Princeton, West Virginia is the county seat of Mercer County in the southern
end of the state. Many travelers stop by for the hotels and
popular restaurants at the intersection of Interstate 77 and U.S. Route
460. Also located here are the Tourist Information Center (with its
Vietnam Memorial) and the East River Shopping Plaza. Plus, it's not
too far of a drive to Pipestem State Park.
2000 Census reported the city's population as 6,347. Although
the national ratio for male-to-female is within 2%, Princeton has a
greater number of women (55.2% female to 44.8% men). This may help
explain why the city's population has fewer married people than the
national average. Only 48.5% of the people at least 15 years old are
married. Nationally, the figure is 54.4%.
The median age for Princeton is 44.7 years whereas the
national figure is 35.3.
Racially, the city has a greater Caucasian population than
the national average. Princeton is 92.0% White while the country is
Princeton's median household income is far below the
national average. Princeton's is $21,736 whereas the country's is
$41,994. On the other hand, housing appears to be much more
affordable. The median house is $58,200 in Princeton while the
national average is $119,600.
Princeton's elevation is around 2,450 feet above sea
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