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Bradshaw, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bradshaw had a population of 332 as of July 1, 2015. Bradshaw ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bradshaw is located at latitude 37.3494 and longitude -81.7973 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bradshaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,175 feet.

The Town of Bradshaw (GNIS ID: 2390746) 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 Bradshaw is located within Sandy River District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bradshaw population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Bradshaw, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 332
Population in Households 332
Population in Familes 277
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 429
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 93
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $93,919
Average Home Value $121,465


Median Household Income $33,032
Average Household Income $46,149
Per Capita Income $18,940
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.24%
Households 0.0% -0.15%
Families -0.8% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.


Bradshaw, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bradshaw to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 294 27th
Population Density1 # 288 28th
Diversity Index2 # 387 4th
Median Household Income # 286 29th
Per Capita Income # 274 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.