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Overview

Northfork, West Virginia, in McDowell county, is 65 miles S of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center) and 155 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is home to some 519 residents.

The People and Families of Northfork

In Northfork, about 33% of adults are married. People in Northfork have space to make their own lives; many people there enjoy living in their own houses or apartments. The town somehow seems full of possibilities, with its large single population.

There are more females than males in Northfork than is typical. You'll see many senior citizens in the town.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Northfork had a median family income of $19,236.

Northfork Housing

According to the 2000 census, 81% of the housing in Northfork was owner-occupied. You may be likely to find historic buildings in the town as the average housing age is high. It's possible to find inexpensive apartments in Northfork. In the town you can own a home without paying sky-high real estate taxes.

Commuting

In Northfork, 85% of commuters drive to work.

People

Total Population 320
Male Share of the Population 37.5%
Female Share of the Population 62.5%
Senior Citizens 22.2%
Employed Population 16+ 65
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,750
% Above Poverty Level 65.3%
% Below Poverty Level 34.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.5%
Median Gross Rent $583
Median House Value $45,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25%
US/American 0%
English 2.5%
Irish 4.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Northfork Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles S of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 155 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County McDowell
Standard Zip Codes 24868
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.42
Longitude -81.44

Northfork Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GARY
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 37 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Station PINEVILLE
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station FLAT TOP
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Algoma (24868)

Ashland (24868)

Crumpler (24868)

Powhatan (24868)

Worth (24868)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anawalt 191 $31,250
Bramwell 293 $43,438
Gary 722 $44,688
Keystone 176 $25,625
Kimball 105 $49,375
Welch 3,021 $44,327

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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