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Overview

Introduction to Clarksburg, West Virginia

Clarksburg, West Virginia, in Harrison county, is located 82 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Clarksburg History

Clarksburg was created in Virginia in 1785. It was named in honor of General George Rogers Clark, a military officer from Virginia during the American Revolutionary War. John Simpson camped in the area in 1764 and was the first white man to visit Clarksburg. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad first reached the area in 1856. The city is the county seat of Harrison County, which was established in 1784.

Clarksburg and nearby Attractions

  • Clarksburg Downtown Historic District
  • North Bend Rail Trail
  • Barbour County Historical Society Museum
  • Valley Worlds of Fun
  • Prickett's Fort State Park
  • Tygart Lake State Park

Things To Do In Clarksburg

Clarksburg area has numerous parks such as the Northview Park, Lowndes Park, and Veterans Park. It is also worth taking a look around the Clarksburg Downtown Historic District and Quality Hill Historic District. The Clarksburg - Harrison Public Library is an ideal destination for the book lovers. The Barbour County Historical Society Museum, Prickett's Fort State Park, Valley Worlds of Fun, and Audra State Park are in the neighborhood. Local festivals include West Virginia Black Heritage Festival, West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, and West Virginia Blackberry Festival.

Clarksburg Transportation

Harrison/ Marion Regional Airport is a short distance away.

Clarksburg Higher Education

Fairmont State College, California University of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia University provide programs for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,226
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+7,056
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married37.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,428
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,011
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,160
% Above Poverty Level78.9%
% Below Poverty Level21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone40.4%
Median Gross Rent$650
Median House Value$81,000

Ancestry

German19%
Irish16.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.2%
Italian14.5%
English10.1%
Polish4%
Scottish2.9%
Dutch1.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Hungarian1.1%
Slovak0.9%
Greek0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Russian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Clarksburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harrison County
Standard Zip Codes26301
P.O. Box Zip Codes26302
Company Zip Codes26306
Phone Area Codes304, 681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.28
Approximate Longitude-80.33

Clarksburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLARKSBURG 1
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip45 inches
StationWESTON
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp36 to 67 F
Jul Temp60 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationBUCKHANNON
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 40 F
Apr Temp35 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anmoore630$29,632
Bridgeport8,364$92,632
Lumberport881$57,891
Nutter Fort1,698$54,074
Stonewood1,901$49,559
West Milford823$57,750

Clarksburg Public Libraries

Clarksburg-harrison Co. Public Library
404 W. PIKE STREET
Clarksburg, West Virginia
(304) 627-2236

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Clarksburg Hospitals

Highland-clarksburg Hospital Inc
3 Hospital Plaza
(304) 622-4951
Louis A. Johnson Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
1 Med Center Dr

Clarksburg Public Schools

Adamston Elementary School
1636 West Pike Street
ZIP: 26301
(304) 326-7070
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Harrison Co Transitional Middle School
1349 Shinnston Pk
ZIP: 26301
(304) 326-7142
High
Liberty High School
One Mountaineer Drive
ZIP: 26301
(304) 326-7470
High
Total Enrollment 542
Mountaineer Middle School
2 Mountaineer Dr
ZIP: 26301
(304) 558-1598
Middle
Total Enrollment 472
North View Elementary School
1400 N. 19th Street
ZIP: 26301
(304) 624-3241
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Pressley Ridge School
Rt. 5 Box 697
ZIP: 26301
(304) 624-9875
Other
Total Enrollment 33
Robert C. Byrd High School
One Eagle Way
ZIP: 26301
(304) 326-7200
High
Total Enrollment 821
United Technical Center
Rt. 3 Box 43c
ZIP: 26301
(304) 326-7580
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Washington-irving Middle School
443 Lee Avenue
ZIP: 26301
(304) 326-7420
Middle
Total Enrollment 567
Wilsonburg Elementary School
Rt 4 Box 1
ZIP: 26301
(304) 624-3257
Primary
Total Enrollment 233

Clarksburg Private Schools

Emmanuel Christian School
1318 N 16th St
ZIP: 26301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 125
Notre Dame High School
127 E Pike St
ZIP: 26301
Secondary
Total Enrollment 156
St Mary's Central Grade School
107 E Pike St
ZIP: 26301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 146
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