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Overview

Introduction to Moundsville, West Virginia

Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County, is located 53 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Wheeling metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Moundsville History

Moundsville is the county of the Marshall County, which was created in 1835. The city was named after the Mammoth Grave Creek Indian Mound. The area was first settled in 1771 and it was known as the Grave Creek. There was a large burial mound, which was built by the Adena people. The name was changed to Elizabethtown in 1798. A city was established in 1831, which was known as the Mound City. These two communities merged in 1866 and became the City of Moundsville.

Moundsville and nearby Attractions

  • West Virginia Independence Hall
  • Ryerson Station State Park
  • Moundsville Shopping Plaza Shopping Center
  • Barkcamp State Park
  • North Lafayette Shopping Center
  • West Virginia Penitentiary

Things To Do In Moundsville

There are several parks in the city including the Methodist Park, Valley Fork City Park, Riverside Park, and East End Park. The city has many churches like Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Calvary United Methodist Church, and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The historic sites include West Virginia Independence Hall, and West Virginia Penitentiary.

Moundsville Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Moundsville Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Fairmont State College, West Liberty State College, and Robert Morris College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,858
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens22.6%
Employed Population 16+3,512
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.7%
Median Earnings25+$28,272
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,898
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,462

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,458
% Above Poverty Level79.3%
% Below Poverty Level20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$521
Median House Value$81,500

Ancestry

German20.7%
Irish15.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.2%
English5.8%
Italian5%
Polish4.9%
Scottish2.1%
Dutch2%
Hungarian1.7%
Slovak1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Swedish1%
Welsh0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
African0.5%
Czech0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Russian0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Moundsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marshall County
Standard Zip Codes26041
Phone Area Codes304
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.92
Approximate Longitude-80.74

Moundsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOUNDSVILLE
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip41.5 inches
StationWHEELING
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.3 inches
StationBARNESVILLE
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Benwood1,385$41,625
Bethlehem2,489$76,116
Glen Dale1,495$54,350
McMechen1,665$49,948
Triadelphia679$37,708
Wheeling27,758$57,341

Moundsville Public Libraries

Moundsville-marshall County Public Library
700 FIFTH STREET
Moundsville, West Virginia
(304) 845-6911

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Moundsville Public Schools

Central Elementary School
750 Tomlinson Avenue
ZIP: 26041
(304) 843-4425
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Gateway Achievement Center
21 Park Street
ZIP: 26041
(304) 843-4526
High
Total Enrollment 15
Mcninch Elementary School
1600 3rd Street
ZIP: 26041
(304) 843-4431
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Moundsville Junior High School
223 Tomlinson Avenue
ZIP: 26041
(304) 843-4440
Middle
Total Enrollment 476
Washington Lands Elementary School
Rr 4 Box 255
ZIP: 26041
(304) 843-4420
Primary
Total Enrollment 359

Moundsville Private Schools

St Francis Xavier School
600 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 26041
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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