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Mount Carbon, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Mount Carbon Census Designated Place had a population of 420 as of July 1, 2015. Mount Carbon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Carbon is located at latitude 38.1437 and longitude -81.2889 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Mount Carbon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 650 feet.

The Mount Carbon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586856) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Mount Carbon Census Designated Place is located within Valley District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Carbon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Mount Carbon Census Designated Place, WV Boundary Map

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Mount Carbon, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 420
Population in Households 420
Population in Familes 358
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,815
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $96,875
Average Home Value $127,536


Median Household Income $40,312
Average Household Income $50,907
Per Capita Income $19,908
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.29%
Households -0.11% -0.12%
Families -1.42% -0.16%
Median Household Income   3.69%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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, 2015 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 264 34th
Population Density1 # 17 96th
Diversity Index2 # 75 82nd
Median Household Income # 131 68th
Per Capita Income # 225 44th

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