Introduction to Vienna, West Virginia

Vienna, West Virginia, in Wood county, is 67 miles N of Charleston, West Virginia and 88 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Parkersburg-Marietta metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,861 people in Vienna.

Vienna History

Vienna was officially incorporated in 1936. It was named after the town of Vienna, Virginia. Wood County was created from the western part of Harrison County in 1798. The county was named in honor of Virginia Governor James Wood.

Vienna and nearby Attractions

  • Ohio River Museum
  • Strouds Run State Park
  • Campus Martius Museum
  • Blue Rock State Park
  • North Bend State Park
  • Cedar Creek State Park

Things To Do In Vienna

Blue Rock State Park, Wolf Run State Park, Cedar Creek State Park and North Bend State Park are popular local recreational destinations. The Grand Central Mall Shopping Center and the Vienna Shopping Center offer opportunities for shopping. The Ohio River Museum and Campus Martius Museum are popular among those interested in the area’s history.

Vienna Transportation

Yeager Airport is the nearest major airport.

Vienna Higher Education

Ohio Valley College is the local institution of higher educational. Other nearby institutions include West Virginia State College, Ohio University and Marshall University.


Total Population 10,623
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 4,878
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 57.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29%
Median Earnings25+ $34,357
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,385


Median Family Income $62,323
% Above Poverty Level 89.8%
% Below Poverty Level 10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $641
Median House Value $123,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 14.6%

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

Vienna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 67 miles N of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Wood
Metro Area Parkersburg - Marietta
Standard Zip Codes 26101, 26105
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.326
Longitude -81.548

Vienna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station BENS RUN 1 SSE
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belmont 1,031 $43,611
Cairo 405 $41,250
Elizabeth 839 $31,838
Parkersburg 31,133 $43,127
St. Marys 1,725 $59,271
Williamstown 2,931 $61,667

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

Vienna Public Libraries

Vienna Public Library
2300 RIVER RD.
Vienna, West Virginia
(304) 295-7771

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