Alderson, WV Population

Population: 1,091. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,092 (+0.1% change)
Males: 518 (47.5%), Females: 573 (52.5%)

Greenbrier County

Zip code: 24910

Median resident age: 41.3 years
Median household income: $23,043
Median house value: $63,300

Races in Alderson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.7%)
  • Black (6.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)

Ancestries: United States (26.9%), English (11.8%), Irish (11.7%), German (9.9%), Scotch-Irish (5.0%), Scottish (2.7%).

Elevation: 1552 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Alderson

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alderson town

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -118 (-9.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Alderson:

  • GREENBRIER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; RONCEVERTE, WV)
  • SUMMERS COUNTY ARH HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; HINTON, WV)
  • CARILION GILES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; PEARISBURG, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alderson:

  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 20 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 34 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 55 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Alderson:

Amtrak station:
ALDERSON (1 C&O PLAZA AT RAILROAD AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alderson:

  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 32 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 43 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 50 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 51 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
Public primary/middle school in Alderson:

  • ALDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: ELMWOOD AVE & CHASE STREET; Grades: PK – 06)

Libraries

Library in Alderson:

  • ALDERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $29,432; Location: 308 WALNUT AVE.; 11,844 books; 41 audio materials; 62 video materials; 11 serial subscriptions)