Coal Grove, Ohio

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Coal Grove, Ohio
Village
Twin bridges linking Coal Grove to Ashland
Twin bridges linking Coal Grove to Ashland
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: 38°30′1″N 82°38′45″W / 38.50028°N 82.64583°W / 38.50028; -82.64583Coordinates: 38°30′1″N 82°38′45″W / 38.50028°N 82.64583°W / 38.50028; -82.64583
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.

History[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

Coal Grove is located at 38°30′1″N 82°38′45″W / 38.50028°N 82.64583°W / 38.50028; -82.64583 (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[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 506
1900 1,191 135.4%
1910 1,759 47.7%
1920 1,851 5.2%
1930 2,181 17.8%
1940 2,351 7.8%
1950 2,492 6.0%
1960 2,961 18.8%
1970 2,759 −6.8%
1980 2,602 −5.7%
1990 2,251 −13.5%
2000 2,027 −10.0%
2010 2,165 6.8%
Est. 2015 2,143 [8] −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

The village is managed by a mayor and a village council. As of the 2015 election, the Mayor of Coal Grove is Larry McDaniel and the 6 Council members are: Joe Ross, Kim McKnight, Eric Holmes, Shawn McDaniel, Randy Wise and Nick McKnight. In 2015 the council appointed a new Fiscal Officer, Larry Markins. The Current Chief of Police is Eric Spurlock and the Fire Chief is Gary Sherman.

Education[edit]

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.[citation needed] It is also thought to have been visited by at least two presidents but this is not confirmed.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coal Grove, Ohio
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.