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Overview

Introduction to Martinsburg, West Virginia

Martinsburg, West Virginia is located 29 miles W of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and is 64 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Berkeley county. The population of the city is 14,972.

Martinsburg History

Martinsburg is the county seat of the Berkeley County, which was founded in 1772. The city was named after Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin, the nephew of Lord Fairfax. It was founded by General Adam Stephen. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad arrived in 1842. Martinsburg was incorporated on March 30, 1868.

Martinsburg and nearby Attractions

  • Abram's Delight Museum
  • Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Fort Frederick State Park
  • Washington Monument State Park
  • Gathland State Park

Things To Do In Martinsburg

There are several parks in Martinsburg such as the Cacapon State Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Fort Frederick State Park, and South Mountain State Park. History buffs should visit the local museums like Boonsborough Museum of History, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, and Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. The historical sites include Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Jefferson County Courthouse, and Antietam National Battlefield.

Martinsburg Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Martinsburg Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be availed through Shenandoah University, Shepherd College, and Frederick Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,613
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+6,963
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married34.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.1%
Median Earnings25+$28,106
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,866
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,540

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,800
% Above Poverty Level71.2%
% Below Poverty Level28.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$900
Median House Value$142,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.8%
German19%
Irish10.7%
English7%
Italian5.3%
Scottish2.4%
West Indian2.1%
Welsh1.7%
Polish1.3%
Haitian1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
African1%
Arab0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Russian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Liberian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Martinsburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Berkeley County
Standard Zip Codes25401, 25403, 25404, 25405
P.O. Box Zip Codes25402
Phone Area Codes304,681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.46
Approximate Longitude-77.97

Martinsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARTINSBURG RGNL AP
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches
StationHANCOCK
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationWINCHESTER 7 SE
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 41 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Harpers Ferry213$78,438
Hedgesville322$75,250
Shepherdstown1,578$101,500

Martinsburg Public Libraries

Martinsburg-berkeley Co. Public Library
101 WEST KING STREET
Martinsburg, West Virginia
(304) 267-8933

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Martinsburg Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Martinsburg
(Government - Federal)
510 Butler Ave
Berkeley Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2500 Hospital Drive
(304) 264-1000

Martinsburg Public Schools

Opequon Elementary School
395 East Road
ZIP: 25401
(304) 267-3550
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Martinsburg High School
701 South Queen Street
ZIP: 25401
(304) 267-3530
High
Total Enrollment 1268
James Rumsey Technical Institute
3274 Hedgesville Road
ZIP: 25401
(304) 754-7925
Other
Winchester Avenue Elementary School
650 Winchester Avenue
ZIP: 25401
(304) 267-3570
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Martinsburg North Middle School
250 East Road
ZIP: 25401
(304) 267-3540
Middle
Total Enrollment 591
Vicki Douglas Juvenile Center
900 Emmett Rousch Drive
ZIP: 25401
(304) 267-0167
Other
Total Enrollment 27
Spring Mills Middle School
255 Campus Drive
ZIP: 25401
(304) 274-5030
Middle
Total Enrollment 756
Bedington Elementary School
149 Bedington Road
ZIP: 25401
(304) 274-2535
Primary
Total Enrollment 168
Orchard View Intermediate School
1455 Delmar Orchard Road, 1455 Delmar Orchard Rd
ZIP: 25401
(304) 263-4143
Middle
Total Enrollment 604
Martinsburg South Middle School
150 Bulldog Boulevard
ZIP: 25401
(304) 267-3545
Middle
Total Enrollment 917
Board Of Child Care
715 Brown Road
ZIP: 25401
(304) 274-3688
Other
Total Enrollment 49
Tuscarora Elementary School
2000 Tavern Road
ZIP: 25401
(304) 267-3565
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Eagle School Intermediate
730 Eagle School Road
ZIP: 25401
(304) 263-0422
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Rosemont Elementary School
301 South Alabama Avenue
ZIP: 25401
(304) 267-3560
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Berkeley Heights Elementary School
726 Hack Wilson Way
ZIP: 25401
(304) 267-3520
Primary
Total Enrollment 980
Valley View Elementary School
140 Nadenbousch Lane
ZIP: 25401
(304) 229-1970
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Burke Street Elementary School
422 West Burke Street
ZIP: 25401
(304) 267-3525
Primary
Total Enrollment 106
Spring Mills High School
499 Campus Drive
ZIP: 25404
(304) 274-5141
High
Total Enrollment 1163
Potomack Intermediate School
5308 Williamsport Pike
ZIP: 25408
(304) 274-6592
Primary
Total Enrollment 725

Martinsburg Private Schools

St Joseph School
110 E Stephen St
ZIP: 25401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 281
Rocky Knoll School
52 Advent Dr
ZIP: 25403
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
Faith Christian Academy
138 Greensburg Rd
ZIP: 25404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 282
Morgan Academy
130 Gosling Marsh Rd
ZIP: 25404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
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