Coal City, West Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,815.
Population change since 2000: -4.7%
Males: 808  (44.6%)
Females: 1,007  (55.4%)
Median resident age:

56.8 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25823, 25908.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,924 (it was $28,049 in 2000)
Coal City:

$41,924
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,478 (it was $14,552 in 2000)

Coal City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $74,246 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Coal City:

$74,246
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $143,123; detached houses: $174,601; mobile homes: $34,458

Median gross rent in 2017: $624.

March 2019 cost of living index in Coal City: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.8%
  • Races in Coal City, WV (2010)
    • 1,75096.4%White alone
    • 543.0%Two or more races
    • 80.4%Hispanic
    • 20.1%Black alone
    • 10.06%Asian alone

Races in Coal City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Coal City, West Virginia as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Coal City is 233 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (28.3%), American (25.0%), Scottish (2.6%), Irish (1.7%), Jordanian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2580 feet

Land area: 6.27 square miles.

Population density: 289 people per square mile   (very low).

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10 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.6%
West Virginia:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Coal City CDP:

0.5% ($247)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($378)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (51.4 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (135.1 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (363.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Sophia, WV (1.7 miles ),
Crab Orchard, WV (2.0 miles ),
Glen White, WV (2.2 miles ),
MacArthur, WV (2.2 miles ),
Beaver, WV (2.4 miles ),
Mabscott, WV (2.4 miles ),
Daniels, WV (2.5 miles ),
Lester, WV (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.69 N, Longitude: 81.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Distribution of median household income in Coal City, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Coal City, WV in 2017
Coal City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Coal City, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.5%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (10.5%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Coal City, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Extraction workers (6.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Woodworkers (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (16.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.3%)

Average climate in Coal City, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Coal City-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 153.3 miles away from Coal City center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 149.0 miles away from Coal City center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 266.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from Coal City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Raleigh County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Coal City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Coal City:

  • BECKLEY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 6 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • BECKLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • 1204 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • 811 S. KANAWHA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • TEMPLE STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)
  • COLUMBIA RALEIGH GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BECKLEY, WV)

Amtrak stations near Coal City:

  • 15 miles: PRINCE (RTE. 41 NORTH) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 18 miles: HINTON (FRONT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Coal City:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 8 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 22 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community College (about 50 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 51 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Radford University (about 53 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 54 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • West Virginia State University (about 57 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)

Public high school in Coal City:

Public elementary/middle school in Coal City:

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Notable locations in Coal City: Coal City Volunteer Fire Department (A), Best Transports Ambulance Service 651 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Raleigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Coal City:

Marital status in Coal City, WV
  • Never married: 11.7%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Coal City:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
West Virginia average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Coal City, WV (based on Raleigh County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,61598
Mainline Protestant6,16230
Catholic1,6881
Black Protestant1,58811
Other1,0495
Orthodox641
None54,693-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
This county:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Raleigh County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
This county:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Raleigh County:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.3%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Raleigh County:

12.4%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.0%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.9%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Coal City:

8.3%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Coal City:

6.8
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

38.0%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Coal City:

57.6%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Coal City:

77.8%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Coal City, WV Residents

4.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fayette County, WV  0.72% ($26,038 average AGI)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.22% ($72,328)
from Wyoming County, WV  0.22% ($39,965)


4.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fayette County, WV  0.56% ($35,048 average AGI)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.30% ($40,785)
to Mercer County, WV  0.20% ($28,808)

Strongest AM radio stations in Coal City:

  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Coal City:

  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WTNJ (105.9 FM; MOUNT HOPE, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WAXS (94.1 FM; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: PLATEAU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W244BF (96.7 FM; NIMITZ, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Coal City:

  • WOAY-TV (Channel 4; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: THOMAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSWP-TV (Channel 9; GRANDVIEW, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Coal City fatal accident list:

Apr 12, 2013 01:02 AM, Cr-25, Lat: 37.698864, Lon: -81.204525, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 24, 2009 05:10 PM, Cr-38, Lat: 37.673428, Lon: -81.203556, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 31, 2008 05:25 PM, Cr-29, Lat: 37.672910, Lon: -81.210930, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 15, 2007 02:40 AM, Cr-29 Coal City Road, Lat: 37.673703, Lon: -81.211100, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 16, 1999 10:40 PM, 36, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 2, 1998 04:35 PM, 29, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 6, 1989 02:25 AM, 29, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 10.6mTotal length
  • $1,850,000Total costs
  • 7,035Total average daily traffic
  • 327Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,904Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of fires - 35 took place in 2014, and the least - 2 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Coal City, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (62.3%), and Outside Fires (18.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Coal City, WV
    • 19862.3%Structure Fires
    • 5918.6%Outside Fires
    • 3310.4%Other
    • 288.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Coal City, WV
Most common first names in Coal City, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2366.0 years
Robert1966.2 years
John1970.8 years
James1875.7 years
Charles1769.1 years
George1278.3 years
Mary966.1 years
Henry871.5 years
Thomas766.7 years
Ruth677.2 years
Most common last names in Coal City, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lilly3172.2 years
Farley1975.8 years
Bolen1870.5 years
Cole1678.8 years
Meadows1367.7 years
Thompson1379.0 years
Smith1280.4 years
Carpenter1176.9 years
Keffer975.0 years
Duncan870.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Coal City, WV
  • 63.4%Utility gas
  • 31.0%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Coal City, WV
  • 65.2%Utility gas
  • 34.8%Electricity


Coal City compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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