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Grantsville, West Virginia
Main Street in Grantsville in 2006
Main Street in Grantsville in 2006
Location of Grantsville in Calhoun County, West Virginia.
Location of Grantsville in Calhoun County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Calhoun
Area
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.20 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 561
 • Estimate 
(2019)
513
 • Density 1,179.31/sq mi (455.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26147
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-32884
GNIS feature ID 1539593
Grantsville WV
Main Street in Grantsville in 2006
Calhoun County Courthouse WV
The Calhoun County Courthouse in Grantsville

Grantsville is a town in Calhoun County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 561 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Calhoun County. The town was established along the Little Kanawha River in 1865 and named for Ulysses S. Grant. Grantsville is home to Wayne Underwood Park, which includes a .25-mile-long (0.40 km) walking trail, and to the annual West Virginia Wood Festival.

Geography

Grantsville is located at 38°55′23″N 81°5′42″W / 38.92306°N 81.09500°W / 38.92306; -81.09500 (38.922921, -81.094920).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), of which, 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 112
1900 225
1910 282 25.3%
1920 450 59.6%
1930 1,018 126.2%
1940 1,052 3.3%
1950 959 −8.8%
1960 866 −9.7%
1970 795 −8.2%
1980 788 −0.9%
1990 671 −14.8%
2000 565 −15.8%
2010 561 −0.7%
2019 (est.) 513 −8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 561 people, 262 households, and 140 families living in the town. The population density was 1,275.0 inhabitants per square mile (492.3/km2). There were 303 housing units at an average density of 688.6 per square mile (265.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 262 households, of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.6% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the town was 47.1 years. 16.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

Notable people

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Grantsville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

See also

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