Princeton, West Virginia

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Population in 2013: 6,441 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 2,845  (44.2%)
Females: 3,596  (55.8%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 24740.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,186 (it was $21,736 in 2000)
Princeton:

$30,186
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,704 (it was $14,931 in 2000)

Princeton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,374 (it was $58,200 in 2000)
Princeton:

$83,374
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $86,635; Detached houses: $86,331; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,740; In 2-unit structures: $115,672; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $101,519; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $88,999; Mobile homes: $39,933

Median gross rent in 2012: $561.

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Princeton races chart
  • White alone - 5,848 (90.8%)
  • Black alone - 428 (6.6%)
  • Two or more races - 91 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 23 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.2%)

Races in Princeton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Princeton: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (15.4%), English (12.7%), German (12.1%), Irish (11.0%), Dutch (3.1%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2460 feet

Land area: 3.00 square miles.

Population density: 2,148 people per square mile   (low).

Princeton,WV real estate house value index trend

Princeton, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Princeton:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Princeton city:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

45 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
West Virginia:  1.4%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 64 registered sex offenders living in Princeton, West Virginia as of July 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Princeton to the number of sex offenders is 101 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $587 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $341 (0.5%)

Princeton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (63.0 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (113.8 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (369.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Athens, WV (2.4 miles ), Lashmeet, WV (2.6 miles ), Oakvale, WV (2.7 miles) , Montcalm, WV (2.9 miles ), Matoaka, WV (3.0 miles ), Bluewell, WV (3.1 miles ), Bluefield, WV (3.2 miles ), Brush Fork, WV (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $58,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $46,800
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,200
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.37 N, Longitude: 81.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,543 (+86.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,072 (45.1%)

Area code: 304

Princeton household income distribution Princeton home values distribution

Crime rates in Princeton by Year
Type 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 01211113
per 100,000 0.016.032.116.216.116.015.746.5
Rapes 61214211
per 100,000 95.816.032.116.264.332.015.715.5
Robberies 9147911111016
per 100,000 143.7224.1112.4145.7176.9176.1157.4247.9
Assaults 6354845133342154
per 100,000 1006.1864.31348.7825.5530.8544.2330.5836.8
Burglaries 991008891678461114
per 100,000 1581.01600.51413.01473.01077.71344.4960.01766.6
Thefts 389300372406386324263334
per 100,000 6212.14801.55973.06571.76208.85185.74139.15175.9
Auto thefts 171928251921114
per 100,000 271.5304.1449.6404.7305.6336.1173.162.0
Arson 73541201
per 100,000 111.848.080.364.716.132.00.015.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.1) 618.5540.5676.1575.0520.9482.6356.0601.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Princeton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
West Virginia average:

1.91
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -694 (-9.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Princeton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Princeton, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Princeton-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the Princeton city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 30.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Princeton-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 166.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.8 miles away from Princeton center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 50.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 161.3 miles away from Princeton center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 192.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Princeton topographic map

Birthplace of: Rod Thorn - Basketball player, Don Caruth - Politician, John Woods (baseball) - Baseball player, Greg Keatley - Baseball player.

Hospitals in Princeton:

  • CHURCH LANE GROUP HOME (226 CHURCH LANE)
  • H/S SOUTHERN HILLS REGIONAL REHAB (120 12TH ST)
  • OLD BLUEFIELD GROUP HOME (226 OLD BLUEFIELD ROAD)
  • PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 122 12TH STREET)
  • THOMPSON GROUP HOME ("ROUTE 6, BOX 365")
  • VALLEY VIEW GROUP HOME (129 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Princeton:

  • FMC - MERCER COUNTY (160 SPRINGHAVEN DR)

Home Health Centers in Princeton:

  • MOUNTAINEER HOME NURSING, INC (P O BOX 5469)
  • PCH HOME HEALTH (203 12TH STREET, EXT)

Nursing Homes in Princeton:

  • GLEN WOOD PARK, INC. (1924 GLEN WOOD PARK RD.)
  • PRINCETON HEALTH CARE CENTER (315 COURTHOUSE RD.)
  • PRINCETON SPECIAL CARE SERVICE (PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL)

Heliports located in Princeton:

Colleges/Universities in Princeton:

  • Mercer County Technical Education Center (Full-time enrollment: 154; Location: 1397 Stafford Dr; Public; Website: www.edline.net/pages/mercer_county_technical_education_center)
  • Valley College-Princeton (FT enrollment: 114; Location: 616 Harrison St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.valley.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Princeton:

  • Concord University (about 7 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 29 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 29 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 31 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Radford University (about 35 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 39 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Roanoke College (about 58 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

Public high schools in Princeton:

Private high school in Princeton:

  • MERCER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 139; Location: 314A OAKVALE RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Princeton:

See full list of schools located in Princeton

Library in Princeton:

  • PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $257,554; Location: 205 CENTER STREET; 104,606 books; 4,710 audio materials; 1,878 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 162 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Princeton: Princeton Rescue Squad Incorporated Station 1 (A), Princeton Public Library (B), Princeton City Hall (C), HealthSouth Southern Hills Rehabilitation Hospital (D), Princeton Fire Department Station 1 (E), Princeton Fire Department Station 2 (F), Mercer County Courthouse (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Princeton include: Stumpy Bottom Church (A), Burke Memorial Baptist Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Church of Christ (G), First Church of God (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Resthaven Cemetery (1), Oakwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Douglas Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Glady Fork (A), Daves Fork (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Princeton: Princeton Youth Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Shooters Billard (Amusement & Theme Parks; 140 Brick Street).

Hotels: Four Seasons Antiques & Appraisals (460 East Drive), Super 8 Motel (901 Oakvale Road), Airway Motel (270 Courthouse Road), Comfort Inn Princeton (136 Ambrose Lane), Super 8 Princeton WV (901 Oakvale Road), Eden Rock Computers (504 Oakvale Road), Comfort Inn (US 460 & Ambrose Lane), Holiday Inn Express (805 Oakvale Road), Ramada Limited (1115 Oakvale Rd).

Courts: Mercer County - Magistrate Flanagan Ofc (1428 East Main Street), Mercer County Reappraisal Office (1422 East Main Street), Mercer County - Magistrate Compton Ofc (1428 East Main Street).

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Princeton and their reported violations in the past:

APPALACHIAN TEEN CHALLENGE FEMALE CENTER (Address: 1651 UNITY ROAD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2012)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 39 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
APPALACHIAN TEEN CHALLENGE (Address: 1651 UNITY ROAD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-12-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.6%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.7% for Black residents, 21.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 25.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Princeton in 2000:

  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in other group homes

Princeton, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Princeton compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Princeton (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Stafford Commons Branch, Princeton Branch, Princeton Crossing Branch. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Century Bank, Inc.: Springhaven Branch at 145 Springhaven Drive, branch established on 2001/07/30; Princeton Branch at 1215-A Pine Plaza Shopping Center, branch established on 1986/09/17. Info updated 2012/01/26: Bank assets: $417.5 mil, Deposits: $353.1 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: First Century Bankshares, Inc.
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Princeton Branch at 191 Greasy Ridge Road, branch established on 2007/11/26. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Princeton-Bluefield Main Branch at 1309 Stafford Drive, branch established on 1977/02/24. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • New Peoples Bank, Inc.: Princeton Office Branch at 1221 Stafford Drive, branch established on 2001/09/20. Info updated 2007/08/21: Bank assets: $781.6 mil, Deposits: $709.1 mil, headquarters in Honaker, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: New Peoples Bankshares, Inc.
  • MCNB Bank and Trust Co.: South Walker Street Branch at 322 South Walker Street, branch established on 2003/02/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $320.0 mil, Deposits: $284.1 mil, headquarters in Welch, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Mcnb Banks, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Princeton, West Virginia:

  • Budget Inn, 409 Thorn St, Princeton, WV 24740 , Phone: (304) 425-3585
  • Turnpike Motel, 1119 Oakvale Rd, Princeton, WV 24740 , Phone: (304) 425-2268
  • Days Inn, 347 Meadowfield Ln, Princeton, WV 24740 , Phone: (304) 425-8100, Fax: (304) 487-1734
  • Comfort Inn Princeton, 136 Ambrose Ln, Princeton, WV 24740 , Phone: (304) 487-6101, Fax: (304) 425-7002
  • Eden Rock Motel, 504 Oakvale Rd, Princeton, WV 24740 , Phone: (304) 425-8757
  • Sleep Inn, 1015 Oakvale Rd, Princeton, WV 24740 , Phone: (304) 431-2800
  • Ramada Limited, 1115 Oakvale Rd, Princeton, WV 24740 , Phone: (304) 425-8711, Fax: (304) 487-9785
  • Super 8, 901 Oakvale Rd, Princeton, WV 24740 , Phone: (304) 487-6161, Fax: (304) 487-6161
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Princeton, West Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Princeton travel time to work - commute Princeton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Princeton city (based on Mercer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.20%
Here: 45.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents27.6%20.1%6.3%6.2%6.1%
Congregations15.6%23.1%0.7%6.8%6.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.9%4.1%3.5%2.8%17.3%
Congregations8.8%2.0%1.4%4.1%31.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Mercer County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Mercer County:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Mercer County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Here:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

28.5%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$7,253$43,5180$0
Other Government Administration 3$14,402$57,6080$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,176$26,1121$511
Police Protection - Officers 19$65,421$41,3190$0
Police - Other 4$8,019$24,0570$0
Firefighters 13$42,593$39,3170$0
Streets and Highways 11$28,689$31,2970$0
Hospitals 922$3,472,106$45,190165$308,860
Solid Waste Management 7$14,878$25,5050$0
Parks and Recreation 3$6,573$26,2926$2,491
Local Libraries 1$2,980$35,7608$9,237
Other and Unallocable 2$6,948$41,6883$1,846
Totals for Government 988$3,672,038$44,600183$322,945

Princeton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $178,000 ($27.64)
    Regular Highways: $163,000 ($25.31)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($0.47)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $79,399,000 ($12327.12)
    Police Protection: $1,161,000 ($180.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $742,000 ($115.20)
    Regular Highways: $723,000 ($112.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $538,000 ($83.53)
    Central Staff Services: $202,000 ($31.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $195,000 ($30.27)
    Financial Administration: $140,000 ($21.74)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $129,000 ($20.03)
    Libraries: $98,000 ($15.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000 ($10.56)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($5.90)
    Transit Utilities: $20,000 ($3.11)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($2.17)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($2.02)
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000 ($1.86)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.31)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.31)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $794,000 ($123.27)
    Corporate Bonds: $388,000 ($60.24)
    Benefit Payments: $280,000 ($43.47)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $31,000 ($4.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,956,000 ($458.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $517,000 ($80.27)
    Regular Highways: $187,000 ($29.03)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($1.24)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000 ($0.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,846,000 ($5254.77)

Princeton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $36,516,000 ($5669.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $392,000 ($60.86)
    All Other: $7,000 ($1.09)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $117,000 ($18.16)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $85,000 ($13.20)
    From Parent Local Government: $48,000 ($7.45)
    Local Employee Contribution: $29,000 ($4.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $35,991,000 ($5587.80)
    Public Welfare: $398,000 ($61.79)
    All Other: $158,000 ($24.53)
    Highways: $130,000 ($20.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $23,000 ($3.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,870,000 ($445.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $330,000 ($51.23)
    Rents: $323,000 ($50.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000 ($13.35)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($6.37)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $19,338,000 ($3002.33)
    All Other: $48,000 ($7.45)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($0.93)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,530,000 ($392.80)
    Property: $721,000 ($111.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $397,000 ($61.64)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $76,000 ($11.80)
    Other License: $22,000 ($3.42)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($1.09)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($0.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($0.47)

Princeton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,757,000 ($7569.79)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,054,000 ($7150.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,703,000 ($419.66)

Princeton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $751,000 ($116.60)
    Total Other Securities: $327,000 ($50.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,046,000 ($317.65)

4.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tazewell County, VA  0.61% ($27,860 average AGI)
from McDowell County, WV  0.45% ($29,358)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.23% ($34,163)


4.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($481 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.06%
West Virginia average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tazewell County, VA  0.55% ($27,810 average AGI)
to McDowell County, WV  0.27% ($21,776)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.24% ($36,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Princeton:

  • WAEY (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKEZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Princeton:

  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W244BB (96.7 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Princeton:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Princeton, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 30
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 32
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 75
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 59
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 87
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 65
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 150
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
See more detailed statistics of Princeton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 44 meters (144ft)
Total costs: $6,010,000
Total average daily traffic: 76,850
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,787

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Princeton, WV

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 138
  • Hazardous Condition: 208
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Princeton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Princeton, WV
Most common first names in Princeton, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James29570.8 years
William25973.5 years
Mary20978.4 years
John19574.8 years
Robert15871.2 years
Charles13172.4 years
George10373.8 years
Virginia9277.3 years
Helen7977.9 years
Thomas6872.6 years
Most common last names in Princeton, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bailey15575.4 years
Smith12974.1 years
White12974.9 years
Thompson8773.9 years
Blankenship7768.0 years
Jones7774.6 years
Hall7075.8 years
Martin7075.4 years
Hill6874.4 years
Meadows6575.0 years
Businesses in Princeton, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lane Furniture2
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's2McDonald's2
AutoZone1Microtel1
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King1Outback1
CVS1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen2Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sleep Inn1
FedEx2Starbucks2
Ford1Subway3
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hardee's2U-Haul3
Hilton1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS6
Hyundai1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1
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