Source: U.S. Census Bureau via Wikipedia
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
In Ohio Coal Country, Job Prospects Lie With Neither Coal Nor Trump's Promises. (NPR, 12/13/2016)
In this coal mining region of Ohio and neighboring West Virginia, where most families have some history of working in mining, people speak of a war on coal. The market of coal consumers is rapidly shrinking as utilities convert to natural gas. In 2008, coal-fired plants produced 48 percent of the country's electricity. Last year, it was down to 33 percent.