Shinnston, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 2,129 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 959  (45.1%)
Females: 1,170  (54.9%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26431.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,906 (it was $26,786 in 2000)
Shinnston:

$50,906
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,454 (it was $16,352 in 2000)

Shinnston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $116,120 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Shinnston:

$116,120
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $125,466; detached houses: $128,849; mobile homes: $39,622

Median gross rent in 2017: $604.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shinnston: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.6%
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  • Races in Shinnston, WV (2010)
    • 2,13096.8%White alone
    • 261.2%Two or more races
    • 251.1%Hispanic
    • 60.3%Black alone
    • 70.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.2%Asian alone
    • 20.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Shinnston, West Virginia as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shinnston is 219 to 1.


Crime rates in Shinnston by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

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)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(44.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(133.8)
2
(89.4)
2
(90.0)
5
(223.4)
11
(483.9)
8
(363.0)
7
(316.3)
2
(91.2)
6
(276.4)
8
(369.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(133.8)
4
(178.7)
9
(405.0)
2
(89.4)
9
(396.0)
14
(635.2)
10
(451.9)
4
(182.5)
5
(230.3)
4
(184.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
54
(2,409)
27
(1,206)
46
(2,070)
16
(714.9)
43
(1,892)
30
(1,361)
34
(1,536)
26
(1,186)
25
(1,152)
14
(647.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(44.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.7)
3
(132.0)
2
(90.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(132.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)149.478.6129.296.5210.7192.4156.378.5117.5116.5

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City-data.com crime index in Shinnston, WV

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.31
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (24.0%), Italian (21.8%), German (11.2%), English (10.4%), Irish (10.0%), European (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 1.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,235 people per square mile   (low).

Shinnston, West Virginia map

32 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $620 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $731 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (74.4 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (277.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Gypsy, WV (1.4 miles ),
Enterprise, WV (1.5 miles ),
Lumberport, WV (1.7 miles ),
Spelter, WV (1.9 miles ),
Worthington, WV (2.1 miles),
Carolina, WV (2.5 miles ),
Monongah, WV (2.5 miles ),
Whitehall, WV (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 39.39 N, Longitude: 80.30 W

Area code: 304

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $36,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $36,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $36,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $36,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $36,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Shinnston, WV residents
Average permit cost in Shinnston, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Historical population in Shinnston, WV
Historical housing units in Shinnston, WV
Most common industries in Shinnston, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Utilities (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.5%)
  • Social assistance (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Shinnston, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.2%)
  • Extraction workers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Cashiers (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Child care workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Shinnston, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Shinnston, 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 2001 was 37.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 7.36. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Shinnston-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the Shinnston city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 tornado 26.5 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shinnston-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% 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 145.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 159.3 miles away from Shinnston 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 212.9 miles away from Shinnston 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 180.2 miles away from Shinnston center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 211.4 miles away from Shinnston 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 178.2 miles away from Shinnston 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 Harrison County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shinnston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Shinnston:

  • MEADOWVIEW MANOR HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BRIDGEPORT, WV)
  • ADAMSTON GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • GENTLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; BRIDGEPORT, WV)
  • MONTICELLO GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • PIERPONT CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • FOWLER GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • ARBORS AT FAIRMONT (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)

Airports located in Shinnston:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shinnston:

  • Fairmont State University (about 10 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 25 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 36 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 52 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • West Liberty University (about 56 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 66 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 71 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)

Public high school in Shinnston:

Public elementary/middle school in Shinnston:

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Library in Shinnston:

  • LOWE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $56,397; Location: 40 BRIDGE ST.; 19,000 books; 600 audio materials; 625 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 6 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Shinnston: Shinnston Volunteer Fire Department (A), Harrison County Emergency Squad Incorporated Shinnston (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Shinns Run (A), Browns Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Bunk House (Route 19).

Birthplace of: Bathsheba W. Smith - Women's rights activist, Dick Brown (baseball) - Baseball player, Justin Jarman - College basketball player (VMI Keydets), Larry Brown (infielder) - Baseball player.

Harrison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

SHINNSTON CITY OF (Address: 40 MAIN STREET , Population served: 4,903, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2011)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 16 regular monitoring violations
COONS RUN PSD (Population served: 859, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FAIR OAKS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 178, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2010)
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
SHINNSTON - SALTWELL ROAD (Address: 40 MAIN STREET , Population served: 138, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Shinnston (2011 data):

  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Route 19 Branch at Route 19, branch established on 1986/06/09; Shinnston Branch at 329 Pike Street, branch established on 1932/02/18. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • The Huntington National Bank: Shinnston Branch at 353 South Pike Street, branch established on 1987/05/06. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Shinnston:

Marital status in Shinnston, WV
  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Shinnston:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
West Virginia average:

10.8

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shinnston, WV (based on Harrison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,44293
Catholic8,6477
Evangelical Protestant8,40651
Other1,0694
Black Protestant1922
Orthodox1101
None34,233-
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: 13
Here:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Harrison County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

8.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

14.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Harrison County:

32.7%
State:

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

12.2%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Shinnston:

49.5%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.7%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Shinnston:

18.4%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.2%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

27.5%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.1%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Shinnston:

73.9%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shinnston, 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
Water Supply 11$28,138$30,6960$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$17,464$34,9280$0
Other Government Administration 4$9,566$28,6981$392
Sewerage 2$5,569$33,4140$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,101
Financial Administration 0$0 1$655
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$511
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 23$60,737$31,6894$2,659

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($10.33)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $970,000 ($455.61)
    Sewerage: $824,000 ($387.04)
    Police Protection: $593,000 ($278.53)
    Regular Highways: $405,000 ($190.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $284,000 ($133.40)
    Central Staff Services: $139,000 ($65.29)
    Financial Administration: $111,000 ($52.14)
    General Public Buildings: $97,000 ($45.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $73,000 ($34.29)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($11.74)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $7,000 ($3.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($1.88)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($1.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $155,000 ($72.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $771,000 ($362.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $261,000 ($122.59)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $554,000 ($260.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000 ($55.43)
    Other: $67,000 ($31.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $85,000 ($39.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $52,000 ($24.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $81,000 ($38.05)
    General Revenue - Other: $80,000 ($37.58)
    Rents: $25,000 ($11.74)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,370,000 ($643.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $45,000 ($21.14)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($4.23)
  • Tax - Property: $352,000 ($165.34)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $333,000 ($156.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $121,000 ($56.83)
    Public Utility License: $77,000 ($36.17)
    Amusements Sales: $38,000 ($17.85)
    Other License: $30,000 ($14.09)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $16,000 ($7.52)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,463,000 ($4444.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,184,000 ($4313.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $279,000 ($131.05)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000 ($0.47)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $904,000 ($424.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $242,000 ($113.67)

4.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,008 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 Marion County, WV  0.71% ($43,466 average AGI)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.41% ($49,909)
from Taylor County, WV  0.36% ($44,495)


5.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
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 Marion County, WV  0.78% ($37,725 average AGI)
to Taylor County, WV  0.38% ($47,559)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.36% ($49,219)
Businesses in Shinnston, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Shinnston:

  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCS (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shinnston:

  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WDKL (95.9 FM; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Shinnston:

  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WDTV (Channel 5; WESTON, WV; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Shinnston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Shinnston fatal accident list:

May 19, 2011 01:33 PM, Us-19, Lat: 39.401647, Lon: -80.292464, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 13, 2007 08:46 PM, Sr-131, Lat: 39.349597, Lon: -80.261350, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 1985 08:10 PM, Hood, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 26, 1978 07:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 22, 1978 09:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.9mTotal length
  • $1,109,000Total costs
  • 27,910Total average daily traffic
  • 1,951Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,613Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Off County Rt 8 (Lat: 39.434250 Lon: -80.316472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 67 m, Call Sign: WPGH885,
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.437 MHz, Grant Date: 01/18/2000, Expiration Date: 01/18/2010, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2004, Registrant: Unity Communications, Inc., 101 Business Park Drive, Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157, Phone: (601) 899-8300, Fax: (601) 899-8499, Email:
  • 5.6 Km W (Lat: 39.404250 Lon: -80.365917), Type: Pole, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPPD282,
    Assigned Frequencies: 913.000 MHz, 918.150 MHz, Grant Date: 08/29/2014, Expiration Date: 10/29/2024, Certifier: Wade A Burns, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • City Bldg 43 Bridge St (Lat: 39.394528 Lon: -80.300917), Call Sign: KJN692, Licensee ID: L00093277,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.9800 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/1997, Expiration Date: 11/02/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2003, Registrant: Shinnston, Town Of, 43 Bridge St, Shinnston, WV 26431
  • .5 Mi Se Of State Police Barracks (Lat: 39.379528 Lon: -80.302583), Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: KQA488,
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.0200 MHz, 42.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/2014, Expiration Date: 01/17/2025, Registrant: West Virginia State Police, 725 Jefferson Road, South Charleston, WV 25309, Phone: (304) 746-2153, Email:
  • State Police Hdqtrs (Lat: 39.405917 Lon: -80.325639), Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: KQA98, Licensee ID: L00077351,
    Assigned Frequencies: 75.9000 MHz, 75.9200 MHz, 75.9600 MHz, 75.9800 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2010, Expiration Date: 01/30/2021, Registrant: State Of West Virginia, 725 Jefferson Road, South Charleston, WV 25309, Phone: (304) 746-2153, Fax: (304) 746-2230, Email:
  • .5 Mi Se Of St Police Barracks (Lat: 39.379528 Lon: -80.302583), Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: KNAP242,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.150 MHz, Grant Date: 04/23/2013, Expiration Date: 05/19/2023, Registrant: West Virginia State Police, 725 Jefferson Road, South Charleston, WV 25309, Phone: (304) 746-2153, Fax: (304) 746-2230, Email:
  • N Robinson Run Mine 95 3.5 Mi W (Lat: 39.413139 Lon: -80.366194), Call Sign: WGM938,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.950 MHz, Grant Date: 03/30/2015, Expiration Date: 05/14/2025, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • SHINNSTON, 2 Miles East Of Shinnston Top Of Hill (Lat: 39.399167 Lon: -80.254444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 67.1 m, Overall height: 71.6 m, Call Sign: WPNA360,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street,N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • SHINNSTON, Shinnston Masonic Cemetery (Lat: 39.375611 Lon: -80.303861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Call Sign: WQBF214,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/20/2014, Expiration Date: 09/29/2024, Certifier: Fredrick B Smart, Registrant: Harrison County Emergency Services, 420 Buckhannon Pike, Clarksburg, WV 26301, Phone: (304) 623-6559, Email:
  • SHINSTON, Shinnston Masonic Cemetery (Lat: 39.375611 Lon: -80.303861), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Call Sign: WQKL930, Licensee ID: L00123204,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz... (+27 more), Grant Date: 04/11/2019, Expiration Date: 07/09/2029, Certifier: William Ramsey Md, Registrant: Wv Division Of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (Dhsem), 1703 Coonskin Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:
  • SP SHINSTON, Corner Of South Pike Street ,And Van Rufus Drive (Lat: 39.382056 Lon: -80.307056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQKL931, Licensee ID: L00123204,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 10562.5 MHz, Grant Date: 04/11/2019, Expiration Date: 07/09/2029, Certifier: William Ramsey Md, Registrant: Wv Division Of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (Dhsem), 1703 Coonskin Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:
  • CB209, Shinnsr\ton (Lat: 39.399306 Lon: -80.310000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQON584,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17960.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/29/2011, Expiration Date: 11/29/2021, Certifier: Raymond B Ostroski, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • CB209, Shinnsr\ton (Lat: 39.399306 Lon: -80.310000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQYU348,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 01/23/2017, Expiration Date: 01/23/2027, Certifier: Charles F Crizer, Jr, 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:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shinnston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Shinnston)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 34. The highest number of reported fires - 85 took place in 2010, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Shinnston, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (67.9%), and Outside Fires (18.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shinnston, WV
    • 38967.9%Structure Fires
    • 10518.3%Outside Fires
    • 559.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 244.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shinnston, WV
Most common first names in Shinnston, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7578.5 years
John6876.3 years
James6471.0 years
Charles4873.9 years
William4768.6 years
George3475.7 years
Frank3274.8 years
Robert3272.8 years
Joseph2272.0 years
Roy2073.9 years
Most common last names in Shinnston, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin3775.0 years
Moore3175.2 years
Riley2376.3 years
Ashcraft2079.4 years
Fortney1970.8 years
Vincent1877.5 years
Heldreth1777.5 years
Smith1779.5 years
Wright1781.2 years
Hall1674.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shinnston, WV
  • 84.1%Utility gas
  • 14.6%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shinnston, WV
  • 62.2%Utility gas
  • 37.8%Electricity


Shinnston compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 above state average.
There are 6 pilots and 41 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Philip W. Southern (3)
  • Joseph S. Seriani (1)
  • Philip Southern (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2020.