Coeburn, Virginia

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Coeburn is a town in Wise County, Virginia, along the Guest River. The population was 1,996 at the 2000 census with many small peaceful wooded communities in the outskirts. Camping is available nearby at Bark Camp Lake in the Jefferson National Forest with other activities including boating and fishing. Coeburn also has a racetrack and has many trails for riding 4-wheelers. The Guest River Gorge Trail, built along the Guest River on what was formerly the Interstate Railroad is also located in the Jefferson National Forest and is a popular place to walk or ride a bicycle.



Coeburn is located at 36°56′38″N 82°27′58″W / 36.943872°N 82.466069°W / 36.943872; -82.466069 (36.943872, -82.466069).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km2), all of it land. Coeburn has many mountains and hills.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,996 people, 810 households, and 575 families residing in the town. The population density was 973.8 people per square mile (375.9/km2). There were 923 housing units at an average density of 450.3/sq mi (173.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.29% White, 2.81% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 810 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

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