Princeton, West Virginia Population 2024

5,601

Princeton is a city located in Mercer County West Virginia. Princeton has a 2024 population of 5,601. Princeton is currently declining at a rate of -1.08% annually and its population has decreased by -4.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,847 in 2020.

The average household income in Princeton is $52,749 with a poverty rate of 18.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Princeton is 44.3 years, 46.4 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Princeton Demographics

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

  • White: 89.9%
  • Black or African American: 6.24%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,858.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.21% (-246)
The current population of Princeton, West Virginia is 5,601 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,847.

Princeton, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,24489.9%
Black or African American3646.24%
Two or more races1963.36%
Asian290.5%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Princeton Population by Race

Princeton Population Pyramid 2024

Princeton Median Age

44.3

Total

46.4

Male

43.4

Female

Princeton Adults

There are 4,774 adults, (1,470 of whom are seniors) in Princeton.

Princeton Age Dependency

76.5

Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Princeton Sex Ratio

Female2,95350.63%
Male2,88049.37%

Princeton Population by Age

Princeton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6802.1752.847.2
Non Family1,1031.1141.358.7
Married9482.9677.622.4
Female4242.7448.151.9
Male2053.129.890.2

2.82

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

52.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Princeton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1934.49%
9th to 12th Grade2926.8%
High School Graduate1,57236.61%
Some College1,04824.41%
Associates Degree3287.64%
Bachelors Degree55412.9%
Graduate Degree3077.15%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Princeton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Princeton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,9493,472789
Black24724738
2+ Races797924
Asian1021
Hispanic999

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Princeton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,250$46,991$30,238
Less Than 9th Grade$26,750$32,321$0
High School Graduate$41,064$45,583$32,206
Some College$31,989$55,494$29,091
Bachelors Degree$40,027$67,946$27,618
Graduate Degree$53,490$53,958$0

$36,250

Average Earnings

$46,991

Average Male

$30,238

Average Female

Princeton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Princeton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Princeton Language

93.97% of Princeton residents speak only English, while 6.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Princeton Language

Princeton Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,1871,03219.9%
Asian292586.21%
Multiple1962211.22%
Black364184.95%

18.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.14%

Male Poverty Rate

22.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Princeton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Princeton is Asian, with 86.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Princeton is Black, with 4.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.86%.

Princeton Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.4%
High School21.69%
Some College10.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.37%

Princeton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Female Unemployed46.38%
Female Employed11.05%
Male Employed5.99%

Princeton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Princeton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$41,782$52,749
Families$51,646$63,457
Married Families$72,759$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,960$34,992

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Princeton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Princeton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Princeton Marriage

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

Princeton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Princeton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

544

Number of Veterans

505

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam204
First Gulf War195
Korea55
World War II48
Second Gulf War7

Princeton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54153
65 to 74152
75+141
55 to 6491
18 to 347

Princeton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White50011.4%
Black4415.28%
Hispanic925%

Princeton Veterans by Race

Princeton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Princeton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Princeton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Princeton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Princeton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.18%

Born in Princeton

98.89%

Native Born

1.11%

Foreign Born

0.15%

Non Citizen

0.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.89% of Princeton residents were born in the United States, with 72.18% having been born in West Virginia. 0.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Princeton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,293-62-1.16%
20285,355-61-1.13%
20275,416-62-1.13%
20265,478-61-1.1%
20255,539-62-1.11%
20245,601-61-1.08%
20235,662-62-1.08%
20225,724-76-1.31%
20215,800-47-0.8%
20205,8471733.05%
20195,674-59-1.03%
20185,733-87-1.49%
20175,820-83-1.41%
20165,903-68-1.14%
20155,971-74-1.22%
20146,045-16-0.26%
20136,061-53-0.87%
20126,114-7-0.11%
20116,121130.21%
20106,108-239-3.77%
20006,347-696-9.88%
19907,043-450-6.01%
19807,4932403.31%
19707,253-1,140-13.58%
19608,3931141.38%
19508,27985311.49%
19407,4264716.77%
19306,95573111.74%
19206,2243,197105.62%
19103,02700%
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Princeton Population by Year