Gassaway, West Virginia

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Gassaway, West Virginia

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High Points

Gassaway strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Gassaway Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Gassaway Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Gassaway, West Virginia

Comparing Gassaway to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5
Male Share of the Population 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 5
Average Household Size 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
People Above Poverty 4 8
Median Family Income 2 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Working at Home 6 7
Short Commute Times 5 4
Public Transportation Use 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 4 6

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Gassaway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles NE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Braxton
Standard Zip Codes 26624
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.673
Longitude -80.775

Gassaway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 66 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 40 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
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Gassaway Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 901 100%
Male 407 45.2%
Female 494 54.8%
Under 18 180 20%
18+ 721 80%
65+ 227 25.2%
Median Age 45.1
Average Family Size 2.87
White 886 98.3%
African-American 5 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.6%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1%

Estimated Gassaway Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 884
Growth -17
Growth % -1.9%

Gassaway Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 36.6%
German 16.9%
Irish 14.8%
English 13%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Italian 4.4%
Scottish 3.4%
Dutch 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Swiss 0.8%
Polish 0.4%
British 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gassaway, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Chapel (26624)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gassaway 901 $31,667
Burnsville 481 $30,962
Cowen 513 $30,147
Flatwoods 348 $35,250
Glenville 1,544 $33,036
Sand Fork 176 $33,750
Sutton 1,011 $37,679

Gassaway Public Libraries

Gassaway Public Library
Gassaway, West Virginia
(304) 364-8292

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Gassaway Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(304) 364-5156
Emergency Service: No

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