Summers County, West Virginia (WV)

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County population in 2012: 13,737 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 12,999 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,875
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,407
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,376
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,290 (it was 1,154 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

27%

Land area: 361 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Summers County: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Summers County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 6,250  (45.6%)
Females: 7,677  (54.4%)

Summers County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Summers County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,956 ($21,147 in 1999)

This county:

$33956
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $333 (lower quartile is $227, upper quartile is $449)
This county:

$333
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,398 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Summers:

$83,398
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,515 - $151,393

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $114,220
Here:

$114,220
State:

$146,543

Townhouses or other attached units: $192,852
Here:

$192,852
State:

$136,766

In 2-unit structures: $131,542
Here:

$131,542
State:

$206,201

Mobile homes: $39,295
Here:

$39,295
State:

$42,329
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $743
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $240

Institutionalized population: 1,252

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


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Summers County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $110,800

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $348 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $309 (0.5%)

Summers County household income distribution in 2009 Summers County home values distribution Summers County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.0%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.7%
Summers County:

19.7%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.7% for Black residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Summers 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 $572 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hinton.

Summers County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Summers County: Camp Summers (A), Keeney Mountain Lookout Tower (B), Shanklins Ferry Camp (C), Willow Wood Country Club Golf Course (D), Pipestem Golf Club Regulation Course (E), Pipestem Golf Club Par 3 Course (F), Bluestone Conference Center (G), Bull Falls Camping Area (H), Camp Brookside (I), Camp Lightfoot (J), Alderson Federal Prison Camp (K), Forest Hill Volunteer Fire Department (L), Summers County Volunteer Fire Department Tug Creek Station (M), Summers County Volunteer Fire Department (N), Greenbrier Valley Rural Volunteer Fire Department (O), Jumping Branch - Nimitz Volunteer Fire Department (P), Pipestem Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Federal Prison Camp Fire Department (R), Green Sulphur District Volunteer Fire Department (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Summers County include: James Chapel (A), Upland Church (B), Keatley Springs Church (C), Keller Church (D), Lane United Methodist Church (E), Laurel Creek Church (F), Spruce Run Church (G), Lick Creek Church (H), Little Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery (1), Crews Cemetery (2), Huffman Cemetery (3), Greenbrier Cemetery (4), Richmond Cemetery (5), Restwood Cemetery (6), Oak Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bass Lake (A), Bluestone Lake (B), Long Branch Lake (C), Sun Valley Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Toms Run (A), Surveyor Branch (B), Sunrise Branch (C), Suck Creek (D), Stony Creek (E), Stonelick Branch (F), Stewart Creek (G), Spruce Run (H), Spranklin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Summers County include: Pence Springs Hotel Historic District (1), Bluestone State Park (2), Bluestone National Scenic River (3), Pipestem State Park (4), Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area (5), Sherman Ballard Recreation Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Fayette County , Greenbrier County , Mercer County , Monroe County , Giles County, Virginia , Raleigh County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 415
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 50 (32% naturalized citizens)

Summers County:

0.4%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 18
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1965 to 1969: 12

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.9%

Summers County marital status for males Summers County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Summers County with a mortgage: 1,072 (24 second mortgage, 54 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,539

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Summers County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,28215
Mainline Protestant86815
Catholic1651
Black Protestant1152
Other21
None11,495-
Summers 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: 3
Summers County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Summers County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Summers County:

13.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Summers County:

33.6%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Summers County:

Average size of farms: 175 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,418
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $252.99
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,803
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,418
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.07
Corn for grain: 86 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Summers County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 18208708.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Summers County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% 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 172.8 miles away from Summers 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 67.7 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 71.8 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 264.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 168.5 miles away from Summers County center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 69.6 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:


The number of natural disasters in Summers County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Germany (32%)
  • Korea (22%)
  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • France (10%)
  • Chile (8%)

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

  • United States or American (41%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Summers County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,265 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 564 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 74 (2%)
  • Other means: 38 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 148 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

154 people in nursing homes
3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 1,124 people in federal prisons
  • 128 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,999.

4.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.96% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($17,940 average AGI)
1.83% relocated from other states ($11,202 average AGI)
Summers County:

1.83%
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 Raleigh County, WV  0.86% ($21,364 average AGI)
from Mercer County, WV  0.50% ($42,211)
from Greenbrier County, WV  0.39% ($19,133)
from Monroe County, WV  0.39% ($22,800)


5.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.73% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($19,258 average AGI)
1.43% relocated to other states ($7,303 average AGI)
Summers County:

1.43%
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 Raleigh County, WV  1.15% ($25,773 average AGI)
to Mercer County, WV  0.91% ($27,629)
to Greenbrier County, WV  0.68% ($31,769)
to Fayette County, WV  0.26% ($22,300)
to Monroe County, WV  0.26% ($28,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Births per 1000 population in Summers County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Summers County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Summers County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,829 (2,172 aged, 657 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5684.700
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 441.740
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46810.05

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 727.8
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1353.710

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50.95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.56

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,598

Size of family households: 1,917 2-persons, 829 3-persons, 530 4-persons, 242 5-persons, 69 6-persons, 45 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,714 1-person, 206 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

1,815 married couples with children.
583 single-parent households (150 men, 433 women).

98.6% of residents of Summers County speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 55% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $111,540,000 ($8077 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,233,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $46,971,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,327,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $108,000
Federal grants: $36,237,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,187,000 ($3,747,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,711,000 ($1,912,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $632,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,110,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,573,000

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

Births: 634
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 888
Here:

65 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: -376
Here -27 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Summers County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.82 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 153
  • 2000 to 2004: 553
  • 1990 to 1999: 800
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,030
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,546
  • 1960 to 1969: 515
  • 1950 to 1959: 699
  • 1940 to 1949: 670
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,680
Rooms in houses/apartments in Summers County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 131
  • 4 rooms: 510
  • 5 rooms: 1,133
  • 6 rooms: 1,075
  • 7 rooms: 668
  • 8 rooms: 466
  • 9+ rooms: 369
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 203
  • 4 rooms: 293
  • 5 rooms: 218
  • 6 rooms: 248
  • 7 rooms: 72
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Summers County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 155
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,139
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,252
  • 4 bedrooms: 650
  • 5+ bedrooms: 166
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 242
  • 2 bedrooms: 426
  • 3 bedrooms: 361
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5+ bedrooms: 24
Cars and other vehicles available in Summers County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 325
  • 1 vehicle: 1,554
  • 2 vehicles: 1,590
  • 3 vehicles: 659
  • 4 vehicles: 189
  • 5+ vehicles: 59
  • no vehicle: 335
  • 1 vehicle: 462
  • 2 vehicles: 264
  • 3 vehicles: 88
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

67% of Summers County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in West Virginia.

Summers County:

67.3%
State average:

63.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Summers County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (22.9%)
  • Utility gas (22.7%)
  • Wood (20.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.4%)
  • Coal or coke (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (29.8%)
  • Electricity (25.6%)
  • Wood (15.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.8%)
  • Coal or coke (4.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 42
Here:

3.4%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 59
Here:

9.4%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 108
Here:

32.5%
West Virginia:

15.4%

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)

Summers County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $266,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $406,000
    General - Other: $358,000
    Financial Administration: $327,000
    Health Services - Other: $251,000
    Central Staff Services: $242,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $225,000
    General Public Buildings: $155,000
    Parks & Recreation: $127,000
    Libraries: $8,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Corrections: $238,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $684,000

Summers County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $443,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $395,000
    Interest Earnings: $77,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $629,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,066,000
    Other Selective Sales: $188,000
    NEC: $10,000

Summers County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $900,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Summers County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Summers County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Summers County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8679.1 years
James7670.1 years
William6974.5 years
John5973.5 years
Charles5572.2 years
Robert3973.3 years
Nellie2582.1 years
Margaret2475.6 years
Ethel2379.3 years
George2375.0 years
Most common last names in Summers County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Adkins8565.6 years
Meadows6674.1 years
Bennett6271.9 years
Gill5067.9 years
Ward4864.1 years
Smith4771.0 years
Richmond4474.1 years
Lilly4273.6 years
Bragg3072.8 years
Cales3075.9 years
Businesses in Summers County, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Subway1
Kroger1U-Haul1

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