Matheny, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 531.
Males: 265  (50.0%)
Females: 266  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

60.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 24860.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,032
Matheny:

$35,032
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,125

Matheny CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $70,065
Matheny:

$70,065
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $96,277; detached houses: $115,705; mobile homes: $33,840
March 2019 cost of living index in Matheny: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.2%
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  • Races in Matheny, WV (2010)
    • 52699.1%White alone
    • 40.8%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Matheny, West Virginia as of February 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Matheny is 353 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (30.4%), American (24.3%), German (10.4%), Irish (7.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1350 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $519 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (47.4 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (147.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (383.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Oceana, WV (1.6 miles ),
Glen Fork, WV (2.1 miles ),
Brenton, WV (2.3 miles ),
Kopperston, WV (2.5 miles ),
Pineville, WV (2.6 miles ),
New Richmond, WV (3.0 miles ),
Itmann, WV (3.4 miles ),
Bolt, WV (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.66 N, Longitude: 81.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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

7.5%
West Virginia:

5.3%

Earthquake activity:

Matheny-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 133.1 miles away from Matheny 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 36.6 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 40.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 128.6 miles away from Matheny 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 38.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wyoming County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Matheny:

  • WYOMING COMM HOSP INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MULLENS, WV)
  • WYOMING GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MULLENS, WV)
  • MAN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MAN, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matheny:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 23 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 37 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia State University (about 51 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 57 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 63 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 65 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Radford University (about 69 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)

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Cemetery: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coon Branch (A), Chestnut Flats Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wyoming County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Matheny:

Marital status in Matheny, WV
  • Never married: 12.0%
  • Now married: 73.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

For population 25 years and over in Matheny:

  • High school or higher: 61.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Matheny, WV (based on Wyoming County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,91256
Mainline Protestant4,26432
Black Protestant1801
Catholic1302
Other-1
None14,310-
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: 8
This county:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Wyoming County:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wyoming County:

33.1%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.5%
State:

13.1%

3.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.73%
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 Raleigh County, WV  0.94% ($39,965 average AGI)
to McDowell County, WV  0.33% ($35,950)

Strongest AM radio stations in Matheny:

  • WWYO (970 AM; 1 kW; PINEVILLE, WV; Owner: MRJ, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Matheny:

  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Matheny:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)

Matheny fatal accident list:

Apr 18, 2015 06:49 PM, Sr-10, Lat: 37.669567, Lon: -81.580922, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 20, 2012 11:14 PM, Sr-10, Lat: 37.665744, Lon: -81.600203, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 13, 2011 03:25 AM, Sr-10, Lat: 37.668144, Lon: -81.600478, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 15, 2010 02:21 PM, Sr-10, Lat: 37.667108, Lon: -81.600781, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 10, 2001 06:53 PM, Sr-10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 24, 2000 12:47 AM, Sr-10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 10, 1997 04:53 PM, 10, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 19.1mTotal length
  • $2,450,000Total costs
  • 6,211Total average daily traffic
  • 550Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,913Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Diana Wilborn, 9802 Appalachian Highway (Lat: 37.666222 Lon: -81.596722), Type: 124.9, Structure height: 54109 m, Overall height: 121.6 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 256-6428

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB8JIT, Licensee ID: L00238016, Grant Date: 05/26/2000, Expiration Date: 06/05/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2001, Registrant: Leonard E Kinser Jr, Box 280, Matheny, WV 24860
  • Call Sign: KB8YDA, Licensee ID: L00204445, Grant Date: 02/11/2015, Expiration Date: 03/03/2025, Certifier: Emerson R Stewart, Registrant: Emerson R Stewart, 10568 Appalachian Highway, Matheny, WV 24860-9700
  • Call Sign: KF8LR, Previous Call Sign: N8NBG, Licensee ID: L00313447, Grant Date: 03/23/2011, Expiration Date: 04/09/2021, Certifier: Claude V Goodwin, Registrant: Claude V Goodwin, Matheny, WV 24860
  • Call Sign: W8LEK, Previous Call Sign: KB8JIT, Licensee ID: L00238016, Grant Date: 03/27/2001, Expiration Date: 03/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2013, Certifier: Leonard E Kinser Jr, Registrant: Leonard E Kinser Jr, Center St., Matheny, WV 24860

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Matheny, WV
  • 56.7%Electricity
  • 43.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Matheny, WV
  • 100.0%Electricity


Matheny 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.
  • Median age 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.
  • 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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