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Clarksburg is a city in Harrison County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for George Rogers Clark, soldier.

The latitude of Clarksburg is 39.280N. The longitude is -80.344W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 994 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,425.


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Median household income
Local
$27,722
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clarksburg demographic reports
Clarksburg is at the confluence of Elk Creek and the Monongahela River.
Well-known residents have included:
· Confederate Gen. Thomas Stonewall Jackson
· Cyrus R. Vance, secretary of state under President Jimmy Carter
· Davis Grub, author
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • West Virginia Blackberry Festival - Aug. 2-4, 2007
  • West Virginia Black Heritage Festival - Sept. 8-10, 2007
  • West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival - August 31-Sept. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Clarksburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: North Bend Rail Trail
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Clarksburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harrison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26330 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Clarksburg residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clarksburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clarksburg was $17,587, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Clarksburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Clarksburg include Clarksburg Downtown Historic District, Quality Hill Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Clarksburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $299.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $669.


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Libraries in Clarksburg include Clarksburg-Harrison ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Clarksburg include Clarksburg Exponent Telegram

TV stations in Clarksburg include WBOY, WVFX.

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Harrison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clarksburg political report.

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The average commute time for Clarksburg workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Clarksburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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