Martinsburg, West Virginia Population 2019

Martinsburg, West Virginia's estimated population is 17,465 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Martinsburg, West Virginia is the 8th largest city in West Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2633.97 people/mi² (1016.98 people/km²).

The overall median age is 34.6 years, 33.5 years for males, and 36 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 8,434 households in the city, with an average size of 2.4 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 5.3%, with a median rent of $939/month. The median house has 5.7 rooms, and has a value of $149,800.

The median income for households in Martinsburg, West Virginia is $40,450, while the mean household income is $52,322.

Martinsburg Wv Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Martinsburg Wv was:

  • White: 79.08%
  • Black or African American: 13.92%
  • Two or more races: 4.51%
  • Other race: 1.33%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.03%
LatLng(39.4562, -77.9639)
Rank in State8th
StateWest Virginia
CountyBerkeley County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)17.17 (6.63 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.04 (0.02 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID5452060
Density (km²)1,016.98
Density (mi²)2,633.97
Area Code(s)304
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201817,465-8-0.05%
201717,473-17-0.10%
201617,490140.08%
201517,476-49-0.28%
201417,525730.42%
201317,452420.24%
201217,4101210.70%
201117,289540.31%
201017,2352,2631.42%
200014,9728990.62%
199014,0731,0100.75%
198013,063-1,563-1.12%
197014,626-553-0.37%
196015,179-442-0.29%
195015,6215580.36%
194015,0632060.14%
193014,8572,3421.73%
192012,5151,8171.58%
191010,6983,1343.53%
19007,5643380.46%
18907,2268911.32%
18806,3351,4722.68%
18704,8631,4993.75%
18603,3640.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018268,0492,7541.03%
2017265,2952,1540.81%
2016263,1412,3420.89%
2015260,7991,5520.60%
2014259,2471,7640.68%
2013257,4831,4970.58%
2012255,9861,5020.59%
2011254,4842,1440.84%
2010252,3400.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White13,801
Black or African American2,430
Two or More Races787
Some Other Race232
Asian136
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander59
American Indian and Alaska Native6

Martinsburg Wv Population Pyramid 2019

Martinsburg Wv Median Age

34.6


Total

33.5


Male

36


Female

Martinsburg Wv Adults

There are 13,129 adults, (2,510 of whom are seniors) in Martinsburg Wv.

Martinsburg Wv Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Martinsburg Wv Sex Ratio

Female

9,535

54.64%

Male

7,916

45.36%

Martinsburg Wv Households and Families

Martinsburg Wv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Martinsburg Wv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.8%32.2%
All48.1%51.9%
Non Family45%55%
Female32.5%67.5%
Male25.6%74.4%

48.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1562.448.1
Non Family3,2801.2945
Married2,0753.3267.8
Female1,4263.2832.5
Male3753.7525.6

3.13

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Martinsburg Wv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5724.99%
9th to 12th Grade1,31611.49%
High School Graduate4,11335.91%
Some College2,66423.26%
Associates Degree7256.33%
Bachelors Degree1,27011.09%
Graduate Degree7956.94%

Martinsburg Wv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,1427,8151,788
Black1,5091,266154
Hispanic50124271
Other Race16712541
Multiple Races14288
Asian898922
Islander121212
Native American66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,519$36,907$23,998
Less Than High School$15,919$17,279$
High School Grad$22,379$30,489$20,025
Some College$34,973$43,068$29,231
Bachelors Degree$40,457$41,434$30,985
Graduate Degree$44,615$53,083$39,205

$29,519

Average Earnings

$36,907

Average Male

$23,998

Average Female

Martinsburg Wv Language

Martinsburg Wv Language by Age

Martinsburg Wv Language

91.95% of Martinsburg Wv residents speak only English, while 8.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.76% of the population.

Martinsburg Wv Poverty

Martinsburg Wv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,8603,00523.37%
Black2,3911,13147.30%
Multiple76728437.03%
Hispanic77023530.52%
Other2329038.79%

27.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.02%

Male Poverty Rate

29.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Martinsburg Wv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Martinsburg Wv is Black, with 47.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Martinsburg Wv is White, with 23.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.59%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.61%
High School25.12%
Some College19.68%
Bachelors or Greater5.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.22%
Male Unemployed35.64%
Female Employed18.94%
Male Employed10.13%

Martinsburg Wv Income

Martinsburg Wv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,450$52,322
Families$46,690$57,665
Married Families$69,421-
Non Families$31,502$42,534

Martinsburg Wv Marital Status

Martinsburg Wv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Martinsburg Wv Married by Age and Sex

Martinsburg Wv Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Martinsburg Wv Marital Status by Race

Martinsburg Wv Veterans

1,307

Number of Veterans

1,141

Male Veterans

166

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam452
First Gulf War332
Second Gulf War205
Korea203
World War II49

Martinsburg Wv Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0379.64%
Black24112.91%
Hispanic345.78%
Asian2324.21%
Indian6100.00%

Martinsburg Wv Veterans by Education

10.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Martinsburg Wv Employment Status

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

14.7%

Unemployment Rate

Martinsburg Wv Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

42.54%

Born in West Virginia

95.08%

Native Born

4.92%

Foreign Born

2.73%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.08% of Martinsburg Wv residents were born in the United States, with 42.54% having been born in West Virginia. 2.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.