Martinsburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 17,687 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Martinsburg is the ninth largest community in West Virginia. Martinsburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Martinsburg real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Martinsburg house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Martinsburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Martinsburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Martinsburg is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Martinsburg who work in office and administrative support (14.97%), sales jobs (11.80%), and management occupations (9.50%).
Also of interest is that Martinsburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Martinsburg has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the train - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
In terms of college education, Martinsburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.14% of adults 25 and older in Martinsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Martinsburg in 2010 was $20,646, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,584 for a family of four. However, Martinsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Martinsburg is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Martinsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Martinsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Martinsburg include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Martinsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.