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Flatwoods, West Virginia
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Location of Flatwoods in Braxton County, West Virginia.
Location of Flatwoods in Braxton County, West Virginia.
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Braxton
Incorporated 1901; 120 years ago (1901)
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Area
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,071 ft (326 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 277
 • Estimate 
(2019)
265
 • Density 404.58/sq mi (156.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26621
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-27868
GNIS feature ID 1539070

Flatwoods is a town in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, located approximately one mile from exit 67 of Interstate 79.

The population of Flatwoods was 277 as of the 2010 census.

Geography

Flatwoods is located at 38°43′17″N 80°39′11″W / 38.721374°N 80.652957°W / 38.721374; -80.652957 (38.721374, -80.652957). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 284
1920 325 14.4%
1930 299 −8.0%
1940 308 3.0%
1950 288 −6.5%
1960 248 −13.9%
1970 220 −11.3%
1980 405 84.1%
1990 324 −20.0%
2000 348 7.4%
2010 277 −20.4%
2019 (est.) 265 −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 277 people, 109 households, and 74 families living in the town. The population density was 419.7 inhabitants per square mile (162.0/km2). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 192.4 per square mile (74.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.3% White, 0.4% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7%.

Of the 109 households 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.4% of households were one person and 11% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the town was 41.2 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

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