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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 18,317 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Martinsburg, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,317
Daytime Population: Workers 13,493
Daytime Population: Residents 10,594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,087
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 18,073
Population in Familes 13,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density2 2,754
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $41,539
Average Household Income $57,947
Per Capita Income $24,498


Total Housing Units 8,863 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,631 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,028 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,204 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $166,288
Average Home Value $180,350


Total Households 7,659
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 4,315
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.85% 1.73%
Households 0.68% 1.59%
Families 0.69% 1.51%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

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, 2017 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 Density # 17 96th
Diversity Index # 12 97th
Median Household Income # 146 64th
Per Capita Income # 92 78th

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