Mcmechen, West Virginia

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Mcmechen, West Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mcmechen Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mcmechen Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Mcmechen Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Mcmechen Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 15% Mcmechen Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Mcmechen Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Mcmechen, West Virginia

Comparing Mcmechen 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
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 7
Male Share of the Population 4 7
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 6
Average Household Size 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 7
Median Family Income 3 5
People Above Poverty 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1
Housing Recently Built 1 1


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

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Mcmechen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 49 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Marshall
Metro Area Wheeling
Standard Zip Codes 26040
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.988
Longitude -80.731

Mcmechen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.3 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 11.3 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
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Mcmechen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,937 100%
Male 913 47.1%
Female 1,024 52.9%
Under 18 402 20.8%
18+ 1,535 79.2%
65+ 441 22.8%
Median Age 44.2
Average Family Size 2.81
White 1,909 98.6%
African-American 7 0.4%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 14 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Mcmechen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,831
Growth -106
Growth % -5.5%

Mcmechen 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
German 21.4%
Irish 19.4%
US/American 18.5%
Polish 12.2%
English 8.5%
Italian 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Dutch 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Hungarian 1.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Slovak 1%
Welsh 0.8%
Lebanese 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Serbian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mcmechen 1,937 $33,080
Benwood 1,585 $27,232
Bethlehem 2,651 $49,491
Glen Dale 1,552 $49,306
Moundsville 9,998 $30,534
Triadelphia 817 $36,136
Wheeling 31,419 $38,708
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