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.
Unlike some cities, Weirton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Weirton are a mix of both white- and blue-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.
In terms of college education, Weirton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.98% of adults 25 and older in Weirton have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.