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Population in 2010: 726. Population change since 2000: -18.0%
Males: 383  (52.9%)
Females: 343  (47.1%)

Median resident age:  42.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 24737.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,454 (it was $20,435 in 2000)
Montcalm:

$30,454
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,125

Montcalm CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,567 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Montcalm:

$34,567
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $50,888; Detached houses: $53,070; Mobile homes: $44,115

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Montcalm races chart
  • White alone - 709 (97.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Montcalm: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.4%), Irish (14.7%), English (13.4%), United States (12.5%), Italian (8.4%), Dutch (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2215 feet

Land area: 2.75 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Montcalm:

  • High school or higher: 58.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Montcalm CDP:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

11 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.2%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Montcalm, West Virginia as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Montcalm to the number of sex offenders is 726 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $279 (0.8%)

Montcalm satellite photo by USGS

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (48%)
  • Finance and insurance (32%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Manufacturing (54%)
  • Accommodation and food services (46%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20%)
  • Carpenters (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (19%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (19%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)

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Average climate in Montcalm, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Montcalm-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 21.8 miles away from the Montcalm place center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 33.3 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Montcalm-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 80% 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 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 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 43.5 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 44.6 miles away from Montcalm center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.1 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).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montcalm:

  • Concord University (about 14 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,364)
  • Mountain State University (about 30 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • New River Community College (about 36 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Radford University (about 42 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 47 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • National College-Salem (about 68 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 71 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.9%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Montcalm, WV

Montcalm compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Montcalm travel time to work - commute


Montcalm mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Montcalm CDP (based on Mercer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.20%
Here45.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents27.6%20.1%6.3%6.2%6.1%
Congregations15.6%23.1%0.7%6.8%6.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.9%4.1%3.5%2.8%17.3%
Congregations8.8%2.0%1.4%4.1%31.3%
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: 14
Mercer County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

13.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

28.5%
West Virginia:

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

13.4%
State:

13.1%

5.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,602 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.07%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from McDowell County, WV  0.63% ($24,922 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, VA  0.54% ($27,945)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.22% ($34,067)


5.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

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:
to Tazewell County, VA  0.70% ($44,762 average AGI)
to McDowell County, WV  0.23% ($16,213)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.22% ($38,044)

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: 37.3325, Lon: -81.24306111, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 18, 2001 00:48 AM, 11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N8KMC, Licensee ID: L00818021
    Grant Date: 01/03/2009, Expiration Date: 01/03/2019, Certifier: Joseph M Comer
    Registrant: Joseph M Comer, Montcalm, WV 24737-0675


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5


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
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