Northfork, WV Population

Population: 519. Estimated population in July 2020: 454 (-12.5% change)
Males: 229 (44.1%), Females: 290 (55.9%)

McDowell County

Zip code: 24868

Median resident age: 43.4 years
Median household income: $16,544
Median house value: $19,400

Races in Northfork:

  • Black (53.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (44.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: Italian (5.2%), English (2.5%), German (2.3%), Irish (2.3%), United States (1.9%), Scottish (1.3%).

Elevation: 1708 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Northfork

  • High school or higher: 65.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 15.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northfork town

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 39.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 17.3%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -136 (-20.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Northfork:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Northfork:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 34 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • YEAGER (about 67 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 79 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Northfork:

  • WELCH MUNI (about 6 miles; WELCH, WV; Abbreviation: I25)
  • KEE FIELD (about 16 miles; PINEVILLE, WV; Abbreviation: I16)
  • MERCER COUNTY (about 19 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Abbreviation: BLF)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northfork:

  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 18 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 30 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 61 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 77 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)