Raven, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 2,270. Population change since 2000: -12.5%
Males: 1,227  (54.1%)
Females: 1,043  (45.9%)
Median resident age:  41.9 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24612, 24639, 24649.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,919 (it was $19,104 in 2000)
Raven:

$25,919
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,085 (it was $10,356 in 2000)

Raven CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,664 (it was $34,300 in 2000)
Raven:

$64,664
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $85,953; Detached houses: $109,193; Mobile homes: $33,078

Median gross rent in 2012: $590.

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  • White alone - 2,226 (98.1%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Raven: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (43.4%), Irish (15.0%), German (9.5%), English (8.2%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1913 feet

Land area: 6.83 square miles.

Population density: 332 people per square mile   (very low).

Raven,VA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Raven:

  • High school or higher: 66.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Raven CDP:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

16 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.6%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Raven, Virginia as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Raven to the number of sex offenders is 324 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $479 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $303 (0.5%)

Raven satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (59.5 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (132.9 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (414.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Richlands, VA (1.7 miles ), Cedar Bluff, VA (2.2 miles ), Claypool Hill, VA (2.4 miles ), Honaker, VA (2.9 miles ), Saltville, VA (4.0 miles ), Berwind, WV (4.0 miles ), Vansant, VA (4.1 miles ), War, WV (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.09 N, Longitude: 81.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 276

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

6.9%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Raven, Virginia

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Earthquake activity:

Raven-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 80% 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 137.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 8.1 miles away from Raven center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 8.4 miles away from the city 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 8.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 147.3 miles away from Raven center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 132.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tazewell County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Raven topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Raven:

  • PREFERRED HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; RICHLANDS, VA)
  • MATTIE WILLIAMS HOSP (Hospital, about 4 miles away; RICHLANDS, VA)
  • CLINCH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; RICHLANDS, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Raven:

  • King University (about 39 miles; Bristol, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,472)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 45 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 52 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Concord University (about 53 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Appalachian State University (about 62 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 62 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)

Private high school in Raven:

  • HIGHLIGHT ACADEMY OF EDUCATION (Students: 56; Location: 812 RAVEN RD RTE 67; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Raven:

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Church in Raven: Road Ridge Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Elkins Branch (B), Coal Creek (C), Smith Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tazewell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.6%
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.1%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Raven compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Raven CDP (based on Tazewell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.75%
Here: 38.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents28.1%22.1%9.3%8.6%6.8%
Congregations26.3%8.8%8.0%9.5%7.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.4%2.9%2.0%9.2%
Congregations6.6%5.1%3.6%2.2%22.6%
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: 9
Tazewell County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Tazewell County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Tazewell County:

9.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Tazewell County:

30.0%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

18.6%

4.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
Virginia average:

9.34%

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 Mercer County, WV  0.82% ($27,810 average AGI)
from Buchanan County, VA  0.60% ($37,341)
from Russell County, VA  0.43% ($36,951)


4.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,211 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Virginia average:

9.20%

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 Mercer County, WV  0.91% ($27,860 average AGI)
to Russell County, VA  0.38% ($43,852)
to Buchanan County, VA  0.33% ($26,319)

Strongest AM radio stations in Raven:

  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WGTH (540 AM; 1 kW; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXMY (1600 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALTVILLE, VA; Owner: CONTINENTAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Raven:

  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXLZ-FM (107.3 FM; LEBANON, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKQY (100.1 FM; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Raven:

  • WMSY-TV (Channel 52; MARION, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Scott D Hunter, 292 Vane Street (Lat: 37.082806 Lon: -81.844889), Type: 48.2, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 3043651114, Hunters@ntelos.Com, 16 MOUNTAIN PARK DRIVE
  • Edward G Roach, 292 Vane Street (Lat: 37.082806 Lon: -81.844889), Type: 48.2, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 292 Vane Street (Lat: 37.082806 Lon: -81.844889), Type: 48.2, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 292 Vane St. (Va 11542-B) (Lat: 37.082806 Lon: -81.844889), Type: 47.2, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 292 Vane St. (Va 11542-B) (Lat: 37.082806 Lon: -81.844889), Type: 47.2, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Keen Mtn TS, 2.3 Mi Ne Of Int Of Us 46 & Sr 680; Off Sr 629 (Lat: 37.232778 Lon: -81.932111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WQGQ417
    Assigned Frequencies: 6820.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2007, Expiration Date: 03/22/2017, Certifier: Jason D Griffith
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Raven)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 15

Incident types - Raven

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Raven, VA
Most common first names in Raven, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3772.2 years
James3366.8 years
Mary2775.7 years
William2269.4 years
Charles1576.8 years
Charlie1475.6 years
George1372.2 years
Clarence1369.8 years
Paul1265.4 years
Robert1168.9 years
Most common last names in Raven, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Keen4471.4 years
Smith3767.2 years
Boyd3174.2 years
Vandyke3066.1 years
Dye2666.1 years
Ball2473.0 years
Shelton2466.7 years
Short2373.2 years
Newberry2276.3 years
Wilson2175.5 years

Businesses in Raven, VA

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  • True Value: 1
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