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

312

Population
Growth Rate

-0.47%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

5.000

Housing & Income

Households

129

Total Housing Units

157


Owner Occupied

113

Renter Occupied

16

Vacant

28

Median Home Value

$78,125


Average Home Value

$111,726

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.34%


Per Capita Income

2.05%

Income Projection

Median Household

$53,773 $56,867


Average Household

$62,701 $69,262


Per Capita

$25,981 $28,753

Workforce

Total Businesses

10

Total Employed

32

Workers 16+

126

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

12

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

4

Employed

8

2021 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

7

2021 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

5

2021 Gas Stations - Businesses

N

Businesses

1

Employed

2

2021 Construction Businesses

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Businesses

1

Employed

2

Some
High School

23

Graduated
High School

110

Associates
Degree

21

Bachelor's
Degree

14

Graduate
Degree

17

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

55

Non-Resident Commuters

55

Drive Alone

89

Carpooled

27

Public

4

Work At Home

6


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