Grantsville, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 552 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 301  (54.7%)
Females: 251  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 26147.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,410 (it was $26,111 in 2000)
Grantsville:

$31,410
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,969 (it was $13,501 in 2000)

Grantsville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,160 (it was $39,300 in 2000)
Grantsville:

$78,160
WV:

$103,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $532.

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  • Races in Grantsville, WV (2010)

    Grantsville races chart
    • 55598.9%White alone
    • 20.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.4%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Grantsville: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (22.4%), English (9.9%), United States (9.9%), Scottish (8.9%), French (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1896

Elevation: 713 feet

Land area: 0.46 square miles.

Population density: 1,213 people per square mile   (low).

Grantsville, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Grantsville:

  • High school or higher: 69.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grantsville town:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Grantsville, West Virginia as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Grantsville to the number of sex offenders is 43 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $263 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $446 (0.5%)

Grantsville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (49.2 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (120.7 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (326.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Glenville, WV (3.7 miles ), Spencer, WV (4.0 miles ), Auburn, WV (4.2 miles) , Reedy, WV (4.2 miles) , Sand Fork, WV (4.3 miles) , Elizabeth, WV (4.3 miles ), Pullman, WV (4.5 miles) , Harrisville, WV (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 38.92 N, Longitude: 81.09 W

Area code: 304

Grantsville household income distribution Grantsville home values distribution

Crime rates in Grantsville (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)
  • 1 burglary (177.6 per 100,000)
  • 0 thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 12.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.60
West Virginia average:

1.92
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -106 (-15.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Grantsville, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Grantsville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/1/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the Grantsville town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 59.9 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grantsville-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 161.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from Grantsville center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 185.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 127.4 miles away from Grantsville center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 131.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grantsville topographic map

Birthplace of: Bernard P. Bell - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Bob Mollohan - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Grantsville:

  • MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 186 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • CALHOUN GENL HOSP D/P (PO BOX 490)
  • MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH CARE CT (186 HOSPITAL DRIVE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grantsville:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 30 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • West Virginia State University (about 53 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 61 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Fairmont State University (about 64 miles; Fairmont, WV; FT enrollment: 3,714)
  • Hocking College (about 71 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • West Virginia University (about 79 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 79 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)

Public elementary/middle school in Grantsville:

See full list of schools located in Grantsville

Library in Grantsville:

  • CALHOUN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $91,697; Location: 250 MILL STREET NORTH; 14,894 books; 694 audio materials; 736 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Grantsville: Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department Station 100 (A), Calhoun County Courthouse (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Simon Run (A), Philip Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Courts: Calhoun County - Courts- Magistrate Court- Clerk (Courthouse), Calhoun County - Courts- Circuit Court- Clerk (Courthouse).

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

CALHOUN-GILMER CAREER CENTER (Address: 5260 E LITTLE KANAWHA HWY , Population served: 250, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.9%
(26.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  53.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
22 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
24 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill in 2000
24 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill in 2000

Grantsville compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Grantsville (2011 data):

  • Calhoun County Bank, Inc.: at 372 Main Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $116.4 mil, Deposits: $104.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Calhoun Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.6
West Virginia average:

11.3

Grantsville travel time to work - commute Grantsville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (97%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grantsville town (based on Calhoun County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,16917
Evangelical Protestant6246
Other5-
Catholic--
None5,829-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Calhoun County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Calhoun County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Calhoun County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

32.7%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$580
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,670
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$100
Police Protection - Officers 2$3,680$22,0800$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,280$15,3600$0
Sewerage 2$2,760$16,5600$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$250
Water Supply 3$5,524$22,0960$0
Totals for Government 8$13,244$19,86611$2,600

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Roane County, WV  0.91% ($22,952 average AGI)
from Gilmer County, WV  0.57% ($35,308)
from Clay County, WV  0.48% ($17,091)


5.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Roane County, WV  0.87% ($16,850 average AGI)
to Gilmer County, WV  0.65% ($32,600)
to Wirt County, WV  0.57% ($25,154)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grantsville:

  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVRC (1400 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, WV; Owner: STAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grantsville:

  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVRC-FM (104.7 FM; SPENCER, WV; Owner: STAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVPW (88.9 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXIL (95.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)

Grantsville fatal accident list:

Jul 19, 1985 12:20 AM, Elizabeth, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • 4,200Total average daily traffic
  • 250Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,265Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Pleasant Hill Rd (Lat: 38.924694 Lon: -81.082111), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 36.3 m, Overall height: 37.8 m, Call Sign: KNKN848
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Pleasant Hill Rd (Lat: 38.924694 Lon: -81.082111), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 36.3 m, Overall height: 37.8 m, Call Sign: KNKN839, Licensee ID: L00128694
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Joe Gonzalez, 2.6 Mi N Grantsville,Wv On Cr 35/14 (Lat: 38.959389 Lon: -81.082000), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 3045812900, Tony.G.Porter@wv.Gov, 190 HART FIELD ROAD
  • Joe Gonzalez, 2.6 Mi N Grantsville,Wv On Cr 35/14 (Lat: 38.959389 Lon: -81.082000), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 3045812900, Tony.G.Porter@wv.Gov, 190 HART FIELD ROAD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Rt 16 1/4 Mi N (Lat: 38.933417 Lon: -81.085111), Call Sign: KNDY271
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/28/1997, Expiration Date: 09/30/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2003
    Registrant: Calhoun County Schools, Rr 1 Box 1e, Grantsville, WV 26147, Phone: (304) 354-7011
  • Jct Wv Rt 16 And Rt 5 (Lat: 38.920917 Lon: -81.095944), Call Sign: KQF374
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7000 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 04/12/2021
    Registrant: Dominion Resources Services, Inc., 5th Floor, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 771-6133, Fax: (804) 771-6570, Email:
  • 4.2 Mi Nne (Lat: 38.956472 Lon: -81.060111), Structure height: 21 m, Call Sign: WPCY383
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.225 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/2003, Expiration Date: 08/20/2013, Certifier: Ernest N Maley Jr.
    Registrant: Felhc, Inc, 76 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44308, Phone: (330) 436-2226, Fax: (330) 761-7203, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • GRANTSVILLE, 2.6 Mi N Grantsville,Wv On Cr 35/14 (Lat: 38.959389 Lon: -81.082000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQNW730
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6197.24 MHz... (+5 more)
    Grant Date: 06/21/2011, Expiration Date: 06/21/2021, Certifier: Joe Gonzales
    Registrant: West Virginia Office Of Emergency Medical Services, 190 Hart Field Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, Phone: (304) 581-2900, Fax: (304) 285-3148, Email:
  • STATION, 0.1 Mi S Of (Lat: 38.920917 Lon: -81.095944), Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WHJ305
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/1998, Expiration Date: 06/03/2008, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2000
    Registrant: Dominion Resources Services, 10463 Wilden Drive, Ashland, VA 23005, Phone: (804) 550-5906, Fax: (804) 550-5857, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grantsville)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 10

Incident types - Grantsville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grantsville, WV
Most common first names in Grantsville, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2772.1 years
William2477.0 years
John2273.9 years
Mary1980.8 years
Charles1570.7 years
Robert1261.9 years
Virginia1179.4 years
Walter1080.4 years
Donald1069.9 years
Paul970.3 years
Most common last names in Grantsville, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stump4079.1 years
Johnson2174.8 years
Richards2071.4 years
Stevens1679.1 years
Yoak1677.7 years
Smith1582.9 years
Bennett1377.8 years
Wilson1377.6 years
Miller1274.3 years
Whipkey1278.7 years

Businesses in Grantsville, WV

  • Rite Aid: 1
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