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Population in 2012: 614 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 

Males: 280  (45.6%)
Females: 334  (54.4%)

Median resident age:  41.8 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26574, 26588.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,260 (it was $24,722 in 2000)
Grant Town:

$47,260
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,636

Grant Town town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,191 (it was $40,600 in 2000)
Grant Town:

$74,191
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,997; Detached houses: $86,442; Townhouses or other attached units: $34,658; In 2-unit structures: $18,241; Mobile homes: $44,995

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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Grant Town races chart
  • White alone - 556 (90.7%)
  • Black alone - 45 (7.3%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Grant Town detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grant Town: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.7%), Irish (19.5%), Italian (8.7%), French (5.8%), Dutch (5.3%), Scottish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1010 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 1,121 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Grant Town:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grant Town town:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

10 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
West Virginia:  1.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $550 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $414 (0.6%)

Grant Town satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (62.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (269.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Rivesville, WV (1.9 miles ), Barrackville, WV (2.0 miles ), Fairview, WV (2.1 miles ), Farmington, WV (2.2 miles ), Middletown district, WV (2.3 miles) , Fairmont, WV (2.4 miles ), Idamay, WV (2.4 miles ), Monongah, WV (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $104,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $104,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $160,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.56 N, Longitude: 80.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Grant Town household income distribution Grant Town home values distribution

Crime rates in Grant Town (2002):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 0.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+7.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

Work and jobs in Grant Town: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Grant Town, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Grant Town-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Grant Town town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 tornado 36.7 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grant Town topographic map

Birthplace of: Tom Wilson (cartoonist) - Cartoonist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Grant Town:

  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • PIERPONT CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)
  • FAIRMONT GENERAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; FAIRMONT, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grant Town:

  • Fairmont State University (about 6 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,770)
  • West Virginia University (about 14 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 24,899)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 39 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,429)
  • West Liberty University (about 48 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 58 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 3,608)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 60 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 62 miles; Steubenville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,131)

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Notable location: Grant Town Volunteer Fire Department Station 37 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Grant Town: Ballah Chapel Monumental United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.9. This is about average.
City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.90. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.90
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 24.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.5
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00492. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00492
U.S.:

0.02218

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grant Town and their reported violations in the past:

GRANT TOWN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1434, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2002)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.8%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Grant Town, WV

Grant Town compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Grant Town travel time to work - commute


Grant Town mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Grant Town town (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.93%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents25.0%21.5%15.2%8.8%8.5%
Congregations39.9%8.0%12.3%2.2%11.6%
NameChurch of the NazareneChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.5%2.2%2.1%10.9%
Congregations2.2%2.2%2.2%1.4%18.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Marion County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Marion County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

10.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

31.1%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$1,718$20,6162$1,462
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$687
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$275
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$811
Financial Administration 0$0 1$40
Totals for Government 1$1,718$20,61612$3,273

Grant Town government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $44,000 ($71.66)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($16.29)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $139,000 ($226.38)
    Financial Administration: $55,000 ($89.58)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($40.72)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($22.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($14.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $92,000 ($149.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($1.63)

Grant Town government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $19,000 ($30.94)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $48,000 ($78.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($228.01)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($27.69)
    NEC: $16,000 ($26.06)
    Public Utilities: $16,000 ($26.06)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($4.89)

Grant Town government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($32.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($22.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($9.77)

Grant Town government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($65.15)

4.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monongalia County, WV  0.91% ($33,142 average AGI)
from Harrison County, WV  0.79% ($28,500)
from Taylor County, WV  0.18% ($29,722)


5.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,535 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monongalia County, WV  0.96% ($33,856 average AGI)
to Harrison County, WV  0.77% ($36,032)
to Taylor County, WV  0.24% ($44,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grant Town:

  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJR (1440 AM; 5 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WTCS (1490 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCLG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WASP (1130 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BROWNSVILLE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WVLY (1370 AM; 5 kW; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grant Town:

  • WBVQ (93.1 FM; BARRACKVILLE, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WGYE (102.7 FM; MANNINGTON, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WRLF (94.3 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FAIRMONT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WVAQ (101.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGIE (92.7 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WZWA (90.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJL (88.1 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WAJR-FM (103.3 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF SALEM)
  • WCLG-FM (100.1 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: BOWERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDCI (104.1 FM; BRIDGEPORT, WV; Owner: WDCI RADIO, INC)
  • WANB-FM (103.1 FM; WAYNESBURG, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W209AX (89.7 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • WOBG-FM (105.7 FM; SALEM, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • W220BZ (91.9 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WWLW (106.5 FM; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CLARKSBURG)
  • WZST (100.9 FM; WESTOVER, WV; Owner: TSCHUDY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Grant Town:

  • WVFX (Channel 46; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION CLARKSBURG, LLC)
  • WBOY-TV (Channel 12; CLARKSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNPB-TV (Channel 24; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 50
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 65


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Edward G Roach, 200 Church St. Extension (Wv11916-S) (Lat: 39.561861 Lon: -80.171306), Type: 92.7, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 200 Church St. Extension (Wv11916-S) (Lat: 39.561861 Lon: -80.171306), Type: 92.7, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB8OHW, Licensee ID: L00678587
    Grant Date: 03/22/2013, Expiration Date: 05/24/2023, Certifier: David W Marcozzi
    Registrant: David W Marcozzi, 93 Short, Grant Town, WV 26574-0242


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 4


Most common first names in Grant Town, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1872.4 years
Mary1382.0 years
James1371.1 years
Helen874.7 years
George770.2 years
Anna783.3 years
Joe777.9 years
Robert765.6 years
Charles664.2 years
William578.2 years
Most common last names in Grant Town, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Welch468.7 years
Warnick470.3 years
Jones473.0 years
Kolvek470.8 years
Basile480.8 years
Tennant478.7 years
Riggs461.8 years
Retton477.5 years
Hlusko474.7 years
Parker464.7 years
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