Weirton, WV

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Living in Weirton

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, 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, 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.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Weirton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Weirton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Weirton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Weirton may be for you.

The population of Weirton overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Weirton, 21.53% 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.