Martinsburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 17,454 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Martinsburg is the ninth largest community in West Virginia. Martinsburg has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Martinsburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 sales jobs (14.85%), office and administrative support (12.34%), and management occupations (9.26%).
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.
The percentage of adults in Martinsburg who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.43% of the adults in Martinsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Martinsburg in 2018 was $24,970, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,880 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Martinsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.