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Weirton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Weirton is the 6th largest city in West Virginia with a population of 19,362 as of July 1, 2016. Weirton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Weirton is located at latitude 40.4063 and longitude -80.5656 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Weirton (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.05 sq. miles and a water area of 1.21 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Weirton are located in Hancock County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Brooke County.

The City of Weirton (GNIS ID: 2390666) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Weirton is located within Butler District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Weirton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Weirton, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,362
Population in Households 19,195
Population in Familes 14,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 167
Population Density1 1,072
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 8,629
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 5,291
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,457 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,172 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 910 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $88,893
Average Home Value $112,917


Median Household Income $40,723
Average Household Income $55,181
Per Capita Income $24,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.17%
Households -0.38% -0.23%
Families -0.64% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Weirton, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Weirton to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 143 65th
Diversity Index2 # 80 81st
Median Household Income # 136 67th
Per Capita Income # 73 82nd

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