Catholic1,1685
Other7682
Black Protestant1171
None18,396-
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: 8
Randolph County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Randolph County:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

8.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Randolph County:

28.5%
West Virginia:

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

14.1%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,200
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,000
Water Supply 0$0 4$2,675
Totals for Government 0$0 6$4,875

4.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
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 Tucker County, WV  0.46% ($23,271 average AGI)
from Barbour County, WV  0.35% ($19,028)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.22% ($18,478)


4.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.29%
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 Barbour County, WV  0.44% ($29,333 average AGI)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.31% ($39,094)
to Tucker County, WV  0.24% ($17,640)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harman:

  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WELD (690 AM; daytime; 2 kW; FISHER, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WDNE (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harman:

  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDNE-FM (98.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WELD-FM (101.7 FM; PETERSBURG, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)

Harman fatal accident list:

Oct 13, 2011 11:00 AM, Us-33, Lat: 38.90873, Lon: -79.50057, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 16, 1988 07:30 PM, 33, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jan 5, 1986 03:00 AM, 33, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 15, 1979 11:30 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $2,400,000Total costs
  • 2,500Total average daily traffic
  • 264Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,196Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Harman)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.3 Miles Ne Us33 Sr55 (Lat: 38.898722 Lon: -79.444750), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WPRF295
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.4200 MHzGrant Date: 06/09/2015, Expiration Date: 08/24/2025, Certifier: Robert TuckermanRegistrant: Twr Communications, 549 Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502, Phone: (301) 777-2692, Fax: (301) 777-7845, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • HAINES KNOB, 4.8 Mi Sw Harman, Wv (Lat: 38.864944 Lon: -79.577250), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WQJI944, Licensee ID: L00123204
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHzGrant Date: 09/25/2008, Expiration Date: 09/25/2018, Certifier: William Ramsey MdRegistrant: West Virginia Division Of Homeland Security And Emergency Management, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, E., Bldg 1 Room Eb-80, Charleston, WV 25305, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:
  • GREEN KNOB, 1.3 Miles Ne Us33 Sr55 (Lat: 38.898722 Lon: -79.444750), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WQJJ251, Licensee ID: L00123204
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6635.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6315.84 MHz... (+3 more)Grant Date: 09/26/2008, Expiration Date: 09/26/2018, Certifier: William Ramsey MdRegistrant: West Virginia Division Of Homeland Security And Emergency Management, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, E., Bldg 1 Room Eb-80, Charleston, WV 25305, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:
  • HAINES KNOB, 4.8 Mi Sw Harman, Wv (Lat: 38.864944 Lon: -79.577250), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WQJJ255, Licensee ID: L00123204
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHzGrant Date: 09/26/2008, Expiration Date: 09/26/2018, Certifier: William Ramsey MdRegistrant: West Virginia Division Of Homeland Security And Emergency Management, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, E., Bldg 1 Room Eb-80, Charleston, WV 25305, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:
  • GREEN KNOB, 1.3 Miles Ne Us33 Sr55 (Lat: 38.898722 Lon: -79.444750), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WQJJ256, Licensee ID: L00123204
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHzGrant Date: 09/26/2008, Expiration Date: 09/26/2018, Certifier: William Pramsey MdRegistrant: West Virginia Division Of Homeland Security And Emergency Management, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, E., Bldg 1 Room Eb-80, Charleston, WV 25305, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harman)

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

HARMAN TOWN OF (Population served: 188, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-20-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-13-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2010)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 27 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Other fuel (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Harman compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
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