Grant County WV Information


Grant County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 12,409
Population in Households 12,283
Population in Familes 10,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 5,143
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 3,532
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,755 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,888 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,255 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,612 (23.9%)
Median Home Value $123,244
Average Home Value $145,750


Median Household Income $39,085
Average Household Income $49,308
Per Capita Income $20,602
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.5%
Households 0.64% 0.52%
Families 0.45% 0.4%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   0.79%
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.


Grant County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grant County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents 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 # 43 24th
Population Density1 # 47 16th
Diversity Index2 # 24 56th
Median Household Income # 20 65th
Per Capita Income # 35 38th

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