Powellton, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 619. Population change since 2000: -65.5%
Males: 269  (43.6%)
Females: 350  (56.4%)
Median resident age:  40.2 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 25161.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,961 (it was $23,224 in 2000)
Powellton:

$29,961
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,645 (it was $13,646 in 2000)

Powellton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $44,528 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Powellton:

$44,528
WV:

$103,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $89,278; Detached houses: $98,218; Townhouses or other attached units: $381,775; In 2-unit structures: $35,656; Mobile homes: $30,882

Median gross rent in 2013: $697.

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  • Races in Powellton, WV (2010)

    Powellton races chart
    • 56391.0%White alone
    • 477.6%Black alone
    • 61.0%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Powellton: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (39.6%), German (14.2%), English (13.5%), Italian (7.1%), United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 834 feet

Land area: 35.5 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

Powellton, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Powellton:

  • High school or higher: 72.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powellton CDP:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

9 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Powellton, West Virginia as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Powellton to the number of sex offenders is 310 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $646 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $224 (0.5%)

Powellton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (23.8 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (158.1 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (356.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Kimberly, WV (1.5 miles ), Mount Carbon, WV (1.7 miles ), Deep Water, WV (1.8 miles ), Boomer, WV (1.9 miles ), Falls View, WV (2.1 miles ), Page, WV (2.2 miles ), Charlton Heights, WV (2.2 miles ), Smithers, WV (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 38.11 N, Longitude: 81.32 W

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

6.9%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (50%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (27%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (50%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (27%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (27%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Powellton, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Powellton-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 142.8 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 239.1 miles away from Powellton 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 70.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 74.9 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 139.2 miles away from Powellton center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 241.9 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).
Powellton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Powellton:

  • MONTGOMERY GEN. ELDERLY CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MONTGOMERY, WV)
  • FMC - OAK HILL (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; FAYETTEVILLE, WV)
  • FAYETTE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FAYETTEVILLE, WV)
  • OAK HILL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; OAK HILL, WV)
  • PLATEAU MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; OAK HILL, WV)
  • HIDDEN VALLEY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OAK HILL, WV)
  • HIDDEN VALLEY HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OAK HILL, WV)

Amtrak stations near Powellton:

  • 6 miles: MONTGOMERY (WASHINGTON ST. & 3RD AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powellton:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 23 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • West Virginia State University (about 31 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Concord University (about 51 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Marshall University (about 65 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 77 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • New River Community College (about 78 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 78 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Although West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia, does not have 2000 students at this time, it is an accredited and highly respected college over one-hundred years old. Besides offering many four year degrees, there is also a community college on campus. Most people in Powellton who go to college (both full and part time) got to Tech.

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Notable locations in Powellton: Armstrong Creek Volunteer Fire Department (A), Loup Creek Volunteer Fire Department Robson Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Craig Cemeteries (1), Guthrie Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Schuyler Fork (A), Right Fork Armstrong Creek (B), Powellton Fork (C), Little Righthand Fork (D), Left Fork Armstrong Creek (E), Jenkins Fork (F), Big Righthand Fork (G), Woodrum Branch (H). 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 69.8. This is about average.

City:

69.8
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.14. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.14
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00355. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00355
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.0%
(27.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.3%
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: 0.4% of all households

Powellton compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
West Virginia average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (29%)

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 Powellton CDP (based on Fayette County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,33566
Evangelical Protestant5,90463
Catholic1,5933
Black Protestant2312
Other222
None30,954-
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: 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%

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 Powellton:

  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WMON (1340 AM; 1 kW; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powellton:

  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCWV (92.9 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: R-S BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Powellton:

  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Powellton fatal accident list:

Nov 12, 1993 08:45 PM, 61 / 24, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Elkridge Booster (Lat: 38.140556 Lon: -81.296111), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPZZ235
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/13/2004, Expiration Date: 04/13/2014, Certifier: Jeff Baldwin
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N8ONV, Licensee ID: L00676289
    Grant Date: 04/28/2003, Expiration Date: 05/21/2012, Certifier: Joseph Frank Jr
    Registrant: Joseph Frank Jr, Powellton, WV 25161

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Powellton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Powellton, WV
Most common first names in Powellton, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1766.8 years
John1276.3 years
James1078.3 years
Mary977.3 years
Charles878.1 years
Clarence770.9 years
Robert572.4 years
Thomas562.2 years
Edward468.5 years
Henry474.1 years
Most common last names in Powellton, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1268.3 years
Walker886.4 years
Parker550.2 years
Shears584.4 years
Boggs577.8 years
Sizemore574.4 years
Wood563.0 years
Atha575.0 years
Pritt578.0 years
Duncan568.4 years
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