A small city in West Virginia, Martinsburg has a population of slightly less than 18,000. The city's population, with an average age of just under 38, is decidedly younger than most cities in West Virginia. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (51%) and owning (49%) their residence despite an average rent of $895 a month, considerably higher than the state average of $708.
Compared to the national average, Martinsburg has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have a high school degree or GED (24%). In addition, 7% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Martinsburg residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 17% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of about $52K, Martinsburg workers take home about $4,000 less than the average West Virginia resident. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 25 minutes, Martinsburg's commute time is faster than nearly 70% of cities in West Virginia. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 36% of commuters, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
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