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People

Total Population 811
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 21.3%
Employed Population 16+ 143
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 60.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $23,750
% Above Poverty Level 54%
% Below Poverty Level 46%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 16.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.3%
Median Gross Rent $450
Median House Value $35,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.9%
Irish 14.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station RICHLANDS
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
Station BURKES GARDEN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bradshaw 293 $28,864
Davy 249 $27,188
Gary 722 $44,688
Iaeger 241 $26,750
Kimball 105 $49,375
Welch 3,021 $44,327

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

War Public Libraries

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

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War High Schools

BIG CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
1 OWL'S NEST DRIVE
304-875-2287
Serves 262 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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