Poca, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 990 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 487  (49.2%)
Females: 503  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  52.8 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 25159.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,244 (it was $42,273 in 2000)
Poca:

$57,244
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,725 (it was $19,108 in 2000)

Poca town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $136,936 (it was $87,600 in 2000)
Poca:

$136,936
WV:

$103,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $745.

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  • Races in Poca, WV (2010)

    Poca races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Poca: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (22.1%), German (14.2%), United States (11.6%), Irish (10.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Italian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,765 people per square mile   (low).

Poca,WV real estate house value index trend

Poca, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Poca:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poca town:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $785 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $738 (0.6%)

Poca satellite photo by USGS

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

Poca household income distribution Poca home values distribution

Property values in Poca, WV

Crime rates in Poca (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (98.8 per 100,000)
  • 2 burglaries (197.6 per 100,000)
  • 7 thefts (691.7 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 58.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Crime rates in Poca (2005):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 burglary (97.6 per 100,000)
  • 6 thefts (585.4 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 28.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 312.9)

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -151 (-13.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Poca, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 222.6 miles away from Poca 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Poca topographic map

Birthplace of: Quentin Wilson - Engineer.

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:

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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

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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).

Putnam 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 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.61. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.61
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.35
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00355. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00355
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.9%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Poca, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
West Virginia average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Poca town (based on Putnam County data)

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
Putnam 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
Putnam County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

31.1%
West Virginia:

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

10.3%
State:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,161
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$290
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 5$1,014
Streets and Highways 1$3,445$41,3401$1,645
Totals for Government 1$3,445$41,34015$5,110

Poca government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $75,000 ($75.76)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($30.30)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($22.22)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($15.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($5.05)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($4.04)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($2.02)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $1,000 ($1.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($2.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,000 ($70.71)

Poca government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($3.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($10.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($20.20)
    All Other: $3,000 ($3.03)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $65,000 ($65.66)
    Property: $52,000 ($52.53)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($20.20)
    NEC: $2,000 ($2.02)

Poca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($40.40)

6.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,580 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
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 Kanawha County, WV  3.08% ($40,643 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.80% ($32,302)
from Mason County, WV  0.17% ($38,114)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Kanawha County, WV  2.39% ($34,084 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.80% ($39,754)
to Mason County, WV  0.19% ($31,400)

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 fatal accident list:

Nov 23, 2014 03:15 PM, Coal Hollow Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 9, 2012 02:35 AM, Cr-35, Lat: 38.46039, Lon: -81.76566, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 12, 2012 09:39 PM, Cr-27, Lat: 38.51622, Lon: -81.77876, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 12, 2011 06:21 PM, 27, Lat: 38.55479, Lon: -81.75516, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 16, 2010 03:00 AM, Sr-62, Lat: 38.47214, Lon: -81.81424, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/01/1998, Expiration Date: 04/01/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2003Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/23/2010, Expiration Date: 03/23/2020, Certifier: Jack SmithRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/07/2015, Expiration Date: 02/07/2025, Certifier: William JordanRegistrant: New Wave Licensing Services, Inc, 818 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Email:
  • Lat: 38.459806 Lon: -81.804028, Call Sign: WQWS593
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.187 MHz, 457.187 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2015, Expiration Date: 11/06/2025, Certifier: Thomas SalangoRegistrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 39
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Poca

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Wood (4%)

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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 4 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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