Gilmer county is located close to the center of West Virginia. Gilmer county has 338.50 square miles of land area and 1.58 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Gilmer county population is 8,693, which has grown 21.41% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 2.47% and is much higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. Gilmer county median household income is $29,706 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 29.96% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 28.70% and is much higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Gilmer county median house value is $69,000 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 7.98% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 30.63% and is much lower than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Gilmer county is better than the state average in quality. The Gilmer county area code is 304.
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