Coal Fork, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Coal Fork, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Coal Fork Census Designated Place had a population of 1,152 as of July 1, 2016. Coal Fork ranks in the lower 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 Coal Fork is located at latitude 38.3281 and longitude -81.5235 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Coal Fork Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Coal Fork Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389338) 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 Coal Fork Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Coal Fork population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Coal Fork, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,152
Population in Households 1,152
Population in Familes 932
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 224
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 513
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 344
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 384 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $75,850
Average Home Value $99,935


Median Household Income $39,059
Average Household Income $51,918
Per Capita Income $22,271
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.21% -0.87%
Households -1.11% -0.79%
Families -0.5% -0.95%
Median Household Income   0.04%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Coal Fork, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coal Fork to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 140 66th
Population Density1 # 361 11th
Diversity Index2 # 360 13th
Median Household Income # 169 59th
Per Capita Income # 141 65th

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