Matewan, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 442 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.2%
 
Males: 208  (47.1%)
Females: 234  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

44.1 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25678, 25688.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $19,804 (it was $13,529 in 2000)
Matewan:

$19,804
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,698 (it was $12,586 in 2000)

Matewan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,464 (it was $57,000 in 2000)
Matewan:

$103,464
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $85,019; detached houses: $98,366; mobile homes: $32,961

Median gross rent in 2017: $249.

March 2019 cost of living index in Matewan: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 53.3%
(51.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.4% for Black residents, 28.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.9% for other race residents, 87.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Matewan, WV (2010)
    • 45491.0%White alone
    • 326.4%Black alone
    • 91.8%Two or more races
    • 30.6%Hispanic
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Matewan, West Virginia as of January 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Matewan is 133 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: Irish (24.4%), American (22.2%), German (9.6%), Italian (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%), English (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 878 people per square mile   (low).

Matewan, West Virginia map

35 residents are foreign born (6.7% Latin America).

This town:

6.7%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $654 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $513 (1.0%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: 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 )

Latitude: 37.62 N, Longitude: 82.17 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Matewan, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Matewan, WV in 2017
Matewan satellite photo by USGS

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
Number of permits per 10,000 Matewan, WV residents
Average permit cost in Matewan, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.4%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Matewan, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.7%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.2%)
  • Truck transportation (6.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.4%)
  • Rail transportation (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.7%)
  • Truck transportation (9.7%)
  • Rail transportation (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.4%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (9.8%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (7.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Matewan, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (12.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (13.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Extraction workers (6.9%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.2%)
  • Cashiers (12.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.8%)
  • Financial managers (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)

Average climate in Matewan, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Matewan, West Virginia average temperatures Matewan, West Virginia average precipitation Matewan, West Virginia humidity Matewan, West Virginia wind speed Matewan, West Virginia snowfall Matewan, West Virginia sunshine Matewan, West Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.1. This is better than average.

City:

56.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.34
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Matewan-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 80% 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 105.0 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 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 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 100.1 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 Matewan center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 160.7 miles away from Matewan 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 Mingo County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 18, Landslides: 12, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Matewan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Matewan:

  • TRINITY HEALTH CARE OF MINGO (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • MINGO WAYNE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • ARH PIKE COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY)
  • WILLIAMSON ARH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY)
  • WILLIAMSON ARH (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD COMMUNITY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PHELPS, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matewan:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,660)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 54 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • West Virginia State University (about 57 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 58 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 65 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 65 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)

Public elementary/middle school in Matewan:

  • MATEWAN PK-8 (Students: 186, Location: 104 CHAMBERS STREET, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Matewan

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Sam Church - Labor unionist.

Mingo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Matewan that have no violations reported:

  • MATEWAN WATER WORKS (Address: 142 NOWLIN STREET , Population served: 2,237, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Matewan:

Marital status in Matewan, WV
  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 7.8%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

For population 25 years and over in Matewan:

  • High school or higher: 63.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 16.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Matewan, WV (based on Mingo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,46259
Mainline Protestant1,48713
Black Protestant3615
Catholic2651
Other11
None19,263-
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: 7
This county:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

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
Mingo County:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

12.5%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

35.3%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mingo County:

21.7%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Matewan:

50.5%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.9%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Matewan:

29.0
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Matewan:

17.2%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.1%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Matewan:

30.5%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Matewan:

59.0%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.2%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Matewan, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,052$24,6242$1,132
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$2,052$24,6242$1,132

Matewan government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $616,000 ($1393.67)
    Sewerage: $526,000 ($1190.05)
    General Public Buildings: $210,000 ($475.11)
    Police Protection: $75,000 ($169.68)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($58.82)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($11.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($76.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $66,000 ($149.32)

Matewan government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $414,000 ($936.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($92.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $31,000 ($70.14)
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($24.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $492,000 ($1113.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($4.52)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $51,000 ($115.38)
    Property: $34,000 ($76.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $31,000 ($70.14)

Matewan government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $854,000 ($1932.13)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $748,000 ($1692.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000 ($242.08)

Matewan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $212,000 ($479.64)

Businesses in Matewan, WV

  • U-Haul: 1

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, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count3363
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents4825
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1068
  • Fatalities3779
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents8459
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents90
See more detailed statistics of Matewan fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.6mTotal length
  • $310,000Total costs
  • 14,420Total average daily traffic
  • 1,293Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,477Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Horsepen Mountain (Lat: 37.640667 Lon: -81.993444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 31 m, Call Sign: WPKP452,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.100 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/1997, Expiration Date: 05/30/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/29/2002, Certifier: Joe Dotson, Registrant: Mountain Communications Inc, 117 Township Rd 1167, Proctorville, OH 45669, Fax: (614) 886-5759
  • 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:
  • THACKER SAD, Thacker Trk1 & Trk2 Sad Near Rr Mp N 456.40 (Lat: 37.593389 Lon: -82.130556), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: WNRW444,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.115 MHz, 160.380 MHz, 160.650 MHz, 161.250 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2015, Expiration Date: 04/06/2025, 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, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2015, Certifier: Jeff Sands, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Matewan, WV
  • 96.2%Electricity
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Matewan, WV
  • 92.0%Electricity
  • 4.7%Coal or coke
  • 3.3%Wood


Matewan compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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.
  • 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 below state average.
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