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Sutton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Sutton had a population of 1,018 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sutton is located at latitude 38.6678 and longitude -80.7134 in Braxton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sutton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Braxton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Town of Sutton (GNIS ID: 2391435) 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 Sutton is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Braxton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sutton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sutton: Braxton Court House, Fultonsville, Newville, Suttonsville, Suttonville.

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


Total Population 1,018
Population in Households 1,011
Population in Familes 775
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,311
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 460
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 283
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 272 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $90,625
Average Home Value $107,509


Median Household Income $36,092
Average Household Income $48,628
Per Capita Income $21,396
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.43%
Households 0.28% 0.35%
Families 1.06% 0.21%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
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.

Sutton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sutton 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 # 154 62nd
Population Density1 # 118 71st
Diversity Index2 # 167 59th
Median Household Income # 232 43rd
Per Capita Income # 182 55th

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