Coal City, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Coal City, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Coal City Census Designated Place had a population of 1,785 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Coal City: Abney.

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Coal City, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,785
Population in Households 1,784
Population in Familes 1,501
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 283
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $49,154
Average Household Income $56,125
Per Capita Income $23,044


Total Housing Units 853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 586 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $99,497
Average Home Value $123,462


Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 531
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.2% -0.59%
Households -0.26% -0.62%
Families -0.09% -0.76%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

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, 2018 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 # 91 78th
Population Density # 340 16th
Diversity Index # 195 53rd
Median Household Income # 72 82nd
Per Capita Income # 158 61st

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