Nickelsville, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 371 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.2%
 
Males: 190  (51.4%)
Females: 181  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24271.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,095 (it was $20,250 in 2000)
Nickelsville:

$33,095
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,795 (it was $11,871 in 2000)

Nickelsville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,603 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Nickelsville:

$76,603
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $74,217; Detached houses: $87,627; Mobile homes: $19,320

Median gross rent in 2013: $505.

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  • Races in Nickelsville, VA (2010)

    Nickelsville races chart
    • 36294.5%White alone
    • 184.7%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Nickelsville: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (33.2%), Irish (18.3%), English (6.6%), German (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1940 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 772 people per square mile   (low).

Nickelsville,VA real estate house value index trend

Nickelsville, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Nickelsville:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nickelsville town:

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

16 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America).

This town:

3.5%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Nickelsville, Virginia as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Nickelsville to the number of sex offenders is 94 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $188 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $608 (0.6%)

Nickelsville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (28.9 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (139.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (450.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dungannon, VA (2.4 miles ), Castlewood, VA (3.4 miles ), Weber City, VA (3.5 miles ), Gate City, VA (3.5 miles ), St. Paul, VA (3.5 miles ), Bloomingdale, TN (3.6 miles ), Riverview, VA (3.6 miles ), Coeburn, VA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 36.75 N, Longitude: 82.42 W

Area code: 276

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

6.7%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+9.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Educational services (39%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Nickelsville, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Nickelsville-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the Nickelsville town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 tornado 38.4 miles away from the town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Nickelsville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 80% 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 130.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.5 miles away from Nickelsville center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 37.2 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 41.4 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 125.3 miles away from Nickelsville center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 199.2 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 Scott County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Nickelsville topographic map

Birthplace of: Maybelle Carter - (1909-1978), musician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Nickelsville:

  • CONTINIUMCARE OF WEBER CITY, LLC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEBER CITY, VA)
  • INDEPENDENT HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; COEBURN, VA)
  • FMC BRISTOL (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; BRISTOL, TN)
  • WELLMONT HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; BRISTOL, TN)
  • (CLOSED) INDIAN PATH PAVILION (Hospital, about 15 miles away; KINGSPORT, TN)
  • INDIAN PATH MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; KINGSPORT, TN)
  • INDIAN PATH MEDICAL CENTER TRANSITIONAL CARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; KINGSPORT, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nickelsville:

  • Northeast State Community College (about 19 miles; Blountville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 19 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 32 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 36 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Tusculum College (about 45 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 54 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Appalachian State University (about 56 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)

Public high school in Nickelsville:

Public elementary/middle school in Nickelsville:

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 79.3. This is about average.

City:

79.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.77
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0520. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0520
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.2%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.1%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
19 people in other group homes in 2000

Nickelsville compared to Virginia state average:

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

Banks with branches in Nickelsville (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Nickelsville Branch at 120 Bethel Road, branch established on 1995/07/07. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Virginia average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Nickelsville town (based on Scott County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,84442
Mainline Protestant2,86326
Catholic822
Other11
None13,387-
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: 5
Scott County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Scott County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Scott County:

12.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Scott County:

29.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
State:

18.6%
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
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,714
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$666
Totals for Government 0$0 2$2,380

3.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.64%
Virginia average:

9.34%

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 Sullivan County, TN  0.94% ($30,971 average AGI)
from Wise County, VA  0.45% ($34,788)
from Hawkins County, TN  0.41% ($26,867)


4.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,353 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Virginia average:

9.20%

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 Sullivan County, TN  1.47% ($32,537 average AGI)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.52% ($36,816)
to Washington County, TN  0.35% ($20,654)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nickelsville:

  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WXLZ (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ST. PAUL, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKIN (1320 AM; 5 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCV (1550 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nickelsville:

  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WXLZ-FM (107.3 FM; LEBANON, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOS (104.9 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Nickelsville:

  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKPT-LP (Channel 25; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Nickelsville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Nickelsville, VA
Most common first names in Nickelsville, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2875.8 years
Charles1869.8 years
William1774.9 years
John1568.0 years
Mary1578.6 years
Robert1472.8 years
Charlie1171.2 years
Paul1062.4 years
Nannie1082.3 years
Roy1074.5 years
Most common last names in Nickelsville, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meade2982.3 years
Kilgore2881.5 years
Addington2778.0 years
Dean2475.1 years
Castle2473.1 years
Stapleton2475.9 years
Salyer2273.5 years
Smith2176.1 years
Taylor2176.4 years
Hartsock1878.6 years
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