Terra Alta, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 1,493 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.5%
 
Males: 721  (48.3%)
Females: 772  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26764.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,238 (it was $25,388 in 2000)
Terra Alta:

$35,238
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,107 (it was $12,040 in 2000)

Terra Alta town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,071 (it was $42,100 in 2000)
Terra Alta:

$67,071
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $71,278; Detached houses: $79,113; Townhouses or other attached units: $74,080; In 2-unit structures: $75,335; Mobile homes: $37,849

Median gross rent in 2012: $575.

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Terra Alta races chart
  • White alone - 1,438 (97.4%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.07%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.07%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Terra Alta: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.1%), Irish (14.2%), United States (12.1%), English (9.8%), Dutch (3.6%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2559 feet

Land area: 1.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,251 people per square mile   (low).

Terra Alta,WV real estate house value index trend

Terra Alta, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Terra Alta:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Terra Alta town:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

18 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
West Virginia:  1.4%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Terra Alta, West Virginia as of July 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Terra Alta to the number of sex offenders is 149 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $433 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $255 (0.5%)

Terra Alta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (72.7 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (237.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hutton, MD (2.0 miles) , Crellin, MD (2.4 miles ), Albright, WV (2.5 miles ), Kingwood, WV (2.8 miles ), Oakland, MD (2.8 miles ), Aurora, WV (2.9 miles ), Mountain Lake Park, MD (3.0 miles ), Rowlesburg, WV (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 39.44 N, Longitude: 79.54 W

Area code: 304

Terra Alta household income distribution Terra Alta home values distribution

Crime rates in Terra Alta by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2011 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 001000
per 100,000 0.00.067.70.00.00.0
Assaults 021211
per 100,000 0.0136.267.7134.867.667.2
Burglaries 325340
per 100,000 206.8136.2338.3202.2270.50.0
Thefts 133131013
per 100,000 895.9204.4879.6673.967.6201.7
Auto thefts 001110
per 100,000 0.00.067.767.467.60.0
Arson 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.6) 52.046.5101.576.042.022.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Terra Alta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.67
West Virginia average:

1.91
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -471 (-24.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Extraction workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Terra Alta, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Terra Alta-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Terra Alta town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 tornado 12.3 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Terra Alta-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% 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 171.7 miles away from Terra Alta 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 252.0 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 156.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 195.9 miles away from Terra Alta 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 184.9 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 Preston County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Terra Alta topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Terra Alta:

  • TERRA ALTA CHILDREN'S HOME (101 EAST VIEW DRIVE)
  • HOPEMONT HOSPITAL (ROUTE 3, BOX 330)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Terra Alta:

  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; KINGWOOD, WV)
  • HEARTLAND OF PRESTON COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; KINGWOOD, WV)
  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; KINGWOOD, WV)
  • OAKLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • IDF - GARRETT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • GARRETT CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)
  • HOSPICE OF GARRETT COUNTY (Hospital, about 9 miles away; OAKLAND, MD)

Airports located in Terra Alta:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Terra Alta:

  • West Virginia University (about 26 miles; Morgantown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 27,429)
  • Fairmont State University (about 34 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • Frostburg State University (about 36 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 46 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Waynesburg University (about 47 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 47 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 55 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)

Public elementary/middle school in Terra Alta:

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Library in Terra Alta:

  • TERRA ALTA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $60,061; Location: 701B EAST STATE AVENUE; 63,263 books; 1,451 audio materials; 716 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 73 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Terra Alta: Terra Alta Volunteer Fire Department (A), Terra Alta Community Ambulance Squad (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Terra Alta include: Independent United Brethren Church (A), Pilgrim Holiness Church (B), Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church (C), Terra Alta Baptist Church (D), Terra Alta First United Methodist Church (E), Terra Alta United Presbyterian Church (F), Trinity United Methodist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: The Preston County Historical Society (Museums; 109 East Washington Avenue).

Hotels: Bill's Place (Aurora Avenue.), Alpine Lake Resort (Route 2 Box 99 D2), Clutter Realty (Route 2 Box 100 B3).

Preston 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 2012 was 71.3. This is about average.

City:

71.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.97
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.93
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00478
U.S.:

0.01468

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

CAMP GALILEE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-21-2011)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2010)
BACKROADS LLC (Address: 1019 CORINTH MINE ROAD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2011)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Terra Alta that have no violations reported:

  • TERRA ALTA WATER WORKS (Address: 701-A EAST STATE AVENUE , Population served: 1,488, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • ALPINE LAKE PUBLIC UTILITIES (Address: 1813 ALPINE LAKE ROAD , Population served: 1,308, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.6%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
10 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Terra Alta, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Terra Alta compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Terra Alta (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Terra Alta Branch at 1003 East State Avenue, branch established on 1909/10/08. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Clear Mountain Bank: The Terra Alta Bank Branch at 1101 East State Street, branch established on 1891/10/21. Info updated 2010/05/28: Bank assets: $425.8 mil, Deposits: $376.0 mil, headquarters in Bruceton Mills, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: State Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Terra Alta travel time to work - commute Terra Alta mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Terra Alta town (based on Preston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.46%
Here: 33.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the Brethren
Adherents39.4%20.3%8.2%7.6%4.7%
Congregations52.9%3.9%3.9%6.9%7.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Free Methodist Church of North AmericaOther
Adherents4.6%3.3%2.8%2.5%6.5%
Congregations2.9%4.9%2.9%2.9%10.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Preston County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Preston County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Preston County:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Preston County:

29.0%
West Virginia:

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

8.6%
State:

13.1%
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
Other Government Administration 1$1,429$17,14813$2,170
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,252$15,0242$414
Solid Waste Management 5$7,068$16,9630$0
Sewerage 2$3,707$22,2420$0
Water Supply 3$6,265$25,0600$0
Totals for Government 12$19,721$19,72115$2,584

Terra Alta government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $381,000 ($255.19)
    Water Utilities: $381,000 ($255.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $180,000 ($120.56)
    Regular Highways: $59,000 ($39.52)
    Police Protection: $56,000 ($37.51)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($28.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000 ($14.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($6.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $323,000 ($216.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($40.19)

Terra Alta government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $349,000 ($233.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $173,000 ($115.87)
    All Other: $17,000 ($11.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($3.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($5.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $321,000 ($215.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($3.35)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $74,000 ($49.56)
    Property: $69,000 ($46.22)
    NEC: $10,000 ($6.70)
    Amusements Sales: $10,000 ($6.70)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,000 ($1.34)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.67)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.67)

Terra Alta government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,802,000 ($4555.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,115,000 ($4095.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $687,000 ($460.15)

Terra Alta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $301,000 ($201.61)

4.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,498 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.23%
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 Monongalia County, WV  1.35% ($37,183 average AGI)
from Garrett County, MD  0.26% ($25,586)
from Fayette County, PA  0.13% ($34,467)


4.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
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 Monongalia County, WV  1.61% ($39,536 average AGI)
to Garrett County, MD  0.36% ($21,317)
to Marion County, WV  0.28% ($31,781)

Strongest AM radio stations in Terra Alta:

  • WMSG (1050 AM; 1 kW; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFSP (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Terra Alta:

  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WFSP-FM (107.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Terra Alta:

  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Terra Alta fatal accident list:

Dec 11, 2010 01:00 AM, Cr-28, Lat: 39.52629, Lon: -79.55114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 21, 2004 08:44 PM, Sr-7, E High Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 2, 1991 11:10 PM, 7, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $731,000
Total average daily traffic: 750
Total average daily truck traffic: 97
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,200

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Terra Alta)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Div Of Hwys Substation Rt 7 (Lat: 39.438139 Lon: -79.515333), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPAB569
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1800 MHz, 47.2400 MHz, 47.2800 MHz, 47.3600 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 07/21/2022
    Registrant: State Of West Virginia Division Of Highways, Buckhannon, WV 26201, Phone: (304) 473-5337, Fax: (304) 473-4256, Email:
  • Water Tank Lakin Ave (Lat: 39.448972 Lon: -79.544500), Type: Tank, Structure height: 27 m, Overall height: 28 m, Call Sign: WPMQ454, Licensee ID: L00610065
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/1998, Expiration Date: 11/04/2003, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2004, Certifier: Charles R Seather
    Registrant: Terra Alta, Town Of, 701-A E.State Avenue, Terra Alta, WV 26764, Phone: (304) 789-6664, Fax: (304) 789-6664
  • 2 Miles South Of (Lat: 39.420083 Lon: -79.548111), Call Sign: KQJ739
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.3800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/2011, Expiration Date: 10/21/2021
    Registrant: Spectrum And Licensing Services, 11 Lee Street, Hanover, PA 17331, Phone: (717) 630-0816, Fax: (717) 637-8300, Email:
  • 1.6 Km S Hwy 7 Near Lookout Tower Briery Mtn, 5.8 Km W (Lat: 39.442861 Lon: -79.608111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42 m, Call Sign: WPUW999
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.590 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2012, Expiration Date: 05/20/2022, Certifier: Michael D Jones
    Registrant: Mountaineer Gas Company, 2401 Sissonville Drive, Charleston, WV 25387, Phone: (304) 340-4035, Fax: (304) 348-1610, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Terra Alta)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Terra Alta)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
  • Hazardous Condition: 32

Incident types - Terra Alta

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Terra Alta, WV
Most common first names in Terra Alta, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles4170.6 years
Mary3477.4 years
James3368.3 years
Robert3067.5 years
John3076.0 years
William2777.5 years
Harry2175.7 years
George2075.9 years
Joseph1570.6 years
Thomas1477.5 years
Most common last names in Terra Alta, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lewis2872.8 years
Sisler2175.4 years
Metheny1881.1 years
Shaffer1778.0 years
Wolfe1672.9 years
Ringer1578.0 years
Taylor1579.1 years
Smith1476.0 years
Kelly1476.9 years
Bolyard1378.2 years

Businesses in Terra Alta, WV

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
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