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Time Zone: Braxton County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Sutton is the Seat for Braxton County.

Braxton County was founded in 1836. Braxton was created by taking area from Kanawha, and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 14,702 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Braxton represented 0.81% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 39th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

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
200014,702The Last Census

More information can be found on the Braxton County Census Page for Braxton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Braxton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Braxton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Sutton   9601,0115.04% decrease  
Gassaway   8549015.22% decrease  
Burnsville   4564815.2% decrease  
Flatwoods   3443481.15% decrease  

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<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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