Hometown, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 668.
Males: 376  (56.4%)
Females: 292  (43.6%)
Median resident age:

42.3 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25109.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,322
Hometown:

$61,322
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,411

Hometown CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $168,083
Hometown:

$168,083
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $105,918; detached houses: $106,346
March 2019 cost of living index in Hometown: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.0%
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  • Races in Hometown, WV (2010)
    • 65698.2%White alone
    • 40.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.6%Two or more races
    • 30.4%Hispanic
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: American (78.3%), French (8.3%), Scottish (7.4%), Irish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 616 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $221 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (17.7 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (117.6 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (373.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Winfield, WV (1.3 miles ),
Bancroft, WV (1.4 miles ),
Eleanor, WV (1.9 miles ),
Poca, WV (2.4 miles ),
Teays Valley, WV (2.7 miles ),
Nitro, WV (2.9 miles ),
Cross Lanes, WV (2.9 miles ),
Buffalo, WV (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 38.53 N, Longitude: 81.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Distribution of median household income in Hometown, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hometown, WV in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.497. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.497
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00349. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00349
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

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

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.0 miles away from the Hometown place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.3 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hometown-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 115.1 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 218.8 miles away from Hometown center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 215.5 miles away from Hometown center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 92.2 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 95.4 miles away from Hometown 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 Putnam County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Hometown:

  • TEAYS VALLEY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HURRICANE, WV)
  • COVENANT HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SCOTT DEPOT, WV)
  • PUTNAM CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HURRICANE, WV)
  • FMC - HURRICANE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; HURRICANE, WV)
  • CROSS LANES GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CROSS LANES, WV)
  • HUDSON STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • HANSFORD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)

Amtrak station near Hometown:

  • 18 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 Hometown:

  • West Virginia State University (about 12 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 32 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 52 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 57 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Shawnee State University (about 63 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public elementary/middle school in Hometown:

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Putnam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.4%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.6%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Hometown:

Marital status in Hometown, WV
  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 10.5%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Hometown:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hometown, WV (based on Putnam County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,84624
Evangelical Protestant7,31945
Catholic1,1762
Other5643
None37,581-
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: 10
Here:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Putnam County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Putnam County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.1%
State:

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

10.3%
West Virginia:

13.1%

6.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

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 Kanawha County, WV  3.00% ($49,738 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.88% ($45,084)
from Mason County, WV  0.21% ($31,652)


6.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

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 Kanawha County, WV  2.35% ($44,780 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.82% ($37,135)
to Mason County, WV  0.17% ($54,568)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hometown:

  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOKU (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HURRICANE, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WJYP (1300 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, WV)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hometown:

  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • 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)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WLWF (93.1 FM; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WRYV (101.5 FM; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WCEF (98.3 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hometown:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W14CU (Channel 14; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

Hometown fatal accident list:

Aug 25, 2012 08:35 AM, Sr-62, Lat: 38.534100, Lon: -81.858275, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 17, 2005 87:99 PM, Little Guano Road, Lat: 38.541210, Lon: -81.862640, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 8, 2001 04:29 AM, Sr-62, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 16, 2001 08:55 PM, Sr-62, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 19, 1999 04:15 AM, Sr-62, Lat: 38.539810, Lon: -81.863258, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.6mTotal length
  • 267Total average daily traffic
  • 8Total average daily truck traffic
  • 360Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • RED HOUSE BOOSTER, Red House Booster (Lat: 38.547806 Lon: -81.881694), Type: Upole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQTQ435,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 03/24/2014, Expiration Date: 03/01/2024, Certifier: William Jordan, Registrant: American Water, One Water Street, Camden, NJ 08102, Phone: (855) 955-4118, Email:
  • GRANDVIEW TANK, Grandview Tank (Lat: 38.573611 Lon: -81.846917), Type: Tank, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQTQ436,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 03/24/2014, Expiration Date: 03/01/2024, Certifier: William Jordan, Registrant: American Water, One Water Street, Camden, NJ 08102, Phone: (855) 955-4118, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC8EZY, Licensee ID: L00203688, Grant Date: 09/13/2016, Expiration Date: 10/09/2026, Certifier: John L Tucker, Registrant: John L Tucker, Hometown, WV 25109

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hometown, WV
  • 76.0%Utility gas
  • 24.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hometown, WV
  • 100.0%Electricity


Hometown compared to West Virginia state average:

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