Spelter, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 346.
Males: 136  (39.3%)
Females: 210  (60.7%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
West Virginia median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 26404, 26438.

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Estimated median household income in 2015: $48,285
Spelter:

$48,285
WV:

$42,019

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $25,373

Spelter CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $113,200
Spelter:

$113,200
WV:

$112,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $43,290; Detached houses: $42,881

Median gross rent in 2015: $558.

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  • Races in Spelter, WV (2010)

    Spelter races chart
    • 33195.7%White alone
    • 123.5%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Spelter: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (32.7%), German (20.2%), English (14.9%), Irish (8.9%), Italian (7.9%), Polish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 980 feet

For population 25 years and over in Spelter:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Spelter CDP:

  • Never married: 8.8%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 17.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Spelter, West Virginia as of October 16, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Spelter to the number of sex offenders is 346 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (78.0 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (279.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Gypsy, WV (1.3 miles ), Lumberport, WV (1.6 miles ), Shinnston, WV (1.9 miles ), Despard, WV (2.1 miles ), Clarksburg, WV (2.1 miles ), Bridgeport, WV (2.2 miles ), Enterprise, WV (2.4 miles ), Nutter Fort, WV (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 39.34 N, Longitude: 80.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Spelter household income distribution Spelter home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (57%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (50%)
  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (57%)
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (50%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Spelter: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Spelter-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the Spelter place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 tornado 25.7 miles away from the place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spelter-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 148.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 162.3 miles away from Spelter 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 210.8 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 178.6 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 209.3 miles away from Spelter 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 181.4 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 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Spelter:

  • MEADOWVIEW MANOR HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRIDGEPORT, WV)
  • ADAMSTON GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • MONTICELLO GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • GENTLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; BRIDGEPORT, WV)
  • FOWLER GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • HEARTLAND OF CLARKSBURG (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CLARKSBURG, WV)
  • NUTTER FORT GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; NUTTER FORT, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spelter:

  • Fairmont State University (about 13 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 28 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 39 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 55 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • West Liberty University (about 59 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 65 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 74 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,572)

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 43.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.1
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 20.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.88
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 34.5%
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.4%
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: 0.7% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
West Virginia average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spelter CDP (based on Harrison County data)

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
Harrison County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Harrison County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Harrison County:

32.7%
West Virginia:

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

12.2%
State:

13.1%

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,187 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, WV  0.56% ($42,345 average AGI)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.30% ($35,988)
from Lewis County, WV  0.27% ($37,014)


4.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, WV  0.64% ($27,673 average AGI)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.46% ($33,818)
to Taylor County, WV  0.22% ($36,345)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spelter:

  • WOBG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WXKX (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WTCS (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spelter:

  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • 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)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WFBY (102.3 FM; WESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WDKL (95.9 FM; GRAFTON, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Spelter:

  • 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 22m72ftTotal length
  • 450Total average daily traffic
  • 31Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB8EVD, Grant Date: 05/17/1988, Expiration Date: 05/17/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2000, Registrant: Ronald V Brown, Spelter, WV 26438
  • Call Sign: KC8KFM, Licensee ID: L01395655, Grant Date: 05/01/2008, Expiration Date: 05/15/2018, Certifier: Matthew D Shingleton, Registrant: Matthew D Shingleton, Spelter, WV 26438
  • Call Sign: N8OKV, Licensee ID: L00348629, Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 05/14/2021, Certifier: Verlin R Tenney, Registrant: Verlin R Tenney, Spelter, WV 26438
  • Call Sign: N8YCX, Grant Date: 04/27/1993, Expiration Date: 04/27/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/28/2005, Registrant: Yvonne K Tenney, Box 85, Spelter, WV 26438

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Spelter compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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