Ridgeley, West Virginia

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.6%

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Ridgeley, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.5%)
  • Rail transportation (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Apparel (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Ridgeley, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)

Average climate in Ridgeley, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ridgeley, West Virginia average temperatures Ridgeley, West Virginia average precipitation Ridgeley, West Virginia humidity Ridgeley, West Virginia wind speed Ridgeley, West Virginia snowfall Ridgeley, West Virginia sunshine Ridgeley, West Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.2. This is better than average.

City:

59.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.126. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.126
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.78. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.43. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.43
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ridgeley-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Ridgeley town center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ridgeley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 84% 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 153.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 184.7 miles away from Ridgeley center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 152.4 miles away from Ridgeley center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.7 miles away from Ridgeley 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 295.6 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 191.3 miles away from Ridgeley 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 Mineral County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgeley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ridgeley:

  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER OF CUMBERLAND (Hospital, about 1 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-CUMBERLAND (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • WESTERN MARYLAND HEALTH SYSTEM HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • MID-ATLANTIC OF CUMBERLAND, LLC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • HOSPICE MEM HOSP AND MED CNTR CUMBERLAND (Hospital, about 2 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL ECU (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)

Amtrak station near Ridgeley:

  • 1 miles: CUMBERLAND (E. HARRISON ST. & QUEEN CITY DR.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Ridgeley:

  • 14 miles: Three Mile Island 1 in Londonderry Twp., PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgeley:

  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 3 miles; Cumberland, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,407)
  • Frostburg State University (about 9 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 44 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Shenandoah University (about 47 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 50 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Shepherd University (about 54 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • American Public University System (about 55 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 43,829)

Public high school in Ridgeley:

Public elementary/middle school in Ridgeley:

See full list of schools located in Ridgeley

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Ridgeley Volunteer Fire Department Company 25 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Ridgeley: Saint Anthony's Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: John Lookabaugh - Football player.

Mineral County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

CARPENDALE, TOWN OF (Population served: 984, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
RIDGELEY, TOWN OF (Population served: 772, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-31-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2014 and MAY-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2014 and MAY-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-2012)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
LAKEWOOD UTILITIES (Address: 12 SPINNAKER COURT , Population served: 270, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-08-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-08-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ridgeley, WV (based on Mineral County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,10234
Evangelical Protestant4,90347
Catholic1,3473
Black Protestant1781
Other461
None16,636-
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: 4
Mineral County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Mineral County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Mineral County:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mineral County:

11.3%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mineral County:

31.8%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mineral County:

7.3%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ridgeley:

47.2%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.3%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Ridgeley:

29.8
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ridgeley:

22.7%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ridgeley:

7.3
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Ridgeley:

36.6%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Ridgeley:

56.9%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.3%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgeley, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,815$43,2600$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$5,843$23,3721$627
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,285
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$100
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 6$16,658$33,3169$3,012

Ridgeley government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $196,000 ($311.11)
    Water Utilities: $169,000 ($268.25)
    General - Other: $115,000 ($182.54)
    Regular Highways: $69,000 ($109.52)
    Sewerage: $58,000 ($92.06)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($26.98)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($6.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($19.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $184,000 ($292.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($23.81)

Ridgeley government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $117,000 ($185.71)
    Other: $38,000 ($60.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($9.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $104,000 ($165.08)
    General Revenue - Other: $32,000 ($50.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $167,000 ($265.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($6.35)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $108,000 ($171.43)
    Property: $45,000 ($71.43)
    Public Utilities Sales: $24,000 ($38.10)
    Other License: $11,000 ($17.46)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($1.59)

Ridgeley government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,029,000 ($1633.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $990,000 ($1571.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,000 ($61.90)

Ridgeley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,000 ($20.63)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000 ($60.32)

4.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Allegany County, MD  1.15% ($31,585 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, WV  0.53% ($39,877)
to Grant County, WV  0.35% ($42,081)

Businesses in Ridgeley, WV

  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgeley:

  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTBO (1450 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WNTR (1230 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYSN (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgeley:

  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W263AJ (100.5 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • W253AB (98.5 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • W280CF (103.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, ETC., MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAIJ (90.3 FM; GRANTSVILLE, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgeley:

  • W43BP (Channel 43; CRESAPTOWN, MD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Ridgeley fatal accident list:

Aug 6, 2017 02:11 PM, Sr-28, Steckley Rd, Lat: 39.620606, Lon: -78.774058, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Dec 10, 2017 01:25 PM, Sr-28, Lat: 39.601111, Lon: -78.778611, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 22, 2013 01:31 PM, Sr-956, Lat: 39.544289, Lon: -78.812000, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 25, 1980 03:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.7mTotal length
  • $2,000Total costs
  • 7,242Total average daily traffic
  • 579Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,000Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ridgeley)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/10 Mi W Int Rt 28 & 956 (Lat: 39.542028 Lon: -78.808083), Call Sign: KZB230, Licensee ID: L00922506,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.6800 MHz, 33.7800 MHz, Grant Date: 07/20/2005, Expiration Date: 10/04/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2015, Registrant: Short Gap Volunteer Fire Co Inc, Rt 2 Box 146, Keyser, WV 26726, Phone: (304) 726-4623, Fax: (304) 738-9552

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SHORT GAP, 11 Sawmill Lane (Lat: 39.519306 Lon: -78.794750), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQKA700,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/2019, Expiration Date: 03/10/2029, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ridgeley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78439 , Serial Number: 23180, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 02/06/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Larry D Albin, Po Box 931, Ridgeley, WV 26753
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/19/2014
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 85791 , Serial Number: 7AC-4541, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/23/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 03/05/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Keith A Whittington, Rr 2 Box 215, Ridgeley, WV 26753

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Ridgeley, WV

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ridgeley, WV
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ridgeley, WV
  • 81.2%Utility gas
  • 16.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ridgeley, WV
  • 70.1%Electricity
  • 16.4%Utility gas
  • 6.7%Wood
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%No fuel used


Ridgeley compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Ridgeley on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 500+)"
There are 9 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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