Shady Spring, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 2,998.
Population change since 2000: +44.3%
Males: 1,473  (49.1%)
Females: 1,525  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

44.4 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25918, 25989.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,039 (it was $29,464 in 2000)
Shady Spring:

$44,039
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,950 (it was $14,872 in 2000)

Shady Spring CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $138,484 (it was $85,800 in 2000)
Shady Spring:

$138,484
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $238,164; detached houses: $264,082; mobile homes: $75,289

Median gross rent in 2017: $707.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shady Spring: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.7%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 81.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Shady Spring, WV (2010)
    • 2,93497.9%White alone
    • 240.8%Two or more races
    • 200.7%Asian alone
    • 90.3%Hispanic
    • 50.2%Black alone
    • 60.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Shady Spring, West Virginia as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shady Spring is 670 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (23.5%), English (17.9%), Irish (13.9%), German (11.1%), European (7.1%), Northern European (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2696 feet

Land area: 6.34 square miles.

Population density: 473 people per square mile   (low).

Shady Spring, West Virginia map

106 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe).

This place:

3.3%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $873 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $875 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (53.6 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (132.5 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (357.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Daniels, WV (1.8 miles ),
Beaver, WV (2.0 miles ),
Ghent, WV (2.5 miles ),
Coal City, WV (2.6 miles ),
Beckley, WV (2.7 miles ),
MacArthur, WV (2.7 miles ),
Mabscott, WV (2.8 miles ),
Crab Orchard, WV (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 37.70 N, Longitude: 81.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Distribution of median household income in Shady Spring, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Shady Spring, WV in 2017
Shady Spring satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Shady Spring, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.0%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.5%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.7%)
  • Machinery (5.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Shady Spring, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Electricians (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.7%)
  • Registered nurses (7.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)

Average climate in Shady Spring, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Shady Spring, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Shady Spring-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 159.4 miles away from Shady Spring 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 57.3 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 61.5 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 264.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 155.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 59.2 miles away from the city 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 Raleigh County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shady Spring topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Shady Spring:

  • 1204 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • JACKIE WITHROW HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • 811 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 8 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • TEMPLE STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY ARH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)

Amtrak stations near Shady Spring:

  • 11 miles: PRINCE (RTE. 41 NORTH) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 12 miles: HINTON (FRONT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 18 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shady Spring:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 10 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 20 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community College (about 47 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 50 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 50 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 52 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • West Virginia State University (about 60 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)

Public high school in Shady Spring:

Public elementary/middle schools in Shady Spring:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: The Resort At Glade Springs Stonehaven Golf Course (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Shady Spring include: First Baptist Church (A), Perry Memorial United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Basil L. Plumley - Army soldier.

Raleigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.2%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Shady Spring:

Marital status in Shady Spring, WV
  • Never married: 13.7%
  • Now married: 69.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Shady Spring:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shady Spring, WV (based on Raleigh County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,61598
Mainline Protestant6,16230
Catholic1,6881
Black Protestant1,58811
Other1,0495
Orthodox641
None54,693-
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: 15
Here:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

13.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

31.3%
State:

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

12.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.7%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Shady Spring:

49.0%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.8%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.3%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Shady Spring:

6.8
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

37.5%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.8%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Shady Spring:

78.2%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shady Spring, WV Residents

4.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
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 Fayette County, WV  0.72% ($26,038 average AGI)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.22% ($72,328)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.22% ($39,965)


4.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
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 Fayette County, WV  0.56% ($35,048 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.30% ($40,785)
to Mercer County, WV  0.20% ($28,808)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shady Spring:

  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMTD (1380 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shady Spring:

  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W244BF (96.7 FM; NIMITZ, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, 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)

TV broadcast stations around Shady Spring:

  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVNS-TV (Channel 59; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
Shady Spring fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Shady Spring fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 269ft / 81.8mTotal length
  • $1,175,000Total costs
  • 33,203Total average daily traffic
  • 4,924Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,319Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

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 fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of reported fires - 19 took place in 2014, and the least - 4 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Shady Spring, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (59.0%), and Outside Fires (20.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shady Spring, WV
    • 9559.0%Structure Fires
    • 3320.5%Outside Fires
    • 3119.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shady Spring, WV
Most common first names in Shady Spring, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2474.6 years
William2073.1 years
John1975.0 years
Charles1468.8 years
Mary1376.6 years
George1276.1 years
Robert965.2 years
Willie980.6 years
Ethel876.6 years
Joseph870.9 years
Most common last names in Shady Spring, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meadows3771.6 years
Lilly3475.7 years
Plumley2875.3 years
Bennett2275.6 years
Smith1876.8 years
Bragg1773.2 years
Meador1674.9 years
Walker1573.3 years
Richmond1572.8 years
Griffith1078.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shady Spring, WV
  • 64.7%Electricity
  • 31.6%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shady Spring, WV
  • 52.9%Electricity
  • 35.7%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Wood


Shady Spring 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Shady Spring on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Russia (population 500+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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