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New Martinsville is a city in Wetzel County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Presley Martin, settler.

The latitude of New Martinsville is 39.644N. The longitude is -80.857W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,823.


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Median household income
Local
$33,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Martinsville demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Martinsville
· Fishing Creek
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Town & Country Days - Aug. 13-19, 2007
  • Chili Fest - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check New Martinsville web sites and events links in the sections below.
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 New Martinsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wetzel 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 26159 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of New Martinsville residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Martinsville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Martinsville was $18,578, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of New Martinsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in New Martinsville include New Martinsville Downtown Historic District, North Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in New Martinsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $293.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $761.


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Libraries in New Martinsville include New Martinsville ... View libraries

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Wetzel County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Martinsville political report.

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The average commute time for New Martinsville workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in New Martinsville include Amerihost Inn.

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