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Demographics

People

Total Population1,598
Male Share of the Population52%
Female Share of the Population48%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+734
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher5.3%
Median Earnings25+$23,051
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,452
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,011

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,375
% Above Poverty Level75.8%
% Below Poverty Level24.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.6%
Median Gross Rent$530
Median House Value$68,500

Ancestry

German31.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
Irish15.1%
English8.3%
Italian2.1%
Czech1.1%
Polish1.1%
Portuguese1%
Dutch0.9%
Scottish0.8%
French Except Basque0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
Russian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
African0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Terra Alta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Preston County
Standard Zip Codes26764
Phone Area Codes304
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.44
Approximate Longitude-79.54

Terra Alta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTERRA ALTA NO 1
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 77 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip55.8 inches
StationOAKLAND 1 SE
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches
StationBRANDONVILLE
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albright363$27,292
Bayard305$36,563
Kingwood2,951$50,571
Reedsville484$45,536
Rowlesburg578$42,321
Tunnelton255$42,500

Terra Alta Public Libraries

Terra Alta Public Library
701B EAST STATE AVENUE
Terra Alta, West Virginia
(304) 789-2724

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Terra Alta Public Schools

Terra Alta/east Preston School
1103 East State Avenue
ZIP: 26764
(304) 789-2596
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
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