Introduction to Oak Hill, West Virginia

Oak Hill, West Virginia, in Fayette county, is located 37 miles SE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center) and is 169 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. There are 7,589 residents in the city.

Oak Hill History

Oak Hill is located in Fayette County, which was formed from parts of Kanawha, Greenbrier, Logan and Nicholas counties and was sanctioned by Virginia General Assembly’s act. The county was named in honor of Marquis de la Fayette. He had played a significant role at the time of the American Revolutionary War by assisting the Continental Army. A substantial part of Fayette County was subdivided to establish Raleigh County in the year 1850.

Oak Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
  • North House Museum
  • Babcock State Park
  • Bituminous Coal Heritage Museum
  • Little Beaver State Park
  • Carnegie Hall Museum

Things To Do In Oak Hill

While at Oak Hill, one can plan a trip to places such as Gauley River National Recreation Area, Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area, and Hawks Nest State Park. The history buffs may visit museums like Carnegie Hall Museum, North House Museum, and Bituminous Coal Heritage Museum, which provide absorbing insights into the history of the place. The local festivals include Oak Leaf Festival, which is held in the month of August; and the Bridge Day Festival, which is held in the month of October. Skyline Shopping Center and the Fountain Terrace Shopping Center are the popular shopping centers in the area.

Oak Hill Transportation

Raleigh County Memorial Airport is the nearest airport offering air transportation facilities.

Oak Hill Higher Education

The students in the area can pursue higher education at institutions including Bluefield State College, West Virginia State College, and Radford University.


Total Population 8,270
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,042
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $29,594
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,778
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,894


Median Family Income $48,056
% Above Poverty Level 77.8%
% Below Poverty Level 22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $576
Median House Value $83,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0%
English 12.5%
Irish 9.3%

Oak Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles SE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 169 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Fayette
Standard Zip Codes 25901
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.972
Longitude -81.148

Oak Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OAK HILL
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station MCROSS
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Oak Hill, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Harvey (25901)

Summerlee (25901)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ansted 1,593 $41,938
Beckley 17,529 $47,981
Fayetteville 2,916 $53,024
Gauley Bridge 603 $35,536
Mount Hope 1,384 $30,833
Pax 201 $34,271

Oak Hill Public Libraries

Fayette County Public Library
Oak Hill, West Virginia
(304) 465-0121
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Oak Hill Hospitals

(304) 469-8600
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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