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Population in 2012: 6,464 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.8%
 

Males: 2,855  (44.2%)
Females: 3,609  (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

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 2011: 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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  • White alone - 5,848 (91.0%)
  • Black alone - 406 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 89 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 37 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.2%)

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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%), German (12.6%), English (12.5%), Irish (11.1%), Dutch (3.3%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2460 feet

Land area: 3.00 square miles.

Population density: 2,156 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Princeton:

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Princeton city:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

45 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 62 registered sex offenders living in Princeton, West Virginia as of December 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Princeton to the number of sex offenders is 104 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%)

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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
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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: +5,586 (+86.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,077 (44.7%)

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) 619.1541.0676.8575.6521.5483.1356.4602.3

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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

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Princeton, West Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
West Virginia:

6.2%

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

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Tornado activity:

Princeton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 70% 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 significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city 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 Princeton 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 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from Princeton center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 53.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Rod Thorn - Basketball player, Don Caruth - Politician, John Woods (baseball) - Baseball player, Greg Keatley - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Princeton:

  • FMC - MERCER COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 160 SPRINGHAVEN DR)
  • MOUNTAINEER HOME NURSING, INC (Home Health Center, P O BOX 5469)
  • PCH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 203 12TH STREET, EXT)
  • CHURCH LANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 226 CHURCH LANE)
  • H/S SOUTHERN HILLS REGIONAL REHAB (Hospital, 120 12TH ST)
  • OLD BLUEFIELD GROUP HOME (Hospital, 226 OLD BLUEFIELD ROAD)
  • PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, 122 12TH STREET)
  • THOMPSON GROUP HOME (Hospital, "ROUTE 6, BOX 365")
  • VALLEY VIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, 129 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE)
  • GLEN WOOD PARK, INC. (Nursing Home, 1924 GLEN WOOD PARK RD.)
  • PRINCETON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 315 COURTHOUSE RD.)
  • PRINCETON SPECIAL CARE SERVICE (Nursing Home, PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL)

Political contributions by individuals in Princeton, WV

Heliports located in Princeton:

Colleges/Universities in Princeton:

  • Mercer County Technical Education Center (Full-time enrollment: 89; Location: 1397 Stafford Dr; Public)
  • Valley College (FT enrollment: 34; Location: 616 Harrison St; Private, for-profit; Website: valleycollege.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Princeton:

  • Concord University (about 6 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,364)
  • New River Community College (about 29 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Mountain State University (about 29 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Radford University (about 35 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 39 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • National College-Salem (about 60 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 63 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)

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:

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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

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Princeton, WV

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 compared to West Virginia state average:

Princeton, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • 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.


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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 (50%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.20%
Here45.2%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,520$33,1200$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,246$48,9847$328
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,189
Police Protection - Officers 15$45,090$36,0720$0
Police - Other 4$6,370$19,1100$0
Firefighters 13$34,213$31,5810$0
Streets and Highways 11$23,900$26,0730$0
Health 2$5,077$30,4620$0
Hospitals 844$2,593,404$36,873204$263,791
Solid Waste Management 7$13,076$22,4160$0
Parks and Recreation 3$5,356$21,4246$2,413
Local Libraries 2$5,577$33,4628$5,373
Totals for Government 906$2,749,829$36,422226$273,094

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

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $178,000 ($27.54)
    Regular Highways: $163,000 ($25.22)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($0.46)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $79,399,000 ($12283.26)
    Police Protection: $1,161,000 ($179.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $742,000 ($114.79)
    Regular Highways: $723,000 ($111.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $538,000 ($83.23)
    Central Staff Services: $202,000 ($31.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $195,000 ($30.17)
    Financial Administration: $140,000 ($21.66)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $129,000 ($19.96)
    Libraries: $98,000 ($15.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000 ($10.52)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($5.88)
    Transit Utilities: $20,000 ($3.09)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($2.17)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($2.01)
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000 ($1.86)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.31)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.31)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $794,000 ($122.83)
    Corporate Bonds: $388,000 ($60.02)
    Benefit Payments: $280,000 ($43.32)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $31,000 ($4.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,956,000 ($457.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $517,000 ($79.98)
    Regular Highways: $187,000 ($28.93)
    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 ($5236.08)

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

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $36,516,000 ($5649.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $392,000 ($60.64)
    All Other: $7,000 ($1.08)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $117,000 ($18.10)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $85,000 ($13.15)
    From Parent Local Government: $48,000 ($7.43)
    Local Employee Contribution: $29,000 ($4.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $35,991,000 ($5567.91)
    Public Welfare: $398,000 ($61.57)
    All Other: $158,000 ($24.44)
    Highways: $130,000 ($20.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $23,000 ($3.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,870,000 ($444.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $330,000 ($51.05)
    Rents: $323,000 ($49.97)
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000 ($13.30)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($6.34)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $19,338,000 ($2991.65)
    All Other: $48,000 ($7.43)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($0.93)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,530,000 ($391.40)
    Property: $721,000 ($111.54)
    Public Utilities Sales: $397,000 ($61.42)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $76,000 ($11.76)
    Other License: $22,000 ($3.40)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($1.08)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($0.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($0.46)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,757,000 ($7542.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,054,000 ($7124.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,703,000 ($418.16)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $751,000 ($116.18)
    Total Other Securities: $327,000 ($50.59)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,046,000 ($316.52)

5.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,602 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.07%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from McDowell County, WV  0.63% ($24,922 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, VA  0.54% ($27,945)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.22% ($34,067)


5.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tazewell County, VA  0.70% ($44,762 average AGI)
to McDowell County, WV  0.23% ($16,213)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.22% ($38,044)

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: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • 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-Eleven1Long John Silver's1
AT&T1Lowe's1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's2Microtel1
AutoZone1Nike1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Burger King1Outback Steakhouse1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen2Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sleep Inn1
FedEx2Starbucks2
GameStop1Subway3
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's2U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS6
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's2
Little Caesars Pizza1
Browse common businesses in Princeton, WV

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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Tracy Leonard Lane (4)
  • Theodore P. Werblin (3)
  • Frank J. Bacho (3)
  • Jeffrey Alan Greenberg (1)
  • Dewayne Taylor (1)
  • Christopher Lee Adams (1)
  • James D. Connolly (1)
  • Robert Henry (1)
  • Timothy A. Lilly (1)
  • Chad Davidson (1)

Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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