Prosperity, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,498.
Population change since 2000: +14.4%
Males: 743  (49.6%)
Females: 755  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

56.5 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 25880.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,725 (it was $31,632 in 2000)
Prosperity:

$55,725
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,693 (it was $19,552 in 2000)

Prosperity CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $110,591 (it was $71,800 in 2000)
Prosperity:

$110,591
WV:

$124,600

Median gross rent in 2019: $943.

March 2019 cost of living index in Prosperity: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.7%
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Ancestries: Irish (27.6%), English (26.5%), American (15.3%), German (9.5%), Polish (9.1%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2460 feet

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

Population density: 961 people per square mile   (low).

Prosperity, West Virginia map

17 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.3%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $512 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $452 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (42.5 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (143.6 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (358.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bradley, WV (1.7 miles ),
Stanaford, WV (1.8 miles ),
Piney View, WV (1.9 miles ),
Beckley, WV (2.0 miles ),
Mount Hope, WV (2.1 miles ),
Mabscott, WV (2.1 miles ),
Eccles, WV (2.2 miles ),
MacArthur, WV (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.84 N, Longitude: 81.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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

6.1%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Most common industries in Prosperity, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (23.9%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Public administration (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Truck transportation (7.7%)
  • Electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers (7.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (41.4%)
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.3%)
  • Wood products (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Prosperity, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Therapists (6.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Top executives (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (11.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Therapists (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.2%)
  • Therapists (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.9%)

Average climate in Prosperity, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Prosperity-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 12% 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 178.6 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 94.3 miles away from Prosperity 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 151.3 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 58.9 miles away from Prosperity center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from the city 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 256.5 miles away from Prosperity 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).
Prosperity topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Prosperity:

  • HEARTLAND OF BECKLEY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • PINE LODGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BMA - BECKLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY ARH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY ARH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)

Amtrak stations near Prosperity:

  • 9 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.
  • 11 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prosperity:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 4 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 31 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia State University (about 49 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • New River Community College (about 58 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 61 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Radford University (about 61 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 62 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)

Private high school in Prosperity:

  • GREATER BECKLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 210, Location: 140 CRUSADER DR, Grades: PK-12)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Faith Baptist Church - 507 Prosperity Road, Prosperity, WV www.wvfaith.com

Points of interest:

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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:

65.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
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: 0.0% of all households
10 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Prosperity:

Marital status in Prosperity, WV
  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 75.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

For population 25 years and over in Prosperity:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • 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:

8.6
West Virginia average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prosperity, 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
This county:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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
Raleigh County:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

13.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

31.3%
West Virginia:

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

12.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

55.2%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.9%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

14.1%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Prosperity:

12.0%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

33.4%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Prosperity:

58.3%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.7%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prosperity, 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 Prosperity, WV

  • Aeropostale: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Prosperity:

  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prosperity:

  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • 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 Prosperity:

  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • Prosperity, West Virginia
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents20
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents38
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • West Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count3801
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents5530
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1201
  • Fatalities4259
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents9585
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents182
See more detailed statistics of Prosperity fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 59.2mTotal length
  • 157,102Total average daily traffic
  • 25,206Total average daily truck traffic
  • 203,645Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Prosperity, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81970-1979
  • 81980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Prosperity, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Prosperity)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .3 Mi N (Lat: 37.843139 Lon: -81.200500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61.3 m, Overall height: 67.7 m, Call Sign: WNIQ206,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, 151.985 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2002, Expiration Date: 12/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/02/2013, Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PROSPERITY, 565 Ogden St (Lat: 37.843139 Lon: -81.200500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 61.3 m, Overall height: 67.7 m, Call Sign: WMJ207,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/16/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLCat&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St., Room 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:
  • BE304, 573 Ogden Street (Lat: 37.843111 Lon: -81.203056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WQSE385,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2013, Expiration Date: 09/10/2023, Certifier: Raymond B Ostroski, Registrant: Shentel, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 0.3 Mi N Of Prosperity & Sand Branch Rds (Lat: 37.843444 Lon: -81.200639), Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: KNKP688,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.630 MHz, 152.630 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2004, Certifier: Robert C Green, Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, 10451 Twin Rivers Road Suite 207, Columbia, MD 21044, Phone: (301) 596-1000, Fax: (301) 596-1121, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC8CZP, Grant Date: 03/26/1996, Expiration Date: 03/26/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2008, Registrant: James W Mc Vey, Prosperity, WV 25909

Most common first names in Prosperity, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert961.0 years
Mary971.9 years
John968.1 years
Charles865.2 years
William675.2 years
George481.8 years
Fred470.0 years
Joseph475.7 years
James376.7 years
Margaret370.3 years
Most common last names in Prosperity, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
James675.1 years
Lilly679.0 years
Young574.0 years
Williams562.2 years
Wood581.8 years
Crowder469.3 years
Bennett476.0 years
Jones479.0 years
Smith474.2 years
Ballard474.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prosperity, WV
  • 52.5%Utility gas
  • 47.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prosperity, WV
  • 57.4%Electricity
  • 42.6%Utility gas


Prosperity compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2021.