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Glen Dale, West Virginia
Town
Official seal of Glen Dale, West Virginia
Seal
Motto: Y E E T
Location of Glen Dale, West Virginia
Location of Glen Dale, West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Marshall
Area
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land 0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Water 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
Elevation 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,526
 • Estimate (2012) 1,501
 • Density 1,795.3/sq mi (693.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26038
Area code(s) 304/681
FIPS code 54-31492
GNIS feature ID 1560592

Glen Dale is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,526 at the 2010 census. Glen Dale was incorporated in 1924.

Geography

Glen Dale is located at 39°56′55″N 80°45′18″W / 39.94861°N 80.755°W / 39.94861; -80.755 (39.948594, -80.754922).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2), of which 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,493
1940 1,348 −9.7%
1950 1,467 8.8%
1960 1,905 29.9%
1970 2,150 12.9%
1980 1,875 −12.8%
1990 1,612 −14.0%
2000 1,552 −3.7%
2010 1,526 −1.7%
Est. 2015 1,464 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,526 people, 688 households and 475 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,795.3 inhabitants per square mile (693.2/km2). There were 745 housing units at an average density of 876.5 per square mile (338.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 688 households of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.65.

The median age in the city was 50 years. 17.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 33.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,552 people, 697 households and 469 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,940.8 per square mile (749.0/km²). There were 757 housing units at an average density of 946.6 per square mile (365.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.65% White, 1.96% African American, 0.32% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.

There were 697 households of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $49,306. Males had a median income of $40,352 versus $25,588 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,409. About 5.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

History

The community was named after Glendale, the farm of a local family.


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