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Coal Grove, Ohio

Coal Grove, Ohio
Village
Location of Coal Grove, Ohio
Location of Coal Grove, Ohio
Location of Coal Grove in Lawrence County
Location of Coal Grove in Lawrence County
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lawrence
Area[1]
 • Total 2.04 sq mi (5.28 km2)
 • Land 1.90 sq mi (4.92 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Elevation[2] 577 ft (176 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,165
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 2,158
 • Density 1,139.5/sq mi (440.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Acode 45638
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-16378[5]
GNIS feature ID 1075593[2]

Coal Grove is a village in Lawrence County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 2,165 at the 2010 census. It borders the city of Ironton and lies across the Ohio River from Ashland, Kentucky. It is linked to Ashland by the Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge and Simeon Willis Memorial Bridge.

Coal Grove is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Government and politics 4
  • Education 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

History

Coal Grove was once known as "Petersburg" or "Petersburgh." Its name has also been spelled "Coalgrove."[6]

Geography

Coal Grove is located at (38.500240, -82.645926).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.04 square miles (5.28 km2), of which 1.90 square miles (4.92 km2) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,165 people, 833 households, and 593 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,139.5 inhabitants per square mile (440.0/km2). There were 891 housing units at an average density of 468.9 per square mile (181.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 833 households of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 20.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the village was 38.5 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,027 people, 810 households, and 562 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,028.1 people per square mile (397.3/km²). There were 877 housing units at an average density of 444.8 per square mile (171.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.77% White, 0.10% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.05% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 810 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,101, and the median income for a family was $33,000. Males had a median income of $29,886 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,332. About 15.0% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics

The village is managed by a mayor and a village council. As of the 2013 election, the Mayor of Coal Grove is Larry McDaniel and the 6 Council members are; Tim Sexton, Shawn McDaniel, Sam Hall, Randy Wise, Eric Holmes, Kim McKnight.

Education

Coal Grove is the home to the Dawson-Bryant Local School District. The district maintains one high school and middle school in the village itself and one elementary school in Deering. The schools are named after two local men, Homer Dawson and Curtis Bryant, who fought in the First World War. Located near Deering is a one-room schoolhouse that used to serve all grades. This building has the distinction of being one of the oldest structures in the county. It is also thought to have been visited by at least two presidents but this is not confirmed.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coal Grove, Ohio
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
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