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.
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 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.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Weirton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Weirton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The citizens of Weirton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.53% of adults in Weirton having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.