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Overview

Introduction to New Martinsville, West Virginia

New Martinsville, West Virginia, in Wetzel county, is located 71 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

New Martinsville History

New Martinsville is the county seat of the Wetzel County, which was founded in 1846. The area was inhabited by Edward Doolin in 1780. Later the city was named after Presley Martin. The New Martinsville was incorporated as a town on March 28, 1838. Originally it was known as Martinsville. The name changed to New Martinsville in 1846.

New Martinsville and nearby Attractions

  • West Virginia Penitentiary
  • North Bend State Park
  • Ryerson Station State Park
  • Barkcamp State Park
  • Riverside Plaza Shopping Center
  • New Martinsville Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In New Martinsville

New Martinsville offers various opportunities for recreation. The area offers numerous parks such as Hydro Park, Lewis Wetzel Park, Brooklyn Park, and Bruce Park. The tourists can visit the churches like Saint Johns United Methodist Church, Immanuel Baptist Church, and Steelton United Methodist Church. The Riverside Plaza Shopping Center, and Riverview Plaza Shopping Center are some of the local shopping destinations.

New Martinsville Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Mid - Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

New Martinsville Higher Education

Fairmont State College, West Liberty State College, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg provide higher education in the area.

People

Total Population 5,295
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 22%
Employed Population 16+ 1,843
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 46%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,568
% Above Poverty Level 80.3%
% Below Poverty Level 19.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $548
Median House Value $91,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
US/American 0%
English 13.4%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Martinsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 71 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Wetzel
Standard Zip Codes 26155
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.644
Longitude -80.857

New Martinsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station HANNIBAL LOCK & DAM
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station MIDDLEBOURNE 3 ESE
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station BENS RUN 1 SSE
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Friendly 77 $0
Littleton 123 $0
Middlebourne 875 $43,542
Paden City 2,773 $53,456
Pine Grove 658 $23,750
Sistersville 1,366 $42,279

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Martinsville Public Libraries

Library
New Martinsville Public Library
160 WASHINGTON STREET
New Martinsville, West Virginia
(304) 455-4545

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New Martinsville Hospitals

WETZEL COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
#3 EAST BENJAMIN DRIVE
(304) 455-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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New Martinsville High Schools

MAGNOLIA HIGH SCHOOL
601 MAPLE AVE
304-455-1990
Serves 541 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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