Middletown district, West Virginia

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Population in July 2007: 18,006.
Males: 8,387  (46.6%)
Females: 9,619  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  38.9 years
West Virginia median age:  38.9 years

Zip code: 26554

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,249 (it was $25,545 in 2000)
Middletown district:

$36,249
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,064 (it was $16,129 in 2000)

Middletown district income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $91,113 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
Middletown district:

$91,113
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $102,893; Detached houses: $104,779; Townhouses or other attached units: $74,313; In 2-unit structures: $80,100; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $507,578; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,636; Mobile homes: $43,710
Middletown district races chart
  • White alone - 15,885 (88.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,408 (7.9%)
  • Two or more races - 258 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 159 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 152 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 48 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Middletown district: 196.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 21.0 square miles.

Population density: 859 people per square mile   (low).

Middletown district, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Middletown district:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Middletown district:

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Middletown district:  0.6% ($392)
West Virginia:  0.6% ($378)
Middletown district satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (66.7 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (268.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Fairmont, WV (0.8 miles ), Barrackville, WV (1.2 miles ), Pleasant Valley, WV (1.6 miles ), Rivesville, WV (1.9 miles ), Monongah, WV (1.9 miles ), Whitehall, WV (2.1 miles ), Grant Town, WV (2.3 miles ), Farmington, WV (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 39.49 N, Longitude: 80.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Middletown district household income distribution Middletown district home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

Work and jobs in Middletown district: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Middletown district, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Middletown district-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Middletown district city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 tornado 35.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Middletown district-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 139.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 155.6 miles away from Middletown district 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 222.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 173.2 miles away from Middletown district center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 221.2 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 Marion County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Middletown district:

  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • FAIRMONT GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • PIERPONT CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • ARBORS AT FAIRMONT (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • GRAFTON TAYLOR CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; GRAFTON, WV)
  • GRAFTON CITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GRAFTON, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Middletown district:

  • Fairmont State University (about 1 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 15 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 29 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 43 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • West Liberty University (about 53 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 61 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 65 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)

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Notable locations in Middletown district: Fairmont Field Club (A), Fairmont Field Club Golf Course (B), Marion County Rescue Squad Incorporated Station 20 (C), Jan - Care Ambulance Service Incorporated Fairmont (D), HealthSouth Mountainview Regional Rehabilitation Hospital (E), Marion County Public Library (F), J Harper Meredith Building (G), Fire Station Number 3 (H), Fairmont Fire Department Station 1 Central (I), Fairmont Fire Department Station 4 Bellview (J), North Hall (K), Morrow Hall (L), West Virginia Division of Forestry Marion County Field Office (M), Barrackville Volunteer Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Middletown district include: Katy Church (A), Union Mission of Fairmont (B), Trinity Methodist Church (C), The Baptist Temple (D), The Apostics of God Church (E), Saint Peters Roman Catholic Church (F), Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church (G), Mount Zion Baptist Church (H), Morningstar Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Freeland Cemetery (1), Holy Cross Cemetery (2), Evergreen Cemetery (3), Maple Grove Cemetery (4), Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery (5), Fairmont City Cemetery (6), Snoderly Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Barrackville Number 41 Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Moody Run (A), Little Mill Fall Run (B), Johnson Run (C), Goose Run (D), Finchs Run (E), Fairmont Run (F), Davy Run (G), Coal Run (H), Buffalo Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Middletown district include: Windmill Park (1), Twelfth Street Municipal Swimming Pool (2), Fairmont East-West Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.7. This is about average.

City:

80.7
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.97
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.93
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

21.2%
Whole state:

17.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

9.8%
Whole state:

7.6%

People in group quarters in Middletown district in 2010:

  • 789 people in college/university student housing
  • 108 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 79 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 67 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Middletown district in 2000:

  • 392 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 333 people in nursing homes
  • 112 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 75 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 20 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Middletown district compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Middletown district (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.93%
Here: 42.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents25.0%21.5%15.2%8.8%8.5%
Congregations39.9%8.0%12.3%2.2%11.6%
NameChurch of the NazareneChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.5%2.2%2.1%10.9%
Congregations2.2%2.2%2.2%1.4%18.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Marion County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Marion County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Marion County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

31.1%
West Virginia:

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

11.6%
State:

13.1%

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monongalia County, WV  0.82% ($34,006 average AGI)
from Harrison County, WV  0.78% ($27,673)
from Taylor County, WV  0.21% ($23,089)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monongalia County, WV  1.06% ($35,230 average AGI)
to Harrison County, WV  0.69% ($42,345)
to Taylor County, WV  0.27% ($30,175)

Strongest AM radio stations in Middletown district:

  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCS (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTBZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: APPALACHIAN RADIO LLC)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Middletown district:

  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WDKL (95.9 FM; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WZST (100.9 FM; WESTOVER, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Middletown district:

  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
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