Newburg

History of Newburg

Newburg was incorporated in 1868 because it was the town most recently established on the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad. Its previous name, Stop 88, came from the fact it was 88 miles west of the B&O station at Cumberland, MD.  The Town’s growth was due to the railroad. Development grew as the mining industry expanded because the railroad allowed coal to be transported. But it is known throughout West Virginia and beyond for the 1886 Newburg Mine Disaster, when, on January 21, 1886, 39 men lost their lives in a gas explosion of the Mountain Brook Shaft. The shaft was 355 feet, the deepest in West Virginia at the time. Today, the town’s approximate population is 315. 

Newburg Today: What Makes Us Unique

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Newburg Senior Center

The Newburg Senior Center belongs to the Preston County Senior Citizens, Inc., where residents 60 years of age or older have access to healthy activities, camaraderie and programming for health, medical and financial needs.

CJ Raceway

The CJ Raceway is motocross and ATV offroad track in Newburg that hosts various events throughout the year, such as the AMSOIL Buckwheat 100 and participates in the NECXC Racing Circuit.

Newburg

Population

Total Population

254

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

14.700

Housing & Income

Households

106

Total Housing Units

130


Owner Occupied

80

Renter Occupied

26

Vacant

24

Median Home Value

$85,417


Average Home Value

$138,750

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.96%

Income Projection

Median Household

$54,297 $63,822


Average Household

$67,047 $81,235


Per Capita

$27,773 $33,720

Workforce

Total Businesses

10

Total Employed

44

Workers 16+

120

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

23

2022 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

7

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

7

2022 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

5

2022 Construction Businesses

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Businesses

1

Employed

3

2022 Gas Stations - Businesses

N

Businesses

1

Employed

2

Some
High School

17

Graduated
High School

93

Associates
Degree

19

Bachelor's
Degree

12

Graduate
Degree

14

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

38

Non-Resident Commuters

75

Drive Alone

87

Carpooled

24

Public

5

Work At Home

4


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