Weirton is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 18,266 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Weirton is the sixth largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Weirton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (12.00%), sales jobs (10.20%), and healthcare (8.86%).
The overall crime rate in Weirton is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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 is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.53% of adults in Weirton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Weirton in 2018 was $27,916, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,664 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Weirton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.