Introduction to Moundsville, West Virginia

Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County, is located 53 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Wheeling metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Moundsville is home to approximately 9,998 residents.

Moundsville History

Moundsville is the county of the Marshall County, which was created in 1835. The city was named after the Mammoth Grave Creek Indian Mound. The area was first settled in 1771 and it was known as the Grave Creek. There was a large burial mound, which was built by the Adena people. The name was changed to Elizabethtown in 1798. A city was established in 1831, which was known as the Mound City. These two communities merged in 1866 and became the City of Moundsville.

Moundsville and nearby Attractions

  • West Virginia Independence Hall
  • Ryerson Station State Park
  • Moundsville Shopping Plaza Shopping Center
  • Barkcamp State Park
  • North Lafayette Shopping Center
  • West Virginia Penitentiary

Things To Do In Moundsville

There are several parks in the city including the Methodist Park, Valley Fork City Park, Riverside Park, and East End Park. The city has many churches like Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Calvary United Methodist Church, and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The historic sites include West Virginia Independence Hall, and West Virginia Penitentiary.

Moundsville Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Moundsville Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Fairmont State College, West Liberty State College, and Robert Morris College.


Total Population 8,960
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 19.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,548
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 43.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12%
Median Earnings25+ $27,790
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,064
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,159


Median Family Income $44,456
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $500
Median House Value $72,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 17.4%

Moundsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 53 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Marshall
Metro Area Wheeling
Standard Zip Codes 26041
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.92
Longitude -80.743

Moundsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benwood 1,286 $36,125
Bethlehem 2,616 $71,875
Glen Dale 1,627 $54,000
McMechen 1,686 $53,203
Triadelphia 779 $45,625
Wheeling 28,129 $55,625

Moundsville Public Libraries

City-county Public Library
Moundsville, West Virginia
(304) 845-6911

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