Braxton County , West Virginia

Braxton County: County in West Virginia, United States

About

Braxton County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,523 and a population density of 11 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 13,702 inhabitants. Its county seat is Sutton. The county was created 186 years ago in 1836.

Braxton County Quick Facts

Population : 13,702 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
Area : 1337 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.1%
Land as percent of area : 98.9%
Named for : Carter Braxton
Altitude : 1,486 feet / 453 meters
Capital : Sutton
Establishment : January 01, 1836
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 21:02:04 (24th May 2022)
Density : 10 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.99% (2010-2020)
Braxton County locator map
Location of Braxton County on West Virginia map.
Braxton County Courthouse West Virginia image
Braxton County Courthouse West Virginia
Braxton County Courthouse West Virginia image

Geography

Braxton County is located at 38°41'60"N 80°43'9"W (38.6998700, -80.7192900). It has 6 neighbors: Calhoun County, Clay County, Gilmer County, Lewis County, Nicholas County and Webster County.

Braxton County map

The largest city of Braxton County is Gassaway with a population of 816. . See all Braxton County cities & populated places.

Braxton County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Braxton County.

City Name Population Title
Sutton 969 Town in Braxton County, West Virginia, USA
Gassaway 816 Human settlement in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States of America
Burnsville 465 Town in West Virginia, United States

Braxton County has 6 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Braxton County decreased by 5.99% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 14,523 - census
2011 14,535 0.08% estimation process
2012 14,451 -0.58% estimation process
2013 14,385 -0.46% estimation process
2014 14,405 0.14% estimation process
2015 14,375 -0.21% estimation process
2016 14,323 -0.36% estimation process
2017 14,217 -0.75% estimation process
2018 14,076 -1% estimation process
2019 13,957 -0.85% estimation process
2020 13,702 -1.86% estimation process

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People born in Braxton County (2)

People born in Braxton County, including musician Shelt Carpenter, outdoorsman William J. Carpenter, .

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