Nitro, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 6,561 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 
Males: 2,868  (43.7%)
Females: 3,693  (56.3%)
Median resident age:

46.2 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25213, 25560.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,476 (it was $32,389 in 2000)
Nitro:

$40,476
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,762 (it was $17,453 in 2000)

Nitro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,053 (it was $68,400 in 2000)
Nitro:

$102,053
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $102,358; detached houses: $101,335; townhouses or other attached units: $119,281; mobile homes: $43,487

Median gross rent in 2017: $686.

March 2019 cost of living index in Nitro: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.8%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.4% for Black residents, 54.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Nitro, WV (2010)
    • 6,72993.7%White alone
    • 1652.3%Black alone
    • 1141.6%Hispanic
    • 881.2%Two or more races
    • 420.6%Asian alone
    • 330.5%American Indian alone
    • 70.10%Other race alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Nitro, West Virginia as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Nitro is 307 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Nitro by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
2
(29.3)
3
(41.7)
1
(14.0)
1
(14.0)
2
(28.0)
3
(44.0)
2
(29.7)
1
(15.0)
3
(46.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(29.6)
3
(44.3)
3
(44.3)
4
(58.5)
3
(41.7)
4
(55.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(42.0)
1
(14.7)
6
(89.2)
2
(30.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(162.8)
1
(14.8)
9
(132.9)
7
(102.4)
7
(97.4)
5
(69.8)
10
(140.1)
5
(70.0)
20
(293.6)
9
(133.7)
11
(165.5)
22
(338.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
72
(1,066)
28
(413.4)
40
(590.8)
39
(570.5)
37
(514.8)
42
(586.3)
38
(532.4)
57
(798.4)
26
(381.7)
31
(460.7)
22
(331.1)
25
(384.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
172
(2,546)
149
(2,200)
184
(2,718)
174
(2,545)
184
(2,560)
215
(3,002)
161
(2,256)
241
(3,376)
330
(4,844)
235
(3,492)
135
(2,032)
218
(3,349)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(266.4)
5
(73.8)
11
(162.5)
16
(234.1)
15
(208.7)
12
(167.5)
9
(126.1)
7
(98.1)
12
(176.2)
27
(401.2)
16
(240.8)
16
(245.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(44.4)
2
(29.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.3)
3
(41.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)239.2139.1244.3221.9220.5216.4176.8247.8332.9281.3177.9285.0

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City-data.com crime index in Nitro, WV

Crime rate in Nitro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (28.7%), English (22.4%), Irish (10.3%), German (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), European (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1932

Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 3.75 square miles.

Population density: 1,751 people per square mile   (low).

Nitro, West Virginia map

96 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $721 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $570 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (11.7 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (125.4 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (374.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

St. Albans, WV (1.6 miles ),
Cross Lanes, WV (1.8 miles ),
Poca, WV (1.8 miles ),
Jefferson, WV (2.0 miles ),
Upper Falls, WV (2.3 miles ),
Tornado, WV (2.3 miles ),
Dunbar, WV (2.5 miles ),
Teays Valley, WV (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 38.42 N, Longitude: 81.83 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,380 (+21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 720 (24.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Nitro, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Nitro, WV in 2017

Property values in Nitro, WV

Nitro satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $213,500
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $236,100
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $185,400
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $179,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Nitro, WV residents
Average permit cost in Nitro, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Historical population in Nitro, WV
Historical housing units in Nitro, WV
Most common industries in Nitro, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Chemicals (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Chemicals (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.3%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Nitro, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.9%)
  • Cashiers (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)

Average climate in Nitro, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Nitro, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.497. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.497
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00349. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00349
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Nitro-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the Nitro city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Nitro-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 115.5 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 225.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 223.3 miles away from Nitro center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 84.2 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 87.4 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 Kanawha County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Nitro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Nitro:

  • HANSFORD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • HUDSON STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • CROSS LANES GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; CROSS LANES, WV)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - RIVERSIDE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • ARC GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; DUNBAR, WV)
  • COVENANT HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SCOTT DEPOT, WV)
  • KANAWHA HOSPICE CARE, INC. (Hospital, about 7 miles away; DUNBAR, WV)

Amtrak station near Nitro:

  • 11 miles: CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nitro:

  • West Virginia State University (about 5 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 33 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 45 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 55 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 59 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 65 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Shawnee State University (about 67 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public high school in Nitro:

Private high school in Nitro:

  • FREEDOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 18, Location: 302 21ST ST, Grades: 5-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Nitro:

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Library in Nitro:

  • NITRO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $94,269; Location: 1700 PARK AVE; 21,849 books; 3,476 audio materials; 3,509 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Nitro: Bradford Landing (A), Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority Station 329 (B), Nitro City Hall (C), Nitro Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Nitro include: Saint Paul's United Methodist Church (A), Nitro Church of God (B), Nitro Church of Christ (C), Holy Trinity Catholic Church (D), First Baptist Church of Nitro (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Blakes Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Nitro include: Nitro City Park (1), Ridenour Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Nitro World War I Museum (302 21st St).

Hotels: Best Western Motor Inn-Nitro (I 64 And Exit # 45), Econo Lodge Nitro (4115 1st Avenue).

Birthplace of: Lew Burdette - Professional baseball player, Bill Winter (American football) - Football player, Larry Barnett - Baseball umpire.

Kanawha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.9%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Nitro (2011 data):

  • Woodforest National Bank: Nitro Wv Walmart Branch at 100 Nitro Marketplace, branch established on 2008/10/22. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Rock Branch Community Bank, Inc.: at 4650 First Avenue, branch established on 1996/10/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $75.9 mil, Deposits: $67.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • The Huntington National Bank: Nitro Branch at 1905 First Street, branch established on 1949/07/11. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Nitro:

Marital status in Nitro, WV
  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

For population 25 years and over in Nitro:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Nitro
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Nitro, WV (based on Kanawha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,202219
Mainline Protestant27,583114
Catholic7,33111
Black Protestant3,11412
Other2,02010
Orthodox1,1362
None120,677-
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: 47
Kanawha County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Kanawha County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Kanawha County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
This county:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

29.6%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Nitro:

50.1%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.2%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.2%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.4%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

36.1%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Nitro:

55.0%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Nitro:

76.3%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Nitro, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$78,888$52,5920$0
Firefighters 13$56,092$51,7770$0
Other Government Administration 11$12,806$13,9700$0
Streets and Highways 8$17,152$25,7280$0
Solid Waste Management 8$15,533$23,3000$0
Local Libraries 3$5,181$20,7241$416
Other and Unallocable 2$4,023$24,1380$0
Welfare 1$1,592$19,1040$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,550$18,6000$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,592$43,1040$0
Police - Other 1$2,715$32,5801$261
Financial Administration 1$3,733$44,7960$0
Totals for Government 68$202,857$35,7982$677

Nitro government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,577,000 ($240.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,017,000 ($155.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $794,000 ($121.02)
    Central Staff Services: $771,000 ($117.51)
    General Public Buildings: $389,000 ($59.29)
    General - Other: $202,000 ($30.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $196,000 ($29.87)
    Libraries: $192,000 ($29.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $98,000 ($14.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $89,000 ($13.57)
    Financial Administration: $70,000 ($10.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $935,000 ($142.51)
    Benefit Payments: $571,000 ($87.03)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $468,000 ($71.33)
    Withdrawals: $2,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,608,000 ($397.50)

Nitro government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $890,000 ($135.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000 ($16.92)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.30)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,400,000 ($213.38)
    From Other Governments: $197,000 ($30.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $18,000 ($2.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $679,000 ($103.49)
    Donations From Private Sources: $108,000 ($16.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $54,000 ($8.23)
    Rents: $8,000 ($1.22)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $138,000 ($21.03)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($4.88)
    Other: $19,000 ($2.90)
  • Tax - Property: $1,389,000 ($211.71)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $907,000 ($138.24)
    Public Utility License: $418,000 ($63.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $319,000 ($48.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $204,000 ($31.09)
    Pari - mutuels Sales: $193,000 ($29.42)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $58,000 ($8.84)
    Other License: $19,000 ($2.90)

Nitro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $351,000 ($53.50)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,259,000 ($191.89)

4.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,214 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
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 Putnam County, WV  0.69% ($44,780 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.24% ($30,903)
from Fayette County, WV  0.16% ($34,483)


5.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($49,738 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.25% ($37,543)
to Jackson County, WV  0.15% ($46,532)
Businesses in Nitro, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Arby's1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1Subway2
Dairy Queen1UPS4
FedEx2Wendy's1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Nitro:

  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WJYP (1300 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, WV)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WOKU (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HURRICANE, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nitro:

  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W208AK (89.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Nitro:

  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W14CU (Channel 14; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOWB-LP (Channel 53; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
Nitro fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Nitro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 230ft / 69.7mTotal length
  • $2,850,000Total costs
  • 249,042Total average daily traffic
  • 47,144Total average daily truck traffic
  • 238,596Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Nitro, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Nitro, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Nitro)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Nitro, WV)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • STATION, 1600 First Ave S (Lat: 38.380639 Lon: -81.781500), Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WNEI422,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23175.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/22/1998, Expiration Date: 10/22/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2008, Certifier: Randall A Jones, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • STATION, 1600 First Ave S (Lat: 38.380639 Lon: -81.773444), Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WNEI423,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/1999, Expiration Date: 05/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/20/2009, Certifier: Randall A Jones, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • STATION, 1600 First Ave S (Lat: 38.387583 Lon: -81.783167), Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 14.6 m, Call Sign: WNEI424,
    Assigned Frequencies: 22325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/1999, Expiration Date: 05/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/20/2009, Certifier: Randall A Jones, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • STATION, 2.0 Mi S Of (Lat: 38.463417 Lon: -81.859000), Overall height: 95.4 m, Call Sign: WNTM574,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.018 MHz, 952.018 MHz, Grant Date: 04/24/1992, Expiration Date: 04/24/1997, Cancellation Date: 01/19/1995, Phone: (919) 545-2223
  • CH116, Bills Creek Road (Lat: 38.450306 Lon: -81.849111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 26.5 m, Call Sign: WQUF491,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/23/2014, Expiration Date: 06/23/2024, Certifier: Raymond B Ostroski, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • E Sattes School (Lat: 38.394250 Lon: -81.827056), Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: WAX45, Licensee ID: L00105379,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7075.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/1978, Expiration Date: 10/01/1986, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000, Registrant: West Virginia Educational Broadcasting, Suite B-424 State Capitol Bldg 6, Charleston, WV 25305
  • E Side Of Dry Ridge Rd Approx 0.3 S Of St Albans City (Lat: 38.366472 Lon: -81.818167), Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WAX46, Licensee ID: L00105379,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6950.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/1978, Expiration Date: 10/01/1986, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000, Registrant: West Virginia Educational Broadcasting, Suite B-424 State Capitol Bldg 6, Charleston, WV 25305

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Nitro)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Nitro)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$99,71111$100,38731$108,9646$48,2154$75,9900$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$105,8100$03$136,5031$12,6200$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$114,9405$97,88616$115,0434$21,9802$51,6901$44,350
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$113,3153$91,72712$128,8861$46,0600$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$96,0250$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00 , 0107.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$163,5401$145,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$95,450
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$139,9200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00 , 0107.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Nitro, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Nitro, WV - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 64. The highest number of fires - 112 took place in 2007, and the least - 39 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Nitro, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.3%), and Outside Fires (19.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Nitro, WV
    • 55854.3%Structure Fires
    • 19719.2%Outside Fires
    • 18918.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 848.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Nitro, WV
Most common first names in Nitro, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William9971.0 years
James8471.3 years
John7570.6 years
Mary6978.0 years
Robert5571.2 years
Charles5269.5 years
George3573.2 years
Virginia2878.1 years
Ruth2674.7 years
Helen2579.2 years
Most common last names in Nitro, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5577.1 years
Davis2678.2 years
Jones2569.6 years
King2576.8 years
Miller2476.2 years
Johnson2371.9 years
Martin2272.8 years
Hill2274.2 years
Withrow2171.6 years
Boggess2075.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nitro, WV
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 31.1%Electricity
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nitro, WV
  • 52.6%Utility gas
  • 47.4%Electricity


Nitro compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Nitro on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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