Bramwell, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 363 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.8%
 
Males: 157  (43.3%)
Females: 206  (56.7%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 24715, 24724.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,880 (it was $21,979 in 2000)
Bramwell:

$41,880
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,316 (it was $13,410 in 2000)

Bramwell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $44,528 (it was $39,000 in 2000)
Bramwell:

$44,528
WV:

$103,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $128,284; Detached houses: $145,528; Mobile homes: $18,222

Median gross rent in 2013: $451.

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  • Races in Bramwell, WV (2010)

    Bramwell races chart
    • 35096.2%White alone
    • 123.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Hispanic

Races in Bramwell detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bramwell: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (28.7%), Irish (19.8%), German (10.5%), Dutch (6.7%), Italian (3.2%), United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2253 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 607 people per square mile   (low).

Bramwell, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Bramwell:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bramwell town:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 4.7%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Bramwell, West Virginia as of February 05, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Bramwell to the number of sex offenders is 184 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $526 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $292 (0.6%)

Bramwell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (73.0 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (119.5 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (380.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Pocahontas, VA (1.4 miles ), Bluewell, WV (1.7 miles ), Montcalm, WV (2.0 miles ), Maybeury, WV (2.1 miles ), Brush Fork, WV (2.1 miles ), Bluefield, VA (2.4 miles ), Bluefield, WV (2.6 miles ), Anawalt, WV (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 37.33 N, Longitude: 81.31 W

Area code: 304

Bramwell household income distribution Bramwell home values distribution

Crime rates in Bramwell by Year
Type 2001 2005 2006
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Burglaries 010
per 100,000 0.0240.40.0
Thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Auto thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 318.6) 0.017.40.0

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.71
West Virginia average:

1.92
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -185 (-30.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (10%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Bramwell: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bramwell, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bramwell-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 156.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.5 miles away from Bramwell center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 38.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 36.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from Bramwell center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 181.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bramwell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bramwell:

  • FMC - TWO VIRGINIAS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • MAPLES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • WESTWOOD HLTH CARE CNTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BLUEFIELD, VA)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • CHURCH LANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bramwell:

  • Concord University (about 19 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 29 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 33 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • New River Community College (about 38 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 44 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 50 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Roanoke College (about 70 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

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Notable locations in Bramwell: Blue Hole (A), Bramwell Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Isaac Bell Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Simmons Creek (A), Mill Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bramwell: Bramell Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Coal Heritage Trail Southern Interpretive Center (100 Station Square), Bramwell Visitors Center (100 Station Square).

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bramwell and their reported violations in the past:

PINNACLE ROCK STATE PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.9%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Bramwell compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
West Virginia average:

11.3

Bramwell travel time to work - commute Bramwell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Coal or coke (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bramwell town (based on Mercer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,020100
Mainline Protestant6,68351
Catholic1,5602
Other4865
Black Protestant957
Orthodox761
None36,344-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Mercer County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Mercer County:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Mercer County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Here:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

28.5%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,064$24,7680$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,252$27,0240$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$380
Totals for Government 2$4,316$25,8961$380

Bramwell government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $59,000 ($162.53)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($52.34)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($35.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($11.02)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $8,000 ($22.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $85,000 ($234.16)

Bramwell government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $20,000 ($55.10)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($55.10)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($68.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($5.51)
    General Support: $1,000 ($2.75)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($57.85)
    NEC: $13,000 ($35.81)
    Public Utilities: $11,000 ($30.30)

Bramwell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($181.82)

4.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tazewell County, VA  0.61% ($27,860 average AGI)
from McDowell County, WV  0.45% ($29,358)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.23% ($34,163)


4.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($481 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.06%
West Virginia average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tazewell County, VA  0.55% ($27,810 average AGI)
to McDowell County, WV  0.27% ($21,776)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.24% ($36,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bramwell:

  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKEZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bramwell:

  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WKQY (100.1 FM; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W244BB (96.7 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bramwell:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

Bramwell fatal accident list:

Sep 7, 2010 06:31 AM, Us-52, Lat: 37.33864, Lon: -81.31299, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 6, 2008 11:58 AM, Us-52, Lat: 37.34195, Lon: -81.31505, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Oct 24, 2006 06:50 AM, Us-52, Lat: 37.33001, Lon: -81.30479, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 13, 1985 12:10 AM, 52, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 34, Fatalities: 4
Jan 15, 1979 10:45 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 1, 1979 02:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 42m138ftTotal length
  • $4,411,000Total costs
  • 7,650Total average daily traffic
  • 450Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Mobile Loc 1, Lat: 37.332222 Lon: -81.339167, Call Sign: WQIV951, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/30/2008, Expiration Date: 05/30/2018, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St., Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Mobiles Loc 1-2, Lat: 37.332306 Lon: -81.339250, Call Sign: WQIZ282, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.250 MHz, 457.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/26/2008, Expiration Date: 06/26/2018, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St., Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bramwell)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Bramwell, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1174.8 years
Charles868.4 years
James870.5 years
Mary883.2 years
William766.4 years
John777.1 years
Thomas574.8 years
Edward577.6 years
Dorothy475.7 years
Joseph476.5 years
Most common last names in Bramwell, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cook676.2 years
Bell686.2 years
Allen574.6 years
Bailey573.2 years
Goins575.2 years
Painter572.2 years
Hill479.3 years
Carter481.0 years
Scott478.3 years
Thompson478.0 years
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