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Braxton County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2019: 13,993 (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: 27 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Braxton County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (30.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (20.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Braxton County, WV (2019)
    • 13,56092.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2471.7%Two or more races
    • 1040.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 470.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 290.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 130.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

46.3 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 7,060  (50.5%)
Females: 6,933  (49.5%)
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Average household size:
Braxton County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,364 ($24,412 in 1999)
This county:

$43,364
West Virginia:

$48,850

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $448 (lower quartile is $327, upper quartile is $516)
This county:

$448
State:

$551


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $90,012 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Braxton:

$90,012
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,265 - $167,732

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $136,645
Here:

$136,645
State:

$165,782

Townhouses or other attached units: $135,985
Here:

$135,985
State:

$183,709

In 2-unit structures: $25,936
Here:

$25,936
State:

$115,788

Mobile homes: $73,535
Here:

$73,535
State:

$71,341

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $917
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $268

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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 19 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Braxton, WV residents
Average permit cost in Braxton, WV
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $568 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $360 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Braxton, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Braxton, WV in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Braxton, WV in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.0%
Braxton County:

20.0%
West Virginia:

16.0%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.8% for Black residents, 2.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.3 years old
(Males: 45.6 years old, Females: 46.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.4 years old, Black residents: 83.6 years old, American Indian residents: 29.4 years old, Asian residents: 43.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.4 years old, Other race residents: 20.6 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 November 2020:
Here:

7.9%
West Virginia:

5.7%

Unemployment by year in Braxton, WV
County total employment by year in Braxton, WV
County average yearly wages by year in Braxton, WV

Current college students: 320
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 14 (0.0% naturalized citizens)

Braxton County:

0.1%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 72010 or later
  • 92000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 21970 to 1979
  • 20Before 1970

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: 5,088
  • One, attached: 57
  • Two: 95
  • 3 or 4: 135
  • 5 to 9: 104
  • 10 to 19: 17
  • 20 to 49: 55
  • 50 or more: 10
  • Mobile homes: 1,823

Housing units in Braxton County with a mortgage: 1,683 (11 second mortgage, 83 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,843

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

46.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Braxton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 161.1 miles away from Braxton County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 153.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 176.8 miles away from the 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 Braxton 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4517-WV: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4517, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Braxton County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Braxton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,882 (82.8%)
  • Carpooled: 193 (4.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 236 (5.0%)
  • Walked: 70 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 331 (7.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (73%)
  • Canada (13%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Braxton County


  • American (20%)
  • German (13%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $48,556.

4.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.54% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($31,310 average AGI)
0.86% relocated from other states ($7,300 average AGI)
Braxton County:

0.86%
West Virginia average:

2.49%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nicholas County, WV  0.53% ($28,708 average AGI)
from Clay County, WV  0.51% ($36,652)


4.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.23%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.31% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($24,609 average AGI)
0.93% relocated to other states ($7,500 average AGI)
Braxton County:

0.93%
West Virginia average:

3.00%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gilmer County, WV  0.53% ($26,375 average AGI)

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 2019: 12.4

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 population in Braxton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Braxton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Braxton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Braxton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Braxton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Braxton County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Braxton County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (229)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (159)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (132)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (114)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (45)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (12)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (11)

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: 13,993
  • Male householders: 2,787 (657 living alone), Female householders: 2,801 (637 living alone)
  • 3,049 spouses (3,035 opposite-sex spouses), 380 unmarried partners, (380 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,548 children (3,368 natural, 49 adopted, 106 stepchildren), 521 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 161 parents, 0 foster children, 165 other relatives, 128 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 363

Size of family households: 2,082 2-persons, 1,030 3-persons, 773 4-persons, 67 5-persons, 64 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,295 1-person, 254 2-persons.

1,786 married couples with children.
311 single-parent households (49 men, 262 women).

99.6% of residents of Braxton speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 54% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European 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:

5.0
State:

4.7

Year house built in Braxton County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Braxton County, West Virginia
  • 982014 or later
  • 1312010 to 2013
  • 8262000 to 2009
  • 1,3761990 to 1999
  • 1,0841980 to 1989
  • 1,1171970 to 1979
  • 3991960 to 1969
  • 6361950 to 1959
  • 4221940 to 1949
  • 1,3081939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Braxton County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Braxton County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Braxton County, West Virginia
  • 371 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 373 rooms
  • 4564 rooms
  • 1,0155 rooms
  • 1,0516 rooms
  • 6867 rooms
  • 5908 rooms
  • 6429+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Braxton County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Braxton County, West Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 232 rooms
  • 773 rooms
  • 2604 rooms
  • 3525 rooms
  • 2106 rooms
  • 797 rooms
  • 338 rooms
  • 269+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Braxton County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Braxton County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Braxton County, West Virginia
  • 43no bedroom
  • 561 bedroom
  • 8522 bedrooms
  • 2,4723 bedrooms
  • 8004 bedrooms
  • 3095+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Braxton County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Braxton County, West Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1021 bedroom
  • 4122 bedrooms
  • 4843 bedrooms
  • 634 bedrooms
  • 45+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Braxton County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Braxton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Braxton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 334no vehicle
  • 1,2251 vehicle
  • 1,7582 vehicles
  • 7563 vehicles
  • 3784 vehicles
  • 635+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Braxton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Braxton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 94no vehicle
  • 4961 vehicle
  • 3472 vehicles
  • 903 vehicles
  • 354 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.3% of Braxton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in West Virginia.

Braxton County:

90.3%
State average:

88.3%

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

  • This state: 10,771
  • Other state: 3,041
  • Northeast: 610
  • Midwest: 1,329
  • South: 953
  • West: 133
Year householders moved into unit in Braxton County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Braxton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 37.3%Electricity
  • 35.7%Utility gas
  • 15.5%Wood
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 40.7%Utility gas
  • 36.4%Electricity
  • 13.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.8%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 143
Here:

11.7%
West Virginia:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 61
Here:

6.8%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

4.5%
West Virginia:

13.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Braxton County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $798,000
    Air Transportation: $106,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $160,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,627,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,532,000
    General - Other: $810,000
    Health - Other: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,300,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,414,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $52,498,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,916,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $875,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $103,000
    Rents: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,231,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,169,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $137,000
    General Local Government Support: $112,000
    Other: $56,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,931,000
    Other: $180,000
    Other Selective Sales: $72,000
    Other License: $32,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,794,000

Braxton County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $798,000
    Air Transportation: $106,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $160,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,627,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,532,000
    General - Other: $810,000
    Health - Other: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,300,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,414,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $52,498,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,916,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $875,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $103,000
    Rents: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,231,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,169,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $137,000
    General Local Government Support: $112,000
    Other: $56,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,931,000
    Other: $180,000
    Other Selective Sales: $72,000
    Other License: $32,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,794,000

Braxton County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $798,000
    Air Transportation: $106,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $160,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,627,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,532,000
    General - Other: $810,000
    Health - Other: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,300,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,414,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $52,498,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,916,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $875,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $103,000
    Rents: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,231,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,169,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $137,000
    General Local Government Support: $112,000
    Other: $56,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,931,000
    Other: $180,000
    Other Selective Sales: $72,000
    Other License: $32,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,794,000

Braxton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $798,000
    Air Transportation: $106,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $160,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,627,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,532,000
    General - Other: $810,000
    Health - Other: $212,000
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,300,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,414,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $52,498,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,916,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $875,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $103,000
    Rents: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,231,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,169,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $137,000
    General Local Government Support: $112,000
    Other: $56,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,931,000
    Other: $180,000
    Other Selective Sales: $72,000
    Other License: $32,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,794,000

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
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