Matoaka, West Virginia

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Population in 2022: 169 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -46.7%
Males: 96  (56.9%)
Females: 73  (43.1%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 24736.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $39,972 (it was $17,159 in 2000)
Matoaka:

$39,972
WV:

$54,329

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $13,996 (it was $9,522 in 2000)

Matoaka town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $64,678 (it was $23,000 in 2000)
Matoaka:

$64,678
WV:

$155,100

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $69,072; detached houses: $69,864

Median gross rent in 2022: $679.

March 2022 cost of living index in Matoaka: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 19.3%

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According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Matoaka, West Virginia as of May 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Matoaka is 24 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1 (1 officers - 1 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.57
West Virginia average:

2.07
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Ancestries: English (72.7%), German (27.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2362 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 630 people per square mile   (low).

Matoaka, West Virginia map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
West Virginia:

1.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Matoaka town:

0.9% ($199)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($378)

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:

Lashmeet, WV (1.5 miles ),
Montcalm, WV (2.1 miles ),
Crumpler, WV (2.3 miles ),
Covel, WV (2.6 miles),
Bluewell, WV (2.7 miles ),
Bramwell, WV (2.7 miles ),
Maybeury, WV (2.8 miles ),
Princeton, WV (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.42 N, Longitude: 81.24 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Matoaka, WV in 2022
Distribution of house value in Matoaka, WV in 2022
Matoaka satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.3%
West Virginia:

4.0%
Most common industries in Matoaka, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.6%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Wood products (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (12.1%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.2%)
  • Wood products (5.2%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (22.2%)
  • Educational services (18.5%)
  • Public administration (14.8%)
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Wood products (7.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
Most common occupations in Matoaka, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Carpenters (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14.8%)
  • Cashiers (14.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.4%)

Average climate in Matoaka, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Matoaka-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 184.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from Matoaka center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 157.3 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 40.2 miles away from Matoaka center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) 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
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 Mercer County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Matoaka topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Matoaka:

  • CHURCH LANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • VALLEY VIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • H/S SOUTHERN HILLS REGIONAL REHAB (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • OLD BLUEFIELD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • FMC - TWO VIRGINIAS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Matoaka:

  • Concord University (about 13 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 26 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 34 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 38 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 43 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 47 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Roanoke College (about 66 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

Public elementary/middle school in Matoaka:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Matoaka Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Matoaka Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Matoaka Town - Public Works Recorder Treasurer Recreation Center- Municipal Center- Municipal C (100 Valley Street).

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

MATOAKA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2013)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 16 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
HIAWATHA WATER (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-30-2014)
  • 95 routine major monitoring violations
  • 135 regular monitoring violations
  • 92 other older monitoring violations
WEYANOKE GIATTO WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 61, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUN-2014 and AUG-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUN-2014 and AUG-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 337 regular monitoring violations
  • 86 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.3% of all households
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Matoaka:

Marital status in Matoaka, WV
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Matoaka:

  • High school or higher: 55.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
West Virginia average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Matoaka, WV (based on Mercer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,020100
Mainline Protestant6,68351
Catholic1,5602
Other4865
Black Protestant957
Orthodox761
None36,344-
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: 14
Mercer County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Mercer County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Mercer County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Here:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

28.5%
State:

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

13.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Matoaka:

63.6%
State:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Matoaka:

62.3%
State:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Matoaka:

23.8
West Virginia:

28.6

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

25.8%
West Virginia:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Matoaka:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

12.7%
West Virginia:

34.8%

General health condition:
Matoaka:

67.7%
State:

58.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Matoaka:

88.0%
West Virginia:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Matoaka, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$2,658$31,8960$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 7$13,963
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$2,553
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,192
Sewerage 0$0 2$6,220
Totals for Government 1$2,658$31,89611$24,928

Matoaka government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $56,000 ($331.36)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($171.60)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($47.34)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($41.42)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($23.67)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($17.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($11.83)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($11.83)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($5.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($47.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $15,000 ($88.76)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($5.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($5.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $35,000 ($207.10)

Matoaka government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $71,000 ($420.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($11.83)
    Other: $1,000 ($5.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $14,000 ($82.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($23.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($5.92)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($171.60)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,000 ($142.01)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($53.25)
    Other License: $2,000 ($11.83)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($5.92)

Matoaka government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $348,000 ($2059.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $329,000 ($1946.75)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000 ($112.43)

Matoaka government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,000 ($502.96)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,000 ($159.76)

Strongest AM radio stations in Matoaka:

  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)
  • WAEY (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WKEZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Matoaka:

  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W244BB (96.7 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Matoaka:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

Matoaka fatal accident list:

Sep 29, 2013 08:02 PM, Cr-11, Lat: 37.415522, Lon: -81.262539, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 5, 2006 09:51 AM, Sr-10, Rt 71, Lat: 37.419690, Lon: -81.238230, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
May 26, 1991 09:21 PM, 10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 26.7mTotal length
  • $5,400,000Total costs
  • 8,200Total average daily traffic
  • 359Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Matoaka, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Matoaka, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Matoaka)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rt 10 Hill Top 1 1/4 Mi E (Lat: 37.420944 Lon: -81.215944), Call Sign: WZX465,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.025 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/2015, Expiration Date: 08/20/2025, Registrant: Mercer Co Communications Center (9-1-1), 911 Shelter Rd, Princeton, WV 24739-7701, Phone: (304) 425-4911, Fax: (304) 487-6632, Email:

  • Mobiles LOC-3, Lat: 37.418056 Lon: -81.243444, Call Sign: WPCT639,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.440 MHz, 160.515 MHz, 161.235 MHz, 161.250 MHz, 161.190 MHz, 160.770 MHz, Grant Date: 05/02/2023, Expiration Date: 07/29/2033, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MATOAKA_USF, 1045 Cemetery Hill Road (Lat: 37.412111 Lon: -81.243500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 95.4 m, Call Sign: WQMK917,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2020, Expiration Date: 09/08/2030, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 383-3420, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC8FZG, Licensee ID: L00660055, Grant Date: 04/28/1997, Expiration Date: 02/06/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/05/2003, Registrant: David M Bailey, Rt 1 Box 9, Matoaka, WV 24736

  • Call Sign: N8MLX, Previous Call Sign: KB8JGH, Licensee ID: L00228742, Grant Date: 03/25/2020, Expiration Date: 06/05/2030, Registrant: Richard D Brannen, 5510 Matoaka Rd., Matoaka, WV 24736


2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 15. The highest number of reported fires - 34 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Matoaka, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (65.1%), and Outside Fires (17.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Matoaka, WV
    • 15565.1%Structure Fires
    • 4117.2%Outside Fires
    • 2410.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 187.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Matoaka, WV
Most common first names in Matoaka, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2373.6 years
James1869.7 years
Charles1672.4 years
William1667.0 years
Robert1575.3 years
Mary1476.2 years
Raymond871.8 years
Roy768.7 years
Charlie774.3 years
Harry772.4 years
Most common last names in Matoaka, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bailey4678.4 years
Shrewsbury3375.6 years
Akers1481.9 years
Blankenship1381.9 years
Farmer1167.4 years
White1172.4 years
Williams1080.7 years
Odle972.0 years
Odell975.4 years
Mckinney865.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Matoaka, WV
  • 44.4%Electricity
  • 25.9%Wood
  • 14.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.8%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Matoaka, WV
  • 100.0%Electricity


Matoaka compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above 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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  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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