West Union, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 833 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 341  (41.0%)
Females: 492  (59.0%)
Median resident age:

35.9 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26456.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $26,788 (it was $18,300 in 2000)
West Union:

$26,788
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,657 (it was $10,539 in 2000)

West Union town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $67,705 (it was $37,300 in 2000)
West Union:

$67,705
WV:

$119,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $544.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Union: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.1%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in West Union, WV (2010)
    • 81999.3%White alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Hispanic

Races in West Union detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in West Union, West Virginia as of January 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Union is 46 to 1.


Crime rates in West Union by year

Type

2005

2008

2009

2011

2012

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(870.6)
3
(384.1)
1
(129.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(487.2)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(373.1)
6
(768.2)
3
(387.6)
2
(242.1)
2
(243.6)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(124.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)85.857.624.59.743.80.0

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City-data.com crime index in West Union, WV

Crime rate in West Union detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
West Virginia average:

2.04
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Ancestries: German (27.7%), American (19.0%), Irish (14.0%), English (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), Italian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1881

Elevation: 828 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,271 people per square mile   (low).

West Union, West Virginia map

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $622 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $610 (0.9%)

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 ),
Wolf Summit, WV (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.30 N, Longitude: 80.78 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in West Union, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Union, WV in 2017
West Union satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in West Union, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.0%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.9%)
  • Utilities (5.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Public administration (10.8%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.2%)
  • Social assistance (7.5%)
Most common occupations in West Union, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Religious workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Religious workers (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)

Average climate in West Union, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Union-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 69% 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 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 153.2 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 186.7 miles away from West Union center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 160.8 miles away from West Union center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 185.4 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) earthquake occurred 195.4 miles away from West Union center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 157.7 miles away from West Union 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 Doddridge County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Union topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Union:

  • DODDRIDGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPT AND HOME HEALTH SERV (RURAL ROUTE 2 BOX 54)

Other hospitals and medical centers near West Union:

  • SALEM GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SALEM, WV)
  • SALEM CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SALEM, WV)
  • PINE VIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HARRISVILLE, WV)

Airports located in West Union:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Union:

  • Fairmont State University (about 36 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 40 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • West Virginia University (about 50 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Waynesburg University (about 53 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • West Liberty University (about 61 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • Muskingum University (about 71 miles; New Concord, OH; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 71 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)

Public high school in West Union:

Public elementary/middle schools in West Union:

See full list of schools located in West Union

Library in West Union:

  • DODDRIDGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $179,062; Location: 117 COURT STREET; 35,378 books; 349 audio materials; 1,067 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 53 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Union: Doddridge County Emergency Squad (A), West Union Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Courts: Doddridge County - Circuit Court- Clerk (Court House), Doddridge County - Clerk County Court (118 East Court Street), Doddridge County - Magistrate Court Clerk (Court Street).

Birthplace of: Bob Childers - Country singer.

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Union and their reported violations in the past:

WEST UNION, TOWN OF (Address: 20 WABASH AVENUE , Population served: 1,895, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 28 regular monitoring violations
DODDRIDGE COUNTY PARK (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/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)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-01-2010 to JAN-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-16-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2010)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.9%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in West Union (2011 data):

  • Cornerstone Bank, Inc.: at 101 West Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2006/12/18: Bank assets: $94.2 mil, Deposits: $78.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Cornerstone Financial Services, Inc.
  • West Union Bank: at 105 East Main Street, branch established on 1893/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $116.9 mil, Deposits: $99.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Tri-County Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in West Union:

Marital status in West Union, WV
  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 33.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 27.7%

For population 25 years and over in West Union:

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - West Union
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Union, WV (based on Doddridge County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,16315
Evangelical Protestant96311
Catholic401
Other1-
None6,035-
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: 1
Doddridge County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Here:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Doddridge County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Doddridge County:

30.9%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Doddridge County:

10.5%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Union:

52.3%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Union:

52.3%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Union:

19.2%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Union:

11.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
West Union:

42.0%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.8%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
West Union:

79.7%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Union, WV Residents
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
Water Supply 4$7,506$22,5180$0
Sewerage 3$7,348$29,3920$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,558$30,6960$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,040$24,4807$1,060
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 9$19,452$25,9368$1,260

West Union government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $302,000 ($362.55)
    Water Utilities: $302,000 ($362.55)
    Police Protection: $59,000 ($70.83)
    Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($60.02)
    Regular Highways: $38,000 ($45.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($4.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($48.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($36.01)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($36.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $243,000 ($291.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($48.02)

West Union government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $404,000 ($484.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $16,000 ($19.21)
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000 ($9.60)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.40)
    Rents: $2,000 ($2.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $404,000 ($484.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $24,000 ($28.81)
    Other: $3,000 ($3.60)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($2.40)
  • Tax - Property: $97,000 ($116.45)
    Other License: $7,000 ($8.40)

West Union government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,264,000 ($3918.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,182,000 ($3819.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000 ($132.05)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,000 ($33.61)

West Union government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,000 ($147.66)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $213,000 ($255.70)

5.36% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harrison County, WV  3.01% ($46,110 average AGI)


5.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,964 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harrison County, WV  2.51% ($34,787 average AGI)

Businesses in West Union, WV

  • 7-Eleven: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in West Union:

  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPDX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJAW (630 AM; 1 kW; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: JAWCO, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVLY (1370 AM; 5 kW; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Union:

  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WPDX-FM (104.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYMJ (99.5 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WETZ-FM (103.9 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: DAILEY CORPORATION)
  • WXCR (92.3 FM; NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRRR-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MARYS, WV; Owner: SEVEN RANGES RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFBY (102.3 FM; WESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRSG (91.5 FM; MIDDLEBOURNE, WV; Owner: TYLER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)

TV broadcast stations around West Union:

  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WDTV (Channel 5; WESTON, WV; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)

West Union fatal accident list:

Nov 1, 2010 09:52 AM, Us-50, Sr-18, Lat: 39.287711, Lon: -80.768503, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 2, 2008 11:00 PM, Us-50, Lat: 39.278350, Lon: -80.824640, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 29, 2008 05:05 PM, Us-50, Doe Run, Lat: 39.284290, Lon: -80.771230, 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
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 246ft / 75.2mTotal length
  • $9,433,000Total costs
  • 99,285Total average daily traffic
  • 14,082Total average daily truck traffic
  • 115,625Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Union, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Union, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Union)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Rock Run (Lat: 39.305361 Lon: -80.669833), Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WNMH369,
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.0200 MHz, 42.1000 MHz, 42.1200 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/2014, Expiration Date: 01/17/2025, Registrant: Wv State Police, 725 Jefferson Road, South Charleston, WV 25309, Phone: (304) 746-2153, Email:
  • On St Rt 18 4.8 Km Nw (Lat: 39.321472 Lon: -80.808722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPKK633,
    Assigned Frequencies: 860.337 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2002, Expiration Date: 03/24/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2012, Certifier: Karen L Skovran, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, N.W. Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 1.6 Km Nw (Lat: 39.297306 Lon: -80.794278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 95 m, Call Sign: WNBS455,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.190 MHz, Grant Date: 12/18/2014, Expiration Date: 02/16/2025, Certifier: Russell T Linger, Registrant: Hope Gas, Inc, 5th Floor, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 775-5170, Fax: (804) 771-6570, Email:
  • 1 Mi Nw (Lat: 39.297306 Lon: -80.794278), Call Sign: WNCF503,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7000 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2015, Expiration Date: 05/17/2025, Registrant: Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc, 5th Floor, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 775-5170, Fax: (804) 771-6570, Email:
  • SHANNON KNOB TANK, Shannon Knob Tank. 0.2 Km N Of Wv Rte 18 & Co Rte 50/30 Intersection (Lat: 39.296806 Lon: -80.770972), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQFF244,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2016, Expiration Date: 06/29/2026, Certifier: Charles B Langfitt, Registrant: Siemens Industry Inc, 1239 Willow Lake Boulevard, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2743, Email:
  • Lat: 39.271139 Lon: -80.688194, Call Sign: WQOS734,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.712 MHz, 457.812 MHz, 463.800 MHz, 468.800 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2012, Expiration Date: 01/19/2022, Certifier: William Uhl, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • WEST UNION, 310 Louise Avenue, Box 236 (Lat: 39.298694 Lon: -80.765917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WMW337, Licensee ID: L00128694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC
  • WEST UNION, Lat: 39.292222 Lon: -80.789444, Call Sign: WQLK210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.418 MHz, Grant Date: 02/18/2010, Expiration Date: 02/18/2020, Certifier: Etta Stadler, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • CB327, Off Of Snowbird Rd. (Rt. 50/16) (Lat: 39.279667 Lon: -80.742917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 113.1 m, Call Sign: WQWG410,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2015, Expiration Date: 08/13/2025, Certifier: Raymond B Ostroski, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • CB340, 306 Louise Avenue (Wv11359-A) (Lat: 39.297556 Lon: -80.766972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 107 m, Overall height: 108.8 m, Call Sign: WQWG412,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17865.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz... (+3 more), Grant Date: 08/13/2015, Expiration Date: 08/13/2025, Certifier: Raymond B Ostroski, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • Tonkin, .11 Mile Ne Of Tunnell Hill Rd West Union, (Doddridge County) Wv 26456 (Lat: 39.297583 Lon: -80.794500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 98.7 m, Call Sign: KGZ55,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6725.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6197.24 MHz... (+57 more), Grant Date: 08/11/2009, Expiration Date: 09/29/2019, Registrant: Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc, 5th Floor, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 775-5170, Fax: (804) 771-6570, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Union)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 33
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in West Union, WV

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Union, WV
Most common first names in West Union, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3679.1 years
James3272.6 years
William3275.3 years
John2980.9 years
Charles2475.3 years
Robert2267.8 years
Paul1474.9 years
Betty1269.4 years
Clarence1276.5 years
Ruth1274.3 years
Most common last names in West Union, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4480.0 years
Davis2675.4 years
Williams2078.0 years
Doak1980.3 years
Mckinney1981.9 years
Underwood1978.6 years
Knight1680.3 years
Leggett1573.6 years
Dotson1569.9 years
Cottrill1481.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Union, WV
  • 86.4%Utility gas
  • 9.6%Electricity
  • 2.6%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Union, WV
  • 51.1%Electricity
  • 48.9%Utility gas


West Union compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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