Gassaway, West Virginia

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Gassaway is a town in Braxton County, West Virginia, in the United States. The population was 901 at the 2000 census. Gassaway was incorporated in 1905 and named for Henry Gassaway Davis.[3] The center of population of West Virginia is located approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Gassaway.[4]



Gassaway is located at 38°40′15″N 80°46′13″W / 38.67083°N 80.77028°W / 38.67083; -80.77028 (38.670712, -80.770413),[5] along the Elk River.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 km² (1.2 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 901 people, 420 households, and 243 families residing in the town. The population density was 285.1/km² (741.5/mi²). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 160.1/km² (416.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.34% White, 0.55% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.11% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 420 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

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