Terra Alta, Preston County, West Virginia

Terra Alta: City in Preston County, West Virginia, United States of America

About

Terra Alta is a city located in the county of Preston in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,477 and a population density of 481 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,504 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Terra Alta

Population : 1,504 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
County : Preston County
Postal code : 26764
Phone Area Codes : 304
Area : 3.07 km2
Altitude : 2,582 feet / 787, 787 meters
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 10:25:34 (5th December 2022)
Density : 490 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.8% (2010-2020)
Terra Alta locator map
Location of Terra Alta on West Virginia map.
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Terra Alta Bank
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Geography

Terra Alta is located at 39°26'44"N 79°32'47"W (39.4456500, -79.5464400).

Terra Alta map

Demographics

The population of Terra Alta increased by 1.8% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,477 - census
2011 1,493 1.07% estimation process
2012 1,504 0.73% estimation process
2013 1,494 -0.67% estimation process
2014 1,502 0.53% estimation process
2015 1,506 0.27% estimation process
2016 1,508 0.13% estimation process
2017 1,508 0% estimation process
2018 1,506 -0.13% estimation process
2019 1,500 -0.4% estimation process
2020 1,504 0.27% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 23,778
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 20,672
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 15.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 23,506
April 1, 2010 Population : 20,676
People under 5 years old, percentage : 3.8%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 23.5%
People over 65 (%) : 23.3%
Female persons, % : 50.8%
White only, percent : 91.5%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 6.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 3.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 88.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,862
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 7.4%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 88.7%

Terra Alta zip code is 26764. County name: Preston, County fips: 54077

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 88.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $370,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,931
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $511
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,120
2015-2019 Households : 8,657
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.59
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 88.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 8.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 95.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 90.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 98.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 2.9%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 3.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 48.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 49,734
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 334,756
2012 total retail sales per capita : $15,846
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $108,511
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $52,757
Percentage of people living in poverty : 3.6%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,391
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,213
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 763
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 172
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,144
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 185
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,948
2010 population per square mile : 1,289.6
2010 land area in square miles : 16.03

People born in Terra Alta (1)

American archaeologist Donald L Hardesty was born in Terra Alta

Schools in Terra Alta

College & universities near Terra Alta, WV

Code Name City ZIP
162609 Garrett College McHenry (MD) 21541

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Terra Alta, WV

Code Name Address Type
GTV Grantsville, MD 3000 Chestnut Ridge Road BUS
FSB Frostburg, MD 101 Braddock Road BUS
COV Connellsville station North Water Street and West Peach Street RAIL
Code: C U M Cumberland station East Harrison and Queen City Street RAIL
CUA Cumberland, MD 12401 Willowbrook Road SE BUS

Post offices near Terra Alta

Post Office Name City ZIP
Terra Alta Post Office Terra Alta (WV) 26764

Other cities in Preston County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Preston County , WV.

City Name Population Title
Kingwood 3,047 City in Preston County, West Virginia, United States
Reedsville 603 Town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States
Rowlesburg 567 Town in West Virginia, United States
Masontown 537 Human settlement in Preston County, West Virginia, United States of America
Newburg 312 Town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States
Tunnelton 297 Town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States
Albright 277 Town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States
Brandonville 105 Human settlement in Preston County, West Virginia, United States of America
Bruceton Mills 84 Human settlement in Preston County, West Virginia, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Terra Alta distances to largest West Virginia cities