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Overview

Introduction to Princeton, West Virginia

Princeton, West Virginia, in Mercer county, is 63 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia and 148 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Princeton History

The city of Princeton was named after Princeton, New Jersey. It is home to the Appalachian League’s baseball club, the Princeton Rays. A civil engineer named William Nelson Page developed the Deepwater Railway, a logging railroad that connected Deepwater and Robson.

Princeton and nearby Attractions

  • Pinnacle Rock State Park
  • Twin Falls Resort State Park
  • Camp Creek State Park
  • Pipestem Resort State Park
  • Wilderness Road Regional Museum
  • Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park

Things To Do In Princeton

Camp Creek State Park, Twin Falls Resort State Park and Pipestem Resort State Park are popular local recreational destinations. The Wiley Cabin and Museum, the Princeton Railroad Museum, the War Museum and the North House Museum offer insight into the area’s history. Churches in the area include the Burke Memorial Baptist Church, Gospel Tabernacle and the Church of the Nazarene. Festivals like CultureFest and AutumnFest are hosted by the city every September.

Princeton Transportation

Raleigh County Memorial Airport is nearby.

Princeton Higher Education

The Valley College of Technology is local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Bluefield State College, West Virginia State College and Concord College.

People

Total Population 6,082
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 22.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,131
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 36.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,542
% Above Poverty Level 68.4%
% Below Poverty Level 31.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.2%
Median Gross Rent $683
Median House Value $86,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.5%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 15.6%

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

Princeton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 24740
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.366
Longitude -81.102

Princeton 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 ATHENS
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station FLAT TOP
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Station BLAND
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Princeton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Elgood (24740)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Athens 1,086 $66,667
Bluefield 10,431 $43,750
Bramwell 293 $43,438
Matoaka 212 $40,313
Oakvale 174 $0
Peterstown 473 $44,934

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

Princeton Public Libraries

Library
Princeton Public Library
205 CENTER STREET
Princeton, West Virginia
(304) 487-5045
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Princeton Hospitals

PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
12TH STREET PO BOX 1369
(304) 487-7260
Emergency Service: Yes

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PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL
1321 STAFFORD DR
304-425-8101
Serves 1,044 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

PIKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
3566 EADS MILL ROAD
304-384-7586
Serves 607 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

SOUTHERN REGIONAL JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER
ROUTE 1 BOX 626
304-425-9721
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

MERCER COUNTY TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER
1397 STAFFORD DRIVE
304-425-9551
A Vocational School

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