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Granville, West Virginia
Sunset in April 2017
Sunset in April 2017
Location of Granville in Monongalia County, West Virginia.
Location of Granville in Monongalia County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Monongalia
Area
 • Total 1.30 sq mi (3.36 km2)
 • Land 1.30 sq mi (3.36 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
814 ft (248 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 781
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,140
 • Density 2,420.97/sq mi (934.55/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26534
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-32932
GNIS feature ID 1539594

Granville is a town in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 781 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Morgantown, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Granville was originally called Grandville, after a nearby river island.

Geography

Granville is located at 39°38′36″N 79°59′17″W / 39.64333°N 79.98806°W / 39.64333; -79.98806 (39.643426, -79.988054).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.30 square miles (3.37 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 122
1950 1,004
1960 806 −19.7%
1970 971 20.5%
1980 992 2.2%
1990 791 −20.3%
2000 778 −1.6%
2010 781 0.4%
2020 (est.) 1,355 73.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 781 people, 356 households, and 195 families living in the town. The population density was 600.8 inhabitants per square mile (232.0/km2). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 303.1 per square mile (117.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.3% White, 1.9% African American, 0.1% Asian, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 356 households, of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.4% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the town was 40.8 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

Climate

The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Granville has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.

Notable person

  • Marmaduke H. Dent, lawyer, politician, and former justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
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