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Brenton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Brenton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Wyoming County at latitude 37.6013 and longitude -81.6363. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

The formal official name is the Brenton Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Brenton, West Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Brenton indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Brenton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brenton: Bartley.

Brenton Census Designated Place, WV Boundary Map


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Brenton, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 247
Population in Households 247
Population in Familes 207
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 393
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $96,429
Average Home Value $121,037


Median Household Income $36,487
Average Household Income $49,592
Per Capita Income $20,753
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.19% -0.33%
Households 0.0% -0.19%
Families 1.95% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.


Brenton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brenton to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 329 18th
Population Density1 # 297 26th
Diversity Index2 # 338 17th
Median Household Income # 198 51st
Per Capita Income # 178 56th

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