Shinnston, WV Population

Population: 2,295. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,240 (-2.4% change)
Males: 1,074 (46.8%), Females: 1,221 (53.2%)

Harrison County

Zip code: 26431

Median resident age: 41.3 years
Median household income: $26,786
Median house value: $64,000

Races in Shinnston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (20.3%), Italian (15.7%), United States (12.6%), Irish (11.4%), English (9.5%), Dutch (4.9%).

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Shinnston

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shinnston city

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -536 (-18.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Shinnston:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Shinnston:

  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 10 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 33 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
  • ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 71 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: AGC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Shinnston:

  • WADE F MALEY FIELD (about 3 miles; SHINNSTON, WV; Abbreviation: 6W0)
  • FAIRMONT MUNI-FRANKMAN FIELD (about 10 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Abbreviation: 4G7)
  • PHILIPPI/BARBOUR COUNTY REGIONAL (about 25 miles; PHILIPPI, WV; Abbreviation: 79D)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shinnston:

  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 13 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 54 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 57 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,453)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-MAIN CAMPUS (about 74 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 22,930)
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,199)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 76 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,058)

Schools

Public high school in Shinnston:

  • LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 643; Location: RR 1 BOX 300; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Shinnston:

  • BIG ELM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 709; Location: 200 TETRICK ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Shinnston:

  • LOWE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $48,326; Location: 40 BRIDGE ST.; 28,570 books; 500 audio materials; 25 video materials; 10 serial subscriptions)