New Martinsville, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New Martinsville, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of New Martinsville had a population of 5,332 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.6456 and longitude -80.8627 in Wetzel County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Martinsville (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Martinsville 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 New Martinsville: Fishing Creek, Martinsville, Mouth of Fishing Creek.

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


Total Population 5,332
Daytime Population: Workers 4,855
Daytime Population: Residents 3,328
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,183
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 5,220
Population in Familes 4,067
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 1,995
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $36,552
Average Household Income $49,789
Per Capita Income $22,131


Total Housing Units 2,657 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,574 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 762 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 321 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $96,088
Average Home Value $116,751


Total Households 2,336
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,477
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 -0.09% -0.5%
Households -0.02% -0.47%
Families 0.0% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

New Martinsville, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Martinsville 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 # 32 92nd
Population Density # 48 88th
Diversity Index # 245 39th
Median Household Income # 251 38th
Per Capita Income # 180 56th

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