Oceana, West Virginia

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Oceana, West Virginia

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High Points

Oceana strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Oceana Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Oceana Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Oceana, West Virginia

Comparing Oceana to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Age of the Population 7 4
Senior Citizens 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Male Share of the Population 3 5
Racial Diversity 1 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 8
Average Household Size 4 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 3 2
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Oceana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles S of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Wyoming
Standard Zip Codes 24870
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.691
Longitude -81.624

Oceana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
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Oceana Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,550 100%
Male 719 46.4%
Female 831 53.6%
Under 18 374 24.1%
18+ 1,176 75.9%
65+ 237 15.3%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.86
White 1,529 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 20 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.3%

Estimated Oceana Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,478
Growth -72
Growth % -4.6%

Oceana Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 55.4%
English 15.9%
Irish 10.8%
German 4.9%
Dutch 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Italian 1.5%
Swedish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Crany (24870)
Hatcher (24870)
Rollins Branch (24870)
Toneyfork (24870)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oceana 1,550 $25,938
Davy 373 $23,000
Gilbert 417 $32,250
Lester 322 $30,938
Man 770 $45,893
Mullens 1,769 $37,438
Pineville 715 $45,000
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