Buckhannon, West Virginia

Population 5,626

Buckhannon is located in Upshur County, WV. The population is 5,626, making Buckhannon the largest city in Upshur County.

There are 9 public schools in Buckhannon with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Buckhannon is very low , and there are 57 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Buckhannon is very high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Buckhannon property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Buckhannon include Tallmansville, Century and French Creek.

Buckhannon Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 12.1%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 60.7%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.2%

Crime Rate

93.77% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 26
  • Violent Crimes: 103
  • Robbery: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Property Crime: 51
  • Larceny Theft: 26

Registered Offenders

88.54% Higher than national avg.
  • 57 offenders in Buckhannon
  • 101.32 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

112 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 4
  • Superfunds: 1
  • Tanks & Spills: 107


Very High 5.2%
  • West Virginia unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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9 Public Schools view public schools

There are 9 K-12 public schools in Buckhannon, WV and 1 private school. Homefacts rates Buckhannon's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.
1 Private School

Brushy Fork Christian School

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57 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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4 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Buckhannon, WV issued 4 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 4 permits, were issued for single family homes and 4 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Buckhannon, WV issued 7 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 7 permits, were issued for single family homes and 7 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $590
  • 1 Bedroom: $594
  • 2 Bedrooms: $760
  • 3 Bedrooms: $944
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,228

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Environmental Hazards

112 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (362/384)
    Buckhannon, WV has 94.27% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Buckhannon, WV is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.32 Average
    Buckhannon, WV is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 30.65°
  • February 33.47°
  • March 44.38°
  • April 54.68°
  • May 63.05°
  • June 70.23°
  • July 73.67°
  • August 72.04°
  • September 66.17°
  • October 54.22°
  • November 45°
  • December 35.45°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Buckhannon, WV

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

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Buckhannon, WV: $33,182


Unemployment in Buckhannon is 5.2%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.3% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 43.88%
White Collar - 56.12%


State Representatives

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

City Representatives

  • Alex Mooney

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

17 FCC Towers view all

1 Fire Station view all

1 Hospital view all

2 Police Stations view all

2 Retirement Homes view all

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