Sistersville, West Virginia

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Sistersville, West Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Sistersville Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Sistersville Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Sistersville Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Sistersville, West Virginia

Comparing Sistersville 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 5
Female Share of the Population 8 5
Senior Citizens 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Male Share of the Population 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 4
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 7
Average Household Size 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 6
Median Family Income 3 5
People Above Poverty 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 3
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 6 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 9 7

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Sistersville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 80 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Tyler
Standard Zip Codes 26175
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.564
Longitude -80.996

Sistersville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BENS RUN 1 SSE
Distance 8.7 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
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station WEST UNION 2
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
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Sistersville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,588 100%
Male 743 46.8%
Female 845 53.2%
Under 18 384 24.2%
18+ 1,204 75.8%
65+ 307 19.3%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,580 99.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.3%

Estimated Sistersville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,512
Growth -76
Growth % -4.8%

Sistersville 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
US/American 31.2%
German 20.1%
English 15.3%
Irish 13.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
Italian 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Dutch 1.6%
Polish 1.4%
Welsh 1.3%
Swiss 1%
Scottish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
Greek 0.4%
Belgian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sistersville 1,588 $33,750
Friendly 159 $34,821
Middlebourne 870 $40,893
New Martinsville 5,984 $40,851
Paden City 2,860 $38,510
Pine Grove 571 $30,227
St. Marys 2,017 $37,621

Sistersville Public Libraries

Sistersville Public Library
Sistersville, West Virginia
(304) 652-6701
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Sistersville Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(304) 652-2611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sistersville High Schools (2004)

Serves 479 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

Sistersville Colleges

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