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Grant County, West Virginia (WV)


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County population in 2012: 11,816 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 11,299 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,967
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,915
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,711
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,059 (it was 880 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

27%

Land area: 477 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grant County: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.4%), Manufacturing (18.6%), Construction (11.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grant County, West Virginia:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years

Males: 5,928  (46.8%)
Females: 6,009  (53.2%)

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Grant County,WV real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Grant County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,451 ($28,916 in 1999)
This county:

$36451
West Virginia:

$37435

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $342 (lower quartile is $235, upper quartile is $441)
This county:

$342
State:

$415


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $102,978 (it was $72,200 in 2000)
Grant County:

$102,978
West Virginia:

$94,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,668 - $175,261

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $131,148
Here:

$131,148
State:

$134,377

Townhouses or other attached units: $236,461
Here:

$236,461
State:

$154,643

Mobile homes: $46,014
Here:

$46,014
State:

$32,459
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $873
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $257

Institutionalized population: 117

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Grant County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $371 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $280 (0.3%)


Grant County household income distribution in 2009 Grant County home values distribution


Grant County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.3%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.3% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 51.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 48 years old, American Indian residents: 57 years old, Asian residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

16.3%
Whole state:

17.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.6%
Whole state:

7.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grant County is $465 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $522 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $684 a month.

Cities in this county include: Petersburg, Bayard.

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Grant County: Welton (A), Beechwood (B), Big Bend Campground (C), Camp Echo (D), Old Arthur (E), Elkhorn Lookout Tower (F), Pigeon Roost Lookout Tower (G), Twin Mountain (H), Spring Run Fish Hatchery (I), Petersburg Fish Hatchery (J), Patomac District Ranger Station (K), Grant Memorial Hospital Ambulance (L), Mount Storm Power Station (M), Mount Storm Volunteer Fire Department (N), Maysville Volunteer Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grant County include: Knobly Church (A), Sites Chapel (B), Locust Grove Church (C), Boot Hill Church (D), Brake Church (E), Brick Church (F), Saint Pauls Church (G), Saint Matthews (H), Rough Run Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: South Branch Memorial Gardens (1), Schaeffer Cemetery (2), Knobley Cemetery (3), Mount Hebron Cemetery (4), Bayard Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Mount Storm Lake (A), Stony River Reservoir (B), Elk Run Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Fork South Branch Potomac River (A), Spring Run (B), Shell Run (C), Saltblock Run (D), Rosser Run (E), Red Sea Run (F), Deakin Run (G), North Fork Patterson Creek (H), Mud Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Grant County: Fairfax Stone State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Garrett County, Maryland , Hampshire County , Hardy County , Mineral County , Pendleton County , Preston County , Randolph County , Tucker County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 323
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 52 (67% naturalized citizens)

Grant County:

0.5%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.6%

Grant County marital status for males
Grant County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Grant County with a mortgage: 1,263 (53 second mortgage, 48 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,191

Here:

51.5% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.23%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,884
Total congregations: 42

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the BrethrenAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents1,465 (30.0%)964 (19.7%)804 (16.5%)662 (13.6%)416 (8.5%)
Congregations17 (40.5%)7 (16.7%)3 (7.1%)5 (11.9%)3 (7.1%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents281 (5.8%)102 (2.1%)90 (1.8%)43 (0.9%)57 (1.2%)
Congregations2 (4.8%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)2 (4.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Grant County - Petersburg, Bayard

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Grant County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

8.40 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Grant County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.4%
West Virginia:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Grant County:

13.0%
State:

13.1%


Agriculture in Grant County:

Average size of farms: 302 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $109,948
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $26.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.21%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $70,861
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.71%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,608
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.59
Corn for grain: 397 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 10 acres

Earthquake activity:

Grant County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Grant County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Droughts: 2, Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (6%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Food (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Grant County (%):





Grant County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,686 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 908 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 96 (2%)
  • Other means: 32 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 166 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Grant County, West Virginia in 2000:

117 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
9 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,181.

5.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,202 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
West Virginia average:

5.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.66% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($15,140 average AGI)
2.30% relocated from other states ($16,062 average AGI)
Grant County:

2.30%
West Virginia average:

3.05%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hardy County, WV  1.41% ($22,557 average AGI)
from Mineral County, WV  0.70% ($29,633)
from Pendleton County, WV  0.35% ($27,000)


5.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
West Virginia average:

5.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.44% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($19,678 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($9,131 average AGI)
Grant County:

1.57%
West Virginia average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hardy County, WV  1.26% ($30,519 average AGI)
to Mineral County, WV  0.61% ($41,308)
to Randolph County, WV  0.23% ($15,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Grant County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Grant County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grant County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,162 (1,750 aged, 412 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18748.37
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 494.060
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 134974.43

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1122.250
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1019.450

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36.04
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,811

Size of family households: 1,753 2-persons, 776 3-persons, 530 4-persons, 246 5-persons, 95 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,269 1-person, 204 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

97.8% of residents of Grant County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $79,699,000 ($6908 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,432,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,345,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,436,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $77,000
Federal grants: $24,014,000
Federal procurement contracts: $718,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,109,000 ($1,494,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $74,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,117,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,247,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 693
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 601
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +306
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grant County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.08 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 38
  • 3 rooms: 72
  • 4 rooms: 435
  • 5 rooms: 955
  • 6 rooms: 841
  • 7 rooms: 567
  • 8 rooms: 407
  • 9+ rooms: 390
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 90
  • 4 rooms: 239
  • 5 rooms: 235
  • 6 rooms: 124
  • 7 rooms: 75
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9+ rooms: 28
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 72
  • 2 bedrooms: 780
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,092
  • 4 bedrooms: 588
  • 5+ bedrooms: 173
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 162
  • 2 bedrooms: 336
  • 3 bedrooms: 306
  • 4 bedrooms: 68
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Grant County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 242
  • 1 vehicle: 904
  • 2 vehicles: 1,786
  • 3 vehicles: 646
  • 4 vehicles: 95
  • 5+ vehicles: 38
  • no vehicle: 137
  • 1 vehicle: 439
  • 2 vehicles: 227
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

70% of Grant County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in West Virginia.

Grant County:

69.9%
State average:

63.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grant County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Wood (27.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27.5%)
  • Electricity (25.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.8%)
  • Utility gas (2.3%)
  • Coal or coke (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Electricity (50.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24.8%)
  • Wood (9.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.5%)
  • Utility gas (3.6%)
  • Coal or coke (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 32
Here:

2.9%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

2.9%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

16.0%
West Virginia:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Grant County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Grant County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Grant County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Grant County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Grant County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4976.6 years
Mary4379.5 years
William3675.6 years
James3670.1 years
Charles3576.8 years
George2477.2 years
Robert2373.5 years
Carl2073.4 years
Myrtle2084.2 years
Ruth2081.5 years
Most common last names in Grant County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Alt6380.3 years
Sites4881.1 years
Smith3477.6 years
Ours3378.9 years
Judy3277.0 years
Kimble2772.7 years
Mongold2574.0 years
Redman2573.9 years
Riggleman2580.2 years
Crites2371.5 years
Businesses in Grant County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Pizza Hut1
AT&T2RadioShack1
Arby's1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1

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