October 22nd, 2014
Gateway to Prosperity
Grant County Development Authority

Country Statistics

County Power PlantThe statistical data for Grant County has been obtained from the US Census Bureau. It presents a picture of a county that is thriving with a broad-based economy.

Grant County has a population of 11,299 of whom 2,423 live in Petersburg. Grant County has a home ownership rate of 80.9% and a median household income of $27,808 (1997 estimate). The county has a land area of 466 sq. miles and a population density of 23.7 persons per sq. mile. The average annual precipitation is 36.4 inches with snowfall averaging 16 inches in Petersburg and 45 inches at Mt. Storm. The average high temperature in January and July is 42 degrees and 81 degrees. The average low temperature in January and July is 24 degrees and 62 degrees. Poultry and cattle farming, timbering and mining are the major economic activities within the country, along with the associated value-added processing of those resources.

People QuickFacts Grant WV
Population, 2000 11,299 1,808,344
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 8.4% 0.8%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 6.3% 5.6%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 22.7% 22.3%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 15.3% 15.3%
White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 98.3% 95.0%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.7% 3.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.3% 0.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.1% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) Z Z
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 0.1% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 0.5% 0.9%
Female population, percent, 2000 50.6% 51.4%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 0.5% 0.7%
White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 97.9% 94.6%
High school graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 4,105 773,239
College graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 588 144,518
Housing units, 2000 6,105 844,623
Homeownership rate, 2000 80.9% 75.2%
Households, 2000 4,591 736,481
Persons per household, 2000 2.43 2.40
Households with persons under 18 years, percent, 2000 32.4% 31.8%
Median household money income, 1997 model-based estimate $27,808 $27,432
Persons below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 13.6% 16.8%
Children below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 20.7% 24.7%

Business QuickFacts Grant WV
Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 1998 280 41,703
Private nonfarm employment, 1998 3,380 547,234
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 1990-1998 -7.1% 13.4%
Nonemployer establishments, 1997 554 79,608
Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000) 106,170 18,293,309
Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 52,990 14,057,933
Retail sales per capita, 1997 $4,770 $7,743
Minority-owned firms, 1992 NA 2,070
Women-owned firms, 1992 185 30,644
Housing units authorized by building permits, 1999 84 4,233
Federal funds and grants, 1999 ($1000) 55,007 11,028,115
Local government employment - full-time equivalent, 1997 737 59,926

Additional statistical data on Grant County and West Virginia is available at the US ensus Bureau web site.

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If you want more information, please email Tammy Kitzmiller or call: 304.257.2168