About Braxton County WV
Braxton County is a county in the central part of the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,523. The county seat is Sutton. The county was formed in 1836 from parts of Lewis, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties and named for Carter Braxton, a Virginia statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 516 square miles (1,340 km), of which 511 square miles (1,320 km) is land and 5.5 square miles (14 km) (1.1%) is water.
In 1863, West Virginia’s counties were divided into civil townships, with the intention of encouraging local government. This proved impractical in the heavily rural state, and in 1872 the townships were converted into magisterial districts. Braxton County was originally divided into four townships: Clay, Franklin, Lincoln, and Washington, which became magisterial districts in 1872. All four districts were renamed in 1873: Clay District became Kanawha, Franklin became Holly, Lincoln became Otter, and Washington became Birch. Two years later, Salt Lick District was formed from part of Kanawha. The two districts were reconsolidated between 1910 and 1920, when the territory of Kanawha District was added to Salt Lick; otherwise they remained stable for the next sixty years. Between 1980 and 1990, the county was reorganized into four new magisterial districts: Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western.
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,702 people, 5,771 households, and 4,097 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 7,374 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.02% White, 0.69% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,771 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,412, and the median income for a family was $29,133. Males had a median income of $27,560 versus $17,778 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,349. About 17.90% of families and 22.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.90% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,523 people, 6,000 households, and 4,043 families residing in the county. The population density was 28.4 inhabitants per square mile (11.0/km). There were 7,415 housing units at an average density of 14.5 per square mile (5.6/km). The racial makeup of the county was 98.2% white, 0.4% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.0% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 19.7% were German, 15.0% were Irish, 11.7% were English, and 8.0% were American.
Of the 6,000 households, 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.6% were non-families, and 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.86. The median age was 43.8 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,158 and the median income for a family was $40,421. Males had a median income of $42,355 versus $22,557 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,469. About 17.0% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.
Braxton County West Virginia neighborhoods include: Adrian, Advent, Alderson, Alkol, Alma, Alum Bridge, Alum Creek, Amherstdale, Amma, Apple Grove, Arbovale, Arnett, Arnoldsburg, Asbury, Ashford, Ashton, Athens, Auburn, Augusta, Aurora, Baisden, Baker, Ballard, Barboursville, Bartow, Baxter, Beaver, Beckley, Beeson, Belington, Belle, Belleville, Belmont, Belva, Bens Run, Benwood, Berea, Berkeley Springs, Berwind, Bethany, Beverly, Bickmore, Big Bend, Big Creek, Big Run, Big Springs, Bim, Birch River, Blacksville, Bloomery, Bloomingrose, Blount, Bluefield, Bomont, Bowden, Bramwell, Branchland, Brandywine, Breeden, Brenton, Bridgeport, Bristol, Brohard, Bruceton Mills, Buckhannon, Buffalo, Bunker Hill, Burlington, Burnsville, Burton, Cabin Creek, Cairo, Caldwell, Calvin, Camden On Gauley, Cameron, Camp Creek, Canvas, Capon Bridge, Cass, Cedar Grove, Cedarville, Center Point, Chapmanville, Charleston, Charles Town, Charmco, Chester, Circleville, Clarksburg, Clay, Clendenin, Cleveland, Clothier, Coal City, Coalton, Colcord, Colliers, Copen, Cottageville, Cowen, Coxs Mills, Crab Orchard, Craigsville, Crawford, Crawley, Creston, Cross Lanes, Crum, Culloden, Cyclone, Dallas, Danese, Daniels, Danville, Davis, Davisville, Davy, Delbarton, Delray, Diana, Dille, Dingess, Dixie, Dryfork, Duck, Dunbar, Dunlow, Dunmore, Durbin, East Lynn, Edmond, Eglon, Elizabeth, Elk Garden, Elkins, Elkview, Ellamore, Ellenboro, Elton, Enterprise, Erbacon, Eskdale, Evans, Exchange, Fairmont, Fairview, Falling Rock, Falling Waters, Farmington, Fayetteville, Fenwick, Fisher, Flat Top, Flatwoods, Flemington, Follansbee, Folsom, Forest Hill, Fort Ashby, Fort Gay, Fort Spring, Foster, Frametown, Frankford, Franklin, Fraziers Bottom, French Creek, Friendly, Gallagher, Gallipolis Ferry, Gandeeville, Gap Mills, Gassaway, Gauley Bridge, Gay, Genoa, Gerrardstown, Gilbert, Given, Glady, Glen Dale, Glen Daniel, Glen Easton, Glenville, Glenwood, Gordon, Gormania, Grafton, Grantsville, Grassy Meadows, Great Cacapon, Green Bank, Green Spring, Green Sulphur Springs, Greenville, Griffithsville, Hacker Valley, Hambleton, Hamlin, Hansford, Harman, Harpers Ferry, Harrisville, Harts, Heaters, Hedgesville, Helvetia, Henderson, Hendricks, Hernshaw, Hewett, Hico, High View, Hillsboro, Hinton, Hundred, Huntington, Hurricane, Huttonsville, Iaeger, Independence, Indore, Inwood, Ireland, Jacksonburg, Jane Lew, Jeffrey, Jolo, Julian, Jumping Branch, Kanawha Falls, Kanawha Head, Kearneysville, Kegley, Kenna, Kenova, Kerens, Kermit, Keslers Cross Lanes, Keyser, Kiahsville, Kieffer, Kimberly, Kincaid, Kingwood, Lahmansville, Lansing, Lashmeet, Lavalette, Left Hand, Leivasy, Lenore, Leon, Lerona, Le Roy, Lesage, Lester, Letart, Levels, Lewisburg, Liberty, Lindside, Linn, Little Birch, Littleton, Lizemores, Logan, Lookout, Looneyville, Lost City, Lost Creek, Lumberport, Lyburn, MacFarlan, Madison, Maidsville, Mammoth, Man, Mannington, Marlinton, Martinsburg, Mason, Matewan, Mathias, Matoaka, Maxwelton, Maysel, Maysville, McMechen, Meadow Bridge, Meadow Creek, Metz, Middlebourne, Midkiff, Milam, Mill Creek, Millwood, Milton, Mineral Wells, Moatsville, Mohawk, Monongah, Montgomery, Montrose, Moorefield, Morgantown, Moundsville, Mount Alto, Mount Clare, Mount Hope, Mount Lookout, Mount Nebo, Mount Storm, Mullens, Munday, Myra, Nallen, Naoma, Napier, Nebo, Nellis, Nettie, New Creek, New Cumberland, Newell, New Martinsville, New Milton, Newton, Nimitz, Nitro, Normantown, Northfork, Oak Hill, Oceana, Odd, Old Fields, Omar, Ona, Orgas, Orlando, Paden City, Palestine, Parkersburg, Parsons, Paw Paw, Paynesville, Pecks Mill, Pence Springs, Pennsboro, Perkins, Petersburg, Peterstown, Petroleum, Peytona, Philippi, Pickens, Piedmont, Pine Grove, Pineville, Pipestem, Poca, Point Pleasant, Points, Pond Gap, Pool, Powellton, Prichard, Princeton, Procious, Proctor, Pullman, Purgitsville, Pursglove, Quinwood, Rachel, Rainelle, Ramsey, Ranger, Ranson, Ravenswood, Reader, Red Creek, Red House, Reedy, Renick, Rhodell, Richwood, Ridgeley, Rio, Ripley, Riverton, Rivesville, Robson, Rock, Rock Cave, Rockport, Romney, Ronceverte, Rosedale, Rowlesburg, Rupert, Saint Albans, Saint Marys, Salem, Salt Rock, Sand Fork, Sandstone, Sandyville, Scarbro, Scott Depot, Secondcreek, Selbyville, Seneca Rocks, Seth, Shady Spring, Shanks, Shenandoah Junction, Shepherdstown, Shinnston, Shock, Sinks Grove, Sistersville, Slanesville, Slatyfork, Smithfield, Smithville, Smoot, Sod, South Charleston, Southside, Spanishburg, Spencer, Spring Dale, Springfield, Spurlockville, Statts Mills, Sugar Grove, Sumerco, Summersville, Summit Point, Sutton, Swiss, Sylvester, Talcott, Tallmansville, Thomas, Thornton, Tornado, Triadelphia, Troy, Tunnelton, Union, Upperglade, Upper Tract, Valley Bend, Valley Grove, Valley Head, Victor, Vienna, Volga, Wadestown, Waiteville, Walker, Walkersville, Wallace, Wallback, Walton, Wana, Wardensville, Washington, Waverly, Wayne, Wayside, Webster Springs, Weirton, Welch, Wellsburg, West Columbia, West Hamlin, West Logan, West Milford, Weston, West Union, Wharncliffe, Wheeling, White Sulphur Springs, Whitesville, Whitmer, Wiley Ford, Wileyville, Williamsburg, Williamson, Williamstown, Wilsie, Wilsondale, Winfield, Wolfcreek, Worthington, Yawkey, Yolyn
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