Rowlesburg, West Virginia

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Rowlesburg, West Virginia

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High Points

Rowlesburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Rowlesburg Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Rowlesburg Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Rowlesburg Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Rowlesburg, West Virginia

Comparing Rowlesburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 6
Senior Citizens 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Male Share of the Population 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 9
Portion of People Married 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 9
Median Family Income 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 4 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 7
People Living Alone 8 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 7
Low Violent Crime 10 8

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Rowlesburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 77 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Preston
Standard Zip Codes 26425
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.348
Longitude -79.671

Rowlesburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 55.6 inches
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 77 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 55.8 inches
Station OAKLAND 1 SE
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
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Rowlesburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 613 100%
Male 288 47%
Female 325 53%
Under 18 131 21.4%
18+ 482 78.6%
65+ 120 19.6%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 2.98
White 604 98.5%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Rowlesburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 620
Growth 7
Growth % 1.1%

Rowlesburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.2%
US/American 27.2%
Irish 10%
English 8.6%
Polish 6.3%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
British 2.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Scottish 2.3%
Dutch 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Italian 1.1%
Swiss 0.9%
Austrian 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Manheim (26425)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rowlesburg 613 $32,813
Albright 247 $21,500
Kingwood 2,944 $36,313
Newburg 360 $24,688
Reedsville 517 $34,219
Terra Alta 1,456 $32,692
Tunnelton 336 $19,625
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