Fort Gay, WV Population

Population: 819. Estimated population in July 2020: 818 (-0.1% change)
Males: 369 (45.1%), Females: 450 (54.9%)

Wayne County

Zip code: 25514

Median resident age: 34.9 years
Median household income: $14,565
Median house value: $51,200

Races in Fort Gay:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (30.2%), Irish (5.7%), German (3.1%), English (2.3%), Dutch (1.3%).

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fort Gay

  • High school or higher: 52.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 14.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Gay town

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-2.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Fort Gay:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Gay:

  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 18 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
  • YEAGER (about 73 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 105 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Gay:

  • LAWRENCE COUNTY AIRPARK (about 22 miles; CHESAPEAKE/HUNTINGTON WVA, OH; Abbreviation: HTW)
  • BIG SANDY REGIONAL (about 26 miles; PRESTONSBURG, KY; Abbreviation: K22)
  • PAINTSVILLE-PRESTONSBURG-COMBS FIELD (about 29 miles; PAINTSVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: 3I6)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Gay:

  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,849)
  • MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; MOREHEAD, KY; Full-time enrollment: 6,866)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 73 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 89 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 90 miles; ATHENS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 18,721)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 95 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)

Schools

Public high school in Fort Gay:

  • TOLSIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 1 REBEL DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Fort Gay:

  • FORT GAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: CORNER OF COURT AND VANCOUVER; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FORT GAY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: CORNER OF COURT & VANCOUVER; Grades: 06 – 08)