Weirton is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 19,163 people and seven 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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Weirton who work in office and administrative support (11.32%), healthcare (9.11%), and sales jobs (8.55%).
Weirton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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. 20.50% of adults 25 and older in Weirton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Weirton in 2018 was $27,869, 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 $111,476 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 Italian and Spanish.