Poca, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 987 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 
Males: 461  (46.8%)
Females: 526  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

48.8 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25159.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,879 (it was $42,273 in 2000)
Poca:

$61,879
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,387 (it was $19,108 in 2000)

Poca town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $159,007 (it was $87,600 in 2000)
Poca:

$159,007
WV:

$119,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $796.

March 2019 cost of living index in Poca: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.7%
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  • Races in Poca, WV (2010)
    • 95798.3%White alone
    • 60.6%Hispanic
    • 50.5%Black alone
    • 40.4%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Poca, West Virginia as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Poca is 63 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (34.5%), English (10.9%), German (9.8%), British (8.5%), Irish (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,760 people per square mile   (low).

Poca, West Virginia map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $955 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $813 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (12.5 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (123.1 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (372.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Cross Lanes, WV (1.8 miles ),
Nitro, WV (1.8 miles ),
Bancroft, WV (1.9 miles ),
Hometown, WV (2.4 miles ),
St. Albans, WV (2.4 miles ),
Jefferson, WV (2.5 miles ),
Winfield, WV (2.6 miles ),
Teays Valley, WV (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 38.46 N, Longitude: 81.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Distribution of median household income in Poca, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Poca, WV in 2017

Property values in Poca, WV

Poca satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Poca, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Chemicals (6.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Chemicals (10.5%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.8%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Poca, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Religious workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Registered nurses (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Poca, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Poca, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.497. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.497
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00349. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00349
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Poca-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.4 miles away from the Poca town center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.3 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Poca-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 116.8 miles away from Poca 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 222.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 220.0 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) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from Poca center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 90.6 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 Putnam County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Poca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Poca:

  • CROSS LANES GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; CROSS LANES, WV)
  • HUDSON STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • HANSFORD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - RIVERSIDE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, WV)
  • COVENANT HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SCOTT DEPOT, WV)
  • TEAYS VALLEY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HURRICANE, WV)
  • ARC GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DUNBAR, WV)

Amtrak station near Poca:

  • 12 miles: CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poca:

  • West Virginia State University (about 7 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 34 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 55 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 57 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 62 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Shawnee State University (about 67 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public high school in Poca:

Public elementary/middle schools in Poca:

See full list of schools located in Poca

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Heizer Community Church 7 Miles out Heizer Creek Road in Poca West Virginia. http://www.heizercreekchurch.org added by Disciple of Christ

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Poca: Poca Volunteer Fire Department (A), Poca Branch Putnam County Library (B), Poca Town Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Poca: Poca Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rock Branch (A), Pocatalico River (B), Heizer Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Stamper Services Of Wv (1113 Poca River Road North).

Birthplace of: Quentin Wilson - Engineer.

Putnam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.4%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
8 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Poca (2011 data):

  • The Poca Valley Bank, Inc.: Poca Foodfair Supermarket Branch at Route 62, Main Street, branch established on 2000/09/18. Info updated 2006/09/20: Bank assets: $302.8 mil, Deposits: $271.9 mil, headquarters in Walton, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Poca Valley Bankshares, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Poca:

Marital status in Poca, WV
  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Poca:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Poca
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Poca, WV (based on Putnam County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,84624
Evangelical Protestant7,31945
Catholic1,1762
Other5643
None37,581-
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: 10
This county:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Putnam County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Here:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

10.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.1%
State:

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

10.3%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Poca:

41.6%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Poca:

41.1%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

31.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.1%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

17.1%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Poca:

6.6
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

45.1%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

49.6%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.5%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Poca, WV Residents
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
Streets and Highways 1$3,445$41,3401$1,645
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 5$1,014
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,161
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$290
Totals for Government 1$3,445$41,34015$5,110

Poca government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $33,000 ($33.43)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $489,000 ($495.44)
    General - Other: $64,000 ($64.84)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($61.80)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($26.34)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($22.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($12.16)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($11.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($6.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($3.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($3.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($38.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,000 ($101.32)

Poca government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $366,000 ($370.82)
    Other: $12,000 ($12.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $23,000 ($23.30)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($11.14)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($6.08)
    Other: $5,000 ($5.07)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $322,000 ($326.24)
    Property: $85,000 ($86.12)
    Other: $26,000 ($26.34)
    Public Utilities Sales: $24,000 ($24.32)
    Other License: $5,000 ($5.07)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($1.01)

Poca government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $960,000 ($972.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $958,000 ($970.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,000 ($31.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($29.38)

Poca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $677,000 ($685.92)

6.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
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 Kanawha County, WV  3.00% ($49,738 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.88% ($45,084)
from Mason County, WV  0.21% ($31,652)


6.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kanawha County, WV  2.35% ($44,780 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.82% ($37,135)
to Mason County, WV  0.17% ($54,568)

Strongest AM radio stations in Poca:

  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WJYP (1300 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, WV)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOKU (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HURRICANE, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Poca:

  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • W208AK (89.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WCEF (98.3 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Poca:

  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWB-LP (Channel 53; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • Poca, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents9
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents16
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count1795
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents2622
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons564
  • Fatalities1961
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents4017
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents163
See more detailed statistics of Poca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.3mTotal length
  • $1,750,000Total costs
  • 16,226Total average daily traffic
  • 930Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,333Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Poca)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Rt 35 & Pocatalico River At N City Limits (Lat: 38.478417 Lon: -81.810972), Call Sign: KFI863, Licensee ID: L00089848,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.250 MHz, 35.7400 MHz, Grant Date: 04/01/1998, Expiration Date: 04/01/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2003, Registrant: Claxton Smith & Sons Ready Mixed Concrete Co Inc, Rt 1 Box 74, Poca, WV 25159
  • POCA, Rt 35 & Pocatalico River At N. City Limits (Lat: 38.478417 Lon: -81.810972), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQLP700,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.975 MHz, 35.7400 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2010, Expiration Date: 03/23/2020, Certifier: Jack Smith, Registrant: Pros Ltd, 3651 Peachtree Parkway Suite E-111, Suwanee, GA 30024-6009, Phone: (270) 908-4402, Fax: (786) 549-7864, Email:
  • HEIZER CREEK BOOSTER, 7514 Heizer Creek Road (Lat: 38.546639 Lon: -81.758056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.2 m, Call Sign: WQVG785,
    Assigned Frequencies: 217.450 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/2015, Expiration Date: 03/01/2024, Certifier: William Jordan, Registrant: American Water, One Water Street, Camden, NJ 08102, Phone: (855) 955-4118, Email:
  • Lat: 38.459806 Lon: -81.804028, Call Sign: WQWS593,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.187 MHz, 457.187 MHz, Grant Date: 11/06/2015, Expiration Date: 11/06/2025, Certifier: Thomas Salango, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • Lat: 38.516861 Lon: -81.847861, Call Sign: WQXY382,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.055 MHz, Grant Date: 07/13/2016, Expiration Date: 07/13/2026, Certifier: Shawn West, Registrant: Pros Rf, 5219 Adairville Road, Franklin, KY 42134, Phone: (270) 908-4402, Fax: (786) 549-7864, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Poca)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SMITH AEROSTAR 600 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 186 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 600FA , Serial Number: 60-0246-101, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 300 Jacobson Dr Ste 200, Poca, WV 25159

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$72,7701$84,3003$102,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$129,990
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$54,740
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$114,180
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2003 2002 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Poca, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Poca, WV - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 45. The highest number of reported fires - 60 took place in 2008, and the least - 30 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Poca, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.9%), and Outside Fires (31.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Poca, WV
    • 30241.9%Structure Fires
    • 22631.4%Outside Fires
    • 11015.3%Other
    • 8211.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Poca, WV
Most common first names in Poca, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3871.4 years
Robert2667.3 years
Charles2570.1 years
William2368.1 years
John2074.2 years
Mary1575.0 years
George1272.2 years
Ruth1180.9 years
David1070.6 years
Ruby975.8 years
Most common last names in Poca, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bailey3375.6 years
Mcclanahan3275.3 years
Thomas2376.3 years
Davis1770.5 years
Lett1773.3 years
Jones1376.8 years
Martin1379.5 years
Smith1366.0 years
Melton1381.6 years
Null1271.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Poca, WV
  • 49.4%Utility gas
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 3.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Poca, WV
  • 51.3%Electricity
  • 46.2%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Wood


Poca compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael L. Hutchison (6)
  • Randall Farmer (2)
  • Delana Harris (1)
  • Michael L. Hutchision (1)
  • Danny Smith (1)
  • Gary Lee Carney (1)

Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2020.