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 1,118 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Coal Fork, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,118
Daytime Population: Workers 218
Daytime Population: Residents 696
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 914
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 1,118
Population in Familes 904
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 217
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $38,980
Average Household Income $52,653
Per Capita Income $22,584


Total Housing Units 607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 372 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $80,161
Average Home Value $105,764


Total Households 497
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 332
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 -1.45% -1.0%
Households -1.39% -1.03%
Families -0.92% -1.11%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 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 # 139 66th
Population Density # 360 11th
Diversity Index # 345 15th
Median Household Income # 196 52nd
Per Capita Income # 155 62nd

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