Monterey, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 138 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.7%
 
Males: 64  (46.9%)
Females: 74  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip code: 24465

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,710 (it was $36,786 in 2000)
Monterey:

$49,710
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,791 (it was $26,379 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $151,837 (it was $89,600 in 2000)
Monterey:

$151,837
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $345.

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  • Races in Monterey, VA (2010)

    Monterey races chart
    • 14598.6%White alone
    • 10.7%Black alone
    • 10.7%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Monterey: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.1%), English (16.1%), French (7.3%), United States (6.2%), Irish (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1914

Elevation: 2881 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 447 people per square mile   (low).

Monterey, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Monterey:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monterey town:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 15.4%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Monterey, Virginia as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Monterey to the number of sex offenders is 71 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $706 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $753 (0.8%)

Monterey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (73.2 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (142.0 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (261.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Green Bank, WV (3.7 miles) , Bartow, WV (3.8 miles) , Frank, WV (3.9 miles) , Durbin, WV (4.0 miles ), Cass, WV (4.3 miles) , Franklin, WV (4.6 miles ), Brandywine, WV (4.8 miles ), Craigsville, VA (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.41 N, Longitude: 79.58 W

Area code: 540

Monterey household income distribution Monterey home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -64 (-28.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (42%)
  • Community and social service occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Average climate in Monterey, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Monterey, Virginia average temperatures Monterey, Virginia average precipitation Monterey, Virginia humidity Monterey, Virginia wind speed Monterey, Virginia snowfall Monterey, Virginia sunshine Monterey, Virginia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Monterey-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1990, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the Monterey town center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/9/1980, a category F2 tornado 27.9 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monterey-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 217.3 miles away from the city 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 237.2 miles away from Monterey 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 107.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 236.0 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) earthquake occurred 152.9 miles away from Monterey center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 157.0 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 Highland County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Monterey topographic map

Birthplace of: Marjorie Joyner - Inventor.

Airports located in Monterey:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monterey:

  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 36 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,891)
  • James Madison University (about 39 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 65 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 66 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • Lynchburg College (about 74 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 76 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Liberty University (about 77 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)

Public high school in Monterey:

Public elementary/middle school in Monterey:

See full list of schools located in Monterey

Library in Monterey:

  • HIGHLAND COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $86,701; Location: 31 N. WATER STREET; 15,746 books; 7 e-books; 1,646 audio materials; 2,164 video materials; 18 state licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions)

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Church in Monterey: Monterey Methodist Episcopal Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Highland 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 2013: 15.0%
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.2%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Monterey compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Median age significantly above 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Monterey (2011 data):

  • The Blue Grass Valley Bank: Monterey Branch at East Main Street, branch established on 2000/11/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $35.4 mil, Deposits: $31.2 mil, headquarters in Blue Grass, VA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices
  • First and Citizens Bank: First And Citizens Bank at 195 West Main Strret, branch established on 1929/09/01. Info updated 2007/03/28: Bank assets: $115.9 mil, Deposits: $102.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Highland County Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Virginia average:

12.3

Monterey travel time to work - commute Monterey mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (52%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Monterey town (based on Highland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant95415
Evangelical Protestant4505
Other8-
None909-
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: 1
Highland County:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Highland County:

8.24 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Highland County:

16.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

12.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Highland County:

25.3%
Virginia:

26.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,592$31,1040$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,646
Totals for Government 1$2,592$31,1041$1,646

3.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($85,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Virginia average:

9.34%

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


4.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Virginia average:

9.20%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Monterey:

  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNLR (1150 AM; 3 kW; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: NEW LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHBG (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKDW (900 AM; 3 kW; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCY (1300 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monterey:

  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKCY-FM (104.3 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBOP (106.3 FM; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Monterey:

  • W08CW (Channel 8; MONTEREY, ETC., VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV CORP.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Monterey)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 38.406667 Lon: -79.578889, Call Sign: WPXK446
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.775 MHz, 451.975 MHz, 452.025 MHz, 452.100 MHz, 461.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: Nancy Lightner
    Registrant: C-Comm Corporation, 2248 Papermill Rd, Winchester, VA 22601, Phone: (540) 662-6886, Fax: (540) 662-5178
  • 2550 Meters Nw Of Ints Us Rt 250 On Rt 220 (Lat: 38.429222 Lon: -79.600417), Type: Pole, Structure height: 7.3 m, Overall height: 9.2 m, Call Sign: WQBA989
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.225 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/2004, Expiration Date: 09/13/2014
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 80 East Main St., 80 East Main Street (Lat: 38.410833 Lon: -79.578611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPJE326
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/1996, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019
    Registrant: Pocahontas Communications Cooperative Corp., Rr 1 Box 139, Dunmore, WV 24934-9712, Phone: (304) 799-6004, Fax: (304) 799-7444, Email:
  • SOUNDING KNOB, Sounding Knob (Lat: 38.344278 Lon: -79.596139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQCV578
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/06/2005, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Tony Mancari
    Registrant: Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 662-5345, Fax: (202) 778-5345, Email:
  • SOUNDING KNOB RPTR, Sounding Knob Mountain , Highland Wildlife Management Area (Lat: 38.344083 Lon: -79.595778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Overall height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WQKA839
    Assigned Frequencies: 6795.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2009, Expiration Date: 03/11/2019, Certifier: Captain John E Furlough
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Bethesda, MD 20827, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • STATION, Sounding Knob Jack Mtn Se Of (Lat: 38.344000 Lon: -79.595028), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WEF679
    Assigned Frequencies: 2187.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2008, Expiration Date: 02/03/2019, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2011
    Registrant: Department Of State Police, 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23261-7472, Phone: (804) 674-4644, Fax: (804) 674-2602, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Monterey)

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