Princeton Information

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General Princeton Information

State: West Virginia

County: Mercer County

Close cities: Beeson, WV, Matoaka, WV, Oakvale, WV, Kegley, WV, Camp Creek, WV, Montcalm, WV, Rock, WV, Lerona, WV, Athens, WV, Spanishburg, WV, Lashmeet, WV

Princeton Population (census data)
Total 6,234 (-2.3% since 2000)
Male 2,793 (44.8%)
Female 3,441 (55.2%)

Population Density: 2,079 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 81.9 (US Avg is 100)

Princeton Elevation: 2,460 feet above sea level

Land Area: 3.00 square miles

Median Household Income: $25,956

Zip Codes: 24739, and 24740.

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Princeton Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (91.7%)
  • Black (6.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (24.3%)
  • English (11.3%)
  • Irish (9.9%)
  • German (5.6%)
  • Italian (2.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.1%)

Princeton School Information

High Schools
Pikeview High School (3566 Eads Mill Road, Princeton, WV, 24740 - Mercer County School District District)
Princeton High School (1321 Stafford Drive, Princeton, WV, 24740 - Mercer County School District District)
Middle Schools
Princeton Middle School (300 N Johnston Street, Princeton, WV, 24740 - Mercer County School District District)
Elementary Schools
Glenwood Elementary School (Route 1 Box 460, Princeton, WV, 24740 - Mercer County School District District)
Melrose Elementary School (Athens Street, Princeton, WV, 24740 - Mercer County School District District)
Mercer Elementary School (1200 Mercer Street, Princeton, WV, 24740 - Mercer County School District District)
Straley Elementary School (810 Straley Avenue, Princeton, WV, 24740 - Mercer County School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Mercer County Early Learning Center (821 Broadway Street, Princeton, WV, 24740 - Mercer County School District District)
Princeton Primary School (219B Old Bluefield Road, Princeton, WV, 24740 - Mercer County School District District)
Sam Purdue Juvenile Center (843 Shelter Road, Princeton, WV, 24720 - Institutional Programs District)

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