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Bradshaw, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bradshaw had a population of 313 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 313
Daytime Population: Workers 269
Daytime Population: Residents 260
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 529
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.69
Population in Households 313
Population in Familes 260
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 405
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $25,297
Average Household Income $36,427
Per Capita Income $14,659


Total Housing Units 164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (25.6%)
Median Home Value $42,273
Average Home Value $63,710


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.01% -1.58%
Households -0.98% -1.52%
Families -1.65% -1.68%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

Bradshaw, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bradshaw 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 # 296 27th
Population Density # 293 28th
Diversity Index # 393 3rd
Median Household Income # 386 5th
Per Capita Income # 395 3rd

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