Low Moor, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 258.
Population change since 2000: -29.7%
Males: 120  (46.8%)
Females: 138  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

51.4 years
Virginia median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 24457.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $91,420 (it was $40,083 in 2000)
Low Moor:

$91,420
VA:

$85,873

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $24,497 (it was $18,982 in 2000)

Low Moor CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $-717,480,870 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Low Moor $-717,480,870
VA $365,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $107,878; detached houses: $106,703
March 2022 cost of living index in Low Moor: -6251.9 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 21.4%

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According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Low Moor, Virginia as of April 12, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Low Moor is 76 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (76.7%), English (5.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1160 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 317 people per square mile   (very low).

Low Moor, Virginia map

11 residents are foreign born (1.5% North America, 1.3% Europe).

This place:

2.8%
Virginia:

12.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Low Moor CDP:

0.8% ($271)
Virginia:

1.0% ($1,143)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (35.9 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (118.5 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (296.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Selma, VA (1.3 miles ),
Clifton Forge, VA (1.9 miles ),
Iron Gate, VA (2.2 miles ),
Covington, VA (2.5 miles ),
Callaghan, VA (3.3 miles ),
Hot Springs, VA (3.8 miles ),
Warm Springs, VA (4.3 miles),
Fincastle, VA (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.79 N, Longitude: 79.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 540

Distribution of median household income in Low Moor, VA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Low Moor, VA in 2022
Low Moor satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.5%
Virginia:

2.7%

Average climate in Low Moor, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 44.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.5
U.S.:

72.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2019 was 0.475. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.475
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 24.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Low Moor-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the Low Moor place center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/24/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 32.4 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Low Moor-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 106.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 113.1 miles away from the city 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 223.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 104.8 miles away from Low Moor center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 108.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alleghany County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Low Moor topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Low Moor:

  • LEWISGALE HOSPITAL ALLEGHANY (Proprietary, provides emergency services, ONE ARH LANE - PO BOX 7)
  • BRIAN CENTER NURSING CARE/ALLEGHANY (100 ALLEGHANY REGIONAL HOSPITAL LANE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Low Moor:

  • MOUNTAIN REGIONAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; CLIFTON FORGE, VA)
  • COVINGTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; COVINGTON, VA)
  • THE WOODLANDS HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CLIFTON FORGE, VA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-ALLEGHANY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CLIFTON FORGE, VA)
  • SENTARA HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; COVINGTON, VA)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; COVINGTON, VA)

Heliports located in Low Moor:

Amtrak station near Low Moor:

  • 3 miles: CLIFTON FORGE (400 RIDGEWAY ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Low Moor:

  • American National University (about 35 miles; Salem, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,297)
  • Roanoke College (about 36 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 39 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Lynchburg College (about 47 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 49 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Liberty University (about 49 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 50 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)

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Churches in Low Moor include: Oakland Church (A), Low Moor Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Pike Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Karnes Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Jimmie W. Monteith - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Grant Noel - Football player.

Alleghany 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:

2.2 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.8%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Low Moor:

Marital status in Low Moor, VA
  • Never married: 42.5%
  • Now married: 19.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 26.9%

For population 25 years and over in Low Moor:

  • High school or higher: 58.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Virginia average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Low Moor, VA (based on Alleghany County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,90815
Mainline Protestant2,51222
Catholic1111
Black Protestant831
Other-1
None10,636-
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: 3
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Alleghany County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Alleghany County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Here:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Alleghany County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Alleghany County:

10.9%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alleghany County:

27.4%
Virginia:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.1%
Virginia:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Low Moor:

41.1%
State:

48.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

10.1%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.8%
Virginia:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.5
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.4%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Low Moor:

50.3%
Virginia:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.4%
State:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Low Moor, VA Residents

Businesses in Low Moor, VA

  • Quiznos: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Low Moor:

  • WXCF (1230 AM; 1 kW; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKEY (1340 AM; 1 kW; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLW (1310 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Low Moor:

  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Low Moor:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Low Moor: Jimmie W., Jr. Monteith.

Low Moor fatal accident list:

Aug 9, 2021 08:30 PM, Cr-696, Lat: 37.799600, Lon: -79.868939, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 48.3mTotal length
  • $170,000Total costs
  • 41,749Total average daily traffic
  • 5,092Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Low Moor, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2019
  • 12020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Low Moor, VA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Low Moor)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1 Arh Lane (Lat: 37.791778 Lon: -79.881278), Type: Bant, Structure height: 27 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQPL759,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.750 MHz, Grant Date: 05/26/2022, Expiration Date: 06/22/2032, Certifier: Jeffrey Steelman, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

  • 7612 Rich Patch Road (Lat: 37.751306 Lon: -79.916694), Call Sign: WRCW694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.187 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/2019, Expiration Date: 02/13/2029, Certifier: Thomas T Johnson, Registrant: Valley Communications, 6720 Thirlane Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, Phone: (540) 362-1918, Fax: (540) 362-1625, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KM4PVG, Licensee ID: L01990830, Grant Date: 12/17/2015, Expiration Date: 12/17/2025, Certifier: Michael A Arritt, Registrant: Michael A Arritt, Low Moor, VA 24457


Fire-safe hotels and motels in Low Moor, Virginia:

  • Oak Tree Inn Low Moor, 123 Westvaco Rd, Low Moor, Virginia 24457 , Phone: (540) 965-0090, Fax: (540) 962-9567
  • Travelodge, 123 Westvaco Rd, Low moor, Virginia 24457 , Phone: (866) 696-3449, Fax: (540) 962-9567
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Low Moor, Virginia
Most common first names in Low Moor, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary786.3 years
Robert666.0 years
Charles573.2 years
James576.8 years
Virginia588.8 years
Harry475.3 years
Cecil477.3 years
David468.3 years
John480.2 years
Pauline473.2 years
Most common last names in Low Moor, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Broughman675.5 years
Fridley563.4 years
Angle465.0 years
Burks470.8 years
Rogers461.8 years
Bush381.7 years
Fourqurean368.0 years
Dudley369.7 years
Hall377.0 years
Bostic379.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Low Moor, VA
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Low Moor, VA
  • 88.0%Electricity
  • 12.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Low Moor compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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.
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