Rachel, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 248.
Males: 104  (42.1%)
Females: 144  (57.9%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
West Virginia median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 26587.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $43,442
Rachel:

$43,442
WV:

$42,019

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $23,897

Rachel CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $107,780
Rachel:

$107,780
WV:

$112,100
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  • Races in Rachel, WV (2010)

    Rachel races chart
    • 23996.4%White alone
    • 52.0%Two or more races
    • 41.6%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rachel: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (38.2%), German (22.8%), Italian (22.8%), Polish (8.9%), Croatian (7.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

For population 25 years and over in Rachel:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Rachel CDP:

  • Never married: 7.5%
  • Now married: 77.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rachel, West Virginia as of October 16, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Rachel to the number of sex offenders is 248 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (66.2 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (276.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mannington, WV (1.4 miles ), Farmington, WV (1.7 miles ), Idamay, WV (1.7 miles ), Carolina, WV (1.8 miles ), Worthington, WV (2.3 miles) , Fairview, WV (2.4 miles ), Monongah, WV (2.5 miles ), Enterprise, WV (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 39.52 N, Longitude: 80.30 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Rachel household income distribution Rachel home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (44%)
  • Management occupations (32%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (40%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (34%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Tornado activity:

Rachel-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the Rachel place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 tornado 29.6 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rachel-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 136.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 151.0 miles away from Rachel center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 216.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 186.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.7 miles away from Rachel center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 214.8 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 Marion County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Landslides: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rachel:

  • PIERPONT CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • FAIRMONT GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • ARBORS AT FAIRMONT (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • MEADOWVIEW MANOR HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BRIDGEPORT, WV)
  • ADAMSTON GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rachel:

  • Fairmont State University (about 8 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 21 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 28 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 44 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • West Liberty University (about 48 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 62 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,572)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 63 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)

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Marion 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 64.8. This is about average.

City:

64.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.16
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.19. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.19
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
West Virginia average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rachel CDP (based on Marion County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,34473
Evangelical Protestant7,64955
Catholic5,8197
Other8733
Black Protestant7682
Orthodox251
None30,940-
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
Marion County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Marion County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Marion County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

31.1%
West Virginia:

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

11.6%
State:

13.1%

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
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 Monongalia County, WV  0.82% ($34,006 average AGI)
from Harrison County, WV  0.78% ($27,673)
from Taylor County, WV  0.21% ($23,089)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
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 Monongalia County, WV  1.06% ($35,230 average AGI)
to Harrison County, WV  0.69% ($42,345)
to Taylor County, WV  0.27% ($30,175)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rachel:

  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCS (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WVLY (1370 AM; 5 kW; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rachel:

  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WANB-FM (103.1 FM; WAYNESBURG, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

TV broadcast stations around Rachel:

  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)

Rachel fatal accident list:

Oct 2, 2013 07:00 PM, Cr-91/1, Lat: 39.51548, Lon: -80.29685, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 1, 2009 04:00 AM, Cr-44, Lat: 39.51318, Lon: -80.30607, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $838,000Total costs
  • 960Total average daily traffic
  • 81Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,185Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KX8K, Grant Date: 01/10/1997, Expiration Date: 01/10/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2009, Registrant: Stanley Sobolewski, Box 33, Rachel, WV 26587
  • Call Sign: KC8QWV, Licensee ID: L00338524, Grant Date: 03/17/2011, Expiration Date: 03/22/2021, Certifier: Timothy E Stout, Registrant: Timothy E Stout, 201 Third St, Rachel, WV 26587

Rachel compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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 above state average.
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