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

280

Population
Growth Rate

-0.43%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

8.300

Housing & Income

Households

106

Total Housing Units

119


Owner Occupied

91

Renter Occupied

15

Vacant

13

Median Home Value

$84,524


Average Home Value

$114,011

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.33%


Per Capita Income

1.88%

Income Projection

Median Household

$57,285 $59,389


Average Household

$80,194 $87,383


Per Capita

$31,456 $34,521

Workforce

Total Businesses

9

Total Employed

45

Workers 16+

104

2021 Public Administration

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Businesses

2

Employed

24

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

3

Employed

10

2021 General Merchandise Businesses

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Businesses

1

Employed

5

2021 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

5

2021 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

4

2021 Utilities Businesses

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Businesses

1

Employed

4

Some
High School

24

Graduated
High School

102

Associates
Degree

13

Bachelor's
Degree

10

Graduate
Degree

8

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

72

Non-Resident Commuters

25

Drive Alone

82

Carpooled

22

Public

0

Work At Home

0


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