Martinsburg, West Virginia Population 2021

17,406
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Martinsburg is a city located in Berkeley County West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 17,406, it is the 8th largest city in West Virginia and the 2082nd largest city in the United States . Martinsburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually but its population has increased by 1.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,227 in 2010. Martinsburg reached it's highest population of 17,523 in 2014. Spanning over 7 miles, Martinsburg has a population density of 2,625 people per square mile.

The average household income in Martinsburg is $58,422 with a poverty rate of 29.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $948 per month, and the median house value is $157,200. The median age in Martinsburg is 36.9 years, 35.5 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Martinsburg Demographics

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

  • White: 79.91%
  • Black or African American: 13.88%
  • Two or more races: 3.12%
  • Other race: 1.67%
  • Asian: 1.28%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Martinsburg, West Virginia is 17,406 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,478.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,227.

Martinsburg, West Virginia Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021292,8682,3820.81%
2020290,4862,3820.82%
2019288,1042,3820.83%
2018285,7222,7640.97%
2017282,9582,2410.79%
2016280,7172,4810.88%
2015278,2361,4810.53%
2014276,7551,8290.66%
2013274,9261,4970.54%
2012273,4291,4460.53%
2011271,9832,1500.79%
2010269,8330.00%

Martinsburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,96579.91%
Black or African American2,42613.88%
Two or More Races5453.12%
Some Other Race2911.67%
Asian2231.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.14%
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Martinsburg Population by Race

Martinsburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Martinsburg Median Age

36.9


Total

35.5


Male

38.3


Female

Martinsburg Adults

There are 13,099 adults, (2,532 of whom are seniors) in Martinsburg.

Martinsburg Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Martinsburg Sex Ratio

Female

9,510

54.42%

Male

7,965

45.58%

Martinsburg Population by Age

Martinsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Martinsburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.9%30.1%
All48.3%51.7%
Non Family46.3%53.7%
Female26.3%73.7%
Male25.4%74.6%

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Martinsburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1792.448.3
Non Family3,3931.2946.3
Married2,0753.3869.9
Female1,2943.2326.3
Male4174.0125.4

3.15

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Martinsburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4894.19%
9th to 12th Grade1,34911.55%
High School Graduate3,89833.38%
Some College2,78423.84%
Associates Degree7726.61%
Bachelors Degree1,58713.59%
Graduate Degree7996.84%
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Martinsburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Martinsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,3087,8772,039
Black1,4601,164129
Hispanic560476140
Other Race18715740
Asian13013053
2+ Races1271077
Native American2525

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 asian people with a rate of 40.77%.

Martinsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,682$41,731$25,836
Less Than 9th Grade$19,447$20,893$
High School Graduate$27,120$32,823$20,152
Some College$37,297$47,797$29,921
Bachelors Degree$43,444$60,956$30,754
Graduate Degree$52,238$59,196$43,068

$31,682

Average Earnings

$41,731

Average Male

$25,836

Average Female

Martinsburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Martinsburg Language by Age

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Martinsburg Language

94.36% of Martinsburg residents speak only English, while 5.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Martinsburg Language

Martinsburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,0493,30125.30%
Black2,3761,30354.84%
Multiple54524444.77%
Hispanic83417420.86%
Other2919934.02%

29.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.28%

Male Poverty Rate

32.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Martinsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Martinsburg is Black, with 54.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Martinsburg is Hispanic, with 20.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.46%.

Martinsburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.36%
High School26.32%
Some College22.10%
Bachelors or Greater9.73%

Martinsburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.89%
Male Unemployed47.96%
Female Employed20.57%
Male Employed8.20%

Martinsburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Martinsburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,835$58,422
Families$46,683$67,342
Married Families$79,181-
Non Families$34,570$44,812
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Income by Household Type

Martinsburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

29.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Martinsburg Married by Age and Sex

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Martinsburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Martinsburg Marital Status by Race

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Martinsburg Marital Status

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1,200

Number of Veterans

998

Male Veterans

202

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam489
First Gulf War334
Korea154
Second Gulf War145
World War II37

Martinsburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54305
65 to 74289
55 to 64287
75+261
18 to 3458

Martinsburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9949.26%
Black17810.01%
Native American25100.00%
Hispanic203.35%
2+ Races31.83%

Martinsburg Veterans by Race

Martinsburg Veterans by Education

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11.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Martinsburg Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

Martinsburg Employment by Age

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Martinsburg Employment by Race

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Martinsburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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38.83%

Born in Martinsburg

96.65%

Native Born

3.35%

Foreign Born

1.02%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.65% of Martinsburg residents were born in the United States, with 38.83% having been born in West Virginia. 1.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Martinsburg Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,406-24-0.14%
202017,430-24-0.14%
201917,454-24-0.14%
201817,478-7-0.04%
201717,485-7-0.04%
201617,492180.10%
201517,474-49-0.28%
201417,523750.43%
201317,448400.23%
201217,4081220.71%
201117,286560.33%
201017,2302,2581.41%
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%

Martinsburg Population by Year