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Mercer County Facts

Location: Mercer County lies in the ridge and valley region of the extreme southern section of West Virginia, approximately 100 miles from the State Capitol, the City of Charleston. Two major cities in the county are Bluefield with a population of 11,451 and Princeton, the County Seat, with a population of 6,347. Mercer County is within a 500-mile radius of 50% of the U.S. population.

Southern West Virginia has four distinct seasons. A legacy of warm summer days and cool nights makes our area attractive to residents. Cool autumn days with a rainbow of fall colors make way for a cold, dry winter and spectacular rebirth of spring flowers.

Statistics table as of 2002 are as follows:

 
POPULATION
County ..................................... 62,980
Princeton ................................... 6,347
Bluefield .................................. 11,451
 
PER CAPITA/INCOME AVERAGE
Mercer County .......................... $22,047.00
 
CLIMATE              Annual Avg.       Monthly Avg.
Temperature ........... 52.0 ........ January: 30.9
                                         July: 70.2
 
Rainfall (inches) ............................ 38.5
Snowfall (inches) ............................ 34.6
 
LODGING
Motels ......................................... 18
Total Rooms .................................. 1129
Shopping Centers ................................ 6
Department Stores ............................... 9
 
AREA RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
Protestant .................................... 126
Catholic ........................................ 3
Synagogue ....................................... 1
 
EDUCATION       # of Schools     Grades  # Enrolled
Elementary .............. 22 ...... K-6 ...... 5640
Junior High .............. 3 ...... 7-9 ...... 1515
High School .............. 4 ..... 10-12 ..... 2720
Private .................. 2 ...... K-12 ...... 256
Technical Education ...... 2 .... 10-Adult .... 920
Colleges ................. 3 
 
 
HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL        #            # of Beds
Hospitals .................. 4 ................ 616
Clinics .................... 8 ................ 300
Doctors .................. 136
Dentists .................. 30
 
RECREATION FACILITIES
Amateur Theatres ................................ 2
Auto Race Tracks ................................ 2
Ball Fields ..................................... 4
Bowling Centers ................................. 2
Drive-In ........................................ 1
Fitness Centers ................................. 3
Golf Courses .................................... 4
Indoor Movies ................................... 8
Pools ........................................... 3
Tennis Courts .................................. 20

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Contact Webmaster:
Keith Circle

Princeton-Mercer County Chamber Of Commerce
1522 N. Walker Street
Princeton, WV 24740
Ph: (304) 487-1502
Fax: (304) 425-0227
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