Princeton, WV Demographics


Population (year 2000): 6,347. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,222 (-2.0% change)
Males: 2,844 (44.8%), Females: 3,503 (55.2%)

Mercer County

Zip code: 24740

Median resident age: 44.7 years
Median household income: $21,736 (year 2000)
Median house value: $58,200 (year 2000)

Races in Princeton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.7%)
  • Black (6.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (24.3%), English (11.3%), Irish (9.9%), German (5.6%), Italian (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Elevation: 2460 feet

Land area: 3.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Princeton

  • High school or higher: 67.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Princeton city

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 15.2%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -694 (-9.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Princeton:

  • HEALTHSOUTH SOUTHERN HILLS REHAB HOS (120 12TH STREET)
  • PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (12TH STREET PO BOX 1369)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Princeton:

  • BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV)
  • CARILION GILES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; PEARISBURG, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Princeton:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 29 miles; BECKLEY, WV; ID: BKW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 60 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; ID: LWB)
  • YEAGER (about 77 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; ID: CRW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Princeton:

  • MERCER COUNTY (about 10 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; ID: BLF)
  • WELCH MUNI (about 30 miles; WELCH, WV; ID: I25)
  • NEW RIVER VALLEY (about 34 miles; DUBLIN, VA; ID: PSK)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Princeton:

  • MERCER COUNTY TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 68; Location: 1397 STAFFORD DR; Public)
  • VALLEY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 41; Location: 616 HARRISON ST; Private, for-profit; Website: vct.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Princeton:

  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 9 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 11 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; FT enrollment: 2,096)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; RADFORD, VA; FT enrollment: 8,034)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; FT enrollment: 2,412)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 54 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 71 miles; SALEM, VA; FT enrollment: 2,382)

Schools

Public high schools in Princeton:

  • PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,044; Location: 1321 STAFFORD DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PIKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 607; Location: 3566 EADS MILL ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MERCER COUNTY TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 1397 STAFFORD DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Princeton:

  • MERCER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 259; Location: 314A OAKVALE ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Princeton:

  • GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 737; Location: RR 1 BOX 460; Grades: PK – 08)
  • PRINCETON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 300 N JOHNSTON ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PRINCETON PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 219B OLD BLUEFIELD ROAD; Grades: KG – 02)
  • MERCER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 1200 MERCER ST; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • STRALEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 810 STRALEY AVE; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • MELROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: ATHENS ST.; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MERCER COUNTY EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 140; Location: 821 BROADWAY STREET; Grades: PK – PK)
  • SOUTHERN REGIONAL JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER (Students: 20; Location: ROUTE 1 BOX 626; Grades: 04 – 12)

Libraries

Library in Princeton:

  • PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $228,529; Location: 205 CENTER STREET; 94,193 books; 3,206 audio materials; 1,079 video materials; 168 serial subscriptions)