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Braxton County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2015: 14,307 (all rural); it was 14,702 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,847
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,649
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,510
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,504 (it was 1,261 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

27%

Land area: 513 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Braxton County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.5%), Construction (22.6%), Educational, health and social services (18.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Braxton County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.6%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
West Virginia median age:  42.3 years
Males: 7,154  (50.0%)
Females: 7,153  (50.0%)
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Braxton County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Braxton County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $34,031 ($24,412 in 1999)

This county:

$34,031
West Virginia:

$43,385

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $374 (lower quartile is $247, upper quartile is $469)
This county:

$374
State:

$521


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $93,427 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Braxton:

$93,427
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,347 - $159,338
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $830
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $237

Institutionalized population: 325

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 37
  • Auto thefts: 7

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 19
  • Thefts: 31
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $1,072,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $1,085,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $2,100,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $960,000
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $510 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $363 (0.5%)

Braxton County household income distribution in 2009 Braxton County home values distribution Braxton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.9%
Braxton County:

20.9%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.5% for Black residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 90.0% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.0 years old
(Males: 44.2 years old, Females: 45.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 30.2 years old, American Indian residents: 40.1 years old, Asian residents: 38.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17.3 years old, Other race residents: 33.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Braxton County is $369 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $601 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sutton, Gassaway, Burnsville, Flatwoods.

Braxton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Chaffee County, Colorado , Johnson County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.9%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 320
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (90.4% naturalized citizens)

Braxton County:

0.1%
Whole state:

1.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2009: 1
  • 1990 to 1999: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • 1970 to 1979: 2
  • Before 1970: 20
Note: State values scaled to Braxton County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.5%

Braxton County marital status for males Braxton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,218
  • One, attached: 41
  • Two: 52
  • 3 or 4: 98
  • 5 to 9: 84
  • 10 to 19: 29
  • 20 to 49: 52
  • 50 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 1,835

Housing units in Braxton County with a mortgage: 1,601 (22 second mortgage, 68 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,491

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

47.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Braxton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,38042
Evangelical Protestant58010
Other2772
Catholic1431
None10,143-
Braxton County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Braxton County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Braxton County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

10.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Braxton County:

12.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Braxton County:

31.5%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.9%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Braxton County:

Average size of farms: 212 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $5,417
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $26.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.13%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.88%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $5,034
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.85%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,914
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.48
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.34%
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Earthquake activity:

Braxton County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% 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 176.8 miles away from Braxton County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 195.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 203.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 121.1 miles away from Braxton County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 125.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 22, 2016 to June 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4273: June 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4273, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 10, 2015 to July 14, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4236: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4236, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 08, 2015 to April 11, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4220: May 18, 2015, FEMA Id: 4220, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4210: March 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4210, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4093: November 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4093, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4071: July 23, 2012, FEMA Id: 4071, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 03, 2008 to June 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1769: June 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 1769, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Braxton County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Landslides: 7, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • France (67%)
  • Honduras (27%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Braxton County (%):

  • American (22%)
  • German (14%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Braxton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,654 (81.8%)
  • Carpooled: 271 (6.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 113 (2.5%)
  • Walked: 113 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 334 (7.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Braxton County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 468 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 57 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Braxton County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 267 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,861.

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.73% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($28,648 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($10,508 average AGI)
Braxton County:

1.62%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gilmer County, WV  0.55% ($31,360 average AGI)
from Nicholas County, WV  0.35% ($20,625)
from Clay County, WV  0.28% ($26,769)
from Lewis County, WV  0.26% ($132,333)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.24% ($32,818)


4.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.06% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($19,488 average AGI)
1.42% relocated to other states ($9,600 average AGI)
Braxton County:

1.42%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lewis County, WV  0.35% ($31,875 average AGI)
to Clay County, WV  0.31% ($16,500)
to Gilmer County, WV  0.28% ($20,538)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.26% ($34,500)
to Upshur County, WV  0.22% ($32,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Braxton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Braxton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Braxton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Braxton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Braxton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,931 (2,184 aged, 747 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 258 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Braxton County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (209)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (178)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (172)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (125)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (102)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (85)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (81)
  • Congestive heart failure (74)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)
  • Unspecified dementia (51)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,555
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 167
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 68,468

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 875
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 774

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,307
  • In family households: 11,859 (1,813 male householders, 1,888 female householders)
    2,860 spouses, 3,910 children (3,517 natural, 206 adopted, 204 stepchildren), 388 grandchildren, 163 brothers or sisters, 107 parents, 292 other relatives, 428 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,082 (784 male householders (638 living alone)), 978 female householders (896 living alone)), 309 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 362

Size of family households: 2,072 2-persons, 879 3-persons, 550 4-persons, 120 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 45 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,536 1-person, 205 2-persons, 13 3-persons.

1,796 married couples with children.
586 single-parent households (264 men, 322 women).

99.3% of residents of Braxton speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $99,238,000 ($6,638 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,684,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $41,493,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,389,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $150,000
Federal grants: $34,160,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,185,000 ($638,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,862,000 ($2,090,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $201,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $488,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,989,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 787
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 963
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +343
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Braxton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.97 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 162
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,037
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,190
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,320
  • 1970 to 1979: 987
  • 1960 to 1969: 395
  • 1950 to 1959: 540
  • 1940 to 1949: 458
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,276
Note: State values scaled to Braxton population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Braxton County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Braxton County population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 80
  • 4 rooms: 420
  • 5 rooms: 1,057
  • 6 rooms: 949
  • 7 rooms: 613
  • 8 rooms: 446
  • 9+ rooms: 522
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 69
  • 4 rooms: 384
  • 5 rooms: 434
  • 6 rooms: 180
  • 7 rooms: 97
  • 8 rooms: 105
  • 9+ rooms: 36
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Braxton County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Braxton County population
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 68
  • 2 bedrooms: 866
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,359
  • 4 bedrooms: 553
  • 5+ bedrooms: 235
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 139
  • 2 bedrooms: 552
  • 3 bedrooms: 553
  • 4 bedrooms: 97
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Braxton County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Braxton County population
  • no vehicle: 340
  • 1 vehicle: 1,167
  • 2 vehicles: 1,528
  • 3 vehicles: 736
  • 4 vehicles: 201
  • 5+ vehicles: 128
  • no vehicle: 316
  • 1 vehicle: 712
  • 2 vehicles: 205
  • 3 vehicles: 100
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

87% of Braxton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 344% lived in West Virginia.

Braxton County:

87.2%
State average:

87.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 11,158
  • Other state: 2,987
  • Northeast: 400
  • Midwest: 1,303
  • South: 1,138
  • West: 109

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Braxton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (39.3%)
  • Electricity (32.8%)
  • Wood (18.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (38.5%)
  • Electricity (37.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.2%)
  • Wood (10.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 72
Here:

5.5%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 55
Here:

8.1%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 70
Here:

47.0%
West Virginia:

15.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Braxton County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - General: $160,000
  • Current Operations - Corrections - Other: $586,000
    Central Staff Services: $440,000
    Financial Administration: $420,000
    Police Protection: $417,000
    General Public Buildings: $332,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $331,000
    Air Transportation: $167,000
    Welfare - Other: $162,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $68,000
    Health Services - Other: $66,000
    Parks & Recreation: $53,000
    General - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,687,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $23,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,470,000

Braxton County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $266,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,691,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $647,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $161,000
    General Support: $114,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,682,000
    Other Selective Sales: $196,000
    NEC: $9,000

Braxton County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $81,238,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $79,322,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,916,000

Braxton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $947,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $79,322,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 821
  • Number of aged recipients: 58
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 763
  • Number of recipients under 18: 67
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 581
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 173
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 274
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 376
Braxton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Braxton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Braxton County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9379.0 years
John7974.7 years
James7874.0 years
William6072.9 years
Charles5871.9 years
Robert4369.8 years
Harry3275.3 years
George2775.7 years
Nellie2579.6 years
Carl2571.3 years
Most common last names in Braxton County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis4677.3 years
Skidmore4479.5 years
Frame3875.3 years
Cutlip3677.7 years
Dean3674.9 years
Singleton3680.5 years
Facemire3475.0 years
Brown3276.3 years
Williams3171.3 years
Friend3074.6 years
Businesses in Braxton County, WV
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
CVS1McDonald's1
Curves1Microtel1
Dairy Queen1Nike1
Days Hotel1Pizza Hut1
DressBarn1Rite Aid1
Dressbarn1Rue211
Famous Footwear1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kroger1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1