Coal Fork, West Virginia Population 2024

1,009

Coal Fork is a city located in Kanawha County West Virginia. Coal Fork has a 2024 population of 1,009. Coal Fork is currently declining at a rate of -11.72% annually and its population has decreased by -34.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,547 in 2020.

The average household income in Coal Fork is $66,112 with a poverty rate of 10.02%. The median age in Coal Fork is 49.5 years: 49.6 years for males, and 48.3 years for females.

Coal Fork Demographics

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

  • White: 93.27%
  • Two or more races: 6.57%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
196.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-34.78% (-538)
The current population of Coal Fork, West Virginia is 1,009 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,547.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,19293.27%
Two or more races846.57%
Native American20.16%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Coal Fork Population by Race

Coal Fork Population Pyramid 2024

Coal Fork Median Age

49.5

Total

49.6

Male

48.3

Female

Coal Fork Adults

There are 1,150 adults, (272 of whom are seniors) in Coal Fork.

Coal Fork Age Dependency

45.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Coal Fork Sex Ratio

Female68053.21%
Male59846.79%

Coal Fork Population by Age

Coal Fork Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5182.4783.616.4
Female1842.881000
Non Family1371.1979.620.4
Male1062.8458.541.5
Married913.1285.714.3

2.79

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

83.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Coal Fork Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade444.1%
Associates Degree80.74%
Bachelors Degree383.54%
Graduate Degree797.36%
High School Graduate74769.55%
Less Than 9th Grade736.8%
Some College857.91%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Coal Fork Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Coal Fork Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White98887285
2+ Races848332
Hispanic767625
Native American220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 38.1%.

Coal Fork Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$26,068$0$26,068
High School Graduate$28,411$28,673$0
Less Than 9th Grade$18,828$0$0
Overall$28,259$28,900$19,870
Some College$43,900$0$44,350

$28,259

Average Earnings

$28,900

Average Male

$19,870

Average Female

Coal Fork Earnings by Educational Attainment

Coal Fork Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Coal Fork Language

100% of Coal Fork 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 Fork Language

Coal Fork Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,19212810.74%

10.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.04%

Male Poverty Rate

7.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Coal Fork

The race most likely to be in poverty in Coal Fork is White, with 10.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Coal Fork is White, with 10.74% 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 9.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.91%.

Coal Fork Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.24%
High School13.65%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Coal Fork Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed12.16%
Male Employed3.41%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Coal Fork Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Coal Fork Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$60,812$71,424
Households$60,534$66,112
Married Families$101,354$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,969$32,350

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Coal Fork Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

19.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

15.5%

Male Marriage Rate

23.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Coal Fork Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Coal Fork Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Coal Fork Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Coal Fork Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

60

Number of Veterans

50

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War35
Second Gulf War25
Vietnam6
Korea0
World War II0

Coal Fork Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6435
75+12
35 to 547
65 to 746
18 to 340

Coal Fork Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White353.29%
2+ Races2529.76%
Hispanic2532.89%

Coal Fork Veterans by Race

Coal Fork Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

78.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Coal Fork Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

34%

Unemployment Rate

Coal Fork Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Coal Fork Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Coal Fork 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

87.95%

Born in Coal Fork

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Coal Fork residents were born in the United States, with 87.95% 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 Fork Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,009-134-11.72%
20231,143-135-10.56%
20221,278-212-14.23%
20211,490-57-3.68%
20201,54739033.71%
20191,157-178-13.33%
20181,33524322.25%
20171,092312.92%
20161,06100%
20151,061242.31%
20141,037-69-6.24%
20131,106-211-16.02%
20121,317-4-0.3%
20111,321887.14%
20101,23300%

Coal Fork Population by Year