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Flatwoods, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Flatwoods is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Braxton County at latitude 38.717 and longitude -80.6525. Braxton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,066 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Flatwoods, but most people and references simply refer to it as Flatwoods, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Flatwoods indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Flatwoods (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Flatwoods: Flat Woods, Shaversville, Shaverville.

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Flatwoods, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 291
Population in Households 235
Population in Familes 189
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density1 444
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $109,722
Average Home Value $132,716


Median Household Income $36,913
Average Household Income $48,427
Per Capita Income $17,196
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.17% 0.68%
Households 1.68% 0.84%
Families 1.25% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Flatwoods, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flatwoods to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 307 23rd
Population Density1 # 276 31st
Diversity Index2 # 245 39th
Median Household Income # 188 53rd
Per Capita Income # 333 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.