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Coal Fork, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Coal Fork Census Designated Place had a population of 1,202 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.3176 and longitude -81.521 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Coal Fork Census Designated Place 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.


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Coal Fork, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Coal Fork, WV Housing Affordability Index is 255
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Coal Fork, WV Wealth Index is 62
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,202 (100%)
Population in Households 1,202 (100.0%)
Population in Families 971 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 235
Diversity Index2 4
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,325
Average Household Income $59,303
Per Capita Income $25,169
Wealth Index4 62

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 401 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $94,536
Housing Affordability Index3 255
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 532
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 356
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.34% -0.47%
Households -0.34% -0.53%
Families 0.06% -0.63%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   3.67%

Coal Fork, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coal Fork to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 132 68th
Population Density # 356 12th
Diversity Index # 370 9th
Median Household Income # 135 67th
Per Capita Income # 106 74th

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