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Population (year 2000): 6,824. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,750 (-1.1% change)
Males: 3,226 (47.3%), Females: 3,598 (52.7%)

Kanawha County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 41.2 years
Median household income: $32,389 (year 2000)
Median house value: $69,300 (year 2000)

Nitro, WV residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Nitro:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.4%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (20.9%), English (16.5%), German (12.6%), Irish (10.7%), Italian (4.2%), Scottish (2.1%).

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Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 3.7 square miles

Nitro,

For population 25 years and over in Nitro

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nitro city

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -236 (-3.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WV Charleston, (14.3 miles pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OH Columbus, (135.0 miles pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (466.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Albans, WV St. (2.5 miles WV (3.4 miles Poca, Lanes, WV (3.9 miles Cross WV (4.6 miles Jefferson, WV (5.2 miles Tornado, WV (6.7 miles Bancroft, WV Dunbar, (7.2 miles Valley, WV (7.6 miles Teays


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 2 buildings, average cost: $63,000

Latitude: 38.42 N, Longitude: 81.83 W


Nitro, West Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (16.6%), Retail trade (14.3%), Manufacturing (11.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +370 (+5.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 587 (18.6%)

Crime in Nitro (2004):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 robberies (29.7 per 100,000)
  • 16 assaults (237.8 per 100,000)
  • 32 burglaries (475.7 per 100,000)
  • 195 thefts (2898.8 per 100,000)
  • 10 auto thefts (148.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 214.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Nitro, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Nitro,

Nitro-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the Nitro city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 47.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Nitro:
  • THOMAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV)
  • PUTNAM GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; HURRICANE, WV)
  • CHARLESTON AREA MED CNTR (about 15 miles; CHARLESTON, WV)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Nitro:
  • YEAGER (about 18 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; ID: CRW)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 50 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; ID: HTS)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 66 miles; BECKLEY, WV; ID: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Nitro:
  • LEON (about 22 miles; LEON, WV; ID: W07)
  • ONA AIRPARK (about 26 miles; MILTON, WV; ID: 12V)
  • ROBERT NEWLON FIELD (about 33 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; ID: I41)

Amtrak station near Nitro:
  • 14 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.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15 $33,210 $26,568 0 $0
Police - Other 1 $1,417 $17,004 0 $0
Firefighters 10 $28,950 $34,740 0 $0
Local Libraries 2 $2,553 $15,318 1 $299
Other and Unallocable 1 $1,771 $21,252 1 $354
Parks and Recreation 1 $1,594 $19,128 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 20 $31,882 $19,129 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $5,672 $22,688 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $4,131 $24,786 7 $1,430
Judicial and Legal 1 $1,948 $23,376 0 $0
Totals for Government 56 $113,129 $24,241 9 $2,083


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nitro:
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; FT enrollment: 12,361)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 62 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 66 miles; ATHENS, OH; FT enrollment: 18,721)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 77 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; FT enrollment: 2,849)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 88 miles; ATHENS, WV; FT enrollment: 2,723)
Public high school in Nitro:
  • NITRO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 859; Location: 1300 PARK AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Nitro:
  • FREEDOM-CHRISTIAN-ACADEMY (Students: 30; Location: 2215 1ST AVE; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Nitro:
  • NITRO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 1921 19TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ROCK BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 4616 1ST AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
Library in Nitro:
  • NITRO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $102,176; Location: 1700 PARK AVE; 19,924 books; 1,117 audio materials; 1,535 video materials; 22 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Nitro: Bradford Landing (A), Nitro City Hall (B).

Churches in Nitro include: Saint Pauls United Methodist Church (A), Holy Trinity Catholic Church (B), Nitro Church of God (C), Nitro Church of Christ (D), First Baptist Church of Nitro (E).

Creek: Blakes Creek (A).

Parks in Nitro include: Nitro City Park (1), Ridenour Memorial Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Nitro compared to West Virginia state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Nitro:
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WJYP (1300 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, WV)
  • 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)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOKU (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HURRICANE, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nitro:
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • W208AK (89.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Nitro:
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH 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)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

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