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Cedar Grove, West Virginia
Nickname(s): 
The Grove "G-Town"
Motto(s): 
We Can Supply Your Every Need
Location of Cedar Grove in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
Location of Cedar Grove in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°13′12″N 81°25′46″W / 38.22000°N 81.42944°W / 38.22000; -81.42944Coordinates: 38°13′12″N 81°25′46″W / 38.22000°N 81.42944°W / 38.22000; -81.42944
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Area
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Land 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
614 ft (187 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 997
 • Estimate 
(2019)
907
 • Density 1,264.99/sq mi (488.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25039
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-13924
GNIS feature ID 1537132

Cedar Grove is a town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 997 at the 2010 census. Cedar Grove was incorporated in 1902. Its name is derived from the time the town was established, when a large juniper forest, misidentified as cedars by early settlers, was growing at that location. Cedar Grove is the site of Fort Kelley and the oldest settlement in the Kanawha Valley, dating from 1773. Landmarks located here include the Tompkins Home (1844) and the Old Brick Church (1853).

Geography

Cedar Grove is located at 38°13′12″N 81°25′46″W / 38.22000°N 81.42944°W / 38.22000; -81.42944 (38.220096, -81.429449).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 679
1920 918 35.2%
1930 1,110 20.9%
1940 1,411 27.1%
1950 1,738 23.2%
1960 1,569 −9.7%
1970 1,275 −18.7%
1980 1,479 16.0%
1990 1,213 −18.0%
2000 862 −28.9%
2010 997 15.7%
2019 (est.) 907 −9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 997 people, 400 households, and 279 families living in the town. The population density was 1,384.7 inhabitants per square mile (534.6/km2). There were 447 housing units at an average density of 620.8 per square mile (239.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 1.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 400 households, of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 39.4 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

Business

Cedar grove is the home of several well established businesses including, Cedar Trucking, Save-a-lot, Go-Mart, Video Village, Midland Trail Pizza, Cedar Grove Furniture, Cooke's Funeral Home, and Advanced Autoparts.

Things to do in Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove offers non-handicap fishing access behind Cedar Grove Community School, as well as a park for the youth to play.

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