New Martinsville, West Virginia

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New Martinsville is a city in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 5,984 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wetzel County[3].



New Martinsville is located at 39°39′27″N 80°51′34″W / 39.6575°N 80.85944°W / 39.6575; -80.85944 (39.657465, -80.859504)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,984 people, 2,484 households, and 1,684 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,157.4 people per square mile (834.1/km²). There were 2,737 housing units at an average density of 986.8/sq mi (381.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.55% White, 0.05% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.02% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 2,484 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.86.

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