Gauley Bridge, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gauley Bridge, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Gauley Bridge had a population of 613 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gauley Bridge is located at latitude 38.1668 and longitude -81.2094 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gauley Bridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 817 feet.

The Town of Gauley Bridge (GNIS ID: 2390202) 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 Gauley Bridge is located within Valley District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gauley Bridge 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 Gauley Bridge: Kincaids Ferry.

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


Total Population 613
Population in Households 613
Population in Familes 481
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 387
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 280
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $60,081
Average Home Value $76,913


Median Household Income $37,310
Average Household Income $48,170
Per Capita Income $21,554
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.13%
Households 0.06% -0.07%
Families 1.73% -0.23%
Median Household Income   -0.83%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
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.

Gauley Bridge, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gauley Bridge 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 # 215 47th
Population Density1 # 302 26th
Diversity Index2 # 193 53rd
Median Household Income # 200 51st
Per Capita Income # 171 58th

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