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Gassaway, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Gassaway had a population of 939 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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Gassaway, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 939
Population in Households 939
Population in Familes 718
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 813
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 445
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 267
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $80,324
Average Home Value $113,947


Median Household Income $35,972
Average Household Income $46,888
Per Capita Income $20,732
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.49%
Households 0.4% 0.45%
Families 2.56% 0.3%
Median Household Income   -0.48%
Per Capita Income   0.5%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 165 60th
Population Density1 # 192 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 245 40th
Median Household Income # 236 42nd
Per Capita Income # 213 48th

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