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Overview

Introduction to Weirton, West Virginia

Weirton, West Virginia, in Hancock county, is 31 miles W of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is part of the Steubenville-Weirton metropolitan area. About 20,411 people live in Weirton.

Weirton History

The city of Weirton was initially a small village known as Holliday’s Cove. It was established in the 1700s. Ernest T. Weir founded a steel mill to the north of the village in 1909. Weirton began as an unincorporated settlement in the area around the mill and was the largest unincorporated city in the USA for over thirty years. In 1947, the city of Weirton was formed.

Weirton and nearby Attractions

  • Raccoon Creek State Park
  • Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
  • Tomlinson Run State Park
  • Old Economy Village
  • Hillman State Park

Things To Do In Weirton

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Ponderosa Golf Course, Belleview Park Golf Course, Pleasant Hills Golf Course or the Highland Springs Golf Course. Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Beth Israel Synagogue and the Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church are the local houses of worship.

Weirton Transportation

Pittsburgh International is the nearest major airport.

Weirton Higher Education

Geneva College, Point Park College and West Liberty State College are the nearest colleges.

People

Total Population 19,432
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 21.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,631
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $31,784
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,917
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,296

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,568
% Above Poverty Level 82.8%
% Below Poverty Level 17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.8%
Median Gross Rent $646
Median House Value $89,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 18.2%

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

Weirton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 31 miles W of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Hancock
Metro Area Steubenville - Weirton
Standard Zip Codes 26062
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.418
Longitude -80.589

Weirton 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 STEUBENVILLE
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station BURGETTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Station MONTGOMERY LOCK & DAM
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beech Bottom 618 $56,111
Bethany 1,137 $62,813
Chester 2,526 $45,451
Follansbee 2,934 $61,182
New Cumberland 1,165 $37,500
Wellsburg 2,746 $61,023

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

Weirton Public Libraries

Library
Mary H Weir Public Library
3442 MAIN STREET
Weirton, West Virginia
(304) 797-8510
Library Web Site

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Weirton Hospitals

WEIRTON MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
601 COLLIERS WAY
(304) 797-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Weirton High Schools

WEIR HIGH SCHOOL
100 RED RIDER RD
304-748-7600
Serves 738 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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