Chapmanville, West Virginia is a small town located in the southwestern part of the state. The population of Chapmanville is around 2,500 people according to the most recent census. The geography of Chapmanville is mostly rural and hilly, with several creeks and rivers running through it. The climate in Chapmanville is humid subtropical, with hot summers and cold winters.
The history of Chapmanville dates back to the early 1700s when it was first settled by pioneers from Virginia. It was originally known as “Little Creek” until its name was changed to Chapmanville in 1818 after a prominent local family. In the late 1800s, coal mining became an important industry for the town and many people moved there for employment opportunities.
Today, the economy of Chapmanville relies heavily on coal mining as well as tourism. While coal mining has been declining in recent years due to environmental regulations, tourism has been increasing due to its proximity to attractions like Hatfield & McCoy Trails and Chief Logan State Park.
Education in Chapmanville consists mainly of public schools run by Logan County Schools district which includes an elementary school, a middle school, and high school. There are also several private schools available for those who wish to pursue a more specialized education option.
Chapmanville’s landmarks include two historic churches—the First United Methodist Church (built in 1810) and St Luke’s Episcopal Church (built in 1902). Other notable landmarks include the old train station (built in 1880), Chief Logan State Park (established in 1966), Hatfield & McCoy Trails (established in 2000), and Little Creek Park (established in 2006).
Population: 1,211. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,145 (-5.5% change)
Males: 527 (43.5%), Females: 684 (56.5%)
Zip code: 25508
Median resident age: 41.1 years
Median household income: $23,077
Median house value: $68,600
Races in Chapmanville:
- White Non-Hispanic (98.6%)
- Filipino (0.7%)
Ancestries: United States (30.9%), Irish (11.1%), English (9.9%), German (9.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), French (1.4%).
Elevation: 650 feet
Land area: 0.7 square miles
Chapmanville, West Virginia is a small town with a population of approximately 2,200 people. The majority of the population consists of people in their late twenties to early forties and is predominately Caucasian. The median household income is around $30,000 per year and the cost of living is low compared to other areas in West Virginia. Housing costs are generally very affordable with rental prices ranging from $500-700 per month for a one bedroom apartment. Utilities are also very affordable, with the average monthly bill being around $100-150. Groceries and other necessities are also reasonably priced, allowing residents to save money on daily living expenses. For entertainment, there are plenty of recreational activities available including hiking, fishing, biking and camping at nearby parks or forests. Additionally, there are several local festivals that take place throughout the year such as the Chapmanville Apple Festival or the Chapmanville Music Festival that offer great opportunities for residents to come together and enjoy different activities.
For population 25 years and over in Chapmanville
- High school or higher: 64.1%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.8%
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
- Unemployed: 9.7%
- Mean travel time to work: 29.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Chapmanville town
- Never married: 21.9%
- Now married: 47.2%
- Separated: 1.2%
- Widowed: 16.4%
- Divorced: 13.3%
0.0% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+0.7%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Chapmanville:
- GUYAN VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; LOGAN, WV)
- LOGAN GENL HOSP (about 10 miles; LOGAN, WV)
- BOONE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; MADISON, WV)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chapmanville:
- YEAGER (about 41 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
- TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 46 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
- RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 64 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chapmanville:
- LOGAN COUNTY (about 12 miles; LOGAN, WV; Abbreviation: 6L4)
- MINGO COUNTY (about 26 miles; WILLIAMSON, WV; Abbreviation: 4I0)
- ONA AIRPARK (about 35 miles; MILTON, WV; Abbreviation: 12V)
Colleges and Universities
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chapmanville:
- WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 39 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
- MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
- SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
- BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 74 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
- CONCORD COLLEGE (about 79 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
- SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,849)
- OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 93 miles; ATHENS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 18,721)
Public high school in Chapmanville:
- CHAPMANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 481; Location: 1 CRAWLEY ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Chapmanville:
- TRUTHWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 37; Location: RT 2 BOX 128A; Grades: 2 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chapmanville:
- CHAPMANVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 586; Location: 300 VANCE ST.; Grades: 05 – 08)
- WEST CHAPMANVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 362; Location: 100 VANCE STREET; Grades: PK – 04)
- CHAPMANVILLE EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: ADAMS STREET; Grades: PK – 04)
Library in Chapmanville:
- CHAPMANVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $88,012; Location: 299 VANCE STREET; 18,126 books; 257 audio materials; 495 video materials; 43 serial subscriptions)