For population 25 years and over in West Alexander:
For population 15 years and over in West Alexander borough:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,271 (1.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (36.4 miles , pop. 334,563).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (284.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Valley Grove, WV (1.8 miles ), Claysville borough, PA (2.3 miles ), West Liberty, WV (2.5 miles ), Triadelphia, WV (2.7 miles ), Bethany, WV (2.8 miles ), Clearview, WV (3.2 miles ), Windsor Heights, WV (3.2 miles ), Wheeling, WV (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 40.10 N, Longitude: 80.51 W
Area code: 724
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Crime rate in West Alexander detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Work and jobs in West Alexander: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in West Alexander, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
West Alexander-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/3/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the West Alexander borough center killed 2 people and injured 70 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/8/1969, a category F3 tornado 39.0 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:West Alexander-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 99% 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 96.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from West Alexander 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 Washington County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near West Alexander:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Alexander:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.53. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.424. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 7.90. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00935. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.
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No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
17 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000
West Alexander compared to Pennsylvania state average:
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Religion statistics for West Alexander (based on Washington County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.14%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 34
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Number of full-service restaurants: 119
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West Alexander government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,140 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($254 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,904 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($214 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Alexander)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Alexander)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
Businesses in West Alexander, PA