Living in Martinsburg, WV

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Martinsburg SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8

Martinsburg, WV Crime Report

595
Total Crimes
3,414.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
32.93%
Above National Average

Martinsburg, WV Cost Of Living

94
Martinsburg's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Martinsburg, West Virginia Info Snack

Martinsburg is a city in and the county seat of Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States, in the tip of the state's Eastern Panhandle region. Its population was 17,687 in the 2016 census estimate, making it the largest city in the Eastern Panhandle and the ninth-largest municipality in the state. Martinsburg is part of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Population
17,497
Unemployment
11.9%
Poverty
27.1%
Median Home
$150,500
Median Income
$41,649
Median Rent
$953

Martinsburg, WV Photos

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Rankings for Martinsburg in West Virginia

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Map Of Martinsburg, WV

Population over time in Martinsburg

Year Population % Change
2017 17,497 0.3%
2016 17,451 -0.9%
2015 17,613 0.3%
2014 17,564 0.3%
2013 17,508 0.5%
2012 17,418 0.6%
2011 17,316 0.4%
2010 17,253 0.7%
2009 17,133 -
Crime/100k Martinsburg WV USA
Violent Crime 315.6 289.9 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.7 5.0
Robbery 34.4 31.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 223.8 218.5 246.8
Property Crime 3098.5 1485.6 2199.5
Burglary 395.9 296.5 376.0
Larceny 2616.5 1049.6 1594.6
Car Theft 86.1 139.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Martinsburg

White
75.3% (13,181)
African American
14.3% (2,501)
American Indian
0.1% (13)
Asian
0.7% (122)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.5% (95)
Two Or More
3.9% (678)
Hispanic
5.2% (907)
Race Martinsburg WV USA
White 75.3% 92.1% 61.1%
African American 14.3% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.7% 0.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.9% 1.6% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.2% 1.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Martinsburg, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
8.8% (154,801)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.3% (179,951)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.0% (227,563)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.0% (209,983)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.2% (247,829)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.4% (304,231)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.7% (186,787)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.8% (154,801)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.9% (51,519)
$200,000 or more
1.8% (32,230)
Income Martinsburg WV USA
Less than $10,000 8.8% 9.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.3% 6.2% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.0% 13.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.0% 11.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.2% 14.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.4% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.7% 11.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.8% 10.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.9% 3.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.8% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Martinsburg

Female
54.5% (9,531)
Male
45.5% (7,966)
Gender Martinsburg WV USA
Female 54.5% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 45.5% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Martinsburg for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (349)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (2,099)
High School / GED
35.0% (6,123)
Some College
25.0% (4,374)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,049)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (2,274)
Master's Degree
5.0% (874)
Professional Degree
1.0% (174)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (174)
Education Martinsburg WV USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 41.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 12.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Martinsburg

Overall User Rating
2.7
/5

HomeSnacks User

IT'S TRASH. All you ever see is crack heads running around and what not. It can be a good place at the same time. Some things we have here like parks and swimming areas for the summer are amazing to be at. Martinsburg is great but the people in it make it a bad place if that makes sense.

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HomeSnacks User

I couldn't agree more with this artical. Good job. I have spent time in Hutington, Clarksburg, Keyser, Bluefield, Beckley and currently live in Martinsburg. Each of these towns are all holes.


HomeSnacks User

You are wrong about Martinsburg having a terrible commute. The MARC Train connects it with DC, the AMTRAK connects it with DC and Chicago, and it is on the junction of two great highways, RT 45 and RT 81.

As far as crime - there are save neighborhoods and not so safe neighborhoods, like any city. Just like DC. My wife and I lived in Martinsburg for 7 years and never had any problems.

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