Rand, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,631.
Males: 928  (56.9%)
Females: 703  (43.1%)
Median resident age:

44.1 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,759
Rand:

$47,759
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,608

Rand CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $106,800
Rand:

$106,800
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $64,831; detached houses: $72,441; mobile homes: $35,922

Median gross rent in 2019: $836.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rand: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.1%
(25.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.1% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rand, WV (2019)
    • 90361.2%White alone
    • 42929.1%Black alone
    • 644.3%Asian alone
    • 563.8%Two or more races
    • 151.0%Hispanic
    • 60.4%Other race alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rand, West Virginia as of June 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rand is 1,364 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (20.4%), Irish (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 615 feet

67 residents are foreign born

This place:

4.6%
West Virginia:

1.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $412 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $294 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (6.0 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (140.8 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (364.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Marmet, WV (1.6 miles ),
Coal Fork, WV (1.8 miles ),
Belle, WV (1.9 miles ),
Chesapeake, WV (2.1 miles ),
Charleston, WV (2.5 miles ),
Chelyan, WV (2.7 miles ),
Shrewsbury, WV (2.7 miles ),
East Bank, WV (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 38.28 N, Longitude: 81.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Distribution of median household income in Rand, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rand, WV in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.497. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.497
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00349. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00349
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Rand-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 50.7 miles away from the Rand place center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 44.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rand-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 8% 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 199.0 miles away from the city 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 129.4 miles away from Rand center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 127.6 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 230.4 miles away from Rand center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.2 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) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from Rand 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 Kanawha County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rand:

  • HIGHLAND HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • HEARTLAND OF CHARLESTON (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • FMS - CHARLESTON (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • EAST END GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • OAK RIDGE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)
  • CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; CHARLESTON, WV)

Amtrak stations near Rand:

  • 7 miles: CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: MONTGOMERY (WASHINGTON ST. & 3RD AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rand:

  • West Virginia State University (about 13 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Marshall University (about 49 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 65 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Concord University (about 67 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 78 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)

Points of interest:

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

Church in Rand: Levi Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Randy Moss - 2005 NFL player (Oakland Raiders, born: Feb 13, 1977).

Kanawha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

60.2%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Rand:

Marital status in Rand, WV
  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Rand:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
West Virginia average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rand, WV (based on Kanawha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,202219
Mainline Protestant27,583114
Catholic7,33111
Black Protestant3,11412
Other2,02010
Orthodox1,1362
None120,677-
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: 47
Here:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Here:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
Here:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

29.6%
West Virginia:

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

12.0%
West Virginia:

13.1%

4.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,214 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
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 Putnam County, WV  0.69% ($44,780 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.24% ($30,903)
from Fayette County, WV  0.16% ($34,483)


5.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($49,738 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.25% ($37,543)
to Jackson County, WV  0.15% ($46,532)

Businesses in Rand, WV

  • 7-Eleven: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rand:

  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rand:

  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W208AK (89.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

TV broadcast stations around Rand:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOWB-LP (Channel 53; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.4mTotal length
  • $450,000Total costs
  • 4,878Total average daily traffic
  • 206Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rand)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 5308 Church Dr (Lat: 38.286778 Lon: -81.522056), Call Sign: WYG242,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHz, 155.745 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2013, Expiration Date: 11/14/2023, Registrant: Kanawha County Metro 911, 200 Peyton Way, Charleston, WV 25309-8627, Phone: (304) 746-7911, Fax: (304) 746-7914, Email:
  • Lat: 38.299444 Lon: -81.468889, Call Sign: WQJE807,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.037 MHz, 458.037 MHz, 453.062 MHz, 458.062 MHz, 453.087 MHz, 458.087 MHz, 460.562 MHz, 465.562 MHz, 453.962 MHz, 458.962 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2018, Expiration Date: 08/14/2028, Certifier: David A Erwin, Registrant: County Of Kanawha, 200 Peyton Way, Charleston, WV 25309, Phone: (304) 746-7911, Fax: (304) 746-7914, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB8TSL, Licensee ID: L00851199, Grant Date: 06/02/2014, Expiration Date: 07/14/2024, Certifier: William H White, Registrant: William H White, 5611 Starling Dr, Rand, WV 25306

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rand, WV
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 43.3%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rand, WV
  • 71.9%Electricity
  • 28.1%Utility gas


Rand compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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