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 610 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gauley Bridge: Kincaids Ferry.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 610
Daytime Population: Workers 106
Daytime Population: Residents 367
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 473
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 610
Population in Familes 479
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 386
Diversity Index3 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,743
Average Household Income $48,559
Per Capita Income $21,355

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $70,070
Average Home Value $87,155
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 275
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 174
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% -0.26%
Households -0.2% -0.29%
Families 1.25% -0.46%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 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 # 215 47th
Population Density # 299 26th
Diversity Index # 207 50th
Median Household Income # 247 39th
Per Capita Income # 221 46th

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