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Gassaway, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Gassaway had a population of 931 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Gassaway is located at latitude 38.6667 and longitude -80.7704 in Braxton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gassaway (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Braxton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 860 feet.

The Town of Gassaway (GNIS ID: 2390200) 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 Gassaway is located within Western District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Braxton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gassaway population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 931
Daytime Population: Workers 639
Daytime Population: Residents 566
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,205
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 931
Population in Familes 711
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 806
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $37,336
Average Household Income $49,136
Per Capita Income $21,879


Total Housing Units 505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 285 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $84,579
Average Home Value $119,930


Total Households 446
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 267
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.35% 0.17%
Households 0.38% 0.18%
Families 2.2% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Gassaway, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gassaway 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 # 162 60th
Population Density # 191 53rd
Diversity Index # 256 36th
Median Household Income # 237 42nd
Per Capita Income # 188 54th

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