Valley Head, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 267.
Males: 118  (44.4%)
Females: 149  (55.6%)
Median resident age:  48.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 26294.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,008
Valley Head:

$41,008
WV:

$43,385

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,785

Valley Head CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $109,008
Valley Head:

$109,008
WV:

$117,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $66,042; Detached houses: $65,707
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Valley Head: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.5%), American (26.3%), British (12.6%), Irish (11.6%), Italian (11.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2390 feet

For population 25 years and over in Valley Head:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%

For population 15 years and over in Valley Head CDP:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 0.0%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Valley Head, West Virginia as of October 23, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Valley Head to the number of sex offenders is 257 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $290 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $242 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (87.6 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (131.2 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (280.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Durbin, WV (3.4 miles ), Huttonsville, WV (3.5 miles ), Pickens, WV (3.5 miles) , Cass, WV (3.5 miles) , Frank, WV (3.5 miles) , Mill Creek, WV (3.7 miles ), Bartow, WV (3.7 miles) , Green Bank, WV (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 38.55 N, Longitude: 80.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Valley Head household income distribution Valley Head home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Information (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (47%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (39%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (35%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (33%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (39%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (26%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

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

Earthquake activity:

Valley Head-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 204.7 miles away from the city 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 213.1 miles away from Valley Head center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 219.6 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 133.7 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 138.7 miles away from Valley Head center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 142.9 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 Randolph County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valley Head:

  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 63 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,891)
  • James Madison University (about 64 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • Fairmont State University (about 66 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 76 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 83 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • American National University (about 87 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Roanoke College (about 87 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

Public elementary/middle school in Valley Head:

See full list of schools located in Valley Head

Library in Valley Head:

  • VALLEY HEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $28,021; Location: US RT. 219 SOUTH; 10,533 books; 161 audio materials; 153 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 11 print serial subscriptions)

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

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

Randolph County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.6%
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
West Virginia average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Valley Head CDP (based on Randolph County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,23138
Evangelical Protestant3,72534
Catholic1,1685
Other7682
Black Protestant1171
None18,396-
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: 8
Randolph County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Randolph County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Randolph County:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

8.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Randolph County:

28.5%
West Virginia:

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

14.1%
State:

13.1%

4.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
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 Tucker County, WV  0.46% ($23,271 average AGI)
from Barbour County, WV  0.35% ($19,028)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.22% ($18,478)


4.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.29%
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 Barbour County, WV  0.44% ($29,333 average AGI)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.31% ($39,094)
to Tucker County, WV  0.24% ($17,640)

Strongest AM radio stations in Valley Head:

  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Valley Head:

  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WAFD (100.3 FM; WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV; Owner: J & K BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDNE-FM (98.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCWV (92.9 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: R-S BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WBTQ (93.5 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBRB (101.3 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)

Valley Head fatal accident list:

Dec 23, 2013 09:57 AM, Us-219, Lat: 38.62548, Lon: -80.02989, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Jan 17, 2010 00:25 AM, Cr-64, Lat: 38.54125, Lon: -80.02141, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • $5,700,000Total costs
  • 1,955Total average daily traffic
  • 203Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,503Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Joe Gonzalez, 2.9 Mi So Valley Head, Wv (Lat: 38.515000 Lon: -79.994444), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: 3045812900, Tony.G.Porter@wv.Gov, 190 HART FIELD ROAD
  • Joe Gonzalez, 2.9 Mi So Valley Head, Wv (Lat: 38.515000 Lon: -79.994444), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: 3045812900, Tony.G.Porter@wv.Gov, 190 HART FIELD ROAD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 2.9 Mi So Valley Head, Wv (Lat: 38.515000 Lon: -79.994444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: KNCJ395
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.112 MHz, 46.1000 MHzGrant Date: 10/15/2011, Expiration Date: 01/06/2022Registrant: Apco Spectrum Management Div Licensing Serv 050813, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • Int Of Rt 15 And Rt 219 (Lat: 38.555111 Lon: -80.036722), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WNQS640
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1400 MHz, 47.2800 MHzGrant Date: 10/01/2014, Expiration Date: 11/07/2024Registrant: West Virginia Division Of Highways, 83 Brushy Fork Crossing, Buckhannon, WV 26201, Phone: (304) 473-5337, Fax: (304) 473-4256, Email:
  • 2.9 Mi So Valley Head, Wv (Lat: 38.515000 Lon: -79.994444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WNHH912
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.9600 MHz, 39.9800 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/2011, Expiration Date: 10/29/2021Registrant: Apco Spectrum Management Division Licensing Services 10/16/12 Cec, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • WARE RIDGE, 2.9 Mi So Valley Head, Wv (Lat: 38.515000 Lon: -79.994444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WQNZ651, Licensee ID: L00123204
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6093.45 MHzGrant Date: 07/19/2011, Expiration Date: 07/19/2021, Certifier: Joe GonzalesRegistrant: West Virginia Division Of Homeland Security And Emergency Management, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, E., Bldg 1 Room Eb-80, Charleston, WV 25305, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:
  • WARE RIDGE, 2.9 Mi So Valley Head, Wv (Lat: 38.515000 Lon: -79.994444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WQXJ528, Licensee ID: L02001537
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 10995.0 MHz... (+21 more)Grant Date: 03/23/2016, Expiration Date: 03/23/2026, Certifier: Jim MartinRegistrant: Citynet, LLC, 100 Citynet Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330, Phone: (304) 848-5412, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC8HHQ, Licensee ID: L01247886, Grant Date: 02/20/2007, Expiration Date: 05/07/2017, Certifier: Roger L Arbogast, Registrant: Roger L Arbogast, Valley Head, WV 26294
  • Call Sign: N8XXH, Licensee ID: L00221409, Grant Date: 04/11/2013, Expiration Date: 04/06/2023, Certifier: Linda L Swecker, Registrant: Linda L Swecker, Hc 67 Box 16, Valley Head, WV 26294
  • Call Sign: KC8PXN, Licensee ID: L00305310, Grant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 12/12/2020, Certifier: Autumn E Swecker, Registrant: Autumn E Swecker, Hc 67 Box 16, Valley Head, WV 26294
  • Call Sign: KD8LTL, Licensee ID: L01509282, Grant Date: 07/30/2009, Expiration Date: 07/30/2019, Certifier: Jon P Tanner, Registrant: Jon P Tanner, Valley Head, WV 26294

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

VALLEY HEAD ELEMENTARY (Address: ROUTE 219, SOUTH , Population served: 44, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 38 regular monitoring violations
VALLEY HEAD MARKET (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2014)
  • 18 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 24 other older monitoring violations
BRAZEN HEAD INN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-09-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-24-2013)
  • 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 (OCT-18-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-11-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Valley Head 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Valley Head on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
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