For population 25 years and over in Matoaka:
For population 15 years and over in Matoaka town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $221 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (67.8 miles , pop. 53,421).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (121.6 miles , pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (374.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Montcalm, WV (2.1 miles ), Bramwell, WV (2.7 miles ), Princeton, WV (3.0 miles ), Pocahontas, VA (3.1 miles ), Northfork, WV (3.2 miles ), Bluefield, WV (3.3 miles ), Keystone, WV (3.3 miles ), Anawalt, WV (3.5 miles ).
Latitude: 37.42 N, Longitude: 81.24 W
Area code: 304
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Crime in Matoaka detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Unemployment in August 2012:
Population change in the 1990s: -39 (-11.0%).
Work and jobs in Matoaka: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Matoaka, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Matoaka-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 17.4 miles away from the Matoaka town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 29.0 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Matoaka-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 81% 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 40.2 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 44.2 miles away from Matoaka 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 42.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 46.6 miles away from Matoaka center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.2 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 Mercer County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Matoaka:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matoaka:
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Public elementary/middle school in Matoaka:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Matoaka and their reported violations in the past:MATOAKA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:WEYANOKE- GIATTO WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 39.5%
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
Matoaka compared to West Virginia state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Matoaka (based on Mercer County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.20%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 14
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,602 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,824 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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Matoaka fatal accident list:
Sep 5, 2006 09:51 AM, Sr-10, Rt 71, Lat: 37.419692, Lon: -81.238231, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
May 26, 1991 09:21 PM, 10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $700,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 150
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 7,142
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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