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Princeton, West Virginia
Welcome to Princeton ...
When the people of Princeton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Princetonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Princeton has a population of 5,675 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Princeton.
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>
The ZIP code for Princeton: 24740<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Princeton had an population of 5,675 people. This is a decrease of 11.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.59% since the 2000 Census).
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 total 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 (which had a count of 6,347 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Princeton.
Adding Princeton to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Princeton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Princeton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Princeton on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near Princeton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Princeton.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Princeton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Princeton.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Princeton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Princeton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Princeton. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers 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 ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Princeton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 12 May 2021