Gary, West Virginia

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Population in 2019: 788 (52% urban, 48% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.1%
Males: 313  (39.7%)
Females: 475  (60.3%)
Median resident age:

56.1 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 24830, 24836, 24871, 24888.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $26,547 (it was $22,857 in 2000)
Gary:

$26,547
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,397 (it was $13,233 in 2000)

Gary city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $33,129 (it was $19,600 in 2000)
Gary:

$33,129
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $55,974; detached houses: $56,565; townhouses or other attached units: $72,569; mobile homes: $33,064

Median gross rent in 2019: $460.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gary: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.7%
(25.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gary, WV (2019)
    • 45974.2%White alone
    • 13021.0%Black alone
    • 233.7%Two or more races
    • 61.0%Hispanic

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Gary, West Virginia as of April 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gary is 349 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



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

1.25
West Virginia average:

2.29
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Ancestries: German (22.5%), Irish (11.6%), American (4.4%), Italian (3.4%), Scottish (2.8%), English (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 07/01/1971

Elevation: 1402 feet

Land area: 0.90 square miles.

Population density: 880 people per square mile   (low).

Gary, West Virginia map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
West Virginia:

1.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $277 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $196 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (68.6 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (130.1 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (390.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Pageton, WV (2.0 miles),
Vivian, WV (2.2 miles),
Kimball, WV (2.2 miles ),
Anawalt, WV (2.4 miles ),
Welch, WV (2.4 miles ),
Keystone, WV (2.5 miles ),
Northfork, WV (2.6 miles ),
Cucumber, WV (2.8 miles)

Latitude: 37.36 N, Longitude: 81.54 W

Area code: 304

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

10.3%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Most common industries in Gary, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (22.9%)
  • Public administration (11.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.9%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (18.1%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Truck transportation (7.1%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (32.8%)
  • Public administration (13.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Gary, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)
  • Extraction workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.4%)
  • Extraction workers (7.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Electricians (3.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8.4%)
  • Cashiers (8.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)

Average climate in Gary, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gary-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from Gary 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 143.9 miles away from the city 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 23.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 28.0 miles away from the city 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 25.8 miles away from Gary center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McDowell County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gary topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Gary:

  • MCDOWELL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (PO BOX 220)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gary:

  • Concord University (about 30 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 38 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 50 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 57 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 62 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • King University (about 64 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Gary Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sandlick Creek (A), Leslie Branch (B), Harmon Branch (C), Grapevine Branch (D), Belcher Branch (E), Adkin Branch (F), Turnhole Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Johnny Bero - Baseball player.

McDowell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

GARY CITY OF (Population served: 1,633, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-27-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2012)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.4%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Gary:

Marital status in Gary, WV
  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 25.7%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Gary:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
West Virginia average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gary, WV (based on McDowell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,60453
Mainline Protestant91427
Black Protestant53111
Other4712
Catholic3134
None17,280-
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: 8
McDowell County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
McDowell County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
McDowell County:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
McDowell County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.5%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.7%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.4%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Gary:

29.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gary:

15.0%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gary:

19.7%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

36.1%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Gary:

49.6%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Gary:

80.9%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gary, WV 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
Solid Waste Management 3$4,310$17,2400$0
Streets and Highways 3$4,310$17,2400$0
Financial Administration 1$2,160$25,9200$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,684$20,2081$107
Sewerage 1$3,955$47,4600$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$374
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,952
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$200
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,271
Totals for Government 9$16,419$21,89213$4,904

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $509,000 ($645.94)
    Financial Administration: $161,000 ($204.31)
    Regular Highways: $146,000 ($185.28)
    Sewerage: $105,000 ($133.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($81.22)
    Police Protection: $56,000 ($71.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($5.08)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $178,000 ($225.89)
    Other: $101,000 ($128.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $47,000 ($59.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($8.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $299,000 ($379.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($3.81)
  • Tax - Property: $271,000 ($343.91)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,001,000 ($1270.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $933,000 ($1184.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,000 ($86.29)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $291,000 ($369.29)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gary:

  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWYO (970 AM; 1 kW; PINEVILLE, WV; Owner: MRJ, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gary:

  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKQY (100.1 FM; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gary:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

Gary fatal accident list:

Sep 1, 1985 02:31 AM, 13, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.6mTotal length
  • $2,575,000Total costs
  • 3,527Total average daily traffic
  • 183Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,558Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gary, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gary, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Stephanie M Adams, Turn Left On Rt 16 Out Of Welch Towards War (Lat: 37.388889 Lon: -81.602222), Type: 57.9, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Portapage Inc, Millw-ood, Phone: (304) 273-2790
  • Stephanie M Adams, Turn Left On Rt 16 Out Of Welch Towards War (Lat: 37.388889 Lon: -81.602222), Type: 57.9, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Lloyds Electronics, Sadams@lloydselectronics.Com, , St. A-lbans, Phone: (304) 755-6916
  • Ben L Hoff, Turn Left On Rt 16 Out Of Welch Towards War (Lat: 37.388889 Lon: -81.602222), Type: 57.9, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Lloyd Hoff Holding Corporation Dba Portapage, Licensing@lloydselectronics.Com, , 250` Millw-ood, Phone: (304) 464-5670
  • Joe Hunter, Turn Left On Rt 16 Out Of Welch Towards War (Lat: 37.388889 Lon: -81.602222), Type: 57.9, Structure height: 54047 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Lloyd Hoff Holding Corporation Dba Portapage, Hunter@lloydselectronics.Com, , Charl-eston, Phone: (304) 720-1562
  • Turn Left On Rt 16 Out Of Welch Towards War (Lat: 37.388889 Lon: -81.602222), Type: 57.9, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Portapage Inc, Millw-ood, Phone: (304) 273-2790

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rt 52 E, .5 Mi E Rt 165 (Lat: 37.388722 Lon: -81.601778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: WPLR230,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.875 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2018, Expiration Date: 12/09/2027, Certifier: Jennie M Burdette, Registrant: Lloyd Hoff Holding Corp, 2100 7th Ave, Charleston, WV 25387, Phone: (304) 720-1562, Fax: (304) 720-1565, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 750 Ft E Of Cty Rt 13 3.81 Mi S Of The Wv Rt 103 Cty Rt 13 Int (Lat: 37.316222 Lon: -81.542889), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPRL903,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2015, Expiration Date: 11/13/2025, Certifier: Jerry Duncan, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 400 Ft W Of Harmon Branch Rd 500 Ft N Of The Harmon Branch Rd Wv Rt 103 Int (Lat: 37.368167 Lon: -81.509833), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPRL905,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz, Grant Date: 10/31/2015, Expiration Date: 11/13/2025, Certifier: Jerry Duncan, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E# 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Nw Tracks Jct Sand Lick Branch (Lat: 37.365944 Lon: -81.553167), Call Sign: KDU339, Licensee ID: L00008014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.250 MHz, Grant Date: 10/03/2001, Expiration Date: 11/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2011, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Booster Station On Wv Rte 103 Approx (Lat: 37.336389 Lon: -81.483611), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPUJ888,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.687 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2002, Expiration Date: 03/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2012, Certifier: David Robbins, Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems Inc, 6819 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55439, Phone: (952) 996-9442, Fax: (952) 941-9502, Email:
  • Mobile L2, Lat: 37.361944 Lon: -81.534722, Call Sign: WQPR552, Licensee ID: L00008014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.380 MHz, 161.055 MHz, Grant Date: 07/30/2012, Expiration Date: 07/30/2022, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB8JAW, Grant Date: 02/06/1990, Expiration Date: 02/06/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2002, Registrant: Jesse J Hunt Iii, Box 141, Gary, WV 24836
  • Call Sign: KB8TRT, Licensee ID: L00851601, Grant Date: 06/02/2014, Expiration Date: 07/14/2024, Certifier: Lawrence A Barber Iii, Registrant: Lawrence A Barber Iii, 203 Church St, Gary, WV 24836
  • Call Sign: KB8YAI, Grant Date: 02/28/1995, Expiration Date: 02/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/01/2007, Registrant: Randolph B Richardson, Gary, WV 24836
  • Call Sign: KC8BKA, Grant Date: 10/27/1995, Expiration Date: 10/27/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2007, Registrant: Rex A Sadler, Gary, WV 24836
  • Call Sign: KC8HQQ, Licensee ID: L01262063, Grant Date: 04/25/2017, Expiration Date: 06/04/2027, Certifier: Daniel L Phillips, Registrant: Daniel L Phillips, Gary House 188 Talman Villag, Gary, WV 24836-0033
  • Call Sign: KD8LPS, Licensee ID: L01504497, Grant Date: 07/08/2009, Expiration Date: 07/08/2019, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2009, Certifier: Daniel R Church, Registrant: Daniel R Church, Box 554, Gary, WV 24836

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of reported fires - 28 took place in 2016, and the least - 1 in 2017. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gary, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (69.3%), and Outside Fires (20.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gary, WV
    • 11369.3%Structure Fires
    • 3420.9%Outside Fires
    • 138.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 31.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gary, WV
Most common first names in Gary, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2773.9 years
John2667.1 years
Mary1678.3 years
Robert1571.0 years
William1572.6 years
Charles1476.4 years
Frank1072.3 years
Willie1077.6 years
George882.6 years
Julia877.9 years
Most common last names in Gary, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1574.8 years
Rose982.0 years
Jones880.5 years
Lester867.5 years
Williams881.4 years
Hairston771.4 years
Martin676.4 years
Childress569.6 years
Blevins573.8 years
Mullins578.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gary, WV
  • 65.5%Electricity
  • 20.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Coal or coke
  • 1.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gary, WV
  • 51.1%Electricity
  • 31.1%Wood
  • 11.1%Coal or coke
  • 6.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Gary compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Gary on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses"
  • #3 (24888) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries"
  • #22 (24888) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Hungarian first ancestries"
  • #92 (24836) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Subsaharan African first ancestries"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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