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Martinsburg is a city in Berkeley County, in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Col. T.B. Martin, nephew of Lord Fairfax, who once owned this land.

The latitude of Martinsburg is 39.456N. The longitude is -77.964W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 453 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,309.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,495
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Martinsburg demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Martinsville
· Martin's Town
· Nollsville
Settled by Gen. Adam Stephen, a Scottish physician.

The city suffered damage from both sides during the Civil War, because of the strategic value of its railroad.

Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Belle Boyd, Confederate spy
Local festivals include:
  • WV Book Faire - Nov. 2-3, 2007
  • Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival - Oct. 18-21, 2007
  • Uni-fest - Aug. 26, 2007
  • Rail Days - July 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Martinsburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Triple Brick Museum
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.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 10, 1936, at 112 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Martinsburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berkeley County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Martinsburg residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Martinsburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Martinsburg was $16,314, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Martinsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Martinsburg include Boomtown Historic District, Boydville Historic District, Downtown Martinsburg Historic District, East Martinsburg Historic District, South Water Street Historic District, Tuscarora Creek Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Martinsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $738.


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Libraries

Libraries in Martinsburg include Martinsburg-Berkeley ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Martinsburg include Martinsburg Journal

TV stations in Martinsburg include WWPX.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVEP.

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Martinsburg workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Martinsburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Martinsburg include Comfort Inn Aikens Center, Days Inn Shenandoah, Econo Lodge Martinsburg, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express Martinsburg, Knights Inn Martinsburg, Quality Inn Martinsburg.

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