Prosperity, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,498. Population change since 2000: +14.4%
Males: 716  (47.8%)
Females: 782  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 25880.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,867 (it was $31,632 in 2000)
Prosperity:

$52,867
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,396 (it was $19,552 in 2000)

Prosperity CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $111,995 (it was $71,800 in 2000)
Prosperity:

$111,995
WV:

$103,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $767.

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  • Races in Prosperity, WV (2010)

    Prosperity races chart
    • 1,41694.5%White alone
    • 251.7%Black alone
    • 251.7%Hispanic
    • 191.3%Two or more races
    • 70.5%Asian alone
    • 50.3%Other race alone
    • 10.07%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Prosperity: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (37.8%), Polish (11.7%), German (11.3%), English (10.7%), Irish (7.4%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2460 feet

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

Population density: 961 people per square mile   (low).

Prosperity,WV real estate house value index trend

Prosperity, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Prosperity:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prosperity CDP:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 15.6%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

17 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.3%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Prosperity, West Virginia as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Prosperity to the number of sex offenders is 1,498 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $650 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $414 (0.3%)

Prosperity satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (42.5 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (143.6 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (358.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bradley, WV (1.7 miles ), Stanaford, WV (1.8 miles ), Piney View, WV (1.9 miles ), Beckley, WV (2.0 miles ), Mount Hope, WV (2.1 miles ), Mabscott, WV (2.1 miles ), Eccles, WV (2.2 miles ), MacArthur, WV (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 37.84 N, Longitude: 81.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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

6.1%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Retail trade (49%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (44%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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

Average climate in Prosperity, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Prosperity-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 151.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from Prosperity center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 63.1 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 256.5 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 147.2 miles away from Prosperity 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 60.7 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 Raleigh County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prosperity topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Prosperity:

  • HEARTLAND OF BECKLEY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • PINE LODGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BMA - BECKLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY ARH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY ARH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)

Amtrak stations near Prosperity:

  • 9 miles: PRINCE (RTE. 41 NORTH) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 11 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prosperity:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 4 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 31 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia State University (about 49 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • New River Community College (about 58 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 61 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Radford University (about 61 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 62 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)

Private high school in Prosperity:

  • GREATER BECKLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 140 CRUSADER DR; Grades: PK - 12)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Faith Baptist Church - 507 Prosperity Road, Prosperity, WV www.wvfaith.com

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Shopping Center: Crossroads Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Raleigh 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 38.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.7%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
10 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

Prosperity compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
West Virginia average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (29%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prosperity CDP (based on Raleigh County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,61598
Mainline Protestant6,16230
Catholic1,6881
Black Protestant1,58811
Other1,0495
Orthodox641
None54,693-
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: 15
Raleigh County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Raleigh County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Raleigh County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

31.3%
West Virginia:

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

12.4%
State:

13.1%

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,477 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($261 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fayette County, WV  0.70% ($32,387 average AGI)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.31% ($35,926)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.25% ($38,254)


4.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
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 Fayette County, WV  0.62% ($31,307 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.26% ($34,696)
to Mercer County, WV  0.19% ($34,163)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prosperity:

  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prosperity:

  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • WRLB (95.3 FM; RAINELLE, WV; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Prosperity:

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

Prosperity fatal accident list:

Sep 5, 2010 00:13 AM, Cr-19/5, Lat: 37.83132, Lon: -81.20080, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jan 5, 1985 05:35 PM, 19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2
Oct 20, 1985 09:47 PM, 19, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 3, 1984 05:20 PM, 19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 4, 1980 02:30 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Oct 28, 1977 09:20 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Prosperity)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .3 Mi N (Lat: 37.843139 Lon: -81.200500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61.3 m, Overall height: 67.7 m, Call Sign: WNIQ206
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, 151.985 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/04/2002, Expiration Date: 12/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/02/2013
    Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PROSPERITY, 565 Ogden St (Lat: 37.843139 Lon: -81.200500), Type: Mast, Structure height: 61.3 m, Overall height: 67.7 m, Call Sign: WMJ207
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 0.3 Mi N Of Prosperity & Sand Branch Rds (Lat: 37.843444 Lon: -81.200639), Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: KNKP688
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.630 MHz, 152.630 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2004, Certifier: Robert C Green
    Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, 10451 Twin Rivers Road Suite 207, Columbia, MD 21044, Phone: (301) 596-1000, Fax: (301) 596-1121, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC8CZP
    Grant Date: 03/26/1996, Expiration Date: 03/26/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2008
    Registrant: James W Mc Vey, Prosperity, WV 25909

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Prosperity

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prosperity, WV
Most common first names in Prosperity, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert961.0 years
Mary971.9 years
John968.1 years
Charles865.2 years
William675.2 years
George481.8 years
Fred470.0 years
Joseph475.7 years
James376.7 years
Margaret370.3 years
Most common last names in Prosperity, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
James675.1 years
Lilly679.0 years
Young574.0 years
Williams562.2 years
Wood581.8 years
Crowder469.3 years
Bennett476.0 years
Jones479.0 years
Smith474.2 years
Ballard474.0 years

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