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Raleigh County

Population in 2010: 1,498. Population change since 2000: +14.4%
Males: 722  (48.2%)
Females: 776  (51.8%)

Median resident age:  41.7 years
West Virginia median age:  43.4 years

Zip codes: 25880.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $40,318 (it was $31,632 in 2000)
Prosperity:

$40,318
West Virginia:

$38,482
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $21,602

Prosperity CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $96,036 (it was $71,800 in 2000)
Prosperity:

$96,036
West Virginia:

$99,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,686; Detached houses: $96,643; Townhouses or other attached units: $79,481; Mobile homes: $29,054

Median gross rent in 2011: $719.

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  • White alone - 1,416 (94.5%)
  • Black alone - 25 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 25 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prosperity: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (45.8%), English (10.2%), German (10.1%), Polish (7.2%), Irish (4.4%), Dutch (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2460 feet

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Prosperity:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prosperity CDP:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 37.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 16.5%
  • Divorced: 21.8%

31 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.6%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Prosperity, West Virginia as of April 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Prosperity to the number of sex offenders is 1,302 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 2011: $511 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $381 (0.4%)

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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 ), MacArthur, WV (2.3 miles ), Pax, WV (2.5 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 July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Therapists (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Therapists (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)

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Average climate in Prosperity, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Prosperity-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Prosperity 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 11.0 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prosperity-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 87% 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 58.9 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 63.1 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
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 55.0 miles away from the city 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 76.5 miles away from Prosperity center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 64.8 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 Raleigh County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Floods: 4, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Prosperity:

  • BECKLEY ARH HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 5 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care - Veterans Administration, Government Federal, about 5 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Prosperity, 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:

  • Mountain State University (about 5 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 4,410)
  • Concord University (about 31 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • West Virginia State University (about 49 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • New River Community College (about 58 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 61 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Radford University (about 61 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • National College-Salem (about 75 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)

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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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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.3. This is about average.
City:

30.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2000 was 18.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.7
U.S.:

25.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.28
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.9%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Prosperity, WV

10 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

Prosperity compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Prosperity travel time to work - commute


Prosperity mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Prosperity (based on Raleigh County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.37%
Here22.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents13.8%13.7%12.8%12.1%9.8%
Congregations6.1%13.9%0.9%13.0%3.5%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents5.8%4.5%4.0%4.0%19.5%
Congregations14.8%5.2%0.9%2.6%39.1%
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: 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%

5.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,601 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fayette County, WV  0.65% ($27,729 average AGI)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.44% ($28,162)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.23% ($29,948)


5.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,648 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($404 average AGI)
Raleigh County:

0.04%
West Virginia average:

0.02%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fayette County, WV  0.66% ($24,196 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.26% ($35,119)
to Summers County, WV  0.19% ($33,521)

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:

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 drivers: 2
Oct 28, 1977 09:20 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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


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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

Businesses in Prosperity, WV

  • Aeropostale: 1

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