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Glenville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Glenville had a population of 1,600 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Glenville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,600
Daytime Population: Workers 1,450
Daytime Population: Residents 967
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,417
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 1,324
Population in Familes 891
Population in Group Qrtrs 276
Population Density2 1,605
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $31,243
Average Household Income $47,662
Per Capita Income $20,764


Total Housing Units 664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 301 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $104,375
Average Home Value $125,000


Total Households 560
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 285
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.17%
Households 0.5% 0.14%
Families 1.82% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2017 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 # 98 76th
Population Density # 85 79th
Diversity Index # 52 87th
Median Household Income # 335 18th
Per Capita Income # 252 38th

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