Lashmeet, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 479.
Males: 241  (50.4%)
Females: 238  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

31.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 24733, 24747.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,978
Lashmeet:

$38,978
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,122

Lashmeet CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,012
Lashmeet:

$102,012
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $104,515; detached houses: $109,881; mobile homes: $72,580

Median gross rent in 2017: $623.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lashmeet: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.7%
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According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Lashmeet, West Virginia as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lashmeet is 153 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (46.1%), American (26.7%), Italian (12.9%), Irish (10.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2513 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $724 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $215 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (68.5 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (120.2 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (372.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Matoaka, WV (1.5 miles ),
Montcalm, WV (2.3 miles ),
Princeton, WV (2.6 miles ),
Crumpler, WV (2.8 miles ),
Bluewell, WV (2.9 miles ),
Covel, WV (2.9 miles),
Bramwell, WV (3.0 miles ),
Maybeury, WV (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 37.42 N, Longitude: 81.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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

5.9%
West Virginia:

5.3%

Earthquake activity:

Lashmeet-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 159.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from Lashmeet center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from Lashmeet center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from Lashmeet center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 154.7 miles away from Lashmeet center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 190.0 miles away from Lashmeet center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lashmeet:

  • CHURCH LANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • VALLEY VIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • H/S SOUTHERN HILLS REGIONAL REHAB (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • OLD BLUEFIELD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • MAPLES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lashmeet:

  • Concord University (about 11 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 26 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 33 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 36 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 41 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 45 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Roanoke College (about 64 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Matoaka Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Lashmeet: Grace Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.8%
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: 1.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Lashmeet:

Marital status in Lashmeet, WV
  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Lashmeet:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.3%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lashmeet, WV (based on Mercer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,020100
Mainline Protestant6,68351
Catholic1,5602
Other4865
Black Protestant957
Orthodox761
None36,344-
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: 14
Here:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Mercer County:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
This county:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
This county:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mercer County:

13.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

28.5%
State:

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

13.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

4.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
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 Tazewell County, VA  0.62% ($33,198 average AGI)
from McDowell County, WV  0.42% ($26,988)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.25% ($28,808)


4.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
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 Tazewell County, VA  0.57% ($42,453 average AGI)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.26% ($33,074)
to Monroe County, WV  0.16% ($30,788)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lashmeet:

  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAEY (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WKEZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lashmeet:

  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W244BB (96.7 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)

TV broadcast stations around Lashmeet:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • Lashmeet, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents17
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count2935
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents4252
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons975
  • Fatalities3186
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents6767
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents292
See more detailed statistics of Lashmeet fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.3mTotal length
  • $675,000Total costs
  • 359Total average daily traffic
  • 5Total average daily truck traffic
  • 429Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KD8DJ, Previous Call Sign: WD8PSL, Grant Date: 11/10/1987, Expiration Date: 11/10/1997, Cancellation Date: 11/11/1999, Registrant: Troy L Jessee, Box 25, Lashmeet, WV 24733
  • Call Sign: N8CYC, Grant Date: 04/05/1996, Expiration Date: 04/05/2006, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2008, Registrant: Norma L Jessee, Box 25, Lashmeet, WV 24733
  • Call Sign: N8NEL, Previous Call Sign: KB8KCB, Licensee ID: L00471508, Grant Date: 05/23/2011, Expiration Date: 08/06/2021, Certifier: Elwood D Sheets, Registrant: Elwood D Sheets, Lashmeet, WV 24733
  • Call Sign: NZ4B, Licensee ID: L01431548, Grant Date: 09/16/2008, Expiration Date: 09/10/2018, Certifier: Connally R Lynch Iii, Registrant: Connally R Lynch Iii, Lashmeet, WV 24733-0528
  • Call Sign: W8DP, Licensee ID: L00732777, Grant Date: 11/03/2016, Expiration Date: 11/04/2026, Registrant: Dallas V Peyton Sr, Lashmeet, WV 24733
  • Call Sign: WB8WZJ, Grant Date: 11/28/1995, Expiration Date: 11/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/29/2007, Registrant: Chester R Peyton, Lashmeet, WV 24733

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 12. The highest number of fire incidents - 37 took place in 2010, and the least - 6 in 2014. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Lashmeet, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (76.2%), and Outside Fires (15.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lashmeet, WV
    • 13176.2%Structure Fires
    • 2715.7%Outside Fires
    • 127.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lashmeet, WV
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lashmeet, WV
  • 87.4%Electricity
  • 6.9%Coal or coke
  • 5.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lashmeet, WV
  • 100.0%Electricity


Lashmeet compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Renting 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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