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Overview

Introduction to Princeton, West Virginia

Princeton, West Virginia, in Mercer county, is 63 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia and 148 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Princeton History

The city of Princeton was named after Princeton, New Jersey. It is home to the Appalachian League’s baseball club, the Princeton Rays. A civil engineer named William Nelson Page developed the Deepwater Railway, a logging railroad that connected Deepwater and Robson.

Princeton and nearby Attractions

  • Pinnacle Rock State Park
  • Twin Falls Resort State Park
  • Camp Creek State Park
  • Pipestem Resort State Park
  • Wilderness Road Regional Museum
  • Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park

Things To Do In Princeton

Camp Creek State Park, Twin Falls Resort State Park and Pipestem Resort State Park are popular local recreational destinations. The Wiley Cabin and Museum, the Princeton Railroad Museum, the War Museum and the North House Museum offer insight into the area’s history. Churches in the area include the Burke Memorial Baptist Church, Gospel Tabernacle and the Church of the Nazarene. Festivals like CultureFest and AutumnFest are hosted by the city every September.

Princeton Transportation

Raleigh County Memorial Airport is nearby.

Princeton Higher Education

The Valley College of Technology is local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Bluefield State College, West Virginia State College and Concord College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,056
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens23.4%
Employed Population 16+2,130
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$27,467
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,656

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,346
% Above Poverty Level72.2%
% Below Poverty Level27.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$685
Median House Value$87,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.2%
Irish15.1%
English10.4%
Scottish3.2%
Italian2%
Polish1.6%
French Except Basque1.4%
Norwegian1.1%
Austrian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
German0.4%
Russian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
African0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
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Princeton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County
Standard Zip Codes24739, 24740
Phone Area Codes304
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.33
Approximate Longitude-80.96

Princeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationATHENS
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationFLAT TOP
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp60 to 78 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.6 inches
StationBLAND
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp35 to 62 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Athens1,070$67,500
Bluefield10,366$48,701
Bramwell321$46,458
Matoaka172$36,875
Oakvale192$0
Peterstown520$43,182

Princeton Public Libraries

Princeton Public Library
920 MERCER STREET
Princeton, West Virginia
(304) 487-5045

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Princeton Hospitals

Healthsouth Southern Hills Regional Rehab
120 12th St
(304) 487-8000
Princeton Community Hospital
(Government - Local)
122 12th Street
(304) 487-7260

Princeton Public Schools

Oakvale School
2503 Goodwins Chapel Rd
ZIP: 24739
(304) 898-3731
Primary
Total Enrollment 118
Pikeview High School
3566 Eads Mill Road
ZIP: 24739
(304) 384-7586
High
Total Enrollment 741
Pikeview Middle School
3550 Eads Mill Road
ZIP: 24739
(304) 348-6610
Middle
Total Enrollment 523
Princeton Primary School
180 Tiger Drive
ZIP: 24739
(304) 487-3904
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Glenwood School
1734 Glenwood Park Road
ZIP: 24740
(304) 425-2445
Primary
Total Enrollment 723
Melrose Elementary School
2121 Athens Road
ZIP: 24740
(304) 425-3757
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Mercer County Early Learning Center
821 Broadway Street
ZIP: 24740
(304) 425-4251
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Mercer County Technical Education Center
1397 Stafford Drive
ZIP: 24740
(304) 425-9551
Other
Mercer Elementary School
1200 Mercer Street
ZIP: 24740
(304) 425-3160
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Princeton Middle School
300 N Johnston St
ZIP: 24740
(304) 425-7517
Middle
Total Enrollment 574
Princeton Senior High School
1321 Stafford Drive
ZIP: 24740
(304) 425-8101
High
Total Enrollment 1048
Sam Perdue Juvenile Center
843 Shelter Road
ZIP: 24740
(304) 425-4689
High
Total Enrollment 9
Straley Elementary School
810 Straley Avenue
ZIP: 24740
(304) 425-3173
Primary
Total Enrollment 167

Princeton Private Schools

Mercer Christian Academy
314a Oakvale Rd
ZIP: 24740
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 145
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