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Princeton, West Virginia
Welcome to Princeton ...
The location of Princeton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Princeton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Princetonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Princeton has a population of 5,822 people<3> (see below for details).
Princeton is 2,430 feet [741 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Princeton is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Princeton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Princeton: (304) & (681)<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Princeton had a population of 6,432 people (or 10.33% of the total population of Mercer County). This makes Princeton the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Princeton represents 0.35% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 6,432 people, the population of Princeton increased 1.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,347 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Princeton had an population of 5,822 people. This is a decrease of 9.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.27% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Princeton.
Communities near Princeton ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Princeton.
Communities Also Named Princeton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 43 communities that are also named Princeton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Princeton.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Princeton:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Princeton ...
Looking for more information about Princeton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Princeton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Princeton.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019