Paw Paw, West Virginia

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Population in 2021: 413 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.2%
 
Males: 191  (46.4%)
Females: 222  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

42.5 years
West Virginia median age:

42.8 years

Zip codes: 25434.

Estimated median household income in 2021: $55,603 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Paw Paw:

$55,603
WV:

$51,248

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $19,987 (it was $17,377 in 2000)

Paw Paw town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $83,830 (it was $42,800 in 2000)
Paw Paw:

$83,830
WV:

$143,200

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $120,381; detached houses: $99,820; mobile homes: $185,271

Median gross rent in 2021: $807.

March 2022 cost of living index in Paw Paw: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 16.9%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.3% for Black residents)

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  • Races in Paw Paw, WV (2021)
    • 37076.0%White alone
    • 5912.1%Two or more races
    • 5611.5%Hispanic
    • 153.1%Black alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Paw Paw, West Virginia as of February 25, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paw Paw is 34 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 0 (0 officers - 0 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.00
West Virginia average:

2.31
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Ancestries: German (47.8%), Irish (11.8%), Italian (5.9%), English (2.2%), Greek (2.2%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/08/1891

Land area: 0.52 square miles.

Population density: 788 people per square mile   (low).

Paw Paw, West Virginia map

27 residents are foreign born (5.3% Latin America).

This town:

5.5%
West Virginia:

1.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $918 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,099 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (55.8 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (88.4 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (179.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

District 2, Oldtown, MD (2.1 miles ),
Little Orleans, MD (2.7 miles),
Oldtown, MD (2.9 miles),
Green Spring, WV (2.9 miles ),
Great Cacapon, WV (3.3 miles ),
Flintstone, MD (3.6 miles),
Springfield, WV (3.7 miles ),
Bath (Berkeley Springs), WV (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 39.53 N, Longitude: 78.46 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Paw Paw, WV in 2021
Distribution of house value in Paw Paw, WV in 2021
Paw Paw satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Paw Paw, WV residents
Average permit cost in Paw Paw, WV
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
West Virginia:

3.6%
Most common industries in Paw Paw, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (9.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.7%)
  • Food (8.6%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (12.6%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.4%)
  • Warehousing & storage (6.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (11.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.0%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.5%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Paw Paw, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (18.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Electricians (5.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.5%)
  • Religious workers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)

Average climate in Paw Paw, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Paw Paw-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Paw Paw town center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paw Paw-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 51% 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 115.6 miles away from Paw Paw 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 169.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 201.7 miles away from Paw Paw center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from Paw Paw center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.7 miles away from Paw Paw center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 123.1 miles away from Paw Paw 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 Morgan County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Amtrak station near Paw Paw:

  • 19 miles: CUMBERLAND (E. HARRISON ST. & QUEEN CITY DR.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paw Paw:

  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 17 miles; Cumberland, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,407)
  • Frostburg State University (about 27 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Shenandoah University (about 30 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • Shepherd University (about 36 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 36 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • American Public University System (about 37 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 43,829)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 43 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)

Public high school in Paw Paw:

Public elementary/middle school in Paw Paw:

See full list of schools located in Paw Paw

Library in Paw Paw:

  • PAW PAW PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $40,817; Location: 250 MOSER AVENUE; 17,181 books; 410 audio materials; 696 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Paw Paw Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

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

PAW PAW WATER WORKS (Population served: 552, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 16 regular monitoring violations
AVALON RESORT LLC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-05-2014), St Formal NOV issued (APR-05-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-07-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-04-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.0%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
4 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Paw Paw (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Romney: Paw Paw Branch at Winchester & Lee Streets, branch established on 2001/11/08. Info updated 2010/05/04: Bank assets: $245.9 mil, Deposits: $192.7 mil, headquarters in Romney, WV, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Romney Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Paw Paw:

Marital status in Paw Paw, WV
  • Never married: 36.2%
  • Now married: 37.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Paw Paw:

  • High school or higher: 64.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
West Virginia average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paw Paw, WV (based on Morgan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,66720
Evangelical Protestant1,20414
Catholic7151
Other71
None12,948-
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: 2
Morgan County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

12.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
West Virginia:

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

12.8%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.2%
State:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.0%
West Virginia:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

14.6%
West Virginia:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.9%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Paw Paw:

33.2%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

51.5%
West Virginia:

58.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Paw Paw:

81.7%
West Virginia:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paw Paw, 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
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,980$35,7600$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,848$46,1760$0
Water Supply 1$2,024$24,2880$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$454
Sewerage 0$0 1$576
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,216
Totals for Government 3$8,853$35,4123$2,245

Paw Paw government finances - Expenditure in 2020 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $174,000 ($421.31)
    Water Utilities: $118,000 ($285.71)
    Police Protection: $102,000 ($246.97)
    Central Staff Services: $91,000 ($220.34)
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000 ($14.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($12.11)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($7.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,000 ($237.29)

Paw Paw government finances - Revenue in 2020 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $122,000 ($295.40)
    Other: $5,000 ($12.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($43.58)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($4.84)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $116,000 ($280.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $30,000 ($72.64)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($7.26)
  • Tax - Property: $62,000 ($150.12)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $42,000 ($101.69)
    Other License: $9,000 ($21.79)
    Amusements Sales: $9,000 ($21.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,000 ($14.53)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($2.42)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $430,000 ($1041.16)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $420,000 ($1016.95)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,000 ($75.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($48.43)

Paw Paw government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,000 ($84.75)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paw Paw:

  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paw Paw:

  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WDHC (93.5 FM; BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV; Owner: CAPPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUSQ-FM (102.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Paw Paw:

  • W41AO (Channel 41; HAMPSHIRE, ETC., WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WWPX (Channel 60; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON-60 LICENSE, INC.)

Paw Paw fatal accident list:

Aug 11, 1996 11:46 PM, 9, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 11, 1990 08:24 PM, Potomac, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 27.2mTotal length
  • $1,000,000Total costs
  • 3,916Total average daily traffic
  • 271Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Paw Paw, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Paw Paw, WV

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station Moser St (Lat: 39.517306 Lon: -78.437500), Call Sign: KGV267, Licensee ID: L00091330,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.1400 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/2015, Expiration Date: 12/05/2025, Registrant: Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Company Inc, Paw Paw, WV 25434, Phone: (301) 777-6302
  • Police Station 1 Winchester St (Lat: 39.517306 Lon: -78.437500), Call Sign: WZG266, Licensee ID: L00313258,
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.2800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2004, Expiration Date: 09/20/2014, Cancellation Date: 11/22/2014, Registrant: Paw Paw, Town Of, Paw Paw, WV 25434, Phone: (304) 947-7476

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SIDELING HILL, Sideling Hill (Lat: 39.615278 Lon: -78.351111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 50 m, Overall height: 50.5 m, Call Sign: WPYR861,
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.550 MHz, 956.850 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2013, Expiration Date: 10/09/2023, Certifier: David A Michael, Registrant: Custom Computers & Communications, 547 Ford Hill Road, Augusta, WV 26704, Phone: (304) 496-8818, Fax: (304) 496-8818, Email:
  • PAW PAW, 273 Henry W. Miller Boulevard (Lat: 39.536083 Lon: -78.456306), Type: Mast, Structure height: 57 m, Call Sign: WRNY254, Licensee ID: L02140514,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/08/2021, Expiration Date: 09/08/2031, Certifier: Jeff Martin, Registrant: Morgan Wireless LLC, 303 N Washington St, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, Phone: (800) 491-2412, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paw Paw)

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 fires per year is 20. The highest number of fires - 41 took place in 2008, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Paw Paw, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (58.5%), and Outside Fires (32.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Paw Paw, WV
    • 18558.5%Structure Fires
    • 10432.9%Outside Fires
    • 206.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 72.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Paw Paw, WV
Most common first names in Paw Paw, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles2170.1 years
Mary2078.1 years
James1667.0 years
John1674.4 years
Robert1568.7 years
Edward1076.5 years
William964.2 years
Margaret876.3 years
Harry771.9 years
Clarence674.7 years
Most common last names in Paw Paw, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kidwell2074.6 years
Miller1771.9 years
Moreland1676.3 years
Smith1072.3 years
Robertson976.4 years
Whitacre977.0 years
Crouse879.0 years
Kerns870.7 years
Eaton776.5 years
Spencer773.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paw Paw, WV
  • 63.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.5%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paw Paw, WV
  • 67.2%Electricity
  • 16.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.4%Wood


Paw Paw compared to West Virginia state average:

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