Princeton, West Virginia

Population 6,427

Princeton is located in Mercer County, WV. The population is 6,427, making Princeton the 2nd largest city in Mercer County.

There are 14 public schools in Princeton with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Princeton is moderate , and there are 97 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Princeton is very high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Princeton property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Princeton include Glenwood, Spanishburg and Athens.

Princeton Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 19.2%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 60.7%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 20.1%

Crime Rate

57.64% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 228
  • Violent Crimes: 187
  • Robbery: 21
  • Burglary: 187
  • Property Crime: 5
  • Larceny Theft: 5

Registered Offenders

92.31% Higher than national avg.
  • 97 offenders in Princeton
  • 150.93 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

134 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 6
  • Superfunds: 9
  • Tanks & Spills: 119


Very High 5.3%
  • West Virginia unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

14 Public Schools view public schools

There are 14 K-12 public schools in Princeton, WV and 1 private school. Homefacts rates Princeton's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.
1 Private School

Mercer Christian Academy

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97 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Princeton, WV

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3 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Princeton, WV issued 3 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 3 permits, 1 were issued for single family homes and 2 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Princeton, WV issued 7 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $468
  • 1 Bedroom: $593
  • 2 Bedrooms: $705
  • 3 Bedrooms: $964
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,024

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Environmental Hazards

134 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (362/384)
    Princeton, WV has 94.27% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.32 Average
    Princeton, WV is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 32.55°
  • February 36.98°
  • March 45.68°
  • April 57.22°
  • May 64.31°
  • June 71.8°
  • July 73.77°
  • August 72.38°
  • September 67.17°
  • October 56.13°
  • November 46.35°
  • December 42.48°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Princeton, WV

Princeton, WV has a low risk of earthquakes.
Princeton, WV has no risk of hurricanes.
Princeton, WV has a high risk of hail storms.
Princeton, WV has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Princeton, WV: $35,100


Unemployment in Princeton is 5.3%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.3% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 40.64%
White Collar - 59.36%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Sen. Joe Manchin III

City Representatives

  • Evan Jenkins

Neighborhood Info

0 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

20 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

2 Retirement Homes view all

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