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 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 (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.
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.
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Weirton has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
The education level of Weirton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.21% of adults in Weirton have at least a bachelor's 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.