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The 2000 Census showed that Braxton County had a population of 14,702 people. This represented 0.81% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 39th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Braxton had a population of 14,434 people. This is a decrease of 1.82% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201014,523-1.22%+0.62% since 2009
200914,434-1.82%-0.8% since 2008
200614,561-0.96%-0.72% since 2005
200514,666-0.24%-0.15% since 2004
200414,688-0.1%+0.38% since 2003
200314,633-0.47%-0.3% since 2002
200214,677-0.17%-0.24% since 2001
200014,702The Last Census

Braxton County had 7,374 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Braxton County has a total area<3> of 516 square miles [1,336 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.69 square miles [6.96 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Braxton County had a population density of 28.63 people per square mile [11.05 people/km²], making it the state's 43rd most densely populated county (out of 55 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Braxton County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Braxton and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Braxton County QuickFact (QF-54007).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Braxton County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Braxton County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CalhounQF-54013   NW7,1187,582-6.12%
ClayQF-54015   SW10,02210,330-2.98%
GilmerQF-54021   N6,8247,160-4.69%
LewisQF-54041   NE17,39116,9192.79%
NicholasQF-54067   S26,21326,562-1.31%
WebsterQF-54101   SE9,4449,719-2.83%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Braxton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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