Coeburn, Virginia

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Coeburn, Virginia
Town
Official seal of Coeburn, Virginia
Seal
Location of Coeburn, Virginia
Location of Coeburn, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°56′38″N 82°27′58″W / 36.94389°N 82.46611°W / 36.94389; -82.46611Coordinates: 36°56′38″N 82°27′58″W / 36.94389°N 82.46611°W / 36.94389; -82.46611
Country United States
State Virginia
County Wise
Area
 • Total 2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)
 • Land 2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,995 ft (608 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,139
 • Density 973.8/sq mi (376.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24230
Area code(s) 276
FIPS code 51-17952[1]
GNIS feature ID 1482614[2]
Website Official website

Coeburn is a town in Wise County, Virginia, along the Guest River. The population was 2139 at the 2010 census with many small peaceful wooded communities in the outskirts. Camping is available nearby at Bark Camp Lake in the Jefferson National Forest with other activities including boating and fishing. The Guest River Gorge Trail, built along the Guest River on what was formerly the Interstate Railroad is also located in the Jefferson National Forest and is a popular place to walk or ride a bicycle.

History[edit]

The Tacoma School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[3]

Geography[edit]

Coeburn is located at 36°56′38″N 82°27′58″W / 36.943872°N 82.466069°W / 36.943872; -82.466069 (36.943872, -82.466069).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km2), all of it land. Coeburn has many mountains and hills.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,996 people, 810 households, and 575 families residing in the town. The population density was 973.8 people per square mile (375.9/km2). There were 923 housing units at an average density of 450.3 per square mile (173.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.29% White, 2.81% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

Flood in Coeburn in 1963

There were 810 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,025, and the median income for a family was $28,929. The per capita income for the town was $12,802. About 17.0% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.9% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Coeburn is home to three public schools: Coeburn Primary, Coeburn Middle, and Eastside High. [1]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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