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Sutton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Sutton had a population of 928 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Sutton is located at latitude 38.6645 and longitude -80.7098 in Braxton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sutton 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.

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


Sutton, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 928 (100%)
Population in Households 919 (99.0%)
Population in Families 702 (75.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 1,195
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $43,915
Average Household Income $57,984
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $25,990
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 265 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $99,684
Average Home Value $121,509
Housing Affordability Index3 275


Total Households 426
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 261
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.67% -0.94%
Households -0.58% -0.86%
Families -0.15% -0.94%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.08%


Sutton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sutton to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 161 60th
Population Density # 123 70th
Median Household Income # 136 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 245 61st
Per Capita Income # 100 75th
Diversity Index # 163 59th

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