Omar, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 552.
Males: 277  (50.3%)
Females: 275  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

32.3 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,824
Omar:

$37,824
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,736

Omar CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,825
Omar:

$92,825
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $112,357; detached houses: $111,399
March 2019 cost of living index in Omar: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.2%
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According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Omar, West Virginia as of September 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Omar is 105 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (68.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 814 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (45.7 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (137.5 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (400.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Chauncey, WV (1.0 miles ),
Switzer, WV (1.6 miles ),
Sarah Ann, WV (1.8 miles ),
Rossmore, WV (2.0 miles ),
Neibert, WV (2.0 miles),
Monaville, WV (2.0 miles ),
McConnell, WV (2.3 miles ),
Holden, WV (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.76 N, Longitude: 82.00 W

Distribution of median household income in Omar, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Omar, WV in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.4%
West Virginia:

5.7%

Earthquake activity:

Omar-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 101.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from Omar center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 105.9 miles away from Omar 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 Logan County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 18, Landslides: 13, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Omar:

  • TRINITY HEALTH CARE OF LOGAN (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LOGAN, WV)
  • GUYAN VALLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LOGAN, WV)
  • MAN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MAN, WV)
  • TRINITY HEALTH CARE OF MINGO (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Omar:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • West Virginia State University (about 45 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 52 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Concord University (about 60 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 74 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)

Public elementary/middle school in Omar:

See full list of schools located in Omar

Points of interest:

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

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

Hotel: Solomon's Porch (Superior Bottom).

Logan 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 Omar and their reported violations in the past:

HUGH DINGESS ELEMENTARY (Population served: 145, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2009), Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2009), Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-06-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2009), Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Omar:

Marital status in Omar, WV
  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 77.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Omar:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
West Virginia average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Omar, WV (based on Logan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,81478
Mainline Protestant1,46616
Catholic4003
Black Protestant3542
Other3351
None28,374-
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: 13
Logan County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Logan County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Logan County:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.7%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Logan County:

35.4%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Logan County:

18.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

2.77% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.77%
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 Mingo County, WV  0.47% ($29,604 average AGI)
from Boone County, WV  0.42% ($52,548)
from Lincoln County, WV  0.25% ($34,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Omar:

  • 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)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHJC (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MATEWAN, WV)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Omar:

  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXCC (96.5 FM; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • W220BK (91.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

TV broadcast stations around Omar:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Omar fatal accident list:

Dec 2, 2018 06:00 PM, Sr-44, Lat: 37.752781, Lon: -81.999719, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 15, 2017 07:39 PM, Sr-44, Lat: 37.748681, Lon: -82.002200, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 1, 2016 09:08 PM, Cr-119/5, Lat: 37.759719, Lon: -82.031767, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 22, 2014 10:15 PM, Cr-119/5, Lat: 37.755669, Lon: -82.057961, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 1, 2010 03:50 PM, Sr-44, Lat: 37.761411, Lon: -81.994531, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 19.3mTotal length
  • $3,667,000Total costs
  • 14,110Total average daily traffic
  • 1,026Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,373Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Omar, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Omar, WV

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB8KUH, Licensee ID: L00169056, Grant Date: 11/20/2020, Expiration Date: 11/20/2030, Certifier: Johnny L Vance, Registrant: Johnny L Vance, Omar, WV 25638
  • Call Sign: KB8WTT, Grant Date: 03/15/1995, Expiration Date: 02/10/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2007, Registrant: Donald L Vance, Omar, WV 25638
  • Call Sign: KC4WRI, Licensee ID: L00326304, Grant Date: 03/04/2021, Expiration Date: 05/07/2031, Certifier: Wanda G Wolford, Registrant: Wanda G Wolford, Omar, WV 25638
  • Call Sign: KF8HY, Previous Call Sign: N8HWG, Licensee ID: L00287667, Grant Date: 07/23/2010, Expiration Date: 09/29/2020, Registrant: Robert H Booth, P.O.Box282, Omar, WV 25638
  • Call Sign: N8EHE, Licensee ID: L00682291, Grant Date: 04/11/2013, Expiration Date: 06/01/2023, Registrant: Raymond W Chafin, Box 192, Omar, WV 25638
  • Call Sign: KE8ADP, Licensee ID: L01914821, Grant Date: 01/09/2015, Expiration Date: 01/09/2025, Certifier: Jessie H Hatfield, Registrant: Jessie H Hatfield, Omar, WV 25638

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Omar, WV
  • 64.8%Electricity
  • 35.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Omar, WV
  • 60.8%Electricity
  • 39.2%Utility gas


Omar compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Omar on our top lists:

  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 500+"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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