Pax, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 162 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 
Males: 75  (46.7%)
Females: 87  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip code: 25904

Estimated median household income in 2012: $13,847 (it was $21,875 in 2000)
Pax:

$13,847
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,462 (it was $12,746 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,833 (it was $39,100 in 2000)
Pax:

$65,833
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $74,347; Detached houses: $81,063; Mobile homes: $50,537

Median gross rent in 2012: $436.

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  • White alone - 165 (98.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pax: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (30.8%), United States (23.8%), English (11.9%), Danish (1.6%), Italian (1.6%), Polish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1640 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 514 people per square mile   (low).

Pax, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Pax:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pax town:

  • Never married: 8.2%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 25.9%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
West Virginia:  1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $335 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $325 (0.5%)

Pax satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (36.3 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (149.7 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (359.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bradley, WV (2.0 miles ), Mount Hope, WV (2.3 miles ), Prosperity, WV (2.5 miles ), Scarbro, WV (2.5 miles ), Glen Jean, WV (2.5 miles ), Hilltop, WV (2.6 miles ), Piney View, WV (2.8 miles ), Oak Hill, WV (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 37.91 N, Longitude: 81.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Pax household income distribution Pax home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+4.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (45%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (43%)
  • Other services, except public administration (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Business operations specialists (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (13%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (13%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Other transportation workers (13%)
  • Cashiers (20%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)

Average climate in Pax, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Pax-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 147.2 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 60.9 miles away from Pax center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 65.1 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 251.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 143.3 miles away from Pax 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 62.6 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 Fayette County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pax topographic map

Birthplace of: Walt Craddock - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Pax:

  • HEARTLAND OF BECKLEY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • PLATEAU MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; OAK HILL, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • OAK HILL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; OAK HILL, WV)
  • BMA - BECKLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • HIDDEN VALLEY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; OAK HILL, WV)
  • HIDDEN VALLEY HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; OAK HILL, WV)

Amtrak stations near Pax:

  • 11 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)
  • 13 miles: PRINCE (RTE. 41 NORTH) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: MONTGOMERY (WASHINGTON ST. & 3RD AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pax:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 9 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 37 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia State University (about 43 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • New River Community College (about 64 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 67 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Radford University (about 67 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 67 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)

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

Church in Pax: Long Branch Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Packs Branch (A), Willis Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Fayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 38.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14

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

PAX WATER COMPANY (Population served: 778, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-06-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.3%
(28.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.3% of all households

Pax compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Pax travel time to work - commute Pax mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pax town (based on Fayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.75%
Here: 34.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents40.8%12.3%9.3%6.9%3.7%
Congregations21.5%23.0%2.2%5.2%0.7%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Presbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.6%3.6%3.0%2.7%14.1%
Congregations7.4%5.9%0.7%3.7%29.6%
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: 16
Fayette County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Fayette County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Fayette County:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.3%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

31.2%
West Virginia:

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

7.5%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,235
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$301
Water Supply 1$4,627$55,5240$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$770
Totals for Government 1$4,627$55,5245$2,306

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Raleigh County, WV  1.10% ($31,307 average AGI)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.60% ($28,618)
from Nicholas County, WV  0.30% ($33,933)


5.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,670 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Raleigh County, WV  1.25% ($32,387 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.77% ($25,781)
to Nicholas County, WV  0.28% ($33,585)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pax:

  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pax:

  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Pax:

  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)

Pax fatal accident list:

Feb 6, 2009 09:30 PM, Cr-23, Lat: 37.91114, Lon: -81.26503, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 19, 2009 01:38 AM, Cr-23, Lat: 37.90408, Lon: -81.26355, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 5, 2009 08:03 AM, I-77, Lat: 37.90634, Lon: -81.26681, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 700
Total average daily truck traffic: 42
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 854

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Martin Deputy, Pax Branch Road (Lat: 37.900611 Lon: -81.239556), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 56.4 m
    Registrant: 8433249731, Martind@vitessewireless.Com

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lick Knob Pax Lookout Station (Lat: 37.947333 Lon: -81.308722), Call Sign: KQE426, Licensee ID: L00005787
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2003, Expiration Date: 03/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2013
    Registrant: State Of West Virginia, Box 1469, Charleston, WV 25305, Phone: (304) 926-1900
  • High Knob Paint Mtn 2 Mi W Of (Lat: 37.923167 Lon: -81.299556), Call Sign: KYX645, Licensee ID: L00090081
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.8400 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2002, Expiration Date: 09/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2012
    Registrant: Mountaineer Inc, 870 N Sandbranch Rd, Mount Hope, WV 25880, Phone: (304) 877-5561
  • .75 Mi N (Lat: 37.918444 Lon: -81.269833), Call Sign: KEN269, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.190 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/25/2011, Expiration Date: 08/22/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2011, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Lick Knob Pax Lookout Tower (Lat: 37.947306 Lon: -81.308694), Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: KQG53
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.600 MHz, 958.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2009, Expiration Date: 01/18/2020
    Registrant: Wv Parkway Authority, Charleston, WV 25325, Phone: (304) 926-1900, Fax: (304) 926-1909, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC8EMW, Licensee ID: L01169896
    Grant Date: 07/06/2006, Expiration Date: 07/26/2016, Certifier: Robert W Hinzman
    Registrant: Robert W Hinzman, Pax, WV 25904

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BROWN DAVID WAYNE RV-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 294DB , Serial Number: 294, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Melinda Brown, Po Box 351, Pax, WV 25904
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 734SU , Serial Number: 17269084, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 05/06/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Melinda Brown, Po Box 351, Pax, WV 25904

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 8

Incident types - Pax

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