Weirton is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 19,175 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Weirton who work in office and administrative support (15.77%), healthcare (10.89%), and sales jobs (9.28%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Weirton is worth considering.
The education level of Weirton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.98% of adults 25 and older in Weirton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Weirton in 2010 was $25,849, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,396 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 Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Weirton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.