Flatwoods, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Flatwoods, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Flatwoods had a population of 296 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Flatwoods is located at latitude 38.717 and longitude -80.6525 in Braxton County. 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. Braxton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,066 feet.

The Town of Flatwoods (GNIS ID: 2390184) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Flatwoods population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Flatwoods, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 296
Population in Households 235
Population in Familes 189
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 452
Diversity Index2 6
 

HOUSEHOLDS

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

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $113,636
Average Home Value $135,366
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,734
Average Household Income $35,058
Per Capita Income $12,591
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.27% 0.67%
Households 1.36% 0.84%
Families 1.01% 0.76%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 303 24th
Population Density1 # 273 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 276 32nd
Median Household Income # 306 24th
Per Capita Income # 397 1st

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