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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. 2012 cost of living index in Summers County: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.3%), Retail trade (11.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 3%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Summers County, West Virginia:


Median resident age:  45.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years

Males: 6,250  (45.6%)
Females: 7,677  (54.4%)

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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 2009: $26,658 ($21,147 in 1999)
This county:

$26658
West Virginia:

$37435

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $276 (lower quartile is $196, upper quartile is $379)
This county:

$276
State:

$415


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $73,718 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Summers County:

$73,718
West Virginia:

$94,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,978 - $113,620

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $119,658
Here:

$119,658
State:

$134,377

Townhouses or other attached units: $188,535
Here:

$188,535
State:

$154,643

In 2-unit structures: $67,718
Here:

$67,718
State:

$132,801

Mobile homes: $81,357
Here:

$81,357
State:

$32,459
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $791
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $201

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $255 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $145 (0.2%)


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 2009: 22.4%
(22.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

24.4%
Whole state:

17.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.8%
Whole state:

7.6%

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 .

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


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:

41.1% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.63%
Here37.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,892
Total congregations: 41

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents2,143 (43.8%)1,220 (24.9%)838 (17.1%)169 (3.5%)114 (2.3%)
Congregations8 (19.5%)1 (2.4%)16 (39.0%)1 (2.4%)3 (7.3%)
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents86 (1.8%)80 (1.6%)72 (1.5%)65 (1.3%)105 (2.1%)
Congregations1 (2.4%)2 (4.9%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)7 (17.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Summers County - Hinton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Summers County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Summers County:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.6%
West Virginia:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Summers County:

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 slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 3.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Summers County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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
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 39.3 miles away from Summers County center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 74.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Rail transportation (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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




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





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:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,048.

5.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
West Virginia average:

5.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.37% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($19,255 average AGI)
2.17% relocated from other states ($10,061 average AGI)
Summers County:

2.17%
West Virginia average:

3.05%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Raleigh County, WV  1.25% ($33,521 average AGI)
from Greenbrier County, WV  0.76% ($30,138)
from Mercer County, WV  0.60% ($26,043)


5.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,199 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
West Virginia average:

5.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.45% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($15,047 average AGI)
2.06% relocated to other states ($9,152 average AGI)
Summers County:

2.06%
West Virginia average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Raleigh County, WV  1.04% ($22,050 average AGI)
to Mercer County, WV  0.73% ($24,714)
to Greenbrier County, WV  0.60% ($29,913)
to Fayette County, WV  0.26% ($25,100)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Summers County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Summers County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Summers County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Summers County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Summers County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Subway1
Kroger1U-Haul1
McDonald's1

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