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Rowlesburg is a town in Preston County, in the Morgantown metro area.

The community was named for James Rowles, railroad engineer

The latitude of Rowlesburg is 39.348N. The longitude is -79.671W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,385 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 611.


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$28,125
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rowlesburg demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Vicksburg

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33% of Rowlesburg residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rowlesburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rowlesburg was $14,663, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Rowlesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rowlesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $173.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $488.


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

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The average commute time for Rowlesburg workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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