St. Charles, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 122 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.3%
 
Males: 62  (51.4%)
Females: 60  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip code: 24282

Estimated median household income in 2013: $14,300 (it was $14,821 in 2000)
St. Charles:

$14,300
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $8,276 (it was $10,133 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $29,350 (it was $18,400 in 2000)
St. Charles:

$29,350
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $36,066; Detached houses: $36,026

Median gross rent in 2013: $445.

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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in St. Charles: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (31.2%), German (26.9%), Irish (7.5%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1914

Elevation: 1550 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 738 people per square mile   (low).

St. Charles, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in St. Charles:

  • High school or higher: 63.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Charles town:

  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 33.2%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 15.6%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $188 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $212 (1.3%)

St. Charles satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (50.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (115.9 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (427.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pennington Gap, VA (1.9 miles ), Upper Clover, KY (2.4 miles ), Kenvir, KY (2.6 miles ), Dryden, VA (2.6 miles ), Evarts, KY (2.9 miles ), Jonesville, VA (2.9 miles ), Keokee, VA (3.0 miles ), Cawood, KY (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.80 N, Longitude: 83.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 276

St. Charles household income distribution St. Charles home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -47 (-22.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (40%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (57%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (40%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (40%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in St. Charles, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. Charles-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.8 miles away from the St. Charles town center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/6/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Charles-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 79% 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 108.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from St. Charles center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 103.0 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 64.6 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) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from St. Charles center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 288.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Charles topographic map

Birthplace of: Don Newton - Artist.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Charles:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 13 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 31 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 37 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 43 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Walters State Community College (about 43 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Tusculum College (about 47 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 52 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)

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Notable location: Baileys Trace (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 20.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 68.3%
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.7%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

St. Charles compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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 significantly below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Virginia average:

12.3

St. Charles travel time to work - commute St. Charles mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Coal or coke (50%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Wood (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for St. Charles town (based on Lee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,73583
Mainline Protestant1,72321
Black Protestant4733
Catholic591
Other131
None11,584-
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: 6
Lee County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Lee County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Lee County:

10.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

30.7%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

18.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$125
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 2$275

3.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
Virginia average:

9.34%

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 Wise County, VA  0.55% ($34,184 average AGI)
from Scott County, VA  0.30% ($35,429)
from Claiborne County, TN  0.27% ($23,263)


3.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.79%
Virginia average:

9.20%

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 Wise County, VA  0.57% ($37,550 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.24% ($27,647)
to Bell County, KY  0.22% ($24,467)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Charles:

  • WSWV (1570 AM; 2 kW; PENNINGTON GAP, VA; Owner: IBS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WHLN (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCPM (1280 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Charles:

  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSWV-FM (105.5 FM; PENNINGTON GAP, VA; Owner: IBS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJNV (99.1 FM; JONESVILLE, VA; Owner: REGINA KAY MOORE)
  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around St. Charles:

  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMEV-LP (Channel 4; PENNINGTON GAP, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAPM-CA (Channel 9; LYNCH/BENHAM, KY; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $96,000Total costs
  • 2,152Total average daily traffic
  • 126Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,859Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
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