Tunnelton

History of Tunnelton

The community of Tunnelton was built on land filled with forests and wildlife, purchased by James C. McGrew, who envisioned and built a store and large tannery there in 1858. Tunnelton, West Virginia was incorporated in 1907 and acquired its name for its location at the eastern end of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tunnel, otherwise known as the Kingwood Tunnel, which was the longest tunnel in the world at that time. 

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Tunnelton Today: What Makes Us Unique

train stationTunnelton Train Depot

Tunnelton Train Depot, built in 1912, was once a bustling place filled with passengers and freight on the Baltimore and Ohio lines. Passionate residents came together to purchase and restore the depot in 1994. Logging lots of volunteer time, along with federal and state grants for work on the building, the Depot Museum is open to the public and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. 

senior centerTunnelton Senior Center

The spacious center offers residents of Tunnelton a variety of services, including a multipurpose room for social activities and classes, including Tai Chi and BINGO. 

south preston schoolSouth Preston School

The educational needs of Tunnelton’s youth are met at South Preston School, which serves students in prekindergarten through eighth-grade.

Tunnelton

Population

Total Population

299

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

6.500

Housing & Income

Households

109

Total Housing Units

117


Owner Occupied

99

Renter Occupied

9

Vacant

8

Median Home Value

$102,083


Average Home Value

$137,626

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.31%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,195 $56,813


Average Household

$72,956 $84,889


Per Capita

$29,278 $34,447

Workforce

Total Businesses

9

Total Employed

45

Workers 16+

167

2022 Public Administration

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Businesses

2

Employed

24

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

3

Employed

10

2022 General Merchandise Businesses

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Businesses

1

Employed

5

2022 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

5

2022 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

4

2022 Utilities Businesses

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Businesses

1

Employed

4

Some
High School

25

Graduated
High School

108

Associates
Degree

17

Bachelor's
Degree

11

Graduate
Degree

9

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

110

Non-Resident Commuters

50

Drive Alone

118

Carpooled

47

Public

0

Work At Home

0


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