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People

Total Population 1,363
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 598
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,000
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.2%
Median Gross Rent $454
Median House Value $56,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 22.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Benwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 48 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Marshall
Metro Area Wheeling
Standard Zip Codes 26031
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.018
Longitude -80.734

Benwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WHEELING
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches
Station PIKE ISLAND LOCK AND DAM
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station BARNESVILLE
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bethlehem 2,589 $76,000
Glen Dale 1,537 $56,875
McMechen 1,702 $53,047
Moundsville 8,888 $45,982
Triadelphia 640 $41,250
Wheeling 27,894 $57,077

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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