Surface Mining Statistics

Acreage Impacted by Surface Mines: 4.4%

Surface Mined Area: 15,100 acres
Total Area: 342,335 acres

Key Health Indicators

Life Expectancy Change, 1997 to 2007: -0.73 years

  County Rank: 3175 of 3198 Counties

Deaths from Cancer, 1999-2007: 218 per 100,000

  County Rank: 67 of 3142 Counties

Deaths from Chronic Cardiovascular Diseases, 1999-2007: 326 per 100,000

  County Rank: 40 of 3142 Counties

Demographics

Poverty Rate, 2010: 34%

  County Rank: 56 of 3204 Counties

Population Change, 1980 to 2010: -55.5%

1980 Population: 49,747
2010 Population: 22,113

* red figures are worse than the national average
* blue figures are better than the national average


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Data Sources: Extent of Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia – 2009 combined with most recent active surface mine mine permits approved since the study was completed (acreage impacted), Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (life expectancy), Center for Disease Control (cancer and chronic cardiovascular disease death rates), The 2010 US Census (poverty, population, county acreage)