Martinsburg, West Virginia Population 2020

17,431
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Martinsburg is a city located in West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 17,431, it is the 8th largest city in West Virginia and the 2071st largest city in the United States. Martinsburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually but its population has increased by 1.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,227 in 2010. Martinsburg reached it's highest population of 17,525 in 2014. Spanning over 7 miles, Martinsburg has a population density of 2,629 people per square mile.

The average household income in Martinsburg is $54,965 with a poverty rate of 27.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $953 per month, and the median house value is $150,500. The median age in Martinsburg is 35.3 years, 33.7 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.6 males.

Martinsburg Demographics

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

  • White: 79.14%
  • Black or African American: 14.29%
  • Two or more races: 4.10%
  • Other race: 1.69%
  • Asian: 0.70%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Martinsburg, West Virginia is 17,431, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,465.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,227.

Martinsburg, West Virginia Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020273,5572,7541.01%
2019270,8032,7541.02%
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 Percentage
White13,84879.14%
Black or African American2,50114.29%
Two or More Races7174.10%
Some Other Race2961.69%
Asian1220.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.07%
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Martinsburg Population Pyramid 2020

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Martinsburg Median Age

35.3


Total

33.7


Male

37.5


Female

Martinsburg Adults

There are 13,086 adults, (2,502 of whom are seniors) in Martinsburg.

Martinsburg Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Martinsburg Sex Ratio

Female

9,531

54.47%

Male

7,966

45.53%

Martinsburg Households and Families

Martinsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Martinsburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.6%31.4%
All47.9%52.1%
Non Family45.3%54.7%
Female30.7%69.3%
Male22.7%77.3%

47.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1662.4147.9
Non Family3,3431.345.3
Married2,0463.2868.6
Female1,4253.3130.7
Male3524.1722.7

3.17

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

9.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Martinsburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3633.19%
9th to 12th Grade1,39412.27%
High School Graduate3,94434.71%
Some College2,78924.55%
Associates Degree7226.35%
Bachelors Degree1,46012.85%
Graduate Degree6906.07%
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Martinsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,9997,6931,846
Black1,4961,16896
Hispanic535470161
Other Race18717043
Multiple Races152101
Asian828229
Native American1313

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 35.37%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,364$40,552$24,697
Less Than High School$17,961$21,802$
High School Grad$27,205$30,133$22,201
Some College$34,718$48,059$27,159
Bachelors Degree$40,645$44,146$31,250
Graduate Degree$43,304$52,667$30,530

$30,364

Average Earnings

$40,552

Average Male

$24,697

Average Female

Martinsburg Language

Martinsburg Language by Age

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Martinsburg Language

92.99% of Martinsburg residents speak only English, while 7.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.09% of the population.

Martinsburg Poverty

Martinsburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,8832,88522.39%
Black2,4381,33454.72%
Multiple71722230.96%
Hispanic90718220.07%
Other2967625.68%

27.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.12%

Male Poverty Rate

29.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Martinsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Martinsburg is Black, with 54.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Martinsburg is Hispanic, with 20.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.75%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.16%
High School23.59%
Some College23.41%
Bachelors or Greater10.23%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.50%
Male Unemployed43.49%
Female Employed18.68%
Male Employed9.13%

Martinsburg Income

Martinsburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,649$54,965
Families$47,328$63,480
Married Families$71,458-
Non Families$32,414$41,028
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Martinsburg Marital Status

Martinsburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

28.9%

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

Martinsburg Marital Status by Race

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Martinsburg Veterans

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1,202

Number of Veterans

1,054

Male Veterans

148

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam461
First Gulf War304
Second Gulf War149
Korea134
World War II27
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54329
55 to 64293
65 to 74279
75+220
18 to 3481
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9869.27%
Black20010.47%
Hispanic213.77%
Indian13100.00%
2 or More31.27%

Martinsburg Veterans by Education

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16.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Martinsburg Employment Status

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

11.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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39.74%

Born in West Virginia

95.91%

Native Born

4.09%

Foreign Born

1.30%

Non Citizen

2.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.91% of Martinsburg residents were born in the United States, with 39.74% having been born in West Virginia. 1.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,431-17-0.10%
201917,448-17-0.10%
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%