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Brenton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Brenton Census Designated Place had a population of 250 as of July 1, 2019. Brenton 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 Brenton is located at latitude 37.5959 and longitude -81.6359 in Wyoming County. The formal boundaries for the Brenton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

The Brenton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586771) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Brenton Census Designated Place is located within District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wyoming County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brenton: Bartley.

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Brenton, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Brenton, WV Housing Affordability Index is 218
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Brenton, WV Wealth Index is 36
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 250 (100%)
Population in Households 250 (100.0%)
Population in Families 208 (83.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 398
Diversity Index2 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,000
Average Household Income $40,987
Per Capita Income $16,946
Wealth Index4 36

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $70,395
Housing Affordability Index3 218
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.04% -0.48%
Households 0.0% -0.56%
Families 0.75% -0.81%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

Brenton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brenton to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 326 20th
Population Density # 297 27th
Diversity Index # 303 24th
Median Household Income # 370 9th
Per Capita Income # 358 12th

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