Terra Alta, WV Population

Population: 1,456. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,496 (+2.7% change)
Males: 684 (47.0%), Females: 772 (53.0%)

Preston County

Zip code: 26764

Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $25,388
Median house value: $46,500

Races in Terra Alta:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.8%)

Ancestries: German (21.6%), United States (18.1%), English (9.5%), Irish (8.0%), Dutch (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Elevation: 2559 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Terra Alta

  • High school or higher: 71.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Terra Alta town

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -471 (-24.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Terra Alta:

  • PRESTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; KINGWOOD, WV)
  • GARRETT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; OAKLAND, MD)
  • MONONGALIA COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Terra Alta:

  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 28 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 48 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
  • ARNOLD PALMER REGIONAL (about 58 miles; LATROBE, PA; Abbreviation: LBE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Terra Alta:

  • GARRETT COUNTY (about 17 miles; OAKLAND, MD; Abbreviation: 2G4)
  • TITUS FIELD (about 22 miles; ARTHURDALE, WV; Abbreviation: 70D)
  • ROY AIRFIELD (about 31 miles; GRAFTON, WV; Abbreviation: 71D)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Terra Alta:

  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)
  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 42 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 49 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,903)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN (about 75 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,851)
Public primary/middle school in Terra Alta:

  • TERRA ALTA/EAST PRESTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 1103 E STATE AVE; Grades: PK – 08)

Libraries

Library in Terra Alta:

  • TERRA ALTA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $52,768; Location: 701 B. EAST STATE AVENUE; 48,336 books; 874 audio materials; 390 video materials; 92 serial subscriptions)