Hooverson Heights, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 2,590.
Population change since 2000: -11.0%
Males: 1,350  (52.1%)
Females: 1,240  (47.9%)
Median resident age:

50.3 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 26037.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,950 (it was $37,101 in 2000)
Hooverson Heights:

$60,950
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,034 (it was $16,662 in 2000)

Hooverson Heights CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,178 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Hooverson Heights:

$84,178
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $82,042; detached houses: $90,571; mobile homes: $44,357

Median gross rent in 2019: $534.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hooverson Heights: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.4%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Hooverson Heights, WV (2019)
    • 2,43795.8%White alone
    • 461.8%Two or more races
    • 441.7%Black alone
    • 180.7%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: German (24.8%), Italian (16.5%), American (10.8%), Irish (9.2%), English (6.4%), Scottish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1020 feet

Land area: 2.31 square miles.

Population density: 1,122 people per square mile   (low).

Hooverson Heights, West Virginia map

28 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
West Virginia:

1.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $603 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $358 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (32.9 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (288.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Follansbee, WV (1.0 miles ),
Mingo Junction, OH (1.3 miles ),
Wellsburg, WV (1.9 miles ),
Steubenville, OH (2.0 miles ),
Brilliant, OH (2.2 miles ),
New Alexandria, OH (2.3 miles ),
Pottery Addition, OH (2.4 miles ),
Weirton, WV (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 40.32 N, Longitude: 80.58 W

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

6.4%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Most common industries in Hooverson Heights, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (15.7%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (25.9%)
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Truck transportation (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Educational services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (30.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Hooverson Heights, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.4%)
  • Registered nurses (10.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Hooverson Heights, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hooverson Heights, West Virginia average temperatures Hooverson Heights, West Virginia average precipitation Hooverson Heights, West Virginia humidity Hooverson Heights, West Virginia wind speed Hooverson Heights, West Virginia snowfall Hooverson Heights, West Virginia sunshine Hooverson Heights, West Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.5. This is about average.

City:

80.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2016 was 0.288. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.288
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 6.37. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.37
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.63. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.63
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00405. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00405
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Hooverson Heights-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the Hooverson Heights place center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 50.2 miles away from the place center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hooverson Heights-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from Hooverson Heights center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from Hooverson Heights 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 232.0 miles away from Hooverson Heights center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 267.5 miles away from Hooverson Heights center
On 12/31/2011 at 20:05:01, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brooke County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hooverson Heights topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hooverson Heights:

  • REM-WV, INC., ROCKDALE ROAD (Hospital, about 1 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)
  • REM-WV, INC., WOODCREST DRIVE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)
  • BRIGHTWOOD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)
  • TRI COUNTY HM HLTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)
  • ACUITY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL - OHIO VALLEY, LP (Hospital, about 4 miles away; STEUBENVILLE, OH)
  • TRINITY MEDICAL CTR EAST &TRINITY MEDICAL CTR WEST Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; STEUBENVILLE, OH)
  • TRINITY SKILLED CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; STEUBENVILLE, OH)

Amtrak station near Hooverson Heights:

  • 20 miles: WHEELING (70 12TH ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hooverson Heights:

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 5 miles; Steubenville, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,572)
  • West Liberty University (about 12 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 22 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Robert Morris University (about 24 miles; Moon Township, PA; FT enrollment: 4,823)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 31 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 13,486)
  • Point Park University (about 32 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 3,525)
  • Duquesne University (about 33 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 8,211)

Points of interest:

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

Church in Hooverson Heights: Saint Francis Centre (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Grove Cemetery (1), Cross Creek Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bosley Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Brooke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
122 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
27 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Hooverson Heights in 2000:

  • 137 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

For population 15 years and over in Hooverson Heights:

Marital status in Hooverson Heights, WV
  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Hooverson Heights:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
West Virginia average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hooverson Heights, WV (based on Brooke County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,9403
Evangelical Protestant2,91824
Mainline Protestant2,44816
Other2372
Black Protestant351
None15,491-
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: 7
Brooke County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Brooke County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Brooke County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Brooke County:

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Brooke County:

30.2%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Brooke County:

14.5%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.5%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.5%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Hooverson Heights:

31.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.9%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hooverson Heights:

11.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

38.4%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

52.4%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Hooverson Heights:

85.6%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hooverson Heights, WV Residents

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,741 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

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 Hancock County, WV  1.74% ($35,938 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, OH  0.56% ($41,192)
from Ohio County, WV  0.46% ($41,070)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hooverson Heights:

  • WSTV (1340 AM; 1 kW; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIG (950 AM; 1 kW; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WORLD WITNESS FOR CHRIST MINIST.,INC)
  • WKKX (1600 AM; 5 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WEIR (1430 AM; 1 kW; WEIRTON, WV)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBGG (970 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hooverson Heights:

  • WOGH (103.5 FM; BURGETTSTOWN, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • W215BC (90.9 FM; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WVNP (89.9 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVBC (88.1 FM; BETHANY, WV; Owner: BETHANY COLLEGE)
  • WOVK (98.7 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGW (107.5 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBJV (88.9 FM; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WOGF (104.3 FM; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEEL (95.7 FM; SHADYSIDE, OH; Owner: OHIO VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKWK-FM (97.3 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • WGLZ (91.5 FM; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Owner: WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE)
  • WCDK (106.3 FM; CADIZ, OH; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS OHIO, LLC)
  • WVKF (105.5 FM; BETHLEHEM, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMP-FM (100.5 FM; BELLAIRE, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWSW-FM (94.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDSY-FM (107.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJJJ (104.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Hooverson Heights:

  • W25CI (Channel 25; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W57BH (Channel 57; WEIRTON, WV; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTRF-TV (Channel 7; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOUC-TV (Channel 44; CAMBRIDGE, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WKBN-TV (Channel 27; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBPA-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • W66BQ (Channel 66; BEAVER, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • W28AS (Channel 28; BRIDGEPORT, OH; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WQED (Channel 13; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • W56DX (Channel 56; WHEELING,ETC., WV; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W20AN (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 27.2mTotal length
  • $3,869,000Total costs
  • 13,427Total average daily traffic
  • 396Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,513Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hooverson Heights, WV
  • 69.8%Utility gas
  • 25.7%Electricity
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hooverson Heights, WV
  • 85.6%Electricity
  • 14.4%Utility gas


Hooverson Heights compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
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