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Weirton, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Weirton is the 7th largest city in West Virginia with a population of 19,111 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Weirton, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,111
Population in Households 18,944
Population in Familes 14,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 167
Population Density2 1,059
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $42,291
Average Household Income $60,418
Per Capita Income $27,031


Total Housing Units 9,523 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,268 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,243 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,013 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $91,881
Average Home Value $118,200


Total Households 8,510
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 5,218
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.4% -0.53%
Households -0.46% -0.58%
Families -0.65% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

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, 2018 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 # 7 99th
Population Density # 145 64th
Diversity Index # 74 82nd
Median Household Income # 146 64th
Per Capita Income # 70 83rd

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