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Nicholas County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2019: 24,730 (13% urban, 87% rural); it was 26,562 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,798
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,976
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,886
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,164 (it was 1,836 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

27%

Land area: 649 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Nicholas County: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (33.8%), Construction (20.8%), Educational, health and social services (20.1%), Public administration (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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  • Races in Nicholas County, WV (2019)
    • 23,98990.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2470.9%Two or more races
    • 1930.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1670.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 900.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 550.2%Asian alone
Median resident age:

45.5 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 12,182  (49.3%)
Females: 12,548  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Nicholas County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,921 ($26,974 in 1999)
This county:

$41,921
West Virginia:

$48,850

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $390 (lower quartile is $290, upper quartile is $553)
This county:

$390
State:

$551


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,076 (it was $52,800 in 2000)
Nicholas:

$99,076
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,548 - $172,237

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $130,192
Here:

$130,192
State:

$165,782

Townhouses or other attached units: $110,553
Here:

$110,553
State:

$183,709

In 2-unit structures: $92,614
Here:

$92,614
State:

$115,788

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $25,102
Here:

$25,102
State:

$148,240

Mobile homes: $61,449
Here:

$61,449
State:

$71,341

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $895
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $307

Institutionalized population: 148

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 48
  • Burglaries: 101
  • Thefts: 347
  • Auto thefts: 33
Nicholas County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $103,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $202,800
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $68,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Nicholas, WV residents
Average permit cost in Nicholas, WV
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $639 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $391 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Nicholas, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Nicholas, WV in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Nicholas, WV in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.7%
Nicholas County:

16.7%
West Virginia:

16.0%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.3% for American Indian residents, 50.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.5 years old
(Males: 45.2 years old, Females: 46.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.8 years old, Black residents: 42.8 years old, American Indian residents: 60.3 years old, Asian residents: 55.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.6 years old, Other race residents: 20.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Nicholas County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $584 a month.

Cities in this county include: Summersville, Richwood, Craigsville, Nettie, Dixie, Fenwick, Birch River, Tioga, Belva.

Nicholas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Benton County, Missouri , Caroline County, Virginia , Gibson County, Indiana , Jefferson County, Indiana , Martin County, Indiana .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
West Virginia:

5.7%

Unemployment by year in Nicholas, WV
County total employment by year in Nicholas, WV
County average yearly wages by year in Nicholas, WV

Current college students: 797
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 256 (24.8% naturalized citizens)

Nicholas County:

1.0%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1582010 or later
  • 542000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 491980 to 1989
  • 281970 to 1979
  • 42Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.3%

Nicholas County marital status for males Nicholas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,388
  • One, attached: 32
  • Two: 121
  • 3 or 4: 140
  • 5 to 9: 184
  • 10 to 19: 19
  • 20 to 49: 67
  • 50 or more: 153
  • Mobile homes: 2,979
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Nicholas County with a mortgage: 2,990 (27 second mortgage, 253 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,991

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

46.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Nicholas County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,09646
Evangelical Protestant3,09839
Catholic4402
Other12
None17,598-
Nicholas County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Nicholas County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Nicholas County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

8.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Nicholas County:

11.4%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Nicholas County:

31.7%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Nicholas County:

Average size of farms: 132 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,480
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $30.71
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $8,413
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.71%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,258
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.12
Corn for grain: 34 harvested acres
Vegetables: 27 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 46 acres

Earthquake activity:

Nicholas County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 158.4 miles away from Nicholas County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 127.3 miles away from the county 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 170.7 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 221.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 229.0 miles away from Nicholas County center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4517-WV: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4517, Natural disaster type: Other
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 22, 2016 to June 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4273: June 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4273, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 10, 2015 to July 14, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4236: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4236, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4093: November 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4093, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4071: July 23, 2012, FEMA Id: 4071, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1881: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1881, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: May 27, 2004 to June 28, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1522: June 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1522, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • 13 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Nicholas County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Landslides: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Nicholas

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,787 (85.4%)
  • Carpooled: 577 (7.3%)
  • Bus: 72 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 82 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 116 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 290 (3.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Austria (27%)
  • Indonesia (22%)
  • Ethiopia (18%)
  • Cuba (10%)
  • Denmark (9%)
  • England (6%)
  • Scotland (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Nicholas County


  • American (21%)
  • English (17%)
  • Irish (16%)
  • German (10%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Nicholas County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Nicholas County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 139 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,365.

3.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.30%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.35% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($23,819 average AGI)
0.95% relocated from other states ($8,772 average AGI)
Nicholas County:

0.95%
West Virginia average:

2.49%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Webster County, WV  0.39% ($22,697 average AGI)
from Fayette County, WV  0.34% ($37,793)


4.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.75% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($22,473 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($14,005 average AGI)
Nicholas County:

1.52%
West Virginia average:

3.00%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fayette County, WV  0.55% ($31,277 average AGI)
to Webster County, WV  0.36% ($28,935)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.29% ($30,240)
to Braxton County, WV  0.28% ($28,708)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Nicholas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Nicholas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Nicholas County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Nicholas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Nicholas County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nicholas County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nicholas County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nicholas County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Nicholas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,958 (4,128 aged, 1,830 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 397 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Nicholas County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (451)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (448)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (439)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (340)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (204)
  • Unspecified dementia (169)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (51)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (30)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (25)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (23)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,811
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 544
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 79,673

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,001
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,149

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 196.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 125.6
  • Other - 71.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,730
  • Male householders: 4,847 (1,072 living alone), Female householders: 5,156 (1,559 living alone)
  • 5,437 spouses (5,415 opposite-sex spouses), 568 unmarried partners, (549 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,384 children (5,809 natural, 201 adopted, 365 stepchildren), 835 grandchildren, 194 brothers or sisters, 196 parents, 0 foster children, 355 other relatives, 571 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 149

Size of family households: 3,883 2-persons, 1,693 3-persons, 800 4-persons, 468 5-persons, 117 6-persons, 40 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,630 1-person, 350 2-persons, 15 3-persons.

2,558 married couples with children.
1,432 single-parent households (214 men, 1,218 women).

98.4% of residents of Nicholas speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (47% speak English very well, 53% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $190,442,000 ($7,248 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,111,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $89,931,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,120,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,508,000
Federal grants: $41,569,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,815,000 ($9,585,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,500,000 ($2,063,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $892,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,741,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,039,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,473
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,553
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +8
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Nicholas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.53 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.7

Year house built in Nicholas County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Nicholas County, West Virginia
  • 1302014 or later
  • 4312010 to 2013
  • 1,2452000 to 2009
  • 2,3761990 to 1999
  • 1,6981980 to 1989
  • 2,3571970 to 1979
  • 1,2661960 to 1969
  • 9381950 to 1959
  • 9381940 to 1949
  • 1,7091939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Nicholas County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Nicholas County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Nicholas County, West Virginia
  • 221 room
  • 72 rooms
  • 933 rooms
  • 6924 rooms
  • 1,5425 rooms
  • 2,0216 rooms
  • 1,6907 rooms
  • 9128 rooms
  • 9759+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nicholas County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nicholas County, West Virginia
  • 311 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 2273 rooms
  • 4474 rooms
  • 5015 rooms
  • 3986 rooms
  • 2127 rooms
  • 818 rooms
  • 1089+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nicholas County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Nicholas County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Nicholas County, West Virginia
  • 26no bedroom
  • 421 bedroom
  • 1,7332 bedrooms
  • 4,5733 bedrooms
  • 1,3474 bedrooms
  • 2675+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nicholas County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nicholas County, West Virginia
  • 32no bedroom
  • 3741 bedroom
  • 5432 bedrooms
  • 9913 bedrooms
  • 814 bedrooms
  • 345+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Nicholas County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Nicholas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Nicholas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 503no vehicle
  • 1,9941 vehicle
  • 3,2912 vehicles
  • 1,7053 vehicles
  • 2984 vehicles
  • 1815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Nicholas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Nicholas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 391no vehicle
  • 1,0411 vehicle
  • 3992 vehicles
  • 1953 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

93.1% of Nicholas County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

Nicholas County:

93.1%
State average:

88.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 20,215
  • Other state: 3,987
  • Northeast: 806
  • Midwest: 1,383
  • South: 1,442
  • West: 330
Year householders moved into unit in Nicholas County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nicholas County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 37.2%Electricity
  • 27.9%Utility gas
  • 19.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.6%Wood
  • 3.1%Other fuel
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.3%Electricity
  • 23.4%Utility gas
  • 10.8%Wood
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Coal or coke
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 275
Here:

11.9%
West Virginia:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

2.4%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

7.0%
West Virginia:

13.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Nicholas County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,289,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,550,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,173,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $153,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,707,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,707,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $746,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,229,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $94,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,989,000
    Other: $570,000
    Other Selective Sales: $165,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,596,000

Nicholas County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,289,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,550,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,173,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $153,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,707,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,707,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $746,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,229,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $94,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,989,000
    Other: $570,000
    Other Selective Sales: $165,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,596,000

Nicholas County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,289,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,550,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,173,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $153,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,707,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,707,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $746,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,229,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $94,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,989,000
    Other: $570,000
    Other Selective Sales: $165,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,596,000

Nicholas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,289,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,550,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,173,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $153,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,707,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,707,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $746,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,229,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $94,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,989,000
    Other: $570,000
    Other Selective Sales: $165,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,596,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,283
  • Number of aged recipients: 72
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,211
  • Number of recipients under 18: 100
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 962
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 221
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 398
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 582
Most common first names in Nicholas County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15671.5 years
John12875.3 years
Mary12578.9 years
William11375.3 years
Charles10373.8 years
Robert6869.0 years
George5877.6 years
Joseph4174.5 years
Roy3775.5 years
Virginia3673.4 years
Most common last names in Nicholas County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown10974.5 years
Mcclung6480.1 years
Williams6473.5 years
Groves6177.5 years
Smith5576.7 years
Odell5577.8 years
Spencer5075.1 years
Hinkle4774.1 years
Grose4673.9 years
Rader4674.3 years
Businesses in Nicholas County, WV
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike3
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid2
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Dairy Queen2Sleep Inn1
FedEx2Subway2
Ford1Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1U-Haul3
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS2
Hilton1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1

Nicholas County on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"