War, WV Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Demographics

Population: 788. Estimated population in July 2020: 692 (-12.2% change)
Males: 366 (46.4%), Females: 422 (53.6%)

McDowell County

Zip code: 24892

Median resident age: 41.4 years
Median household income: $16,012
Median house value: $24,500

Races in War:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.0%)
  • Black (4.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (28.3%), Irish (7.1%), German (6.5%), Dutch (6.3%), Italian (5.7%), English (3.3%).

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in War

  • High school or higher: 51.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in War city

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -285 (-26.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near War:

  • WELCH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; WELCH, WV)
  • CLINCH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; RICHLANDS, VA)
  • TAZEWELL COMMUNITY HOSP (about 18 miles; TAZEWELL, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to War:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 52 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • YEAGER (about 74 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 76 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to War:

  • WELCH MUNI (about 15 miles; WELCH, WV; Abbreviation: I25)
  • TAZEWELL COUNTY (about 19 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Abbreviation: 6V3)
  • KEE FIELD (about 23 miles; PINEVILLE, WV; Abbreviation: I16)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to War:

  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 33 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 49 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 68 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)

Schools

Public high school in War:

  • BIG CREEK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 262; Location: 1 OWL’S NEST DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in War:

  • WAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: MAIN STREET, ROUTE 16; Grades: PK – 08)

Libraries

Library in War:

  • WAR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $48,106; Location: MAIN STREET; 35,456 books; 121 audio materials; 539 video materials; 23 serial subscriptions)

 

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