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Overview

Introduction to New Martinsville, West Virginia

New Martinsville, West Virginia, in Wetzel county, is located 71 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

New Martinsville History

New Martinsville is the county seat of the Wetzel County, which was founded in 1846. The area was inhabited by Edward Doolin in 1780. Later the city was named after Presley Martin. The New Martinsville was incorporated as a town on March 28, 1838. Originally it was known as Martinsville. The name changed to New Martinsville in 1846.

New Martinsville and nearby Attractions

  • West Virginia Penitentiary
  • North Bend State Park
  • Ryerson Station State Park
  • Barkcamp State Park
  • Riverside Plaza Shopping Center
  • New Martinsville Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In New Martinsville

New Martinsville offers various opportunities for recreation. The area offers numerous parks such as Hydro Park, Lewis Wetzel Park, Brooklyn Park, and Bruce Park. The tourists can visit the churches like Saint Johns United Methodist Church, Immanuel Baptist Church, and Steelton United Methodist Church. The Riverside Plaza Shopping Center, and Riverview Plaza Shopping Center are some of the local shopping destinations.

New Martinsville Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Mid - Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

New Martinsville Higher Education

Fairmont State College, West Liberty State College, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,255
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens23.6%
Employed Population 16+1,949
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married42.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,529
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,352
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,650

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,474
% Above Poverty Level79.7%
% Below Poverty Level20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.3%
Median Gross Rent$620
Median House Value$91,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.9%
Irish12.4%
English10.5%
French Except Basque5.1%
Italian4.2%
Welsh2.1%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.9%
Swiss0.8%
Polish0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
German0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
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New Martinsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wetzel County
Standard Zip Codes26155
Phone Area Codes304,681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.66
Approximate Longitude-80.85

New Martinsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHANNIBAL LOCK & DAM
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationMIDDLEBOURNE 3 ESE
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 39 F
Apr Temp37 to 64 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationBENS RUN 1 SSE
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 39 F
Apr Temp37 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Friendly103$0
Littleton126$0
Middlebourne866$43,750
Paden City2,935$55,688
Pine Grove575$25,469
Sistersville1,565$39,853

New Martinsville Public Libraries

New Martinsville Public Library
160 WASHINGTON STREET
New Martinsville, West Virginia
(304) 455-4545

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New Martinsville Hospitals

Wetzel County Hospital
(Government - Local)
3 East Benjamin Drive
(304) 455-8000

New Martinsville Public Schools

Magnolia High School
601 Maple Avenue
ZIP: 26155
(304) 455-1990
High
Total Enrollment 420
New Martinsville School
20 E Benjamin Drive
ZIP: 26155
(304) 455-2291
Primary
Total Enrollment 841
Wetzel Co. Ctr. For Children & Families
Rr2 Box 107
ZIP: 26155
(304) 455-2468
Primary
Total Enrollment 84
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