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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Housing
    A-
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C+
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    NG
  8. Cost of Living
    A
  9. Health & Fitness
    C+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    C-
Braxton County is located in West Virginia with a population of 14,282. In Braxton County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Braxton County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$570
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Braxton County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,213
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Braxton County

Braxton County Reviews

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There are a lot of things to see in Braxton County, WV. Sutton, a town in Braxton, is what they call "The Heart of West Virginia". There is a legend in Braxton County about an Alien seen in Flatwoods on September 12, 1952. It is called by many names like: Braxton County Monster, The Phantom of Flatwoods, The Green Monster, and The Flatwoods Monster. There is a museum in Sutton named "The Flatwoods Monster Museum". Braxton County may be small, but there are big hearts living among the towns.
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Very spread out. 20-30 minute drives from one small town to the next. Public schools need funding. Few job opportunities other than minimum wage jobs.
I live in a rural area where everyone knows and checks on their neighbors. It is very scenic by the riverside in our back yard and very majestic on top of our tallest hill. This is the only place I have every lived. So, this is home. I would choose to live here again and I would just call this my hometown. The only place thats home. I believe if some jobs would open up in our area, it would grow. However, many coal mines around us have shut down, so work is slim right now. I am hoping that after the next election that jobs will open back up.