Fort Gay, West Virginia

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Fort Gay, West Virginia

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High Points

Fort Gay strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Fort Gay Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
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Top 4% trophy Fort Gay Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Fort Gay Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 18% Fort Gay Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Fort Gay, West Virginia

Comparing Fort Gay to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 10
Senior Citizens 4 2
Age of the Population 3 1
Male Share of the Population 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 9
Portion of People Married 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Housing Recently Built 8 10
People Living Alone 6 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Fort Gay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles S of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Wayne
Metro Area Huntington - Ashland
Standard Zip Codes 25514
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.116
Longitude -82.595

Fort Gay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DUNLOW 1 SW
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 69 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
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Fort Gay Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 819 100%
Male 369 45.1%
Female 450 54.9%
Under 18 202 24.7%
18+ 617 75.3%
65+ 114 13.9%
Median Age 34.9
Average Family Size 2.9
White 808 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Fort Gay Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 818
Growth -1
Growth % -0.1%

Fort Gay Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 63.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
Irish 5.9%
German 5.9%
English 3.4%
European 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Italian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fort Gay, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Glenhayes (25514)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fort Gay 819 $20,882
Ceredo 1,675 $33,700
Huntington 51,475 $34,756
Kenova 3,485 $29,688
Kermit 209 $40,000
Wayne 1,105 $24,750
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Fort Gay High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 446 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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