Mount Carbon, West Virginia - Basic Facts

Mount Carbon is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Mount Carbon Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Fayette County at latitude 38.1379 and longitude -81.2857. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 650 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Mount Carbon Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Carbon: Adena Village, Mount Gordon.

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Mount Carbon, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 428
Population in Households 428
Population in Familes 364
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,869
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 175
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $97,872
Average Home Value $127,500


Median Household Income $37,799
Average Household Income $53,095
Per Capita Income $20,733
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.0% -0.14%
Households 0.27% 0.0%
Families -1.4% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Carbon, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Carbon to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 262 35th
Population Density1 # 14 97th
Diversity Index2 # 70 83rd
Median Household Income # 164 59th
Per Capita Income # 179 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.