Damascus, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 775 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.0%
Males: 405  (52.3%)
Females: 370  (47.7%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24236.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,957 (it was $19,886 in 2000)
Damascus:

$31,957
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,122 (it was $14,995 in 2000)

Damascus town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $124,255 (it was $58,600 in 2000)
Damascus:

$124,255
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $174,802; detached houses: $190,529; mobile homes: $27,477

Median gross rent in 2019: $544.

March 2019 cost of living index in Damascus: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.4%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Damascus, VA (2019)
    • 59596.1%White alone
    • 132.1%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Black alone

Races in Damascus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Damascus, Virginia as of February 01, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Damascus is 176 to 1.


Crime rates in Damascus by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(185.0)
2
(185.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(121.7)
1
(122.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(92.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(182.8)
2
(184.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(92.5)
2
(185.4)
2
(242.7)
6
(729.9)
1
(122.7)
2
(245.4)
2
(249.7)
2
(250.3)
2
(251.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(365.6)
2
(184.2)
3
(276.8)
1
(92.5)
1
(92.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(121.7)
3
(368.1)
2
(245.4)
2
(249.7)
1
(125.2)
4
(502.5)
3
(380.7)
3
(381.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(2,011)
35
(3,223)
30
(2,768)
24
(2,220)
15
(1,390)
35
(4,248)
19
(2,311)
17
(2,086)
21
(2,577)
19
(2,372)
27
(3,379)
33
(4,146)
13
(1,650)
49
(6,226)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(731.3)
4
(368.3)
1
(92.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(121.4)
3
(365.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(124.8)
1
(125.2)
1
(125.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(508.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index201.1235.7137.5261.8247.5228.2373.5231.9169.3172.3204.0261.392.6316.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Damascus, VA

Crime rate in Damascus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.08
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (49.5%), Irish (15.2%), Scotch-Irish (7.3%), British (4.0%), Scottish (4.0%), English (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1904

Elevation: 1928 feet

Land area: 0.85 square miles.

Population density: 914 people per square mile   (low).

Damascus, Virginia map

9 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Virginia:

8.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $538 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $803 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (38.6 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (112.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (428.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Emory-Meadow View, VA (3.2 miles ),
Emory, VA (3.2 miles ),
Shady Valley, TN (3.2 miles ),
Meadow View, VA (3.2 miles ),
Glade Spring, VA (3.3 miles ),
Mountain City, TN (3.4 miles ),
Abingdon, VA (3.4 miles ),
Plum Creek, VA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.63 N, Longitude: 81.79 W

Area code: 276

Distribution of median household income in Damascus, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Damascus, VA in 2019
Damascus satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Virginia:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in Damascus, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Machinery (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Truck transportation (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.9%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.7%)
  • Machinery (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Damascus, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (11.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)

Average climate in Damascus, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Damascus-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the Damascus town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/25/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Damascus-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 40.1 miles away from Damascus center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 229.6 miles away from Damascus 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 160.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.6 miles away from Damascus center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from Damascus center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Damascus topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Damascus:

  • GRACE HEALTHCARE OF ABINGDON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ABINGDON, VA)
  • FMC MOUNTAIN CITY (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MOUNTAIN CITY, TN)
  • JOHNSTON MEMORIAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ABINGDON, VA)
  • JOHNSON CO HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MOUNTAIN CITY, TN)
  • (CLOSED) JOHNSON COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MOUNTAIN CITY, TN)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MOUNTAIN CITY, TN)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ABINGDON, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Damascus:

  • King University (about 21 miles; Bristol, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,472)
  • Appalachian State University (about 30 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 37 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 40 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 46 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 49 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 57 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)

Public high school in Damascus:

  • HOLSTON HIGH (Students: 311, Location: 21308 MONROE RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Damascus:

  • DAMASCUS MIDDLE (Students: 234, Location: 32101 GOVERNMENT RD, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Damascus

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Other colleges much closer to Damascus Virginia also include: Emory & Henry College and Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon.

Points of interest:

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Cemetery: Damascus Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wright Branch (A), Sugarcamp Branch (B), Beaverdam Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Damascus and their reported violations in the past:

KONNAROCK COMMUNITY CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In JAN-27-2013. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2013), St Public Notif received (4 times from FEB-04-2013 to APR-28-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

1.9 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

50.5%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Damascus (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: West End Drive Thru Branch at 22706 Jeb Stuart Highway, branch established on 1979/07/30; Damascus Branch at 202 West Laurel Avenue, branch established on 1985/07/22. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • The Bank of Marion: Damascus Branch at 744 Beaver Dam Avenue, Suite A, branch established on 2003/12/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $348.9 mil, Deposits: $303.5 mil, headquarters in Marion, VA, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Virginia Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Damascus:

Marital status in Damascus, VA
  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 22.7%

For population 25 years and over in Damascus:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Virginia average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Damascus, VA (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,58068
Mainline Protestant6,38450
Catholic3601
Black Protestant1942
Other722
None31,286-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Washington County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
This county:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

4.93 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

9.3%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

25.3%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

19.7%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Damascus:

45.6%
Virginia:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

34.7%
Virginia:

48.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Damascus:

13.4%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Damascus:

5.9%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Damascus:

6.0
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Damascus:

19.1%
Virginia:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

51.2%
State:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Damascus:

78.7%
State:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Damascus, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,592$38,3680$0
Streets and Highways 3$7,072$28,2880$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,958$35,4961$416
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$722
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,628
Totals for Government 7$19,623$33,6393$2,765

Damascus government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($14.19)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $358,000 ($461.94)
    Sewerage: $181,000 ($233.55)
    Regular Highways: $149,000 ($192.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $130,000 ($167.74)
    Central Staff Services: $80,000 ($103.23)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($49.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($43.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($50.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $50,000 ($64.52)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($9.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $449,000 ($579.35)

Damascus government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $246,000 ($317.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($24.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($18.06)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($3.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $52,000 ($67.10)
  • Tax - Property: $279,000 ($360.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $167,000 ($215.48)
    Public Utility License: $86,000 ($110.97)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $73,000 ($94.19)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $71,000 ($91.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $67,000 ($86.45)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $51,000 ($65.81)
    Motor Vehicle License: $15,000 ($19.35)

Damascus government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $878,000 ($1132.90)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $864,000 ($1114.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,000 ($18.06)

Damascus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $331,000 ($427.10)

5.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Smyth County, VA  0.75% ($30,497 average AGI)
from Bristol city, VA  0.75% ($35,196)
from Sullivan County, TN  0.68% ($37,225)


5.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bristol city, VA  0.98% ($32,683 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.91% ($49,439)
to Smyth County, VA  0.63% ($32,387)

Businesses in Damascus, VA

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Damascus:

  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXMY (1600 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALTVILLE, VA; Owner: CONTINENTAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBCV (1550 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMCT (1390 AM; 1 kW; MOUNTAIN CITY, TN; Owner: JOHNSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO,INC)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Damascus:

  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WFHG-FM (92.7 FM; ABINGDON, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WXLZ-FM (107.3 FM; LEBANON, VA; Owner: YEARY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Damascus:

  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMSY-TV (Channel 52; MARION, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

Damascus fatal accident list:

Sep 8, 2011 10:24 PM, Sr-91, Lat: 36.630750, Lon: -81.783169, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 10, 2005 10:30 PM, Us-58, Lat: 36.634170, Lon: -81.782420, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 19, 1988 10:30 PM, Rt 91, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 1, 1983 06:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 13, 1982 08:19 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 325ft / 99.0mTotal length
  • $11,092,000Total costs
  • 639,586Total average daily traffic
  • 37,288Total average daily truck traffic
  • 653,039Total future (year 2019) average daily traffic
New bridges in Damascus, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Damascus, VA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Damascus)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • State Police Building On White Top Mountain (Lat: 36.639000 Lon: -81.610111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: WNFY292,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.465 MHz, 159.225 MHz, 159.330 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2013, Expiration Date: 06/08/2023, Certifier: Ryan G Murphy, Registrant: Fcca, 424 E Middle Street - Rear Unit, Gettysburg, PA 17235, Phone: (717) 398-0826, Fax: (717) 778-4237, Email:
  • Lat: 36.631944 Lon: -81.975000, Call Sign: WPXJ525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.762 MHz, 467.812 MHz, 467.850 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.900 MHz, Grant Date: 04/16/2003, Expiration Date: 04/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2013, Certifier: Terry Smith, Registrant: Radio Communications Co Inc, Roanoke, VA 24017, Phone: (540) 342-8513, Fax: (540) 342-1250
  • Damascus 0.89mi Se (Lat: 36.625806 Lon: -81.770556), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5.2 m, Call Sign: WQHR447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 169.500 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2017, Expiration Date: 10/15/2027, Certifier: Michael A Nelson, Registrant: Virginia Department Of Emergency Management, 10501 Trade Court, Richmond, VA 23236-3713, Phone: (804) 674-2479, Fax: (804) 674-2419, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KX03HO081, 22108 Monroe Road (Lat: 36.639778 Lon: -81.791778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQTH371,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/2014, Expiration Date: 01/31/2024, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4840, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Damascus)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: INTERPLANE LLC SKYBOY (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 844PG, N844PG, N-844PG, Serial Number: 085-2004, Certificate Issue Date: 11/29/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Paul G Jr Widener, 21837 Monroe Rd, Damascus, VA 24236

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$93,310
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$60,560
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0109.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Damascus, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Damascus, VA - Value
Most common first names in Damascus, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6370.0 years
William4674.1 years
Robert3766.2 years
John3775.4 years
Mary3680.5 years
Charles3674.1 years
Walter1874.4 years
Margaret1577.5 years
Thomas1474.0 years
Paul1371.0 years
Most common last names in Damascus, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Blevins7575.5 years
Widener2370.2 years
Lewis2376.4 years
Greer2271.8 years
Barr2068.5 years
Wright1980.9 years
Osborne1974.7 years
Blackburn1768.5 years
Brown1672.7 years
Gentry1578.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Damascus, VA
  • 74.6%Electricity
  • 21.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Damascus, VA
  • 84.7%Electricity
  • 11.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%No fuel used


Damascus compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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