Mount Carbon, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mount Carbon, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Mount Carbon Census Designated Place had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Mount Carbon, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 425
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 261
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 280
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 360
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,849
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $40,962
Average Household Income $49,557
Per Capita Income $19,150


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $48,239
Average Home Value $75,182


Total Households 170
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.24%
Households -0.24% -0.24%
Families -1.25% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Mount Carbon, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Carbon to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 261 36th
Population Density # 16 96th
Diversity Index # 77 81st
Median Household Income # 160 61st
Per Capita Income # 310 24th

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