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

The latitude of Terra Alta is 39.445N. The longitude is -79.546W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,582 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,474.


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Median household income
Local
$25,388
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Terra Alta demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Cranberry
· Green Glades
· Salt Lick
· Cranberry Summit
· Portland
Local festivals include:
  • Alpine Lake Bluegrass Festival - July 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Terra Alta 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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27% of Terra Alta residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Terra Alta ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Terra Alta was $12,040, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Terra Alta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $241.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $518.


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

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The average commute time for Terra Alta workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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