Grantsville, West Virginia

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Grantsville, West Virginia

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Grantsville Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Grantsville Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Grantsville Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Grantsville, West Virginia

Comparing Grantsville 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 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 10
Female Share of the Population 4 1
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 8
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
Median Family Income 3 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
People Above Poverty 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 5
People Living Alone 7 5
Housing Recently Built 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 8
Low Violent Crime 9 7

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Grantsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles NE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Calhoun
Standard Zip Codes 26147
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.923
Longitude -81.096

Grantsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 25.1 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
Station WEST UNION 2
Distance 30.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
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Grantsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 565 100%
Male 278 49.2%
Female 287 50.8%
Under 18 119 21.1%
18+ 446 78.9%
65+ 131 23.2%
Median Age 44.3
Average Family Size 3.02
White 563 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Grantsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 546
Growth -19
Growth % -3.4%

Grantsville 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 39.4%
German 13.8%
English 10.8%
Irish 8%
Scotch-Irish 7.4%
Dutch 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
Italian 3.7%
European 2.5%
Polish 2.2%
Swedish 1.5%
French Canadian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Grantsville 565 $34,286
Auburn 103 $19,375
Elizabeth 994 $30,104
Glenville 1,544 $33,036
Reedy 198 $19,583
Sand Fork 176 $33,750
Spencer 2,352 $28,500

Grantsville Public Libraries

Calhoun County Public Library
P.O. BOX 918
Grantsville, West Virginia
(304) 354-6300

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Grantsville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(304) 354-9244
Emergency Service: Yes

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Grantsville High Schools (2004)

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