Glenville, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Glenville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Glenville had a population of 1,570 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Glenville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,570
Population in Households 1,294
Population in Familes 865
Population in Group Qrtrs 276
Population Density2 1,575
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $31,601
Average Household Income $47,735
Per Capita Income $20,673


Total Housing Units 629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 298 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $101,754
Average Home Value $128,440


Total Households 547
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 278
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% -0.15%
Households 0.16% -0.26%
Families 1.3% -0.36%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.41%

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, 2018 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 # 101 75th
Population Density # 91 78th
Diversity Index # 48 88th
Median Household Income # 338 17th
Per Capita Income # 271 33rd

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