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Flatwoods, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Flatwoods had a population of 286 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

The Town of Flatwoods is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Braxton County.

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, 2017.

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

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Flatwoods, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 286
Daytime Population: Workers 72
Daytime Population: Residents 214
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 286
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 230
Population in Familes 184
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 437
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $34,071
Average Household Income $42,383
Per Capita Income $17,384


Total Housing Units 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $113,462
Average Home Value $148,734


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.44% 0.28%
Households 0.5% 0.35%
Families 0.19% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

Flatwoods, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flatwoods to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 26th
Population Density # 282 31st
Diversity Index # 230 43rd
Median Household Income # 288 29th
Per Capita Income # 360 11th

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