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Beaver

Beaver, West Virginia

  •   State: 
    West Virginia
      County: 
    Raleigh County
      City: 
    Beaver
      County FIPS: 
    54081
      Coordinates: 
    37°44′51″N 81°8′31″W
      Area total: 
    4.4 sq mi (11.4 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.4 sq mi (11.4 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
      Elevation: 
    2,156 ft (657 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    37,7631
      Longitude: 
    -81,1238
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Beckley, WV
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    25813
      GMAP: 

    Beaver, Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,833
      Population density: 
    300 residents per square mile of area (110/km²)
      Household income: 
    $37,046
      Households: 
    635
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.50%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    6.50%

Beaver is a census-designated place (C.D.P.) in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,308 at the 2010 census. The community acquired its name circa 1860 from the great numbers of beavers abounding in the creeks during the early days of settlement. In the early 1900s, the residents discovered another West Virginia town already had the name. The town adopted the name "Oxley", after a Huntington man who ran a clothing store there. In 1929 or 1930, Grover Hedrick bought Ritter Lumber Company and had the community name changed to "Glen Hedrick" The residents petitioned the federal government for another name change and finally, the community was officially named Beaver in 1939. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the C.d.P. has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²), of which 4.3 square miles is land and 0.23% is water. In 2000, there were 1,378 people, 602 households, and 388 families residing in the CdP. As of the census of 2000, the racial composition was 98.77% white, 0.07% black,0.15% aboriginal American, 0,94% Asian, and 0,07% from two or more races. In 2010, the population was spread out, with 21.8% under the age of 18, 9.8%. from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females age 18 and over,there were 88.9 males.

Etymology

Beaver is the primary city name, but also Blue Jay, Glen Morgan are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Beaver, West Virginia. Beaver first acquired its name circa 1860 from the great numbers of beavers abounding in the creeks. When the community became eligible for a post office in the early 1900s, the residents discovered another West Virginia town already had the name. The town adopted the name "Oxley", after a Huntington man who ran a clothing store there. In 1929 or 1930, Grover Hedrick bought Ritter Lumber Company and had the community name changed to "Glen Hedrick" The residents petitioned the federal government for another name change and finally, the community was officially named Beaver in 1939. The community is located in West Virginia's Shady Spring District, which was once known as "Beaver Township" The town is located on the banks of the Ohio River, which is a tributary of the Kanawha River. It was once called the "Ohio River Valley" and was once part of Kanawawa County, West Virginia. It is now known as the "Shady Spring district" and has a population of about 2,000. The name Beaver was adopted by the community in 1939 after a man who owned a lumber company in the area changed his name to Glen Hedrick. The current name is Beaver, which has been in use since the 1940s and is used by the U.S. Census Bureau for official records of the community's population. The city's name is derived from Beaver Creek, which runs through the center of the town and was named for the large number of beaver that lived there.

Geography

Beaver is located at 37°4451N 81°831W (37.747601, -81.141843).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the C.D.P. has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²), of which 4.2 square miles is land and 0.23% is water. The town has a population of 1,816. The C.P., which includes Beaver, is a member of the National Guard. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located in Beaver. The site is also home to the American Museum of Natural History, which was established in 1872. The museum is a National Register of Historic Places site, and is open to the public. It is also known as the Museum of American Natural History and Science, and was founded in 1874. It was the site of the first recorded human settlement in the United States, in 1876. The city's name is derived from the Beaver River, which runs through the town and was once known as "Beaver Creek" The town's name means "beaver" or "beach" in the local dialect. It also means "lake" and "lake", which means "ditch" in English. It has been home to a number of Native American tribes, including the Beaver Indians, who first settled the area in the mid-1800s. The current name of the town is the Beaver Indian tribe, which has been in existence since the early 1800s.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,378 people, 602 households, and 388 families residing in the C.D.P. The population density was 313.7 people per square mile (121.2/km²). There were 696 housing units at an average density of 158.4/sq mi (61.2-km²) The median income for a household was $25,863, and the median family income was $32,083. About 9.2% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 10.0% ofThose age 65 or over. The racial composition was 98.77% white, 0.07% black, 0.,15% aboriginal American, 0,94% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51%. The population was spread out, with 21.8%. under the age of 18, 9.8. from 18 to 24, 27.2%. from 25 to 44, 25.7%. from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there are 91.4 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 88.9 males. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size is 2.81.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Beaver, Raleigh County, West Virginia = 85.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 79. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Beaver = 4.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 1,833 individuals with a median age of 38.9 age the population grows by 2.90% in Beaver, Raleigh County, West Virginia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 300 residents per square mile of area (110/km²). There are average 2.2 people per household in the 635 households with an average household income of $37,046 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.50% of the available work force and has dropped -6.25% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.00%. The number of physicians in Beaver per 100,000 population = 251.1.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Beaver = 41.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 38.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 138. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 155. 80 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Beaver, Raleigh County, West Virginia which are owned by the occupant = 65.19%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $80,680 and home appreciation of -1.69%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.36 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,292 per student. There are 15.6 students for each teacher in the school, 1193 students for each Librarian and 151 students for each Counselor. 4.72% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.79% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Beaver's population in Raleigh County, West Virginia of 1,086 residents in 1900 has increased 1,69-fold to 1,833 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.22% female residents and 47.78% male residents live in Beaver, Raleigh County, West Virginia.

    As of 2020 in Beaver, Raleigh County, West Virginia are married and the remaining 39.36% are single population.

  • 27.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Beaver require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.71% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.77% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Beaver, Raleigh County, West Virginia, 65.19% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.30% are rented apartments, and the remaining 14.52% are vacant.

  • The 21.52% of the population in Beaver, Raleigh County, West Virginia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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