Weirton is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 18,989 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Weirton is the sixth largest community in West Virginia.
Weirton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Weirton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Weirton who work in office and administrative support (16.41%), healthcare (9.08%), and food service (8.32%).
Also of interest is that Weirton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Weirton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Weirton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Weirton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Weirton may be for you.
The citizens of Weirton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.21% of adults in Weirton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Weirton in 2010 was $25,208, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,832 for a family of four. However, Weirton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Weirton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Weirton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Weirton include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Weirton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.