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Coal City, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Coal City Census Designated Place had a population of 1,794 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.679 and longitude -81.2104 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the Coal City Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Coal City, WV Housing Affordability Index is 250
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 City, WV Wealth Index is 41
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 1,794 (100%)
Population in Households 1,792 (99.9%)
Population in Families 1,510 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 285
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,943
Average Household Income $49,797
Per Capita Income $20,321
Wealth Index4 41

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 604 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $91,103
Housing Affordability Index3 250
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 750
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 531
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 -0.13% -0.52%
Households -0.2% -0.57%
Families -0.08% -0.69%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

Coal City, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coal City 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 # 92 77th
Population Density # 340 16th
Diversity Index # 183 55th
Median Household Income # 168 59th
Per Capita Income # 256 37th

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