Buckhannon, WV Population

Population: 5,725. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,687 (-0.7% change)
Males: 2,568 (44.9%), Females: 3,157 (55.1%)

Upshur County

Zip code: 26201

Median resident age: 31.4 years
Median household income: $23,421
Median house value: $71,400

Races in Buckhannon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.6%)
  • Black (2.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (20.8%), English (12.3%), United States (11.7%), Irish (11.4%), Italian (3.3%), Polish (2.0%).

Elevation: 1433 feet

Land area: 2.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Buckhannon

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buckhannon city

  • Never married: 41.6%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -893 (-13.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Buckhannon:

  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL (AMALIA DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Buckhannon:

  • STONEWALL JACKSON MEM HOSP (about 18 miles; WESTON, WV)
  • WILLIAM R SHARPE HOSPITAL AT WESTON (about 18 miles; WESTON, WV)
  • BROADDUS HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; PHILIPPI, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Buckhannon:

  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 21 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 50 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 80 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Buckhannon:

  • UPSHUR COUNTY RGNL (about 4 miles; BUCKHANNON, WV; Abbreviation: W22)
  • SIMPSON (about 16 miles; PHILIPPI, WV; Abbreviation: 9W3)
  • PHILIPPI/BARBOUR COUNTY REGIONAL (about 17 miles; PHILIPPI, WV; Abbreviation: 79D)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Buckhannon:

  • WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,554; Location: 59 COLLEGE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wvwc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • FRED W EBERLE TECHNICAL CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 275; Location: RTE 5 BOX 2; Public)
  • MOUNTAIN CAP OF WEST VIRGINIA INC (Location: 26 N KANAWHA ST; Public)
  • WEST VIRGINIA CANINE COLLEGE INC (Location: RT 5 EVUNBRETH ACRES RD; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buckhannon:

  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 34 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 78 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 85 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,453)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 93 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 97 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)

Schools

Public high schools in Buckhannon:

  • BUCKHANN UPSHUR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,108; Location: 50 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FRED W EBERLE TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: RR 5 BOX 2; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Buckhannon:

  • BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 947; Location: RT.6,BOX 303; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ACADEMY PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 336; Location: 2 COLLEGE AVE; Grades: PK – 02)
  • BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 18 COLLEGE AVE; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • TENNERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: ROUTE 6 BOX 513; Grades: KG – 05)
  • UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 236; Location: 20 HEAVNER GROVE ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HODGESVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: RR 5 BOX 383; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WASHINGTON DISTRICT ELEMENTARY (Students: 102; Location: RT.7, BOX 234; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 5 BAXTER ST; Grades: 03 – 05)

Libraries

Libraries in Buckhannon:

  • UPSHUR COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $220,156; Location: RR 6 BOX 480; 84,352 books; 1,190 audio materials; 1,835 video materials; 76 serial subscriptions)
  • CHARLES W GIBSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $78,464; Location: 105 EAST MAIN STREET; 25,948 books; 31 audio materials; 18 serial subscriptions)