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New Martinsville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of New Martinsville had a population of 5,157 as of July 1, 2019. New Martinsville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Martinsville is located at latitude 39.6445 and longitude -80.8576 in Wetzel County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Martinsville encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Wetzel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of New Martinsville (GNIS ID: 2390627) 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 New Martinsville is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wetzel County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Martinsville: Fishing Creek, Martinsville, Mouth of Fishing Creek.

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New Martinsville, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

New Martinsville, WV Housing Affordability Index is 211
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

New Martinsville, WV Wealth Index is 47
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,157 (100%)
Population in Households 5,044 (97.8%)
Population in Families 3,915 (75.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 113 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 1,930
Diversity Index2 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,735
Average Household Income $49,942
Per Capita Income $21,761
Wealth Index4 47

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,554 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 691 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $94,088
Housing Affordability Index3 211
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,245
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,413
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.43% -0.76%
Households -0.45% -0.78%
Families -0.48% -0.91%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.39%

New Martinsville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Martinsville to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 33 92nd
Population Density # 50 88th
Diversity Index # 217 46th
Median Household Income # 225 45th
Per Capita Income # 210 48th

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