For population 25 years and over in West Union:
For population 15 years and over in West Union town:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $433 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (80.1 miles , pop. 53,421).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (89.9 miles , pop. 334,563).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (303.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Pennsboro, WV (3.2 miles ), Salem, WV (3.4 miles ), Pullman, WV (3.5 miles) , Auburn, WV (3.8 miles) , Ellenboro, WV (3.9 miles ), Middlebourne, WV (3.9 miles ), Harrisville, WV (4.0 miles ), Smithfield, WV (4.2 miles) .
Latitude: 39.30 N, Longitude: 80.78 W
Area code: 304
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Crime rate in West Union detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-3.0%).
Work and jobs in West Union: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in West Union, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
West Union-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the West Union town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 3/7/1956, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:West Union-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from West Union center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Doddridge County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Bob Childers - Country singer.
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.20. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2000 was 20.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in West Union that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 20.7%
(20.9% 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)
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Religion statistics for West Union (based on Doddridge County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.09%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
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6.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,770 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,819 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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West Union fatal accident list:
Aug 2, 2008 11:00 PM, Us-50, Lat: 39.278350, Lon: -80.824644, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 29, 2008 05:05 PM, Us-50, Doe Run, Lat: 39.284292, Lon: -80.771228, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Nov 1, 2002 07:32 AM, 50/30, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 20 meters (66ft)
Total costs: $2,640,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,850
Total average daily truck traffic: 644
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Union)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Union)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in West Union, WV