Hillsboro, West Virginia

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Population in 2012: 256 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 
Males: 169  (66.3%)
Females: 87  (33.7%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 24946.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $16,867 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Hillsboro:

$16,867
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,438 (it was $20,929 in 2000)

Hillsboro town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,561 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Hillsboro:

$50,561
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $97,836; Detached houses: $142,331; Mobile homes: $19,587

Median gross rent in 2012: $419.

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Hillsboro races chart
  • White alone - 256 (98.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hillsboro: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (23.7%), German (23.1%), English (19.2%), Scottish (4.5%), Dutch (2.4%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2303 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 716 people per square mile 
 
 (low).
Hillsboro, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Hillsboro:

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hillsboro town:

  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 33.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 19.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Hillsboro, West Virginia as of January 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hillsboro to the number of sex offenders is 85 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $296 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $257 (0.8%)

Hillsboro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (61.2 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (144.0 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (301.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Marlinton, WV (3.0 miles ), Huntersville, WV (3.4 miles) , Falling Spring, WV (3.6 miles ), Richwood, WV (4.3 miles ), Fenwick, WV (4.6 miles) , Hot Springs, VA (4.8 miles ), Callaghan, VA (4.9 miles ), Warm Springs, VA (4.9 miles) .

Latitude: 38.14 N, Longitude: 80.21 W

Area code: 304

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

8.3%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +56 (+29.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (17%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Bus drivers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Hillsboro, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Hillsboro-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% 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 202.9 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 232.1 miles away from Hillsboro 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 131.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 244.8 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) earthquake occurred 113.8 miles away from Hillsboro center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 118.0 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 Pocahontas County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hillsboro topographic map

Birthplace of: Pearl S. Buck - (1892-1973), The Good Earth.

Hospitals and medical centers in Hillsboro:

  • DENMAR HOSP (RTE 1 BOX 108)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hillsboro:

  • Roanoke College (about 59 miles; Salem, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,316)
  • American National University (about 59 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 64 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 64 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Concord University (about 66 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 70 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)

Public elementary/middle school in Hillsboro:

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Notable locations in Hillsboro: Little Levels Emergency Ambulance Patrol Incorporated (A), Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Libraries (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Hillsboro Branch).

Pocahontas 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 Hillsboro and their reported violations in the past:

DENMAR CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Population served: 360, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-12-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-14-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2000)
  • Operations Report - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Turbidity. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-1997), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-1997)
HILLSBORO TOWN OF (Population served: 276, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between APR-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-22-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and MAY-02-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2003), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2003)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2002), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2002), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-12-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2001)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 42.0%
(38.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.5%
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

Hillsboro compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hillsboro town (based on Pocahontas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.87%
Here: 29.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents38.1%22.1%15.3%7.5%5.0%
Congregations47.9%6.3%12.5%10.4%4.2%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.4%1.9%1.6%2.8%
Congregations4.2%2.1%4.2%2.1%6.3%
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: 5
Pocahontas County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pocahontas County:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

14.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Pocahontas County:

32.4%
West Virginia:

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

10.8%
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 0$0 1$468
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$536
Sewerage 0$0 1$765
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,769

5.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200532,253 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
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 Greenbrier County, WV  0.47% ($17,067 average AGI)
from Randolph County, WV  0.38% ($23,583)


5.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200629,542 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
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 Randolph County, WV  0.66% ($31,238 average AGI)
to Greenbrier County, WV  0.63% ($29,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hillsboro:

  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WSLW (1310 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hillsboro:

  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WCWV (92.9 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: R-S BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WAFD (100.3 FM; WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV; Owner: J & K BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Hc 64 Box 336 Hillsboro (Lat: 38.142806 Lon: -80.266306), Type: Mast, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 28.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN739
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Hc 64 Box 336 Hillsboro (Lat: 38.142806 Lon: -80.266306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 28.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN618
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/23/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hillsboro)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: RIPLEY RICHARD H KITFOX IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6231J , Serial Number: 1593, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Robert M Mothes, Hc64 Box 259, Hillsboro, WV 24946

Most common first names in Hillsboro, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2679.1 years
William1575.3 years
Charles1275.3 years
George1169.2 years
John1181.5 years
James1077.4 years
Harry872.7 years
Bessie886.9 years
Nellie787.4 years
Henry670.5 years
Most common last names in Hillsboro, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hill1778.7 years
Lewis1478.5 years
Rose1374.7 years
Pritt1276.0 years
Kershner1076.3 years
Workman1075.1 years
Cutlip980.0 years
Mcneel976.9 years
Walton880.1 years
Kellison885.1 years
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