Nitro, West Virginia

Population 7,198

Nitro is located in Kanawha County, WV. The population is 7,198, making Nitro the 6th largest city in Kanawha County.

There are 3 public schools in Nitro with an average Homefacts rating of A. The total crime rate for Nitro is very low , and there are 21 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Nitro is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Nitro property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Nitro include St. Albans, Cross Lanes and Jefferson.

Nitro Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 12%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 67.9%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 20.1%

Crime Rate

32.47% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 203
  • Violent Crimes: 234
  • Robbery: 16
  • Burglary: 312
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

60.19% Higher than national avg.
  • 21 offenders in Nitro
  • 29.17 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

90 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 8
  • Superfunds: 31
  • Tanks & Spills: 50


Moderate 4.1%
  • West Virginia unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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There are 3 K-12 public schools in Nitro, WV and 1 private school. Homefacts rates Nitro's schools as Excellent, with an overall A rating.
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1 Private School

Freedom Christian Academy

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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4 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Nitro, WV issued 4 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Nitro, WV issued 5 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $672
  • 1 Bedroom: $740
  • 2 Bedrooms: $932
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,216
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,398

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Environmental Hazards

90 Environmental Hazards

Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (362/384)
    Nitro, WV has 94.27% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Nitro, WV is a green zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.32 Average
    Nitro, WV is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 33.82°
  • February 37.32°
  • March 47.45°
  • April 57.88°
  • May 65.59°
  • June 73.79°
  • July 75.84°
  • August 75.5°
  • September 69.02°
  • October 56.8°
  • November 45.6°
  • December 33.53°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Nitro, WV

Nitro, WV has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Nitro, WV has no risk of hurricanes.
Nitro, WV has a high risk of hail storms.
Nitro, WV has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Nitro, WV: $48,212


Unemployment in Nitro is 4.1%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 4.3% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 37.93%
White Collar - 62.07%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Sen. Joe Manchin III

City Representatives

  • Alex Mooney

Neighborhood Info

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  • No Cemeteries found in Nitro, WV

1 FCC Tower view all

1 Fire Station view all

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  • No retirement homes found in Nitro, WV
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