Woven into the mountains of Appalachia, along the scenic New River in Southern West Virginia, lies the quaint city of Hinton.
Hinton has seen a past full of excitement and growth; the present is full of enthusiasm and perseverance. A new day has begun for Hinton and Summers County with people visiting and enjoying, sharing our natural beauty, our history, our recreation, and our business and industrial growth.
We are busy growing our economy by developing our technology infrastructure and tourism opportunities.
The Hinton Technology Center building was dedicated on August 11, 2006, by Senator Robert C Byrd and Congressman Nick Rahall. The new infrastructure helps to connect Hinton and other small rural communities to the rest of the world.
Congressman Rahall, who assisted in obtaining funding for the building, spoke of the great potential for jobs in the technology arena that will help improve the lives of families in the future. This building is a key anchor for the Connected Technologies Corridors. He stated that technology is one of a three-part approach to economic development in Southern West Virginia: Transportation, Technology and Tourism.
Visitors can easily enjoy the town’s turn-of-the-century architecture via walking tours or driving through the streets of the historic town. Since 1987, community leaders and the National Park Service have been working together to revitalize Hinton as a living museum. We encourage you to visit Hinton and see what you’ve been missing.
Pop. Density 1,244.5 people per square mile
Area: 3 square miles, 2.3 land area, .7 water
Location GPS: The latitude of Hinton is 37.673N. The longitude is -80.889W.
Elevation is 1,463 feet.
Climate: Seasonal the warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 84.60 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 22.00 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rainfall: The annual average precipitation at Hinton is 37.72 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is July with an average rainfall of 4.19 Inches.
Snowfall: The annual average snowfall at Hinton is 25-32 inches.
Education: Hinton has Elementary, Middle, and High Schools; an average teacher to student ratio of 1:16.
Median Income: $32,627
Median Home Cost: $72,453
Cost of Living: 27% lower than the U.S. average.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2013 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0.
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