Nitro, WV Population

Population: 6,824. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,750 (-1.1% change)
Males: 3,226 (47.3%), Females: 3,598 (52.7%)

Kanawha County

Zip code: 25143

Median resident age: 41.2 years
Median household income: $32,389
Median house value: $69,300

Races in Nitro:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.4%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (20.9%), English (16.5%), German (12.6%), Irish (10.7%), Italian (4.2%), Scottish (2.1%).

Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 3.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Nitro

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nitro city

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -236 (-3.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Nitro:

  • THOMAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV)
  • PUTNAM GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; HURRICANE, WV)
  • CHARLESTON AREA MED CNTR (about 15 miles; CHARLESTON, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Nitro:

  • YEAGER (about 18 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 50 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 66 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Nitro:

  • LEON (about 22 miles; LEON, WV; Abbreviation: W07)
  • ONA AIRPARK (about 26 miles; MILTON, WV; Abbreviation: 12V)
  • ROBERT NEWLON FIELD (about 33 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: I41)
Amtrak station near Nitro:

  • 14 miles: CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nitro:

  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 62 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 66 miles; ATHENS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 18,721)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 77 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,849)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 88 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)

Schools

Public high school in Nitro:

  • NITRO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 859; Location: 1300 PARK AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Nitro:

  • FREEDOM-CHRISTIAN-ACADEMY (Students: 30; Location: 2215 1ST AVE; Grades: 1 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Nitro:

  • NITRO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 1921 19TH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ROCK BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 4616 1ST AVE; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Nitro:

  • NITRO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $102,176; Location: 1700 PARK AVE; 19,924 books; 1,117 audio materials; 1,535 video materials; 22 serial subscriptions)