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Glenville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

Glenville is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Glenville.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gilmer County at latitude 38.9343 and longitude -80.8376. Gilmer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Glenville (see map) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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

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Glenville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,585
Population in Households 1,309
Population in Familes 883
Population in Group Qrtrs 276
Population Density1 1,590
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 564
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 289
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 306 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $75,676
Average Home Value $82,752


Median Household Income $29,757
Average Household Income $44,038
Per Capita Income $17,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.73% 0.06%
Households 1.03% 0.18%
Families 3.47% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 102 75th
Population Density1 # 92 77th
Diversity Index2 # 47 89th
Median Household Income # 318 21st
Per Capita Income # 331 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.