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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.
The city suffered damage from both sides during the Civil War, because of the strategic value of its railroad.
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.
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.
15% of Martinsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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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
Median rent in Martinsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $738.
Libraries in Martinsburg include Martinsburg-Berkeley ... View libraries
Newspapers in Martinsburg include Martinsburg Journal
TV stations in Martinsburg include WWPX.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVEP.
Berkeley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Martinsburg political report.
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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