Medina County Ohio and Coal Usage

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lsayre
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Post Sun. Jun. 17, 2012 6:47 pm

I recently came across some interesting statistics (from several independent sources from which I had to compile and average some data) for the county where I live. Medina County has 47,510 families totalling to 169,353 people, with a whopping 30 families officially heating their homes with coal. This vs. roughly 2,155 homes in Medina County which are primarily heated with wood.

In Medina County 76% of homes are heated heat with natural gas, 11% heat with oil, 5.2% heat with electricity and/or propane (why these two are linked and summed together as one number, I have no idea), 4.6% heat with wood or coal (with the vast majority of these using wood), 1.9% use "other" (solar, wind, kerosene heaters, corn pellets, or whatever), and 1.1% have no heat source at all (or at least no documented primary heat source that the county is aware of).
-Larry

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Post Sun. Jul. 22, 2012 10:13 am

Maybe that 1.1% are plugged into some kind of as of yet unidentified volcanic steam vent. You 'gotta just love stats ! :D
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Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sun. Jul. 22, 2012 10:31 am

I'm part of the 1.1%. :)
-Larry

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sun. Jul. 22, 2012 11:32 am

Another source I came across (just today) for Medina County, Ohio listed the following regarding the breakdown of the energy sources used county-wide for home heating:

Natural gas (73.5%)
Electricity (11.2%)
Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.8%)
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.5%)
Wood (1.3%)
Other fuel (0.7%)

This seems to make more sense than the earlier sources I came across. Either way, coal isn't very popular in these parts.
-Larry

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