County population in 2012: 29,384 (38% urban, 62% rural); it was 28,262 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,300 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,283 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,394 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,112 (it was 2,678 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 1040 sq. mi. Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Randolph County: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.4%), Retail trade (11.0%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $311 (0.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $247 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.3%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Randolph County is $363 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $468 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $604 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Randolph County: Catholic Rural Life and Retreat Center (A), Hartridge (B), Wildell Shelter (C), Huttonsville Correctional Center (D), Three Forks of Gauley (E), Cheat Bridge (F), Swallow Rock Campground (G), Spruce Knob Lake Campground (H), Spanoak Corners (I), Parting Springs (J), Camp Pioneer (K), Elkins Speedway (L), Old Fort (M), Laurel Fork Campground (N), Star (O), Johns Camp Run Shelter (P), Elks Golf Course (Q), Loop (R), Bickle Knob Lookout Tower (S), Long (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Randolph County include: Glady Church of the Brethren (A), Lick Church (B), Harman Church of the Brethren (C), Church of Christ (D), Harrison Church (E), Wayside Church (F), Valley Chapel (G), Tygart Valley Church (H), Riverside Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Crouch Cemetery (1), Cowger Cemetery (2), Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (3), White Cemetery (4), Ware Cemetery (5), Stainaker Cemetery (6), Simmons Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Three Forks Run (A), Straight Run (B), See Shanty Run (C), Saltlick Run (D), Saltblock Run (E), Pleasant Run (F), Painter Run (G), Mulberry Fork (H), Morgan Camp Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Randolph County include: Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area (1), Huttonsville State Farm Wildlife Management Area (2), Cheat Wildlife Management Area (3), Beckys Creek Wildlife Management Area (4), Beaver Dam Wildlife Management Area (5), Tall Oaks Roadside Park (6), Dolly Sods Picnic Area (7), Gaudineer Knob Recreation Site (8), Bear Heaven Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 227 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,833 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $37.03 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.05% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.67% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,318 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.03% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.02% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,685 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.50% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.77 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.37% Corn for grain: 894 harvested acres Vegetables: 18 harvested acres Land in orchards: 30 acres
Randolph County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 4.2 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/21/1967, a tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.
Randolph County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 99% 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 64.1 miles away from the county center On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
West Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1881): March 2, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1881, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
West Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1496): September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1496, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
West Virginia West Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 18, 2000 to February 22, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1319): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1319, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
West Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 8, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1137): September 11, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1137, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
West Virginia Flooding, Incident Period: July 18, 1996 to July 31, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1132): August 14, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1132, Natural disaster type: Flood
West Virginia Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 1996 to June 10, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1115): May 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1115, Natural disaster type: Flood
West Virginia Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 2, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1096): January 25, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1096, Natural disaster type: Flood
West Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1084): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1084, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
West Virginia Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3109): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3109, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Births per 1000 population in Randolph County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population in Randolph County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Randolph County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,617 (4,360 aged, 1,257 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.51 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18490.96 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 315.840 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 121652.92
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1148.020 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1344.020
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.89 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59.5
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 151.6. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 111.1
Other - 40.4
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 22,420 (5,636 male householders, 2,117 female householders)
5,966 spouses, 6,790 children (6,158 natural, 206 adopted, 426 stepchildren), 566 grandchildren, 184 brothers or sisters, 174 parents, 189 other relatives, 659 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 4,712 (1,844 male householders (1,491 living alone)), 2,098 female householders (1,829 living alone)), 770 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 2,273 (1,941 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,945 2-persons, 1,799 3-persons, 1,260 4-persons, 526 5-persons, 155 6-persons, 68 7-or-more-persons.
97.8% of residents of Randolph County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 34% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $205,648,000 ($7217 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $7,509,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $88,790,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $42,706,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $257,000 Federal grants: $53,353,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,726,000 ($38,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $17,817,000 ($3,195,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $680,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,768,000 Federal Government insurance: $23,958,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
57 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
65 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +47
+2 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +518
+18 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Randolph County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.74 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 108
2000 to 2004: 624
1990 to 1999: 1,994
1980 to 1989: 2,153
1970 to 1979: 2,629
1960 to 1969: 1,532
1950 to 1959: 1,091
1940 to 1949: 1,169
1939 or earlier: 2,695
Rooms in houses/apartments in Randolph County, West Virginia
64% of Randolph County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 23007
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,100
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Randolph County