Romney, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 1,737 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.5%
 
Males: 742  (42.7%)
Females: 995  (57.3%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26757.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,586 (it was $22,261 in 2000)
Romney:

$32,586
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,420 (it was $15,765 in 2000)

Romney city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $138,859 (it was $76,500 in 2000)
Romney:

$138,859
WV:

$119,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $460.

March 2019 cost of living index in Romney: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.6%
(26.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.3% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Romney, WV (2010)
    • 1,75695.0%White alone
    • 462.5%Black alone
    • 261.4%Hispanic
    • 160.9%Two or more races
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Romney, West Virginia as of December 11, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Romney is 134 to 1.


Crime rates in Romney by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(354.6)
1
(51.0)
3
(151.7)
16
(864.9)
1
(54.4)
3
(166.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(101.3)
3
(152.9)
3
(151.7)
3
(162.2)
2
(108.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(168.2)
1
(56.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(557.2)
8
(407.7)
15
(758.7)
4
(216.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(101.3)
1
(51.0)
1
(50.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)91.241.371.3193.018.533.211.84.0

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City-data.com crime index in Romney, WV

Crime rate in Romney detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: German (27.7%), Irish (19.2%), American (16.0%), English (11.7%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1762

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,893 people per square mile   (low).

Romney, West Virginia map

37 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $653 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $597 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (71.7 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (98.2 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (197.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Springfield, WV (2.8 miles ),
Burlington, WV (2.9 miles),
Fort Ashby, WV (3.3 miles ),
McCoole, MD (3.7 miles ),
Dawson, MD (3.7 miles),
Keyser, WV (3.7 miles ),
Danville, MD (3.8 miles ),
Rawlings, MD (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 39.34 N, Longitude: 78.76 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Romney, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Romney, WV in 2017
Romney satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $313,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $124,900
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Romney, WV residents
Average permit cost in Romney, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Romney, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.4%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.6%)
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Public administration (9.6%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Romney, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Construction laborers (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)

Average climate in Romney, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Romney, West Virginia average temperatures Romney, West Virginia average precipitation Romney, West Virginia humidity Romney, West Virginia wind speed Romney, West Virginia snowfall Romney, West Virginia sunshine Romney, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Romney, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 23.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.09. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.09
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Romney-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Romney city center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Romney-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 171.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 200.9 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 130.1 miles away from Romney center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from Romney 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 290.5 miles away from Romney center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.1 miles away from Romney 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 Hampshire County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Romney:

  • BIRCH LANE GROUP HOME (347 W. BIRCH LANE)
  • HAMPSHIRE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 363 SUNRISE BOULEVARD)
  • POTOMAC CENTER (ONE BLUE STREET)
  • WASHINGTON STREET GROUP HOME (400 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • HAMPSHIRE CENTER (HC 63 BOX 2580)
  • HAMPSHIRE MEM HOSP SNF (549 CENTER AVE)
  • HAMPSHIRE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL., D/P (363 SUNRISE BLVD)

Airports and heliports located in Romney:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Romney:

  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 22 miles; Cumberland, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,407)
  • Frostburg State University (about 24 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 34 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Shenandoah University (about 35 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • American Public University System (about 49 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 43,829)
  • Shepherd University (about 52 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 62 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)

Public high schools in Romney:

  • HAMPSHIRE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,101, Location: HC 63 BOX 1970, Grades: 9-12)
  • HAMPSHIRE COUNTY CAREER TRAINING CENTER (Location: HC 63 BOX 1970, Grades: PK-12)
  • WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF-ELEM (Location: 301 EAST MAIN STREET, Grades: PK-12)
  • WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF-SECOND (Location: 301 EAST MAIN STREET, Grades: 6-12)
  • WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND (Location: 301 EAST MAIN STREET, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Romney:

See full list of schools located in Romney

Library in Romney:

  • HAMPSHIRE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $240,688; Location: 153 WEST MAIN STREET; 52,860 books; 932 audio materials; 1,010 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 77 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Romney: Lamberts Ambulance Service 1 (A), Literary Hall (B), Hampshire County Courthouse (C), West Virginia Division of Forestry Romney Field Office (D), Romney Volunteer Fire Department (E), Romney Volunteer Rescue Squad Incorporated Company 11 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Romney include: Romney Church of the Nazarene (A), Romney Christian Church (B), Church of Christ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Indian Mound Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Trough General Store & Canoe Rentals (Tours & Charters; Mouth Of The Trough).

Courts: Hampshire County - Magistrate Court Clerk (239 West Birch Lane), Hampshire County - Magistrate Court (239 West Birch Lane).

Birthplace of: Marshall McDonald - Engineer, John Rinehart Blue - Politician, John J. Jacob - Politician, Stephen Ailes - Lawyer and government official, Edna Brady Cornwell - Newspaper publisher, Robert White (politician) - Politician.

Hampshire 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 Romney and their reported violations in the past:

ROMNEY WATER DEPT (Address: 340 EAST MAIN STREET , Population served: 1,948, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-17-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-22-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-22-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-17-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-06-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-17-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-01-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2009)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2008)
  • Treatment Tech. No Prior State Approval - In JUN-01-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2008)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2008)
SLANESVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: 111 SCHOOL STREET , Population served: 176, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2014)
JOHN J CORNWELL SCHOOL (Address: 111 SCHOOL STREET , Population served: 119, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-13-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-25-2010)
  • 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 Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CAMP WAPOCOMA (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2012)
GLOBAL CAPITAL OF WORLD PEACE (Address: 1000 PURUSHA PLACE, SUITE 105 , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2013)
  • One regular monitoring violation
PETERKIN CONFERENCE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-23-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Romney that have no violations reported:

  • MIDDLE RIDGE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

48.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Romney in 2010:

  • 91 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Romney in 2000:

  • 87 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 38 people in institutions for the blind
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 30 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Romney (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Romney: The Bank Of Romney at 95 East Main Street, branch established on 1888/01/01; Sunrise Branch at Route 50 And Stayman Drive, branch established on 2007/04/10. Info updated 2010/05/04: Bank assets: $245.9 mil, Deposits: $192.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Romney Bankshares, Inc.
  • FNB Bank, Inc.: Fnb Bank, Inc. at 105 North High Street, branch established on 1910/06/10; Hampshire Square Branch at Route 50, Hc-63, Box 3270, branch established on 2004/07/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $155.5 mil, Deposits: $136.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Romney:

Marital status in Romney, WV
  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Romney:

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Romney
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Romney, WV (based on Hampshire County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,60034
Mainline Protestant2,42529
Other5573
Catholic4961
None16,886-
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: 2
Here:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hampshire County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.4%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
West Virginia:

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

12.6%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Romney:

45.8%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Romney:

35.5%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Romney:

27.6
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.9%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.4%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Romney:

28.7%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Romney:

49.1%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Romney:

70.5%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Romney, 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
Sewerage 4$9,458$28,3740$0
Water Supply 3$8,126$32,5041$1,476
Police Protection - Officers 3$10,316$41,2640$0
Streets and Highways 3$7,432$29,7280$0
Financial Administration 2$5,668$34,0080$0
Police - Other 1$2,320$27,8400$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,168$38,0167$968
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$2,768
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 17$46,488$32,81512$5,462

Romney government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,605,000 ($2075.42)
    General - Other: $324,000 ($186.53)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($27.63)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $984,000 ($566.49)
    Sewerage: $917,000 ($527.92)
    Police Protection: $284,000 ($163.50)
    Regular Highways: $220,000 ($126.66)
    Central Staff Services: $71,000 ($40.88)
    General - Other: $45,000 ($25.91)
    Parking Facilities: $16,000 ($9.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($8.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $315,000 ($181.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $67,000 ($38.57)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($28.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $731,000 ($420.84)

Romney government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $951,000 ($547.50)
    Other: $93,000 ($53.54)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($41.45)
    Parking Facilities: $23,000 ($13.24)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,231,000 ($708.69)
    Other: $32,000 ($18.42)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($1.73)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $205,000 ($118.02)
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000 ($20.15)
    Rents: $13,000 ($7.48)
    Royalties: $4,000 ($2.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $941,000 ($541.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $2,374,000 ($1366.72)
    Other: $203,000 ($116.87)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($2.88)
  • Tax - Property: $248,000 ($142.77)
    Public Utilities Sales: $98,000 ($56.42)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $42,000 ($24.18)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $19,000 ($10.94)
    Pari - mutuels Sales: $17,000 ($9.79)
    Other License: $5,000 ($2.88)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,000 ($0.58)

Romney government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,363,000 ($7117.44)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,880,000 ($4536.56)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,654,000 ($2679.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $171,000 ($98.45)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $108,000 ($62.18)
    End of Fiscal Year: $92,000 ($52.96)

Romney government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $388,000 ($223.37)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $333,000 ($191.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $405,000 ($233.16)

5.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,134 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Frederick County, VA  0.85% ($38,043 average AGI)
from Mineral County, WV  0.69% ($39,877)
from Berkeley County, WV  0.35% ($44,966)


5.54% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,492 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
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 Frederick County, VA  0.64% ($35,509 average AGI)
to Mineral County, WV  0.62% ($28,627)
to Berkeley County, WV  0.58% ($36,438)
Businesses in Romney, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1H&R Block1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
Domino's Pizza1U.S. Cellular1
FedEx1UPS1
GNC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Romney:

  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKLP (1390 AM; 1 kW; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WELD (690 AM; daytime; 2 kW; FISHER, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Romney:

  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, 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.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUSQ-FM (102.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Romney:

  • W69AC (Channel 69; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • Romney, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents20
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count3918
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents5675
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1321
  • Fatalities4307
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents8856
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents331
See more detailed statistics of Romney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 41.3mTotal length
  • 13,130Total average daily traffic
  • 1,391Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,352Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Romney)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Romney, WV)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Romney)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BOEING A75N1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR W670 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 46996 , Serial Number: 75-3736, Year manufactured: 1942, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 07/07/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Kent G Shanholtz, 2375 Jersey Mountain Rd, Romney, WV 26757
  • Aircraft: INFINITY INFINITY (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 7600A , Serial Number: INF096, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 10/12/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Larry A Fisher, 242 Quiveys Hill Dr, Romney, WV 26757

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 39
  • Hazardous Condition: 22
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Romney, WV

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Romney, WV
Most common first names in Romney, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5375.8 years
John4771.9 years
James4475.7 years
William4470.6 years
Robert4071.4 years
Charles3377.6 years
George3076.6 years
Virginia2578.8 years
Edward2070.7 years
Anna1980.2 years
Most common last names in Romney, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Haines3776.1 years
Smith3280.3 years
Hott3075.3 years
Saville3080.1 years
Wolford2777.1 years
Miller2776.8 years
Ganoe2076.3 years
Lewis2071.8 years
Davis2081.0 years
Corbin2079.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Romney, WV
  • 43.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 38.8%Electricity
  • 9.1%Wood
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Romney, WV
  • 74.8%Electricity
  • 14.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Other fuel
  • 3.2%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Wood


Romney compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Romney on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the blind (population 1,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
There are 5 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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