MacArthur, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,500.
Population change since 2000: -11.4%
Males: 688  (45.9%)
Females: 812  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

36.3 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 25873.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $25,887 (it was $29,607 in 2000)
MacArthur:

$25,887
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,246 (it was $17,150 in 2000)

MacArthur CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $112,598 (it was $55,500 in 2000)
MacArthur:

$112,598
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $128,030; detached houses: $152,943; mobile homes: $56,470

Median gross rent in 2019: $914.

March 2019 cost of living index in MacArthur: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 41.6%
(30.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in MacArthur, WV (2019)
    • 1,28377.5%White alone
    • 21713.1%Hispanic
    • 563.4%Other race alone
    • 442.7%Two or more races
    • 311.9%Black alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in MacArthur, West Virginia as of June 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in MacArthur is 568 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (31.5%), Irish (17.5%), Italian (5.5%), English (4.9%), Russian (4.4%), German (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2400 feet

Land area: 2.96 square miles.

Population density: 506 people per square mile   (low).

MacArthur, West Virginia map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,244 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $335 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (47.0 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (139.2 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (361.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Mabscott, WV (0.9 miles ),
Crab Orchard, WV (1.2 miles ),
Beckley, WV (1.5 miles ),
Eccles, WV (1.9 miles ),
Sophia, WV (1.9 miles ),
Beaver, WV (2.0 miles ),
Glen White, WV (2.0 miles ),
Daniels, WV (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.76 N, Longitude: 81.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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

6.1%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Most common industries in MacArthur, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.1%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Utilities (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.0%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in MacArthur, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Cashiers (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.1%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Extraction workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.0%)
  • Cashiers (11.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.4%)

Average climate in MacArthur, West Virginia

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Earthquake activity:

MacArthur-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 11% 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 179.2 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 88.9 miles away from MacArthur 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 152.1 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 54.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from MacArthur center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 261.9 miles away from the city 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 Raleigh County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 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).
MacArthur topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near MacArthur:

  • BECKLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 1 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 2 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • COLUMBIA RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • 811 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BMA - BECKLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • 1204 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)

Amtrak stations near MacArthur:

  • 12 miles: PRINCE (RTE. 41 NORTH) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 16 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)
  • 19 miles: HINTON (FRONT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to MacArthur:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 3 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 26 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia State University (about 53 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • New River Community College (about 54 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 56 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Radford University (about 57 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 57 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)

Public elementary/middle school in MacArthur:

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Notable locations in MacArthur: Jan - Care Ambulance Service Incorporated MacArthur (A), Best Transports Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in MacArthur: Friendly Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Park in MacArthur: Fitzpatrick Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Raleigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.9%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in MacArthur:

Marital status in MacArthur, WV
  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in MacArthur:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
West Virginia average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for MacArthur, WV (based on Raleigh County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,61598
Mainline Protestant6,16230
Catholic1,6881
Black Protestant1,58811
Other1,0495
Orthodox641
None54,693-
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: 15
Raleigh County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Here:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Raleigh County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

31.3%
West Virginia:

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

12.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
MacArthur:

49.8%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.7%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
MacArthur:

17.2%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

19.8%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
MacArthur:

6.7
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

33.3%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
MacArthur:

48.4%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.8%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of MacArthur, WV Residents

4.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
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 Fayette County, WV  0.72% ($26,038 average AGI)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.22% ($72,328)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.22% ($39,965)


4.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

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 Fayette County, WV  0.56% ($35,048 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.30% ($40,785)
to Mercer County, WV  0.20% ($28,808)

Businesses in MacArthur, WV

  • Subway: 2

Strongest AM radio stations in MacArthur:

  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in MacArthur:

  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • W244BF (96.7 FM; NIMITZ, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • WRLB (95.3 FM; RAINELLE, WV; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around MacArthur:

  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • MacArthur, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents27
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents6
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count3696
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents5420
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1263
  • Fatalities4084
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents8747
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents351
See more detailed statistics of MacArthur fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 243ft / 74.0mTotal length
  • $1,550,000Total costs
  • 151,746Total average daily traffic
  • 22,265Total average daily truck traffic
  • 178,255Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in MacArthur, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 161980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for MacArthur, WV
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in MacArthur, WV
  • 64.2%Electricity
  • 35.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in MacArthur, WV
  • 58.6%Electricity
  • 41.4%Utility gas


MacArthur compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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