Oceana, West Virginia

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Population in 2019: 1,204 (87% urban, 13% rural).
Population change since 2000: -22.3%
 
Males: 569  (47.3%)
Females: 635  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

50.1 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 24870.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,072 (it was $19,273 in 2000)
Oceana:

$39,072
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,768 (it was $11,925 in 2000)

Oceana town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $51,153 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Oceana:

$51,153
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $59,961; detached houses: $85,600; mobile homes: $29,079

Median gross rent in 2019: $762.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oceana: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.7%

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According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Oceana, West Virginia as of February 01, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oceana is 127 to 1.


Crime rates in Oceana by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(71.3)
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)
1
(71.6)
1
(71.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(71.6)
2
(142.8)
3
(214.9)
2
(145.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(74.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(692.0)
5
(356.4)
7
(501.1)
27
(1,927)
41
(2,937)
37
(2,697)
40
(2,952)
55
(4,101)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(899.7)
6
(427.7)
6
(429.5)
9
(642.4)
18
(1,289)
16
(1,166)
18
(1,328)
22
(1,641)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
103
(7,128)
80
(5,702)
54
(3,865)
107
(7,637)
108
(7,736)
88
(6,414)
107
(7,897)
95
(7,084)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(207.6)
4
(285.1)
2
(143.2)
2
(142.8)
1
(71.6)
2
(145.8)
2
(147.6)
2
(149.1)
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)
City-Data.com crime index503.1494.7375.1847.31057.3991.31011.11252.8

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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Crime rate in Oceana 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:

3.32
West Virginia average:

2.29
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Ancestries: Irish (41.5%), German (21.7%), English (9.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.6%), Greek (1.8%), Polish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1269 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 904 people per square mile   (low).

Oceana, West Virginia map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $542 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $216 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (45.4 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (150.1 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (384.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Matheny, WV (1.6 miles ),
Kopperston, WV (2.3 miles ),
Glen Fork, WV (2.4 miles ),
Brenton, WV (2.6 miles ),
Pineville, WV (3.1 miles ),
Amherstdale-Robinette, WV (3.3 miles ),
Robinette, WV (3.3 miles ),
Mallory, WV (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 37.69 N, Longitude: 81.63 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Oceana, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Oceana, WV in 2019
Oceana satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $52,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $81,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Oceana, WV residents
Average permit cost in Oceana, WV
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.2%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Most common industries in Oceana, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (24.8%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Social assistance (10.0%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (44.4%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (3.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Social assistance (22.5%)
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Oceana, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Extraction workers (8.0%)
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Child care workers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (14.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Construction laborers (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (13.5%)
  • Child care workers (13.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.5%)

Average climate in Oceana, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oceana, West Virginia average temperatures Oceana, West Virginia average precipitation Oceana, West Virginia humidity Oceana, West Virginia wind speed Oceana, West Virginia snowfall Oceana, West Virginia sunshine Oceana, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Oceana, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Oceana-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 202.6 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 89.3 miles away from Oceana 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 130.8 miles away from Oceana 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 37.5 miles away from Oceana center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 41.5 miles away from Oceana center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 126.3 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 Wyoming County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oceana topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Oceana:

  • FMC - OCEANA (1777 COOK PARKWAY)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Oceana:

  • MAN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MAN, WV)
  • WYOMING COMM HOSP INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MULLENS, WV)
  • WYOMING GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MULLENS, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oceana:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 40 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia State University (about 49 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 60 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • New River Community College (about 66 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Marshall University (about 67 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)

Public elementary/middle schools in Oceana:

See full list of schools located in Oceana

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Oceana High School and Bailiesville High School have consolidated into one school, Westside High School. It is located in Clear Fork, WV, between the two towns.

Points of interest:

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Laurel Fork (A), Dry Branch (B), Cow Creek (C), Upper Road Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Oceana: Laurel Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Dennis Murphy (Gospel musician) - Drummer.

Wyoming 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 Oceana and their reported violations in the past:

OCEANA COMMUNITY OF (Population served: 4,410, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012)
  • 33 regular monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
APOGEE COAL COMPANY LLC (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
KANAWHA EAGLE COAL COMPANIES (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-01-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CATENARY COAL SAMPLES MINE #3 (Population served: 35, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-06-2007), St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2007), State No Longer Subject to Rule (JAN-07-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2007), State No Longer Subject to Rule (JAN-07-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2007), State No Longer Subject to Rule (JAN-07-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-01-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-20-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-20-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-20-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2013)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 10 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oceana that have no violations reported:

  • GATEWAY EAGLE MINE (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Oceana (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Oceana Branch at Route 10 Cook Parkway, branch established on 1984/07/02. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Century Bank, Inc.: Oceana Branch at Main Street And Route 85, branch established on 1972/09/22. Info updated 2012/01/26: Bank assets: $417.5 mil, Deposits: $353.1 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: First Century Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Oceana:

Marital status in Oceana, WV
  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

For population 25 years and over in Oceana:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
West Virginia average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Oceana
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oceana, WV (based on Wyoming County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,91256
Mainline Protestant4,26432
Black Protestant1801
Catholic1302
Other-1
None14,310-
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
Here:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Wyoming County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wyoming County:

33.1%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.5%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.5%
West Virginia:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.1%
State:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Oceana:

28.0
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.0%
West Virginia:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Oceana:

10.9%
West Virginia:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

29.5%
West Virginia:

34.8%

General health condition:
Oceana:

52.8%
West Virginia:

58.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.3%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oceana, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 9$29,126$38,8350$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$12,768$25,5360$0
Sewerage 5$9,069$21,7660$0
Financial Administration 3$11,466$45,8640$0
Solid Waste Management 2$7,329$43,9740$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,967
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$9,276
Welfare 0$0 1$1,406
Totals for Government 25$69,758$33,4848$12,649

Oceana government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $709,000 ($588.87)
    Sewerage: $502,000 ($416.94)
    Police Protection: $416,000 ($345.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $197,000 ($163.62)
    Central Staff Services: $147,000 ($122.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000 ($101.33)
    Regular Highways: $112,000 ($93.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $162,000 ($134.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($22.43)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($14.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $271,000 ($225.08)

Oceana government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,012,000 ($840.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $274,000 ($227.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000 ($13.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $47,000 ($39.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000 ($21.59)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $779,000 ($647.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($7.48)
    Other: $7,000 ($5.81)
  • Tax - Other: $298,000 ($247.51)
    Property: $198,000 ($164.45)
    Public Utilities Sales: $72,000 ($59.80)
    Other License: $27,000 ($22.43)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000 ($11.63)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $12,000 ($9.97)

Oceana government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,368,000 ($7780.73)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,942,000 ($7426.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $426,000 ($353.82)

Oceana government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000 ($0.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $139,000 ($115.45)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $802,000 ($666.11)

3.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.73%
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 Raleigh County, WV  0.94% ($39,965 average AGI)
to McDowell County, WV  0.33% ($35,950)
Businesses in Oceana, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1

Strongest AM radio stations in Oceana:

  • 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)
  • WWYO (970 AM; 1 kW; PINEVILLE, WV; Owner: MRJ, INC.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVOW (1290 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oceana:

  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Oceana:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)

Oceana fatal accident list:

Oct 29, 2010 07:45 PM, Cr-971/1, Lat: 37.697881, Lon: -81.647044, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 27, 2005 11:52 AM, Sr-85, Lat: 37.694810, Lon: -81.621030, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jan 19, 2002 09:30 AM, Sr-85, Lat: 37.700356, Lon: -81.614851, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 11, 1983 00:25 AM, 85, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 27, 1979 07:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 17, 1979 09:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 32.7mTotal length
  • $2,450,000Total costs
  • 16,667Total average daily traffic
  • 1,279Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,026Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oceana, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oceana, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Erica Taylor, 1001 Hill Street (Lat: 37.695250 Lon: -81.639667), Type: 124.4, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: Highland Towers, Inc., Etaylor@cellularoneweb.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 890-6101
  • David B McClure, 1001 Hill Street (Lat: 37.695250 Lon: -81.639667), Type: 124.4, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: Highland Towers, Inc., Etaylor@cellularoneweb.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 890-6101
  • David McClure, 1001 Hill Street (Lat: 37.695250 Lon: -81.639667), Type: 123.1, Structure height: 54109 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: Highland Towers, Inc., Diana.Hti@suddenlinkmail.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (304) 256-6428
  • Edward G Roach, 1001 Hill Street (Lat: 37.695250 Lon: -81.639667), Type: 123.1, Structure height: 54109 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: Sba Towers Vi, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 1001 Hill Street (Lat: 37.695250 Lon: -81.639667), Type: 123.1, Structure height: 54109 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: Sba Towers Vi, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 1001 Hill Street (Wv16692-A) (Lat: 37.695250 Lon: -81.639667), Type: 123.4, Structure height: 54109 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: Sba Towers Vi, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 1001 Hill Street (Wv16692-A) (Lat: 37.695250 Lon: -81.639667), Type: 123.4, Structure height: 54109 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: Sba Towers Vi, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • On Wv Sec. Rt .83 Km E Of The Wv Sec Rt 2 Wv Rt 85 Int (Lat: 37.712611 Lon: -81.594556), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPMG951,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.150 MHz, Grant Date: 05/02/2003, Expiration Date: 07/24/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2013, Certifier: Susan Lusk, Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems, 141 S Lafayette Fwy, Saint Paul, MN 55107, Fax: (612) 224-3628
  • Crouch Bs, On Wv Rte 971, Aprox 152m No Of Jct Wv Rte 971 & Mc Donalds Mill C (Lat: 37.663889 Lon: -81.655833), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPKH247,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.937 MHz, Grant Date: 06/11/2012, Expiration Date: 03/27/2022, Certifier: Sharlene Cook, Registrant: Pros Rf, 5219 Adairville Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-7500, Phone: (270) 908-4402, Fax: (786) 549-7864, Email:
  • Wv Rt 85 2.4 Km Ne Of Wv Rt 10 Int (Lat: 37.734833 Lon: -81.586778), Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPKT230,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.725 MHz, Grant Date: 07/10/2002, Expiration Date: 07/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2012, Certifier: Susan Lusk, Registrant: Us Filter Consolidated Electric Div, 141 S Lafayette Fwy, Saint Paul, MN 55107, Fax: (612) 224-3628
  • Crouch Bs, On Wv Rte 971, Aprox 152m No Of Jct Wv Rte 971 & Mc Donalds Mill C (Lat: 37.663889 Lon: -81.655833), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPWJ853,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.937 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/2002, Expiration Date: 12/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2013, Certifier: Sharlene J Cook, Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems, Inc., 1239 Willow Lake Blvd., Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2743, Email:
  • Huff Creek Tank, Huff Creek Tank; At The Intersection Of Wv Rte.10 & Cr 10/3 (Lat: 37.755000 Lon: -81.658333), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQCF475,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz, Grant Date: 02/18/2005, Expiration Date: 02/18/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2015, Certifier: Charles R Roberts, Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems, 1239 Willow Lake Boulevard, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2743, Email:
  • MATHENY BOOSTER STAT, On Intersection Of Cr 1/ Cr 1/33 (Lat: 37.668139 Lon: -81.573778), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQJR884,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz, Grant Date: 10/10/2018, Expiration Date: 12/08/2028, Certifier: Michael J Mcgraw, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Wv Rt 85 2.4 Km Ne Of Wv Rt 10 Int (Lat: 37.734833 Lon: -81.586778), Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQUA822,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.725 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/2014, Expiration Date: 05/22/2024, Certifier: Susan Lusk, Registrant: Pros Rf, 5219 Adairville Rd., Franklin, KY 42134, Phone: (270) 908-4402, Fax: (786) 549-7864, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Burning Rock TS, Near Burning Rock Fire Tower 3.9 Miles West (Lat: 37.694556 Lon: -81.696778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 50 m, Call Sign: WQCN296, Licensee ID: L00268142,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/2015, Expiration Date: 04/13/2025, Certifier: Jason D Griffith, Registrant: Appalachian Power Company
  • OCEANA, 1001 Hill Street (Lat: 37.695250 Lon: -81.639667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 123.1 m, Call Sign: WQXN212,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21820.0 MHz, 21870.0 MHz, 21920.0 MHz, 21970.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/19/2016, Expiration Date: 04/19/2026, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St. Rm. 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:
  • Burning Rock TS, Near Burning Rock Fire Tower 3.9 Miles West (Lat: 37.694556 Lon: -81.696778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 50 m, Call Sign: KSJ20, Licensee ID: L00268142, Grant Date: 11/02/2018, Expiration Date: 01/13/2029, Registrant: Appalachian Power Company

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oceana)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 21. The highest number of fires - 39 took place in 2007, and the least - 9 in 2015. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Oceana, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.9%), and Outside Fires (19.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oceana, WV
    • 16753.9%Structure Fires
    • 6019.4%Outside Fires
    • 4715.2%Other
    • 3611.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oceana, WV
Most common first names in Oceana, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3464.3 years
Robert2067.6 years
John1774.8 years
William1769.1 years
Mary1676.4 years
Thomas1372.6 years
Charles1271.2 years
Ruth1074.2 years
George974.2 years
Earl873.3 years
Most common last names in Oceana, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cook5677.1 years
Walker3073.2 years
Brown2972.2 years
Toler2073.1 years
Blankenship2065.2 years
Bailey1769.4 years
Stewart1570.0 years
Rollins1277.3 years
Lambert1271.4 years
Hatfield1268.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oceana, WV
  • 70.4%Electricity
  • 24.8%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oceana, WV
  • 94.4%Electricity
  • 5.6%Utility gas


Oceana compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Oceana on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • William Charles Cook, Ii (1)
  • William C. Cook, Ii (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2023.