Coal City, West Virginia Population 2024

1,429

Coal City is a city located in Raleigh County West Virginia. Coal City has a 2024 population of 1,429. Coal City is currently declining at a rate of -1.11% annually and its population has decreased by -26.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,942 in 2020.

The average household income in Coal City is $41,633 with a poverty rate of 9.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Coal City is 48.8 years, 64.3 years for males, and 42 years for females.

Coal City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Coal City was:

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
226.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-26.42% (-513)
The current population of Coal City, West Virginia is 1,429 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,942.

Coal City, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,461100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Coal City Population by Race

Coal City Population Pyramid 2024

Coal City Median Age

48.8

Total

64.3

Male

42

Female

Coal City Adults

There are 1,248 adults, (457 of whom are seniors) in Coal City.

Coal City Age Dependency

84.7

Age Dependency Ratio

57.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Coal City Sex Ratio

Female62142.51%
Male84057.49%

Coal City Population by Age

Coal City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7391.9876.623.4
Non Family3871.118614
Married2312.7377.522.5
Male672.040100
Female544.911000

2.93

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Coal City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade675.51%
9th to 12th Grade22618.57%
High School Graduate67755.63%
Some College24720.3%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree00%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Coal City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Coal City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2179240

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 75.92%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 0%.

Coal City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$25,962$37,627$15,509
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$16,395$38,199$14,184
Some College$30,625$0$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$25,962

Average Earnings

$37,627

Average Male

$15,509

Average Female

Coal City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Coal City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Coal City Language

100% of Coal City residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Coal City Language

Coal City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,4611439.79%

9.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.02%

Male Poverty Rate

6.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Coal City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Coal City is White, with 9.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Coal City is White, with 9.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.69%.

Coal City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School21.12%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Coal City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Coal City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Coal City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$26,353$41,633
Families$65,805$67,475
Married Families$76,553$-999,999,999
Non Families$18,208$18,129

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Coal City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Coal City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Coal City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Coal City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Coal City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

42

Number of Veterans

42

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War27
First Gulf War15
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Coal City Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5427
55 to 6415
18 to 340
65 to 740
75+0

Coal City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White423.37%

Coal City Veterans by Race

Coal City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

64.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Coal City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

31.8%

Labor Force Participation

29.2%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Coal City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Coal City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Coal City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.34%

Born in Coal City

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Coal City residents were born in the United States, with 82.34% having been born in West Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Coal City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,429-16-1.11%
20231,445-16-1.1%
20221,461-16-1.08%
20211,477-465-23.94%
20201,94221712.58%
20191,725-85-4.7%
20181,810-13-0.71%
20171,82317910.89%
20161,644483.01%
20151,596-36-2.21%
20141,632-121-6.9%
20131,753-100-5.4%
20121,853-154-7.67%
20112,00719210.58%
20101,81500%

Coal City Population by Year