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Glenville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Glenville had a population of 1,624 as of July 1, 2016. Glenville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glenville is located at latitude 38.9402 and longitude -80.8333 in Gilmer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Glenville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Gilmer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The Town of Glenville (GNIS ID: 2390210) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Glenville is located within City District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gilmer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glenville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glenville: Hartford, Stewarts Creek, The Ford.

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Glenville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,624
Population in Households 1,348
Population in Familes 909
Population in Group Qrtrs 276
Population Density1 1,629
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 570
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 290
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $98,077
Average Home Value $123,390


Median Household Income $29,849
Average Household Income $44,451
Per Capita Income $19,566
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 0.46%
Households 0.87% 0.45%
Families 2.4% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Glenville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glenville to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 96 77th
Population Density1 # 86 79th
Diversity Index2 # 47 89th
Median Household Income # 333 18th
Per Capita Income # 267 34th

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