War, West Virginia

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Population in 2019: 685 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.1%
Males: 327  (47.8%)
Females: 358  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

42.3 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 24892, 24894.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $19,463 (it was $16,012 in 2000)
War:

$19,463
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $13,994 (it was $9,285 in 2000)

War city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $40,839 (it was $23,400 in 2000)
War:

$40,839
WV:

$124,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $41,215; detached houses: $43,526; mobile homes: $29,905

Median gross rent in 2019: $549.

March 2019 cost of living index in War: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 46.3%
(45.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.6% for Black residents)
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  • Races in War, WV (2010)
    • 81194.1%White alone
    • 283.2%Black alone
    • 131.5%Two or more races
    • 50.6%American Indian alone
    • 50.6%Hispanic

Races in War 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 War, West Virginia as of February 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in War is 1,035 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
West Virginia average:

2.29
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Ancestries: Irish (42.0%), Italian (18.1%), American (14.9%), German (10.1%), English (4.3%), Polish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1920

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 0.91 square miles.

Population density: 757 people per square mile   (low).

War, West Virginia map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $206 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $196 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (72.6 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (133.5 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (399.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Berwind, WV (1.6 miles ),
Cucumber, WV (1.9 miles),
Bartley, WV (2.0 miles ),
Raysal, WV (2.5 miles ),
Bradshaw, WV (2.7 miles ),
Gary, WV (3.0 miles ),
Roderfield, WV (3.2 miles),
Welch, WV (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.30 N, Longitude: 81.68 W

Area code: 304

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

10.3%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Most common industries in War, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (22.4%)
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (10.2%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (5.4%)
  • Utilities (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (20.5%)
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Utilities (9.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.1%)
  • Health care (16.2%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in War, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.9%)
  • Extraction workers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Motor vehicle operators, except bus and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (12.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (17.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)

Average climate in War, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

War-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 2% greater 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 209.6 miles away from War center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from War 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 138.4 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 14.8 miles away from War center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 18.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 16.6 miles away from War 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 McDowell County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 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).
War topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near War:

  • CLINCH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; RICHLANDS, VA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF CEDAR BLUFF (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; TAZEWELL, VA)
  • MATTIE WILLIAMS HOSP (Hospital, about 16 miles away; RICHLANDS, VA)
  • PREFERRED HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; RICHLANDS, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to War:

  • Concord University (about 39 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 42 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • King University (about 56 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • New River Community College (about 57 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 64 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 66 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)

Public elementary/middle school in War:

  • SOUTHSIDE K-8 (Location: 13509 ROCKET BOYS DRIVE, Grades: PK-8)

Library in War:

  • WAR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $36,971; Location: BERWIND LAKE ROAD; 68,707 books; 1,016 audio materials; 798 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in War: Mcdowell County Emergency Ambulance Authority Station 4 (A), War Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Johns Branch (A), War Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

McDowell 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 War and their reported violations in the past:

WAR WATER WORKS CITY REALTY (Population served: 942, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-30-2010 to JUL-09-2010), St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-29-2010 to APR-05-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-10-2010 to JUN-30-2010), St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-29-2010 to APR-05-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-04-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2014)
  • 47 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 55 regular monitoring violations
  • 29 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.1%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in War (2011 data):

  • Pioneer Community Bank, Inc.: War Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1930/08/28. Info updated 2008/09/30: Bank assets: $120.8 mil, Deposits: $107.4 mil, headquarters in Iaeger, WV, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Pioneer Community Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in War:

Marital status in War, WV
  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in War:

  • High school or higher: 61.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.5
West Virginia average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for War, WV (based on McDowell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,60453
Mainline Protestant91427
Black Protestant53111
Other4712
Catholic3134
None17,280-
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
This county:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
McDowell County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

14.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.5%
West Virginia:

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

15.8%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
War:

47.5%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.4%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
War:

29.3
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
War:

15.6%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

21.0%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
War:

31.9%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

51.2%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
War:

82.4%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of War, 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
Other Government Administration 8$4,429$6,6440$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$6,643$26,5720$0
Solid Waste Management 3$4,207$16,8280$0
Sewerage 1$2,657$31,8841$306
Water Supply 1$3,986$47,8321$408
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$332
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$664
Totals for Government 16$21,921$16,4414$1,710

War government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,286,000 ($1877.37)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $119,000 ($173.72)
    Central Staff Services: $118,000 ($172.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000 ($169.34)
    Police Protection: $111,000 ($162.04)
    Water Utilities: $68,000 ($99.27)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($42.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $112,000 ($163.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $37,000 ($54.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $300,000 ($437.96)

War government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $133,000 ($194.16)
    Sewerage: $127,000 ($185.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,171,000 ($1709.49)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($43.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $36,000 ($52.55)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($18.98)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.46)
    Rents: $1,000 ($1.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $144,000 ($210.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $2,000 ($2.92)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($1.46)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $174,000 ($254.01)
    Property: $57,000 ($83.21)
    Other License: $13,000 ($18.98)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,803,000 ($4091.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,764,000 ($4035.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,000 ($56.93)

War government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $153,000 ($223.36)

Businesses in War, WV

  • Rite Aid: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in War:

  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WGTH (540 AM; 1 kW; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in War:

  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKQY (100.1 FM; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

War fatal accident list:

Sep 26, 2009 03:20 AM, Sr-16, Lat: 37.284100, Lon: -81.663461, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 27, 1981 07:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 1, 1979 05:05 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.2mTotal length
  • $6,650,000Total costs
  • 19,315Total average daily traffic
  • 2,289Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,315Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in War, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 41930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for War, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 710 War Tower Road (97014) (Lat: 37.299000 Lon: -81.698417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.7 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: KNKN618
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St. Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Dane F Ershen, 710 War Tower Road (Lat: 37.299000 Lon: -81.698417), Type: 93.9, Overall height: 91.5 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Ka8805@att.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7422
  • Dane F Ershen, 710 War Tower Road (Lat: 37.299000 Lon: -81.698417), Type: 93.9, Overall height: 91.5 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Lg5201@att.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7471
  • John E Monday, 710 War Tower Road (Lat: 37.299000 Lon: -81.698417), Type: 93.9, Overall height: 91.5 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Lg5201@att.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7471

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Off Rt 83 5.03 Km W Of Rt 83 Rt 16 Int (Lat: 37.338722 Lon: -81.725667), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPMC991,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.150 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/1998, Expiration Date: 06/05/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003, Certifier: David Robbins, Registrant: Us Filter Consolidated Electric Division, 141 S Lafayette Fwy, Saint Paul, MN 55107, Fax: (612) 224-3628
  • Sls Rt 16 1 950 N Of Wv 16 (Lat: 37.334833 Lon: -81.686222), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPDP731,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz, Grant Date: 06/16/1999, Expiration Date: 06/16/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/22/2004, Certifier: Paula J Hall, Registrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 1140 Connecticut Ave Nw 1140, Washington, DC 20036, Fax: (202) 331-7639
  • On Top Of The Western Auto Bldg (Lat: 37.350944 Lon: -81.647611), Call Sign: WZX399, Licensee ID: L00120385,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.330 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2004, Expiration Date: 04/17/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/21/2014, Registrant: War Taxi, War, WV 24892, Phone: (304) 875-2274

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • WAR COW, 710 War Tower Road (Lat: 37.299000 Lon: -81.698417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.7 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQXV599,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2016, Expiration Date: 06/21/2026, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB8JQU, Grant Date: 04/17/1990, Expiration Date: 04/17/2000, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2002, Registrant: Jerry L Roncella, Box 158, War, WV 24892
  • Call Sign: KB8JQW, Grant Date: 04/17/1990, Expiration Date: 04/17/2000, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2002, Registrant: George M Cortellesi, Box 757, War, WV 24892
  • Call Sign: KC8BPL, Licensee ID: L01077693, Grant Date: 10/28/2005, Expiration Date: 11/22/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/23/2017, Registrant: Elsie M Callebs, War, WV 24892
  • Call Sign: KC8JOD, Grant Date: 03/16/1998, Expiration Date: 03/16/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2010, Registrant: Bobby E Hathcock Ii, War, WV 24892
  • Call Sign: N8OMY, Previous Call Sign: KB8LRP, Licensee ID: L00325578, Grant Date: 02/14/2001, Expiration Date: 05/14/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2013, Registrant: Steven J Kiser, War, WV 24892

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of fires - 25 took place in 2010, and the least - 2 in 2017. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in War, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (76.9%), and Outside Fires (14.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in War, WV
    • 14076.9%Structure Fires
    • 2714.8%Outside Fires
    • 84.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 73.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for War, WV
Most common first names in War, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1774.8 years
James1666.1 years
John1677.5 years
Robert1368.6 years
William1067.6 years
Walter971.9 years
George977.4 years
Roy860.2 years
Joe773.8 years
Minnie778.0 years
Most common last names in War, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hicks1868.4 years
Brewster1263.4 years
Altizer1182.8 years
Williams960.7 years
Scott964.9 years
Christian869.7 years
Beavers775.1 years
White768.0 years
Kiser764.3 years
Jones770.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in War, WV
  • 42.2%Electricity
  • 20.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.3%Coal or coke
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 2.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in War, WV
  • 69.2%Electricity
  • 14.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.3%Coal or coke
  • 3.8%Wood


War compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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