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Population in 2010: 619. Population change since 2000: -65.5%
Males: 294  (47.5%)
Females: 325  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  43.1 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 25161.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,158 (it was $23,224 in 2000)
Powellton:

$32,158
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,845

Powellton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,132 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Powellton:

$43,132
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $55,553; Detached houses: $57,592; Townhouses or other attached units: $63,931; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $75,554; Mobile homes: $39,187

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  • White alone - 563 (91.0%)
  • Black alone - 47 (7.6%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Powellton: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (30.7%), English (16.2%), German (12.5%), Italian (8.9%), United States (4.6%), Scottish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 834 feet

Land area: 35.5 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Powellton:

  • High school or higher: 64.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powellton CDP:

  • Never married: 12.8%
  • Now married: 73.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

17 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.0%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Powellton, West Virginia as of December 21, 2014.
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 no mortgage in 2012: $199 (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 July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (38%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)

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Average climate in Powellton, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

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

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the Powellton place center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 30.4 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Powellton-area historical earthquake activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 Powellton 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 72.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 22.2 miles away from Powellton center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 6, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Powellton, 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:

  • Mountain State University (about 25 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 4,410)
  • West Virginia State University (about 31 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • Concord University (about 51 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Marshall University (about 65 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 77 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)
  • New River Community College (about 78 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 79 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.7. This is about average.
City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.58. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.58
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.00
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00376. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00376
U.S.:

0.02218


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.3%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Powellton, WV

Powellton compared to West Virginia state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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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Religion statistics for Powellton CDP (based on Fayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.75%
Here34.8%
USA50.2%

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%

5.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($320 average AGI)
Fayette County:

0.08%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Raleigh County, WV  1.16% ($24,196 average AGI)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.55% ($27,613)
from Nicholas County, WV  0.32% ($27,723)


5.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Raleigh County, WV  1.15% ($27,729 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.81% ($26,669)
to Nicholas County, WV  0.32% ($27,022)

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 drivers: 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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