Benwood, West Virginia

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Benwood

Benwood, West Virginia

Contact Accredited Schools With Online Options

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

High Points

Benwood strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Benwood Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Benwood Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Benwood Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Benwood Public Transportation Use
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Benwood Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Benwood, West Virginia

Comparing Benwood to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Racial Diversity 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 5
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
College Educated Adults 1 1
Median Family Income 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Housing Recently Built 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 9 6

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Benwood

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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Benwood

Benwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,585 100%
Male 712 44.9%
Female 873 55.1%
Under 18 349 22%
18+ 1,236 78%
65+ 333 21%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 2.9
White 1,557 98.2%
African-American 18 1.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Benwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,496
Growth -89
Growth % -5.6%

Benwood Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 18.2%
German 15%
US/American 14.6%
Polish 11.7%
Italian 10.5%
English 8.1%
Hungarian 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Croatian 2.5%
Slovak 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Ukrainian 1.5%
Yugoslavian 1.1%
Scottish 1%
Serbian 1%
Russian 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Celtic 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Benwood

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benwood 1,585 $27,232
Bethlehem 2,651 $49,491
Glen Dale 1,552 $49,306
McMechen 1,937 $33,080
Moundsville 9,998 $30,534
Triadelphia 817 $36,136
Wheeling 31,419 $38,708
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Benwood

Featured Colleges in the Benwood Area (QuickSchools™)

quickinfoThese schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).

Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.

Matching School Ads

Penn Foster College

Penn Foster College offers a complete learning experience for busy adults looking to advance their education around their schedule. With Penn Foster College, you can earn your degree or undergraduate certificate online and at a pace that’s right for you.

  • Programs: Veterinary Technician (Associate)
  • Degrees: Associate

Simmons’ online Master of Public Health program, MPH@Simmons, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global scale. The MPH@Simmons program explores the core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and health services, environmental health, and social/behavioral health. Additionally, the practice-based curriculum incorporates courses specifically designed to help you develop leadership and advocacy skills.

  • Programs: Master of Public Health
  • Degrees: Master

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: BS in Business Administration - Project Management, MSHUS- Family and Community Services, AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Associate, Certificate

Change the World with American University

Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation, Master of Science in Nutrition Education, Master of Arts in Economics - Applied Economics, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Technology changes everything®

You’ve found Ashford University, where school comes to you

  • Programs: AA/Early Childhood Education, BA/Early Childhood Education Administration, BA/Education Studies, more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master
Matching School Ads
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Benwood

Advanced Controls

Click this [+/-] link to see or edit the similarity criteria used.

Limit Results to One State?

Sorry, no cities with similar criterias found in our database. Please choose any other state and try.
You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Study Online in Benwood

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.

Additional Resources

Large City Map

Info for Benwood Government Officials

Are you an official in the Benwood government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.