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Martinsburg, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Martinsburg is the 8th largest city in West Virginia with a population of 18,262 as of July 1, 2016. Martinsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Martinsburg is located at latitude 39.4578 and longitude -77.9782 in Berkeley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Martinsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Berkeley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 453 feet.

The City of Martinsburg (GNIS ID: 2390615) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Martinsburg is located within Adam Stephens District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkeley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Martinsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Martinsburg: Martins Town, Martinsburgh, Martins-Burgh, Martinsville.

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Martinsburg, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,262
Population in Households 18,014
Population in Familes 13,063
Population in Group Qrtrs 248
Population Density1 2,746
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 7,662
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,317
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,827 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,628 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,034 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,165 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $166,940
Average Home Value $182,924


Median Household Income $40,274
Average Household Income $55,466
Per Capita Income $23,499
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 1.47%
Households 0.79% 1.31%
Families 0.81% 1.27%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Martinsburg, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Martinsburg to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 98th
Population Density1 # 18 96th
Diversity Index2 # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 142 65th
Per Capita Income # 99 76th

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