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Population in 2012: 480 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 

Males: 215  (44.9%)
Females: 265  (55.1%)

Median resident age:  45.4 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 25678, 25688.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,564 (it was $13,529 in 2000)
Matewan:

$36,564
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,281

Matewan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,760 (it was $57,000 in 2000)
Matewan:

$53,760
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $48,263; Detached houses: $64,208; Mobile homes: $17,779

Median gross rent in 2012: $292.

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  • White alone - 454 (91.0%)
  • Black alone - 32 (6.4%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Matewan: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (25.1%), German (19.7%), English (7.9%), Scottish (4.5%), United States (4.5%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 953 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Matewan:

  • High school or higher: 67.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Matewan town:

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 35.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 19.9%

17 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.0%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Matewan, West Virginia as of December 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Matewan to the number of sex offenders is 240 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $393 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $327 (1.0%)

Matewan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (56.5 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (130.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (412.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Red Jacket, WV (1.5 miles ), Freeburn, KY (2.1 miles ), McCarr, KY (2.1 miles) , South Williamson, KY (2.3 miles) , Delbarton, WV (2.4 miles ), Williamson, WV (2.7 miles ), Phelps, KY (2.8 miles ), Chattaroy, WV (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $68,800
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $58,300
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.62 N, Longitude: 82.17 W

Area code: 304

Matewan household income distribution Matewan home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Matewan by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Burglaries 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Auto thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 324.7) 0.00.00.0

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.07
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.7%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -119 (-19.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (55%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

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Average climate in Matewan, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Matewan-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 49.2 miles away from the Matewan town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 tornado 52.6 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Matewan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 32.2 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 33.9 miles away from Matewan 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 32.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from Matewan center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mingo County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Landslides: 8, Floods: 4, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Sam Church - Labor unionist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Matewan:

  • TRINITY HEALTH CARE OF MINGO (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 7 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • MINGO WAYNE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Matewan, WV

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matewan:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • Mountain State University (about 55 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • West Virginia State University (about 57 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • Marshall University (about 58 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 65 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)
  • Concord University (about 65 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Morehead State University (about 80 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 5,875)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Matewan:

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Notable locations in Matewan: Stat Ambulance Service Incorporated (A), Matewan Volunteer Fire Department Substation (B), Matewan Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sulphur Creek (A), Mate Creek (B), Ferrell Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Mingo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.4. This is about average.
City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.31
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.08
U.S.:

3.97

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

MATEWAN WATER WORKS (Address: 57 NOWLIN STREET , Population served: 2237, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and OCT-01-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-10-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-15-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2002)
ROADFORK DEV/BURNWELL ENERGY (Serves KY, Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between FEB-13-2003 and MAR-12-2003, Contaminant: Barium. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2003), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2003)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between NOV-07-2002 and DEC-06-2002, Contaminant: Barium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2003), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2003)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between AUG-22-2002 and SEP-21-2002, Contaminant: Barium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2003), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between FEB-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 98 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.9%
(32.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.1% for Black residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 21.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  44.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Matewan, WV

Matewan compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Matewan (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Matewan Branch at 401 Mate Street, branch established on 1986/02/24. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bank of Mingo: Matewan Branch at Southwest Corner Of Bridge And Mate Street, branch established on 2002/01/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $113.2 mil, Deposits: $96.5 mil, headquarters in Williamson, WV, positive income, 6 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Matewan travel time to work - commute


Matewan mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (99%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Matewan town (based on Mingo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.38%
Here27.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Southern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents21.7%19.8%9.8%9.0%8.8%
Congregations18.5%9.2%9.2%7.7%16.9%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents6.8%6.6%5.5%4.8%7.3%
Congregations7.7%4.6%1.5%13.8%10.8%
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: 7
Mingo County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Mingo County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mingo County:

35.3%
West Virginia:

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

21.7%
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 2$400
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,650
Judicial and Legal 1$930$11,1600$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,054$24,6483$1,368
Water Supply 1$1,150$13,8001$342
Totals for Government 3$4,134$16,53613$3,760

Matewan government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $60,000 ($125.00)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $210,000 ($437.50)
    Sewerage: $209,000 ($435.42)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($104.17)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($83.33)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($50.00)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($31.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($20.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $10,000 ($20.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $78,000 ($162.50)

Matewan government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $235,000 ($489.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($47.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $210,000 ($437.50)
  • Tax - NEC: $225,000 ($468.75)
    Property: $45,000 ($93.75)
    Public Utilities: $8,000 ($16.67)

Matewan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $375,000 ($781.25)

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($124,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
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 Pike County, KY  0.73% ($596,127 average AGI)
from Logan County, WV  0.47% ($36,343)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.32% ($71,875)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
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 Pike County, KY  1.07% ($28,877 average AGI)
to Logan County, WV  0.62% ($41,574)
to Wayne County, WV  0.30% ($28,174)

Strongest AM radio stations in Matewan:

  • WHJC (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MATEWAN, WV)
  • WBTH (1400 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDOC (1310 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Matewan:

  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W219BM (91.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WXCC (96.5 FM; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W251AI (98.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)

Matewan fatal accident list:

Mar 9, 1989 02:00 PM, 49, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 6, 1985 04:10 AM, 49, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 27, 1983 10:15 AM, 49, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Nov 20, 1980 09:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 15, 1979 05:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 7, 1978 08:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 23 meters (75ft)
Total average daily traffic: 25,120
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,751


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 700 Ft E Of Post Office 25678 (Lat: 37.623444 Lon: -82.165139), Call Sign: KCP905, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/2004, Expiration Date: 04/05/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2010, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Matewan S.A.D., Dual Trk Sad- 2 Radios, Rr Mp N 455.4 Lick Fork (Lat: 37.579278 Lon: -82.123472), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WNRW444
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.380 MHz, 161.250 MHz, 160.380 MHz, 160.650 MHz, 160.650 MHz, 161.250 MHz, 161.115 MHz, 161.115 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2005, Expiration Date: 04/06/2015, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Lat: 37.640667 Lon: -81.993444, Call Sign: WQKX743
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.312 MHz, 456.312 MHz, 451.387 MHz, 456.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/20/2009, Expiration Date: 10/20/2019, Certifier: Jeff Sands
    Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 7202 N. Shadeland Ave Ste 215, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:
  • RED JACK PUMP STN, Off Of Sr 65 & Mayward Rd (Lat: 37.632528 Lon: -82.148222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQMM427
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.065 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/22/2010, Expiration Date: 09/22/2020, Certifier: Tim Collins
    Registrant: Fit, 1565 Oak St, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441, Fax: (541) 485-7556, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Matewan, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2172.6 years
William1873.1 years
James1262.8 years
Robert1164.4 years
Mary981.8 years
Walter776.7 years
Pearl680.2 years
Frank675.8 years
George668.7 years
Fred670.7 years
Most common last names in Matewan, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hatfield2877.6 years
Smith1665.3 years
Varney1475.5 years
Blankenship1265.8 years
Mccoy1170.7 years
Akers1074.0 years
Moore775.6 years
Taylor774.7 years
Mounts776.7 years
Stewart768.7 years

Businesses in Matewan, WV

  • U-Haul: 1

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