Wellsburg, West Virginia

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Wellsburg, West Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Wellsburg Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Wellsburg Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Wellsburg Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Wellsburg, West Virginia

Comparing Wellsburg 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 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 7
Racial Diversity 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 6
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 4 8
People Above Poverty 4 8
Median Family Income 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 4 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 3
Affordability of Rents 8 5
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 8

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Wellsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 34 miles W of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Brooke
Metro Area Steubenville - Weirton
Standard Zip Codes 26070
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.271
Longitude -80.609

Wellsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Distance 7.8 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 9.7 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
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Wellsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,891 100%
Male 1,306 45.2%
Female 1,585 54.8%
Under 18 518 17.9%
18+ 2,373 82.1%
65+ 693 24%
Median Age 45.9
Average Family Size 2.78
White 2,795 96.7%
African-American 58 2%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 31 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.2%

Estimated Wellsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,727
Growth -164
Growth % -5.7%

Wellsburg 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 19.8%
Italian 19.4%
Irish 12.3%
English 10.8%
US/American 7.9%
Scotch-Irish 7.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Dutch 3.3%
Polish 3.2%
Slovak 2%
European 1.7%
Scottish 1.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wellsburg 2,891 $36,750
Beech Bottom 606 $38,281
Bethany 985 $61,250
Follansbee 3,115 $37,679
Valley Grove 405 $30,000
West Liberty 1,220 $38,125
Windsor Heights 431 $37,794

Wellsburg Public Libraries

Brooke County Public Library
Wellsburg, West Virginia
(304) 737-1551

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Serves 1,160 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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