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Coal City, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Coal City Census Designated Place had a population of 1,807 as of July 1, 2017. Coal City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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 City is located at latitude 37.6766 and longitude -81.2141 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the Coal City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,615 feet.

The Coal City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389337) 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 City Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Raleigh County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Coal City 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 Coal City: Abney.

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


Total Population 1,807
Daytime Population: Workers 188
Daytime Population: Residents 1,266
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,454
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 1,806
Population in Familes 1,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 287
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $45,654
Average Household Income $52,973
Per Capita Income $21,786


Total Housing Units 857 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 609 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $91,930
Average Home Value $113,506


Total Households 758
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 537
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 -0.06% -0.27%
Households -0.11% -0.32%
Families 0.05% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Coal City, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coal City 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 # 89 78th
Population Density # 337 17th
Diversity Index # 196 53rd
Median Household Income # 86 79th
Per Capita Income # 198 51st

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