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Population in 2012: 1,364 (87% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.0%
 

Males: 620  (45.5%)
Females: 744  (54.5%)

Median resident age:  44.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 24870.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,654 (it was $19,273 in 2000)
Oceana:

$34,654
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,597

Oceana town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,919 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Oceana:

$58,919
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,541; Detached houses: $77,906; Mobile homes: $33,956

Median gross rent in 2012: $375.

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  • White alone - 1,352 (97.0%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oceana: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Oceana, West Virginia on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Oceana is mentioned 26 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: English (31.0%), German (18.8%), Irish (17.0%), United States (7.8%), Hungarian (1.6%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1269 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,024 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oceana:

  • High school or higher: 69.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oceana town:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 17.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Oceana, West Virginia as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Oceana to the number of sex offenders is 124 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $335 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

Oceana satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (45.4 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (150.1 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (384.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Matheny, WV (1.6 miles ), Kopperston, WV (2.3 miles ), Glen Fork, WV (2.4 miles ), Brenton, WV (2.6 miles ), Pineville, WV (3.1 miles ), Amherstdale-Robinette, WV (3.3 miles ), Robinette, WV (3.3 miles ), Mallory, WV (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $52,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $81,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.69 N, Longitude: 81.63 W

Area code: 304

Oceana household income distribution Oceana home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Oceana by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00010010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.066.50.00.071.30.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000001101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.071.671.40.072.9
Robberies 00000001232
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.071.6142.8214.9145.8
Assaults 128111551057274137
per 100,000 777.2517.8729.4997.3334.9692.0356.4501.11927.22937.02696.8
Burglaries 1212241011136691816
per 100,000 777.2776.71591.5664.9736.8899.7427.7429.5642.41289.41166.2
Thefts 5740334467103805410710888
per 100,000 3691.72589.02188.32925.54487.67128.05702.13865.47637.47736.46414.0
Auto thefts 83213342212
per 100,000 518.1194.2132.666.5200.9207.6285.1143.2142.871.6145.8
Arson 20101000000
per 100,000 129.50.066.30.067.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.7) 415.3288.3370.0521.8327.0523.7514.9390.4881.91100.51031.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.64
West Virginia average:

1.91
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -242 (-13.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (44%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Child care workers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Oceana-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 20.0 miles away from the Oceana town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 34.4 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:

Oceana-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 81% 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 37.5 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 41.5 miles away from Oceana 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 39.1 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 92.9 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 90.6 miles away from Oceana 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 96.8 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 Wyoming County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Landslides: 7, Floods: 4, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oceana topographic map

Birthplace of: Dennis Murphy (Gospel musician) - Drummer.


Hospital/medical center in Oceana:

  • FMC - OCEANA (Dialysis Facility, 1777 COOK PARKWAY)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Oceana:

  • MAN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; MAN, WV)
  • WYOMING COMM HOSP INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MULLENS, WV)
  • WYOMING GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MULLENS, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Oceana, WV

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oceana:

  • Mountain State University (about 26 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 4,410)
  • Concord University (about 39 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • West Virginia State University (about 49 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • New River Community College (about 66 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Marshall University (about 67 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • Radford University (about 71 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)

Private high school in Oceana:

  • TURKEY RIDGE INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH (Students: 12; Location: ROUTE 10 S; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Oceana:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Oceana High School and Bailiesville High School have consolidated into one school, Westside High School. It is located in Clear Fork, WV, between the two towns.

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Notable location: Oceana Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Laurel Fork (A), Dry Branch (B), Cow Creek (C), Upper Road Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Oceana: Laurel Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Wyoming County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oceana and their reported violations in the past:

OCEANA COMMUNITY OF (Population served: 4410, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In NOV-1997. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-1997), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-1997), St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-1997)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-1997. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-23-1998), St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-1998)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (AUG-29-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-1997), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-26-1997), St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-1997)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-1997. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-27-1997), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-1997), St Public Notif issued (AUG-29-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-1997)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-1997. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-1997), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-1997)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-1997. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-1997), St Public Notif issued (APR-22-1997), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-1997), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-1997)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2003)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2003. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-05-2003)
  • Notification, Public - Between MAY-01-1995 and FEB-10-1999, Contaminant: SWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-20-1995), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-1995), St Public Notif received (JUN-07-1995)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
PRENTER WATER COMPANY (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUN-10-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-14-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUN-10-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-10-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-14-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and OCT-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (SEP-05-2002), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-17-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAY-31-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-05-2000), Fed FAO issued (APR-28-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2000)
  • 40 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.7%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oceana, WV

Oceana compared to West Virginia state average:

Oceana, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Oceana (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Oceana Branch at Route 10 Cook Parkway, branch established on 1984/07/02. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Century Bank, Inc.: Oceana Branch at Main Street And Route 85, branch established on 1972/09/22. Info updated 2012/01/26: Bank assets: $417.5 mil, Deposits: $353.1 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: First Century Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oceana travel time to work - commute


Oceana mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (77%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Oceana town (based on Wyoming County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.15%
Here36.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)United Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents43.6%11.4%10.5%6.7%6.5%
Congregations28.4%13.6%14.8%1.2%12.3%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of the NazareneInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents4.6%2.8%2.7%2.5%8.8%
Congregations2.5%2.5%1.2%6.2%17.3%
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: 8
Wyoming County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Wyoming County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Wyoming County:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wyoming County:

33.1%
West Virginia:

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

19.5%
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 3$7,800$31,2000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$3,653
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$775
Police Protection - Officers 5$8,686$20,8460$0
Welfare 0$0 1$554
Solid Waste Management 2$4,986$29,9160$0
Sewerage 4$6,170$18,5100$0
Water Supply 8$19,815$29,7230$0
Totals for Government 22$47,457$25,8867$4,982

Oceana government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $887,000 ($650.29)
    Water Utilities: $705,000 ($516.86)
    Police Protection: $249,000 ($182.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $216,000 ($158.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000 ($74.78)
    Regular Highways: $99,000 ($72.58)
    Financial Administration: $47,000 ($34.46)
    General Public Buildings: $45,000 ($32.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000 ($30.06)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($19.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($5.87)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($4.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $643,000 ($471.41)

Oceana government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $984,000 ($721.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $170,000 ($124.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $76,000 ($55.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($14.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($36.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $44,000 ($32.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $984,000 ($721.41)
    Water Utilities: $745,000 ($546.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($13.20)
    Rents: $18,000 ($13.20)
    General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($10.26)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $695,000 ($509.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($1.47)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $501,000 ($367.30)
    Property: $148,000 ($108.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $58,000 ($42.52)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $9,000 ($6.60)

Oceana government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,011,000 ($10271.99)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,011,000 ($10271.99)

Oceana government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $95,000 ($69.65)

3.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.82%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

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:
from Raleigh County, WV  0.70% ($34,723 average AGI)
from Mercer County, WV  0.28% ($36,474)
from Mingo County, WV  0.27% ($24,389)


5.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

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:
to Raleigh County, WV  1.63% ($28,162 average AGI)
to Mercer County, WV  0.57% ($28,256)
to McDowell County, WV  0.20% ($30,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oceana:

  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWYO (970 AM; 1 kW; PINEVILLE, WV; Owner: MRJ, INC.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oceana:

  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Oceana:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)

Oceana fatal accident list:

Oct 29, 2010 07:45 PM, Cr-971/1, Lat: 37.69788056, Lon: -81.64704444, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 11, 1983 00:25 AM, 85, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 27, 1979 07:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 17, 1979 09:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $800,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,130
Total average daily truck traffic: 200
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 3,861


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Erica Taylor, 1001 Hill Street (Lat: 37.695250 Lon: -81.639667), Type: 124.4, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 3048906101, Etaylor@cellularoneweb.Com, 550 N EISENHOWER DRIVE
  • David B McClure, 1001 Hill Street (Lat: 37.695250 Lon: -81.639667), Type: 124.4, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 3048906101, Etaylor@cellularoneweb.Com, 550 N EISENHOWER DRIVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • On Wv Sec. Rt .83 Km E Of The Wv Sec Rt 2 Wv Rt 85 Int (Lat: 37.712611 Lon: -81.594556), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPMG951
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/02/2003, Expiration Date: 07/24/2013, Certifier: Susan Lusk
    Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems, 141 S Lafayette Fwy, Saint Paul, MN 55107, Fax: (612) 224-3628
  • Rt 10 .4 Km S Of Rt 85 Int (Lat: 37.687611 Lon: -81.627611), Type: Tank, Structure height: 13 m, Overall height: 19 m, Call Sign: WPKH247
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/11/2012, Expiration Date: 03/27/2022, Certifier: Sharlene Cook
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Wv Rt 85 2.4 Km Ne Of Wv Rt 10 Int (Lat: 37.734833 Lon: -81.586778), Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPKT230
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/10/2002, Expiration Date: 07/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2012, Certifier: Susan Lusk
    Registrant: Us Filter Consolidated Electric Div, 141 S Lafayette Fwy, Saint Paul, MN 55107, Fax: (612) 224-3628
  • Crouch Bs, On Wv Rte 971, Aprox 152m No Of Jct Wv Rte 971 & Mc Donalds Mill C (Lat: 37.663889 Lon: -81.655833), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPWJ853
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.937 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2002, Expiration Date: 12/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2013, Certifier: Sharlene J Cook
    Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems, Inc., 1239 Willow Lake Blvd., Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2743, Email:
  • Huff Creek Tank, Huff Creek Tank; At The Intersection Of Wv Rte.10 & Cr 10/3 (Lat: 37.755000 Lon: -81.658333), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQCF475
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2005, Expiration Date: 02/18/2015, Certifier: Charles R Roberts
    Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems, 1239 Willow Lake Boulevard, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2743, Email:
  • MATHENY BOOSTER STAT, On Intersection Of Cr 1/ Cr 1/33 (Lat: 37.668139 Lon: -81.573778), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQJR884
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2008, Expiration Date: 12/08/2018, Certifier: Michael J Mcgraw
    Registrant: Siemens Water Technologies, 1239 Willow Lake Boulevard, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2743, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Burning Rock TS, Near Burning Rock Fire Tower 3.9 Miles West (Lat: 37.694556 Lon: -81.696778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 50 m, Call Sign: WQCN296
    Assigned Frequencies: 6131.13 MHz, 6145.95 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/13/2005, Expiration Date: 04/13/2015, Certifier: Jason D Griffith
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, Tulsa, OK 74102-0201, Phone: (918) 599-2104, Email:
  • Burning Rock TS, Near Burning Rock Fire Tower 3.9 Miles West (Lat: 37.694556 Lon: -81.696778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 50 m, Call Sign: KSJ20, Licensee ID: L00268142
    Grant Date: 12/15/2008, Expiration Date: 01/13/2019
    Registrant: Appalachian Power Company

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oceana)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Oceana


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oceana, WV

Most common first names in Oceana, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3464.3 years
Robert2067.6 years
John1774.8 years
William1769.1 years
Mary1676.4 years
Thomas1372.6 years
Charles1271.2 years
Ruth1074.2 years
George974.2 years
Earl873.3 years
Most common last names in Oceana, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cook5677.1 years
Walker3073.2 years
Brown2972.2 years
Toler2073.1 years
Blankenship2065.2 years
Bailey1769.4 years
Stewart1570.0 years
Rollins1277.3 years
Lambert1271.4 years
Hatfield1268.3 years
Businesses in Oceana, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Pizza Hut1
AT&T1Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
McDonald's1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • William Charles Cook, Ii (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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