Piney Mountain, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,130.
Males: 485  (42.9%)
Females: 645  (57.1%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $71,975
Piney Mountain:

$71,975
VA:

$68,114

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $39,249

Piney Mountain CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $331,700
Piney Mountain:

$331,700
VA:

$264,000

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $421,635; Detached houses: $471,798; Townhouses or other attached units: $250,305; In 2-unit structures: $198,611; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,995; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $219,032; Mobile homes: $69,834

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,518.

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  • Races in Piney Mountain, VA (2010)

    Piney Mountain races chart
    • 66658.9%White alone
    • 30126.6%Black alone
    • 837.3%Hispanic
    • 464.1%Two or more races
    • 312.7%Asian alone
    • 30.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Piney Mountain: 95.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (36.0%), Croatian (11.4%), Afghan (6.0%), Ukrainian (2.0%), Albanian (1.9%), English (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Piney Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Piney Mountain CDP:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

512 residents are foreign born (17.3% Europe, 9.2% Latin America).

This place:

31.4%
Virginia:

11.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,318 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,537 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (66.9 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (91.8 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (216.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hollymead, VA (1.9 miles ), Rivanna, VA (1.9 miles ), Ruckersville, VA (2.3 miles ), Twin Lakes, VA (2.5 miles ), Free Union, VA (2.9 miles) , Pantops, VA (3.0 miles ), Stanardsville, VA (3.1 miles ), Charlottesville, VA (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 38.16 N, Longitude: 78.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 434

Piney Mountain household income distribution Piney Mountain home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Personal care and service occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Piney Mountain: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Piney Mountain-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/25/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the Piney Mountain place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 tornado 9.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Piney Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.5 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.2 miles away from Piney Mountain center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.7 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 300.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.6 miles away from Piney Mountain center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 39.5 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 Albemarle County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 6, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Piney Mountain:

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE NORTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
  • SENTARA HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
  • CARESOUTH HOMECARE PROFESSIONALS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CHARLOTTESVLE, VA)
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
  • THE LAURELS OF CHARLOTTESVILLE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
  • KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
  • ELDERCARE GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)

Amtrak station near Piney Mountain:

  • 11 miles: CHARLOTTSVILLE (CHARLOTTESVILE, 810 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Piney Mountain:

  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 11 miles; Charlottesville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 22,274)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 12 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 30 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • James Madison University (about 32 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • Germanna Community College (about 38 miles; Locust Grove, VA; FT enrollment: 4,455)
  • University of Mary Washington (about 52 miles; Fredericksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 4,506)
  • Longwood University (about 60 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 4,565)

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jacobs Run (A), Herring Branch (B), Flat Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Albemarle 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 2013 was 54.5. This is better than average.

City:

54.5
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.58
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.54. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.54
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.4%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.9% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.4%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Virginia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Piney Mountain CDP (based on Albemarle County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,61061
Mainline Protestant9,67134
Other2,36211
Catholic1661
Black Protestant-1
None74,161-
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: 24
Albemarle County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Albemarle County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Albemarle County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Here:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Albemarle County:

23.3%
Virginia:

26.7%

10.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.51%
Virginia average:

9.34%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($617 average AGI)
Albemarle County:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Charlottesville city, VA  2.00% ($41,623 average AGI)
from Fluvanna County, VA  0.47% ($39,903)
from Greene County, VA  0.41% ($41,174)


10.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.08%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($754 average AGI)
Albemarle County:

0.19%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Charlottesville city, VA  1.71% ($38,923 average AGI)
to Fluvanna County, VA  0.55% ($37,580)
to Greene County, VA  0.42% ($37,048)

Strongest AM radio stations in Piney Mountain:

  • WCHV (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WINA (1070 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKAV (1400 AM; 1 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Piney Mountain:

  • WHTE-FM (101.9 FM; RUCKERSVILLE, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWWV (97.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUMX (107.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: AIR VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WNRN (91.9 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: STU-COMM, INC.)
  • WVTW (88.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION, INC)
  • WTJU (91.1 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA)
  • W240AF (95.9 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUVA (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: WUVA, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQMZ (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W201BC (88.1 FM; STANARDSVILLE, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCUL (103.1 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: JOYNER LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WJMA-FM (98.9 FM; ORANGE, VA; Owner: PIEDMONT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Piney Mountain:

  • WVIR-TV (Channel 29; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHTJ (Channel 41; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W50CM (Channel 50; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY EDUCUCATIONAL TV CORP.)
  • W10CE (Channel 10; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: THE RECTOR & VISITORS OF UNIV. OF VA)

Piney Mountain compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Piney Mountain on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Afghanistan (population 500+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (population 500+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe (population 500+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Argentina (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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