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Location within the U.S. state of West Virginia
West Virginia's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 14, 1866|
|Named for||Ulysses S. Grant|
|• Total||480 sq mi (1,200 km2)|
|• Land||477 sq mi (1,240 km2)|
|• Water||2.9 sq mi (8 km2) 0.6%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||24.87/sq mi (9.60/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Grant County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,937. Its county seat is Petersburg. The county was created from Hardy County in 1866 and named for Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 480 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 477 square miles (1,240 km2) is land and 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) (0.6%) is water.
- U.S. Route 48
- U.S. Route 50
- U.S. Route 220
- West Virginia Route 28
- West Virginia Route 42
- West Virginia Route 55
- West Virginia Route 93
- Mineral County (northeast)
- Hardy County (east)
- Pendleton County (south)
- Randolph County (southwest)
- Tucker County (west)
- Preston County (northwest)
- Garrett County, Maryland (northwest)
National protected areas
- Monongahela National Forest (part)
- Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 11,937 people, 4,941 households, and 3,435 families living in the county. The population density was 25.0 inhabitants per square mile (9.7/km2). There were 6,366 housing units at an average density of 13.3 per square mile (5.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.7% white, 0.7% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 26.9% were German, 15.0% were American, 9.3% were Irish, and 5.3% were English.
Of the 4,941 households, 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.5% were non-families, and 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 44.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,593 and the median income for a family was $46,193. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $24,643 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,358. About 10.6% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Petersburg (county seat)
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