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Mount Gay-Shamrock, West Virginia
Location of Mount Gay-Shamrock, West Virginia
Location of Mount Gay-Shamrock, West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°50′45″N 82°0′52″W / 37.84583°N 82.01444°W / 37.84583; -82.01444Coordinates: 37°50′45″N 82°0′52″W / 37.84583°N 82.01444°W / 37.84583; -82.01444
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
 • Total 7.56 sq mi (19.58 km2)
 • Land 7.55 sq mi (19.55 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
668 ft (204 m)
 • Total 1,779
 • Density 236/sq mi (91.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
25637 (Mount Gay)
25601 (Logan)
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-56342
GNIS feature ID 2389511

Mount Gay-Shamrock is a census-designated place (CDP) in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,779 at the 2010 census. The CDP includes the unincorporated communities of Mount Gay, Shamrock, Black Bottom, Whites Addition, Lintz Addition, Thompson Town, Hedgeview, Ridgeview, Logan Heights, Cora, and Whitman Junction.

A post office was established as Mount Gay in 1916.


Mount Gay-Shamrock is located at 37°50′50″N 82°1′47″W / 37.84722°N 82.02972°W / 37.84722; -82.02972 (37.847234, -82.029823), at the confluence of Island Creek and the Copperas Mine Fork.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.6 km²); 7.5 square miles (19.5 km²) of this is land, and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km²) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,623 people, 1,065 households, and 726 families living in the CDP. The population density was 219.3 people per square mile (84.7/km2). There were 1,216 housing units at an average density of 101.6/sq mi (39.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.43% White, 8.27% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 1,065 households, out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $18,975, and the median income for a family was $22,946. Males had a median income of $21,328 versus $23,021 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,532. About 29.3% of families and 34.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.0% of those under age 18 and 29.0% of those age 65 or over.

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