Gauley Bridge, WV Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 738. Estimated population in July 2020: 706 (-4.3% change)
Males: 346 (46.9%), Females: 392 (53.1%)

Fayette County

Zip code: 25085

Median resident age: 35.4 years
Median household income: $22,500
Median house value: $39,600

Races in Gauley Bridge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (26.7%), Irish (18.3%), United States (14.8%), German (10.4%), French (1.9%), Italian (1.8%).

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 1.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gauley Bridge

  • High school or higher: 69.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 36.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gauley Bridge town

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+7.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Gauley Bridge:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gauley Bridge:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 27 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • YEAGER (about 31 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 61 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gauley Bridge:

Amtrak stations near Gauley Bridge:

  • 9 miles: MONTGOMERY (WASHINGTON ST. & 3RD AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: THURMOND (C & O DEPOT)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gauley Bridge:

  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 27 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 52 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 62 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 79 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 85 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
Public primary/middle schools in Gauley Bridge:

  • GAULEY BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: JACKSON & LEE STS.; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • GAULEY BRIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 181; Location: WALNUT & JACKSON; Grades: KG – 05)