Weirton, West Virginia Population 2019

Weirton, West Virginia's estimated population is 18,449 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Weirton, West Virginia is the 6th largest city in West Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1021.85 people/mi² (394.53 people/km²).

The overall median age is 45.8 years, 44.1 years for males, and 48.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 9,163 households in the city, with an average size of 2.27 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.9%, with a median rent of $673/month. The median house has 5.7 rooms, and has a value of $91,500.

The median income for households in Weirton, West Virginia is $45,058, while the mean household income is $57,948.

Weirton Wv Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Weirton Wv was:

  • White: 93.43%
  • Black or African American: 3.06%
  • Two or more races: 2.62%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
LatLng(40.4063, -80.5656)
Rank in State6th
StateWest Virginia
CountyBrooke County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)46.76 (18.05 mi²)
Water Area (km²)3.15 (1.22 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID5485156
Density (km²)394.53
Density (mi²)1,021.85
Area Code(s)304
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201818,449-223-1.19%
201718,672-195-1.03%
201618,867-258-1.35%
201519,125-192-0.99%
201419,317-125-0.64%
201319,442-74-0.38%
201219,516-125-0.64%
201119,641-77-0.39%
201019,718-693-0.34%
200020,411-1,713-0.80%
199022,124-3,247-1.36%
198025,371-1,760-0.67%
197027,131-1,070-0.39%
196028,2014,1961.62%
195024,00514,90510.19%
19409,1000.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018117,064-1,117-0.95%
2017118,181-1,106-0.94%
2016119,287-1,375-1.15%
2015120,662-838-0.69%
2014121,500-631-0.52%
2013122,131-538-0.44%
2012122,669-795-0.65%
2011123,464-860-0.70%
2010124,3240.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White17,827
Black or African American583
Two or More Races500
Asian128
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander43

Weirton Wv Population Pyramid 2019

Weirton Wv Median Age

45.8


Total

44.1


Male

48.7


Female

Weirton Wv Adults

There are 15,505 adults, (4,060 of whom are seniors) in Weirton Wv.

Weirton Wv Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Weirton Wv Sex Ratio

Female

10,029

52.56%

Male

9,052

47.44%

Weirton Wv Households and Families

Weirton Wv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Weirton Wv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All65.7%34.3%
Non Family55.5%44.5%
Male54.7%45.3%
Female46.8%53.2%

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3092.2765.7
Married3,6422.9381.5
Non Family3,2651.255.5
Female1,1553.0946.8
Male2472.9454.7

2.88

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Weirton Wv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3692.62%
9th to 12th Grade9937.05%
High School Graduate5,25237.31%
Some College2,94920.95%
Associates Degree1,46710.42%
Bachelors Degree1,96913.99%
Graduate Degree1,0797.66%

Weirton Wv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,16811,8902,897
Black48245956
Hispanic17214422
Multiple Races16415238
Asian715035
Islander2525

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.30%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,353$36,871$24,890
Less Than High School$18,176$19,792$
High School Grad$24,005$32,808$19,713
Some College$30,270$37,008$25,043
Bachelors Degree$40,335$42,663$36,732
Graduate Degree$61,250$87,625$52,574

$31,353

Average Earnings

$36,871

Average Male

$24,890

Average Female

Weirton Wv Language

Weirton Wv Language by Age

Weirton Wv Language

96.89% of Weirton Wv residents speak only English, while 3.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.77% of the population.

Weirton Wv Poverty

Weirton Wv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,3082,77116.01%
Multiple50017434.80%
Hispanic2827727.30%
Black5737412.91%

16.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.59%

Male Poverty Rate

18.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Weirton Wv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Weirton Wv is Multiple, with 34.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Weirton Wv is Black, with 12.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.95%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.36%
High School13.34%
Some College10.13%
Bachelors or Greater4.65%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.90%
Male Unemployed48.40%
Female Employed7.68%
Male Employed5.22%

Weirton Wv Income

Weirton Wv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,058$57,948
Families$57,184$72,553
Married Families$68,412-
Non Families$26,303$33,220

Weirton Wv Marital Status

Weirton Wv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Weirton Wv Married by Age and Sex

Weirton Wv Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Weirton Wv Marital Status by Race

Weirton Wv Veterans

1,720

Number of Veterans

1,651

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam415
First Gulf War326
Second Gulf War194
World War II180
Korea172

Weirton Wv Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,68911.50%
Black316.38%
Hispanic42.07%

Weirton Wv Veterans by Education

13.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Weirton Wv Employment Status

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Weirton Wv Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.42%

Born in West Virginia

97.70%

Native Born

2.30%

Foreign Born

0.81%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.70% of Weirton Wv residents were born in the United States, with 47.42% having been born in West Virginia. 0.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.