As of the census of 2000, there were 8,147 people, 3,507 households, and 2,149 families residing
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Grant City, also known as Grantsville, is a city located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The population was 8,371 at the 2010 census.
At the time of European encounter, the area now known as Grantsville was occupied by the Monongahela and Upper Ohio tribes of the Powhatan Confederacy. The first European settlement in the area was built by Peter Lowe in the early 18th century, and was known as "Lowebotham". Lowe's grant was subsequently purchased by Roger Landis, and the town was renamed after General Ulysses S. Grant, who had just been elected president.
Grant City is located in southeastern West Virginia, in Tucker County at the junction of Interstate 70 and West Virginia Secondary Route 16. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and is water.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Grant City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,371 people, 3,608 households, and 2,187 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 3,823 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.
There were 3,608 households of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the city was 41.4 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,147 people, 3,507 households, and 2,149 families residing}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.