Rupert, West Virginia

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Population in 2019: 894 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 460  (51.5%)
Females: 434  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

41.6 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 25984.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,877 (it was $20,250 in 2000)
Rupert:

$35,877
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,125 (it was $11,554 in 2000)

Rupert town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $81,053 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Rupert:

$81,053
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $93,007; detached houses: $96,449; mobile homes: $55,752

Median gross rent in 2019: $536.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rupert: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.3%
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  • Races in Rupert, WV (2019)
    • 92493.9%White alone
    • 474.8%Hispanic
    • 60.6%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Other race alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Rupert, West Virginia as of September 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rupert is 101 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
West Virginia average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (51.7%), English (18.4%), Irish (14.8%), German (3.6%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2432 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 1,155 people per square mile   (low).

Rupert, West Virginia map

24 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This town:

2.4%
West Virginia:

1.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $458 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $404 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (57.9 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (138.9 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (329.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Rainelle, WV (2.1 miles ),
Quinwood, WV (2.6 miles ),
Meadow Bridge, WV (3.4 miles ),
Alderson, WV (4.1 miles ),
Lewisburg, WV (4.2 miles ),
Nettie, WV (4.2 miles ),
Fairlea, WV (4.2 miles ),
Falling Spring, WV (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.96 N, Longitude: 80.69 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Rupert, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rupert, WV in 2019
Rupert satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $16,700
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,200
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $56,500
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Rupert, WV residents
Average permit cost in Rupert, WV
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Most common industries in Rupert, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Wood products (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Wood products (7.3%)
  • Truck transportation (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Rupert, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Cashiers (8.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)

Average climate in Rupert, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 46.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Rupert-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 150.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 105.4 miles away from the city 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 178.0 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 244.4 miles away from the city center
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 85.8 miles away from Rupert center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from Rupert 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 Greenbrier County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rupert topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rupert:

  • HEARTLAND OF RAINELLE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; RAINELLE, WV)

Amtrak station near Rupert:

  • 17 miles: ALDERSON (1 C&O PLAZA AT RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rupert:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 42 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 53 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Roanoke College (about 58 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Radford University (about 58 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • American National University (about 59 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • New River Community College (about 60 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)

Public elementary/middle school in Rupert:

See full list of schools located in Rupert

Library in Rupert:

  • RUPERT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $35,304; Location: 602 NICHOLAS STREET; 12,389 books; 184 audio materials; 251 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • WVVA-TV should be added to the TV stations that cover this area.

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Greenbrier 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 Rupert and their reported violations in the past:

RUPERT WATER (Address: DRAWER B , Population served: 1,462, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

56.4%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.5%
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: 0.2% of all households
26 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Rupert (2011 data):

  • Summit Community Bank, Inc: Rupert Branch at 910 Clay Street, branch established on 1985/12/30. Info updated 2007/06/26: Bank assets: $1,442.5 mil, Deposits: $1,025.3 mil, headquarters in Moorefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Summit Financial Group, Inc.
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Rupert Branch at 709 Nicholas Street, branch established on 1982/10/18. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Rupert:

Marital status in Rupert, WV
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

For population 25 years and over in Rupert:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
West Virginia average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rupert, WV (based on Greenbrier County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,31765
Evangelical Protestant4,74349
Catholic7764
Other4583
Black Protestant3342
None20,852-
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: 8
Here:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
West Virginia:

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

12.8%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rupert:

57.6%
West Virginia:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

56.9%
West Virginia:

49.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rupert:

18.5%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.5%
West Virginia:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Rupert:

32.5%
West Virginia:

34.8%

General health condition:
This city:

63.8%
West Virginia:

58.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.5%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rupert, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 3$5,890$23,5601$1,063
Financial Administration 1$2,834$34,0080$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$1,860
Police - Other 0$0 1$709
Totals for Government 4$8,724$26,1724$3,631

Rupert government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $292,000 ($326.62)
    Central Staff Services: $133,000 ($148.77)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($70.47)
    Police Protection: $61,000 ($68.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($4.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($5.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $126,000 ($140.94)

Rupert government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $269,000 ($300.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $269,000 ($300.89)
  • Tax - Property: $157,000 ($175.62)

Rupert government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $128,000 ($143.18)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,000 ($101.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000 ($41.39)

4.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
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 Monroe County, WV  0.65% ($35,440 average AGI)
from Fayette County, WV  0.28% ($26,389)
from Summers County, WV  0.21% ($39,889)


4.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
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 Monroe County, WV  0.52% ($35,552 average AGI)
to Fayette County, WV  0.19% ($44,720)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.18% ($41,348)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rupert:

  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WRRL (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RAINELLE, WV; Owner: FAITH MOUNTAIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSLW (1310 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rupert:

  • WRLB (95.3 FM; RAINELLE, WV; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCWV (92.9 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: R-S BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rupert:

  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVNS-TV (Channel 59; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)

Rupert fatal accident list:

Feb 3, 2011 08:11 PM, Cr-8, Shawvers Crossing, Lat: 37.953097, Lon: -80.662350, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 8, 2010 06:15 PM, Cr-10, Lat: 38.107481, Lon: -80.562572, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 6, 1976 12:03 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jul 6, 1975 12:03 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.9mTotal length
  • $5,018,000Total costs
  • 16,290Total average daily traffic
  • 1,174Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,962Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rupert, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rupert, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rupert)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Beech Ridge (Lat: 38.111500 Lon: -80.598417), Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WNPA492, Licensee ID: L00329429,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz, Grant Date: 06/23/1997, Expiration Date: 05/08/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/23/2006, Registrant: Beech Ridge Telemetry Inc, Beckley, WV 25802-1182, Phone: (304) 846-2405

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Co Ofc Us Hwy 60 (Lat: 37.940111 Lon: -80.678139), Type: Building, Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: WCB450, Licensee ID: L00003804,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.050 MHz, Grant Date: 05/28/2005, Expiration Date: 05/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2015, Certifier: Charles W Shaver, Registrant: Westvaco Development Corporation, Summerville, SC 29484, Phone: (803) 871-6710
  • Office Us Rt 60 (Lat: 37.966222 Lon: -80.694528), Call Sign: WZW776, Licensee ID: L00115360,
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.8000 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/1996, Expiration Date: 09/26/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2002, Registrant: Rupert Oil Co Inc, Po Drawer N, Rupert, WV 25984, Phone: (304) 392-6760
  • Beech Ridge Mountain Near (Lat: 38.111500 Lon: -80.598417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQFV921,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2016, Expiration Date: 10/18/2026, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2021, Certifier: Jeffrey K Newman, Registrant: Two-Way Radio Inc, 435 Mussers Mill Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382, Phone: (276) 228-2791, Fax: (276) 228-5053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • RAINELLE, Route 20/1 (Lat: 37.973056 Lon: -80.739167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WPTX502,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2012, Expiration Date: 01/08/2022, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street,N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • 69139, Sunset View Ln (Lat: 37.964972 Lon: -80.669000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQWR926,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2015, Expiration Date: 11/03/2025, Certifier: Raymond B Ostroski, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • 68036, Hc 71 Box 155a3 (010309) (Lat: 37.890167 Lon: -80.658417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQWR927,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2015, Expiration Date: 11/03/2025, Certifier: Raymond B Ostroski, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rupert)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 25 took place in 2008, and the least - 3 in 2010. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Rupert, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (70.8%), and Outside Fires (16.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rupert, WV
    • 13170.8%Structure Fires
    • 3116.8%Outside Fires
    • 168.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 73.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rupert, WV
Most common first names in Rupert, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3368.5 years
William3073.8 years
John2274.8 years
Mary2177.5 years
Robert1669.3 years
Charles1470.4 years
George1178.1 years
Albert876.9 years
Mildred877.0 years
Roy775.4 years
Most common last names in Rupert, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mcclung2574.4 years
Robinson1369.9 years
Crane1075.8 years
Dorsey1075.9 years
Martin970.9 years
Hinkle977.3 years
Hall977.5 years
Crookshanks874.3 years
Deitz873.4 years
Johnson869.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rupert, WV
  • 63.9%Electricity
  • 15.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 3.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rupert, WV
  • 85.6%Electricity
  • 8.8%Wood
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rupert compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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