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Nicholas County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 25,533 (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: 39 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Nicholas County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.1%), Retail trade (18.2%), Construction (15.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 82%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Nicholas County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.5%)
Median resident age:  44.9 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years
Males: 12,395  (48.5%)
Females: 13,138  (51.5%)

Nicholas County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Nicholas County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,594 ($26,974 in 1999)

This county:

$40,594
West Virginia:

$43,385

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $407 (lower quartile is $275, upper quartile is $516)
This county:

$407
State:

$521


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $95,835 (it was $52,800 in 2000)
Nicholas:

$95,835
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,887 - $168,737
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $924
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $305

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $617 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $393 (0.6%)

Nicholas County household income distribution in 2009 Nicholas County home values distribution Nicholas County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.8%
Nicholas County:

17.8%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.5% for Black residents, 14.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.9 years old
(Males: 43.9 years old, Females: 45.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.0 years old, Black residents: 39.6 years old, American Indian residents: 49.3 years old, Asian residents: 50.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 62.3 years old, Other race residents: 28.9 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 September 2015:
Here:

8.5%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 797
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 290 (65.8% naturalized citizens)

Nicholas County:

1.1%
Whole state:

1.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 88
  • 2000 to 2009: 16
  • 1990 to 1999: 19
  • 1980 to 1989: 49
  • 1970 to 1979: 28
  • Before 1970: 42
Note: State values scaled to Nicholas County population

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: 8,610
  • One, attached: 12
  • Two: 94
  • 3 or 4: 115
  • 5 to 9: 212
  • 20 to 49: 181
  • 50 or more: 139
  • Mobile homes: 3,685
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Nicholas County with a mortgage: 3,344 (27 second mortgage, 261 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,997

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

47.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Nicholas County

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 near West Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from Nicholas 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 the 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
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from Nicholas County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 167.4 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 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
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1500: November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Nicholas County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (38%)
  • Philippines (17%)
  • Ethiopia (13%)
  • Austria (11%)
  • Scotland (7%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Nicholas County (%):

  • American (20%)
  • English (19%)
  • Irish (15%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Nicholas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,684 (88.6%)
  • Carpooled: 397 (4.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 44 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 156 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 86 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 269 (3.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $46,506.

4.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.68% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($19,744 average AGI)
1.74% relocated from other states ($12,614 average AGI)
Nicholas County:

1.74%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fayette County, WV  0.46% ($33,585 average AGI)
from Webster County, WV  0.45% ($36,250)
from Clay County, WV  0.25% ($23,045)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.25% ($35,909)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.16% ($28,643)
from Mercer County, WV  0.11% ($30,100)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.11% ($46,800)


4.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.72% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($17,081 average AGI)
1.74% relocated to other states ($9,514 average AGI)
Nicholas County:

1.74%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fayette County, WV  0.51% ($33,933 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.32% ($23,214)
to Webster County, WV  0.31% ($28,185)
to Clay County, WV  0.21% ($25,053)
to Braxton County, WV  0.18% ($20,625)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.15% ($16,769)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.14% ($24,333)

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 2014: 12.6

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 live births in Nicholas County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Nicholas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Nicholas County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (405)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (359)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (350)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (287)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (192)
  • Unspecified dementia (122)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (98)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (91)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (91)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (85)

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: 25,533
  • In family households: 21,673 (3,551 male householders, 3,889 female householders)
    5,827 spouses, 6,284 children (5,829 natural, 196 adopted, 254 stepchildren), 947 grandchildren, 93 brothers or sisters, 181 parents, 325 other relatives, 555 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,714 (1,397 male householders (1,072 living alone)), 1,672 female householders (1,493 living alone)), 635 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 148

Size of family households: 3,943 2-persons, 1,566 3-persons, 1,010 4-persons, 653 5-persons, 191 6-persons, 43 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,567 1-person, 451 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 2 6-persons.

3,043 married couples with children.
1,079 single-parent households (241 men, 838 women).

99.0% of residents of Nicholas speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (23% speak English very well, 77% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% 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:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 12
  • 2010 to 2013: 427
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,100
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,063
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,325
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,159
  • 1960 to 1969: 991
  • 1950 to 1959: 924
  • 1940 to 1949: 625
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,407
Note: State values scaled to Nicholas population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Nicholas County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Nicholas County population
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 219
  • 4 rooms: 800
  • 5 rooms: 1,941
  • 6 rooms: 1,876
  • 7 rooms: 1,668
  • 8 rooms: 963
  • 9+ rooms: 850
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 381
  • 4 rooms: 497
  • 5 rooms: 477
  • 6 rooms: 333
  • 7 rooms: 229
  • 8 rooms: 105
  • 9+ rooms: 22
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nicholas County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Nicholas County population
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 123
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,669
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,722
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,537
  • 5+ bedrooms: 264
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 530
  • 2 bedrooms: 508
  • 3 bedrooms: 981
  • 4 bedrooms: 102
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Nicholas County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Nicholas County population
  • no vehicle: 502
  • 1 vehicle: 1,987
  • 2 vehicles: 3,342
  • 3 vehicles: 1,752
  • 4 vehicles: 571
  • 5+ vehicles: 233
  • no vehicle: 445
  • 1 vehicle: 940
  • 2 vehicles: 655
  • 3 vehicles: 111
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

91% of Nicholas County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in West Virginia.

Nicholas County:

91.1%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 20,897
  • Other state: 4,137
  • Northeast: 687
  • Midwest: 1,496
  • South: 1,738
  • West: 192

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nicholas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (46.8%)
  • Utility gas (22.1%)
  • Wood (13.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Electricity (60.5%)
  • Utility gas (23.9%)
  • Wood (8.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.1%)
  • Coal or coke (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 126
Here:

5.2%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

2.9%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 62
Here:

8.7%
West Virginia:

15.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Nicholas County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,462,000
    Health - Other: $1,394,000
    Police Protection: $1,058,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,011,000
    Financial Administration: $850,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $782,000
    General Public Buildings: $340,000
    Parks and Recreation: $155,000
    General - Other: $74,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,891,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,434,000

Nicholas County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $980,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,057,000
    All Other: $196,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $295,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $146,000
    Interest Earnings: $138,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $665,000
    Health and Hospitals: $433,000
    Water Utilities: $168,000
    All Other: $151,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,611,000
    NEC: $115,000
    Other License: $26,000
    Other Selective Sales: $25,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000

Nicholas County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,770,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,770,000

Nicholas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,641,000

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
Nicholas County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Nicholas County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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"