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.


Total Population 19,523
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 21.3%
Employed Population 16+ 8,615
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 47.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,305
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,157
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,868


Median Family Income $55,298
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%


People Living Alone 35.7%
Median Gross Rent $641
Median House Value $86,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 18.9%

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


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

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
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
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 770 $55,469
Bethany 1,147 $60,833
Chester 2,564 $49,286
Follansbee 2,949 $57,095
New Cumberland 1,154 $32,692
Wellsburg 2,763 $59,620

Weirton Public Libraries

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

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Weirton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(304) 797-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Weirton High Schools

Serves 738 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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