Montcalm, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 726.
Population change since 2000: -18.0%
Males: 359  (49.5%)
Females: 367  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

51.2 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 24737.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,913 (it was $20,435 in 2000)
Montcalm:

$29,913
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,367 (it was $9,671 in 2000)

Montcalm CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $63,167 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Montcalm:

$63,167
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $50,552; detached houses: $63,785; mobile homes: $21,784

Median gross rent in 2017: $906.

March 2019 cost of living index in Montcalm: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 49.7%
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  • Races in Montcalm, WV (2010)
    • 70997.7%White alone
    • 60.8%American Indian alone
    • 40.6%Asian alone
    • 40.6%Two or more races
    • 30.4%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: English (52.9%), Italian (15.4%), French (9.2%), American (6.2%), Irish (2.8%), German (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2215 feet

Land area: 2.75 square miles.

Population density: 264 people per square mile   (very low).

Montcalm, West Virginia map

11 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.2%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $365 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $227 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (71.4 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (118.6 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (376.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bluewell, WV (1.7 miles ),
Bramwell, WV (2.0 miles ),
Matoaka, WV (2.1 miles ),
Brush Fork, WV (2.3 miles ),
Lashmeet, WV (2.3 miles ),
Pocahontas, VA (2.4 miles ),
Maybeury, WV (2.5 miles ),
Bluefield, WV (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.35 N, Longitude: 81.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Distribution of median household income in Montcalm, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Montcalm, WV in 2017
Montcalm satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Montcalm, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.8%)
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers (5.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (20.2%)
  • Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers (11.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (10.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.6%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (15.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (11.1%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (7.4%)
Most common occupations in Montcalm, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Carpenters (8.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20.2%)
  • Carpenters (19.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (19.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (18.5%)
  • Cashiers (12.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Registered nurses (8.3%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.4%)

Average climate in Montcalm, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Montcalm-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 158.5 miles away from Montcalm 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 38.3 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 42.1 miles away from Montcalm 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 40.2 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 153.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 185.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
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 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Montcalm topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Montcalm:

  • FMC - TWO VIRGINIAS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • MAPLES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • CHURCH LANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • VALLEY VIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montcalm:

  • Concord University (about 15 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 30 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 31 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • New River Community College (about 36 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 42 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 high school in Montcalm:

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

Cemeteries: King Cemetery (1), Herndon Cemetery (2), Owens Cemetery (3), Belcher Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Crane Creek (A), Lorton Lick Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

2.4 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Montcalm:

Marital status in Montcalm, WV
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Montcalm:

  • High school or higher: 68.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Montcalm, 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
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mercer County:

13.5%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

28.5%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mercer County:

13.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Montcalm:

45.8%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Montcalm:

46.1%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Montcalm:

20.7%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Montcalm:

12.7%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Montcalm:

6.8
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Montcalm:

35.8%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Montcalm:

51.8%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.7%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Montcalm, WV Residents

4.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tazewell County, VA  0.62% ($33,198 average AGI)
from McDowell County, WV  0.42% ($26,988)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.25% ($28,808)


4.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
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 Tazewell County, VA  0.57% ($42,453 average AGI)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.26% ($33,074)
to Monroe County, WV  0.16% ($30,788)

Strongest AM radio stations in Montcalm:

  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)
  • WKEZ (1240 AM; 1 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)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAEY (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Montcalm:

  • 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)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • W244BB (96.7 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • 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 Montcalm:

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

Montcalm fatal accident list:

Mar 15, 2009 02:23 AM, Sr-71, Lat: 37.332500, Lon: -81.243061, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 18, 2001 00:48 AM, 11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 39.2mTotal length
  • $4,450,000Total costs
  • 11,104Total average daily traffic
  • 377Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,723Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Montcalm, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Montcalm, WV

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N8KMC, Licensee ID: L00818021, Grant Date: 10/31/2018, Expiration Date: 01/03/2029, Certifier: Joseph M Comer, Registrant: Joseph M Comer, Montcalm, WV 24737-0672

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 12. The highest number of fire incidents - 18 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Montcalm, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (75.9%), and Other (14.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Montcalm, WV
    • 13275.9%Structure Fires
    • 2514.4%Other
    • 137.5%Outside Fires
    • 42.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Montcalm, WV
Most common first names in Montcalm, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1869.4 years
Robert1565.9 years
William1368.2 years
John1173.9 years
Clarence675.2 years
Walter671.3 years
Charlie578.6 years
Hazel566.8 years
Henry574.0 years
Harry467.0 years
Most common last names in Montcalm, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Watkins1078.5 years
Taylor1072.1 years
Perkins974.5 years
Shrader866.2 years
Lusk869.1 years
Belcher665.5 years
Riggs673.1 years
Bailey676.4 years
Gills576.0 years
Hall579.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Montcalm, WV
  • 56.9%Electricity
  • 23.8%Wood
  • 11.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Montcalm, WV
  • 53.1%Electricity
  • 46.9%Wood


Montcalm 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below 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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