is a city located in Berkeley County, West Virginia
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 14,972. It is the county seat
of Berkeley County6
Geography\nMartinsburg is located at 39°27'33" North, 77°58'4" West (39.459207, -77.967814)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 13.1 km²
). 13.0 km² (5.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.40% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census1
, there are 14,972 people, 6,684 households, and 3,689 families residing in the city. The population density
is 1,149.2/km² (2,977.4/mi²). There are 7,432 housing units at an average density of 570.5/km² (1,478.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 83.90% White, 11.63% African American
, 0.40% Native American
, 0.63% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 2.91% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 6,684 households out of which 24.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% are married couples living together, 13.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% are non-families. 37.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.21 and the average family size is 2.92.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $29,495, and the median income for a family is $36,954. Males have a median income of $29,697 versus $22,212 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,314. 20.0% of the population and 14.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.8% are under the age of 18 and 15.1% are 65 or older.