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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,722
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+3,085
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,696
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,149
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,073

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,910
% Above Poverty Level76.2%
% Below Poverty Level23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.8%
Median Gross Rent$591
Median House Value$89,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.1%
Irish14.1%
English11.2%
Scottish3.1%
Italian2.8%
Polish2.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Dutch0.9%
African0.7%
Swiss0.5%
Portuguese0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Oak Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fayette County
Standard Zip Codes25901
Phone Area Codes304,681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.98
Approximate Longitude-81.14

Oak Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOAK HILL
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationLONDON LOCKS
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 43 F
Apr Temp41 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationMCROSS
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ansted1,436$41,500
Beckley17,348$56,250
Fayetteville2,898$51,349
Gauley Bridge753$37,955
Mount Hope1,184$30,179
Pax153$34,500

Oak Hill Public Libraries

Fayette County Public Library
531 SUMMIT STREET
Oak Hill, West Virginia
(304) 465-0121

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Oak Hill Hospitals

Plateau Medical Center
(Proprietary)
430 Main Street
(304) 469-8600

Oak Hill Public Schools

Collins Middle
601 Jones Avenue
ZIP: 25901
(304) 469-3711
Middle
Total Enrollment 811
Fayette Institute Of Technology
300 West Oyler Avenue
ZIP: 25901
(304) 469-2911
Other
New River Elementary
262 Oyler Ave
ZIP: 25901
(304) 465-3806
Primary
Total Enrollment 765
Oak Hill High
350 West Oyler Avenue
ZIP: 25901
(304) 469-3551
High
Total Enrollment 878
Rosedale Elementary
4001 Summerlee Road
ZIP: 25901
(304) 469-6661
Primary
Total Enrollment 318

Oak Hill Private Schools

Ss Peter & Paul Catholic School
123 Elmore St
ZIP: 25901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 102
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