For population 25 years and over in Northfork:
For population 15 years and over in Northfork town:
9 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $208 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (65.4 miles , pop. 53,421).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (128.6 miles , pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (383.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Keystone, WV (0.9 miles ), Kimball, WV (2.0 miles ), Anawalt, WV (2.4 miles ), Gary, WV (2.6 miles ), Welch, WV (2.9 miles ), Bramwell, WV (3.0 miles ), Pocahontas, VA (3.0 miles ), Matoaka, WV (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 37.42 N, Longitude: 81.43 W
Area code: 304
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
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Population change in the 1990s: -136 (-20.8%).
Work and jobs in Northfork: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Northfork, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Northfork-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Northfork town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 34.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Northfork-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 79% 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 30.8 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 34.9 miles away from Northfork 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 32.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Northfork center
On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 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 McDowell County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Landslides: 7, Mudslides: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Charlie Manuel - Baseball player and coach.
Hospitals/medical centers near Northfork:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northfork:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Northfork and their reported violations in the past:NORTHFORK WATER WORKS (Population served: 542, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:ASHLAND COMMUNITY (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 39.9%
(41.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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No gay or lesbian households reported
5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
Northfork compared to West Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Northfork (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Northfork (based on McDowell County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.71%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,318 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,738 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Northfork fatal accident list:
Aug 17, 2005 01:00 PM, Bell Street, Mcdowell Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 16, 1976 00:55 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 17, 1975 01:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $1,500,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,850
Total average daily truck traffic: 350
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 2,461
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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