War, West Virginia

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War, West Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% War Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% War Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% War Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of War, West Virginia

Comparing War 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
Age of the Population 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Racial Diversity 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 3
Male Share of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 7
Average Household Size 4 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 5
Working at Home 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 8
Low Property Crime 8 5

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War Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles S of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 151 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County McDowell
Standard Zip Codes 24892
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.301
Longitude -81.691

War Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GARY
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 37 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 78 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
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War Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 788 100%
Male 366 46.4%
Female 422 53.6%
Under 18 193 24.5%
18+ 595 75.5%
65+ 128 16.2%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.93
White 746 94.7%
African-American 36 4.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated War Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 692
Growth -96
Growth % -12.2%

War 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 45.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
Italian 8.9%
German 7.9%
Dutch 5.9%
Irish 5.9%
English 3%
Hungarian 3%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Scottish 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
African 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Caretta (24892)
English (24892)
Yukon (24892)

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)
War 788 $20,521
Bradshaw 289 $14,750
Davy 373 $23,000
Gary 917 $30,938
Iaeger 358 $21,250
Kimball 411 $21,429
Welch 2,683 $30,833

War Public Libraries

War Public Library
War, West Virginia
(304) 875-4622

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War High Schools (2004)

Serves 262 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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