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Population in 2010: 581. Population change since 2000: -20.2%
Males: 252  (43.5%)
Females: 329  (56.5%)

Median resident age:  42.7 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 25692.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,576 (it was $21,364 in 2000)
Red Jacket:

$27,576
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,620

Red Jacket CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,001 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
Red Jacket:

$81,001
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,644; Detached houses: $84,961; Mobile homes: $62,792

Median gross rent in 2012: $518.

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  • White alone - 516 (88.8%)
  • Black alone - 51 (8.8%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Red Jacket: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (26.4%), English (6.5%), Swedish (6.5%), German (2.7%), Italian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 791 feet

Land area: 5.21 square miles.

Population density: 112 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Red Jacket:

  • High school or higher: 71.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 30.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Red Jacket CDP:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 23.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Red Jacket, West Virginia as of October 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Red Jacket to the number of sex offenders is 581 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $450 (0.6%)

Red Jacket satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (55.4 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (131.4 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (410.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Matewan, WV (1.5 miles ), Delbarton, WV (2.2 miles ), Freeburn, KY (2.4 miles ), McCarr, KY (2.6 miles) , South Williamson, KY (2.7 miles) , Williamson, WV (2.8 miles ), Chattaroy, WV (3.0 miles ), Phelps, KY (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 37.65 N, Longitude: 82.14 W

Red Jacket household income distribution Red Jacket home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.7%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (39%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (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 (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (20%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)

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Average climate in Red Jacket, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Red Jacket-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 47.5 miles away from the Red Jacket place center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 tornado 51.6 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Red Jacket-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 78% 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 33.2 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 35.1 miles away from Red Jacket 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 33.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 67.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from Red Jacket center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.7 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 Mingo County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Landslides: 8, Floods: 4, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Red Jacket topographic map

Birthplace of: Doc Edwards - Baseball player and coach.


Hospitals/medical centers near Red Jacket:

  • TRINITY HEALTH CARE OF MINGO (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 8 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)
  • MINGO WAYNE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; WILLIAMSON, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Red Jacket, WV

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Red Jacket:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 36 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • Mountain State University (about 53 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • West Virginia State University (about 55 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • Marshall University (about 56 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 64 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)
  • Concord University (about 64 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Morehead State University (about 80 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 5,875)

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mitchell Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Mingo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.4. This is about average.
City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.31
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.08
U.S.:

3.97

Drinking water stations with addresses in Red Jacket and their reported violations in the past:

NEWTOWN HOA (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-2004), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-26-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-1999), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-08-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-28-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-25-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-02-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-13-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-22-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 47 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 457 regular monitoring violations
  • 26 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.0%
(28.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.2% for Black residents, 36.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Red Jacket, WV

Red Jacket compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students 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


Red Jacket travel time to work - commute


Red Jacket mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Utility gas (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Red Jacket CDP (based on Mingo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.38%
Here27.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Southern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents21.7%19.8%9.8%9.0%8.8%
Congregations18.5%9.2%9.2%7.7%16.9%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents6.8%6.6%5.5%4.8%7.3%
Congregations7.7%4.6%1.5%13.8%10.8%
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: 7
Mingo County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Mingo County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Mingo County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mingo County:

35.3%
West Virginia:

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

21.7%
State:

13.1%

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($124,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pike County, KY  0.73% ($596,127 average AGI)
from Logan County, WV  0.47% ($36,343)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.32% ($71,875)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
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 Pike County, KY  1.07% ($28,877 average AGI)
to Logan County, WV  0.62% ($41,574)
to Wayne County, WV  0.30% ($28,174)

Strongest AM radio stations in Red Jacket:

  • WHJC (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MATEWAN, WV)
  • WBTH (1400 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKYH (600 AM; 5 kW; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: HIGHLANDS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPA (1460 AM; 5 kW; ELKHORN CITY, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPRT (960 AM; 5 kW; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Red Jacket:

  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXCC (96.5 FM; WILLIAMSON, WV; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXLR (104.9 FM; HAROLD, KY; Owner: ADAM D GEARHEART)
  • WDHR (93.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQHY (95.5 FM; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Owner: WDOC, INC.)
  • W219BM (91.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WMJD (97.7 FM; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJSO (90.1 FM; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKLW-FM (94.7 FM; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Owner: B & G BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Red Jacket:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)

Red Jacket fatal accident list:

Jul 23, 2010 11:00 PM, Cr-6, Mitchell Branch Rd, Lat: 37.64893611, Lon: -82.132675, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 15, 1992 11:50 AM, 9, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 19, 1991 09:50 PM, 6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 2
Mar 18, 1988 09:50 PM, 6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 14, 1982 09:15 PM, Sec.Rt.6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KC8LET
    Grant Date: 11/10/1998, Expiration Date: 11/10/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/11/2010
    Registrant: Teresa J Kirk, Red Jacket, WV 25692-0336
  • Call Sign: N8IUJ, Licensee ID: L01261674
    Grant Date: 03/26/2007, Expiration Date: 05/27/2017, Certifier: Richard D Long
    Registrant: Richard D Long, Red Jacket, WV 25692
  • Call Sign: N8ONU, Licensee ID: L00327945
    Grant Date: 12/29/2011, Expiration Date: 12/29/2021
    Registrant: John D Ball, Red Jacket, WV 25692


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Red Jacket, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1166.6 years
William867.4 years
George466.3 years
Marie474.0 years
Charles367.3 years
Joseph366.1 years
Lula370.7 years
Nellie383.0 years
Virginia375.0 years
Elizabeth285.5 years
Most common last names in Red Jacket, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis676.5 years
Maynard576.2 years
Jordan471.8 years
Chafin481.2 years
Blair464.3 years
Blankenship463.3 years
Curry473.5 years
Daniels465.7 years
Johnson477.0 years
Charles465.8 years
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