For population 25 years and over in Matewan:
For population 15 years and over in Matewan town:
5 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $321 (0.4%)
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 ), 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 ), Sidney, KY (3.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 37.62 N, Longitude: 82.17 W
Area code: 304
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
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Population change in the 1990s: -119 (-19.3%).
Work and jobs in Matewan: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Matewan, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: Sam Church - Labor unionist.
Hospitals/medical centers near Matewan:
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Public high school in Matewan:
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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.
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.
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.
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:ROADFORK DEV/BURNWELL ENERGY (Serves KY, Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 25.8%
(25.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Matewan compared to West Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Matewan (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Matewan (based on Mingo County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.38%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
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Matewan government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Matewan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($124,836 average adjusted gross income)
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:
4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,231 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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
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:
Businesses in Matewan, WV