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Population in 2012: 7,146 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.7%
 

Males: 3,084  (43.2%)
Females: 4,062  (56.8%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 25213, 25560.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,946 (it was $32,389 in 2000)
Nitro:

$48,946
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,755

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,000 (it was $68,400 in 2000)
Nitro:

$89,000
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $106,096; Detached houses: $108,222; Townhouses or other attached units: $113,603; Mobile homes: $49,487

Median gross rent in 2012: $677.

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  • White alone - 6,729 (93.7%)
  • Black alone - 165 (2.3%)
  • Hispanic - 114 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 88 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 42 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 33 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.10%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Nitro: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (18.7%), English (17.5%), United States (16.7%), Irish (12.7%), Italian (4.9%), French (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1932

Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 3.75 square miles.

Population density: 1,907 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Nitro:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nitro city:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

55 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Nitro, West Virginia as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Nitro to the number of sex offenders is 265 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $680 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $465 (0.5%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.42 N, Longitude: 81.83 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +524 (+7.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 551 (16.5%)

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Property values in Nitro, WV


 

Crime rates in Nitro by Year
Type 2004 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.014.80.00.00.0
Rapes 0001231
per 100,000 0.00.00.014.829.341.714.0
Robberies 2233434
per 100,000 29.729.644.344.358.541.755.8
Assaults 161119775
per 100,000 237.8162.814.8132.9102.497.469.8
Burglaries 32722840393742
per 100,000 475.71065.7413.4590.8570.5514.8586.3
Thefts 195172149184174184215
per 100,000 2898.82545.92199.92717.92545.32560.23001.5
Auto thefts 1018511161512
per 100,000 148.7266.473.8162.5234.1208.7167.5
Arson 2320230
per 100,000 29.744.429.50.029.341.70.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 283.9) 216.8238.3138.5243.4221.1219.7215.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Nitro, West Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -236 (-3.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Information (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Nitro-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 59% 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 slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 93% 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 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 Nitro 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 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 13.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from Nitro center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 87.3 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 Kanawha County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Lew Burdette - Professional baseball player, Bill Winter (American football) - Football player, Larry Barnett - Baseball umpire.


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Nitro, 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: 2,062)
  • Marshall University (about 33 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 45 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)
  • Mountain State University (about 57 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 60 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,736)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 65 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 19,492)
  • Shawnee State University (about 67 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 3,573)

Public high school in Nitro:

Private high school in Nitro:

  • TWIN CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 100 1ST AVE; Grades: KG - 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)

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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).

 
Kanawha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.2. This is about average.
City:

38.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.58. This is significantly worse than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.58
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00376. This is significantly better than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00376
U.S.:

0.02218


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.3%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Nitro, WV


4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Nitro compared to West Virginia state average:

Nitro, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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) (Amended And
  • 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Nitro travel time to work - commute


Nitro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Nitro city (based on Kanawha County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.55%
Here34.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents19.5%17.2%12.3%9.1%8.7%
Congregations12.0%18.2%3.7%10.8%6.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchChurches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.5%2.9%2.8%2.5%20.5%
Congregations3.7%2.5%7.1%0.6%35.1%
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: 47
Kanawha County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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
Here:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

29.6%
West Virginia:

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

12.0%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,237$38,8440$0
Other Government Administration 2$4,300$25,8007$1,401
Judicial and Legal 1$2,314$27,7680$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$60,411$48,3290$0
Police - Other 1$1,860$22,3200$0
Firefighters 10$33,923$40,7080$0
Streets and Highways 7$11,958$20,4992$2,298
Solid Waste Management 9$13,488$17,9845$6,124
Parks and Recreation 1$1,594$19,1280$0
Local Libraries 2$3,314$19,8842$828
Other and Unallocable 6$10,756$21,5121$456
Totals for Government 55$147,155$32,10717$11,107

Nitro government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,063,000 ($148.75)
    Regular Highways: $861,000 ($120.49)
    Fire Protection: $660,000 ($92.36)
    General Public Buildings: $650,000 ($90.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $365,000 ($51.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $151,000 ($21.13)
    Financial Administration: $141,000 ($19.73)
    Central Staff Services: $86,000 ($12.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $74,000 ($10.36)
    Libraries: $49,000 ($6.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,423,000 ($199.13)

Nitro government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $636,000 ($89.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $89,000 ($12.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $652,000 ($91.24)
    Rents: $16,000 ($2.24)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.28)
  • Tax - Property: $1,292,000 ($180.80)
    NEC: $1,007,000 ($140.92)
    Public Utilities: $253,000 ($35.40)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $25,000 ($3.50)

Nitro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $207,000 ($28.97)

4.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($195 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.04%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Putnam County, WV  0.71% ($31,545 average AGI)
from Boone County, WV  0.21% ($33,270)
from Cabell County, WV  0.20% ($31,207)


4.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($133 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.02%
West Virginia average:

0.02%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($39,473 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.23% ($30,429)
to Jackson County, WV  0.16% ($47,840)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Nitro, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 22
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 37
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 51
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6

See more detailed statistics of Nitro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 39 meters (128ft)
Total costs: $200,000
Total average daily traffic: 147,050
Total average daily truck traffic: 27,015

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 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
    Registrant: Phone: (919) 545-2223
  • 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 95
  • Hazardous Condition: 61
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Nitro


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Nitro, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Arby's1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
FedEx2UPS4
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Nitro, WV

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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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