Weirton, West Virginia Population 2020

18,059

Weirton is a city located in West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 18,059, it is the 7th largest city in West Virginia and the 2016th largest city in the United States. Weirton is currently declining at a rate of -1.07% annually and its population has decreased by -8.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,746 in 2010. Weirton reached it's highest population of 28,201 in 1960. Spanning over 19 miles, Weirton has a population density of 1,000 people per square mile.

The average household income in Weirton is $60,387 with a poverty rate of 13.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $698 per month, and the median house value is $94,900. The median age in Weirton is 45.4 years, 44.2 years for males, and 47.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males.

Weirton Demographics

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

  • White: 92.96%
  • Black or African American: 3.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.91%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Weirton, West Virginia is 18,059, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,449.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,746.

Weirton, West Virginia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020114,830-1,117-0.97%
2019115,947-1,117-0.96%
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 Percentage
White17,56492.96%
Black or African American5943.14%
Two or More Races5502.91%
Asian1380.73%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander480.25%

Weirton Population Pyramid 2020

Weirton Median Age

45.4


Total

44.2


Male

47.6


Female

Weirton Adults

There are 15,330 adults, (3,997 of whom are seniors) in Weirton.

Weirton Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Weirton Sex Ratio

Female

9,817

51.96%

Male

9,077

48.04%

Weirton Households and Families

Weirton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Weirton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
All65.7%34.3%
Male59%41%
Non Family55.2%44.8%
Female45.7%54.3%

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1892.2865.7
Married3,5852.9681.7
Non Family3,2691.1955.2
Female1,0133.2245.7
Male3222.9659

2.92

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Weirton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2451.77%
9th to 12th Grade7955.73%
High School Graduate4,89435.27%
Some College3,16922.84%
Associates Degree1,50810.87%
Bachelors Degree2,09815.12%
Graduate Degree1,1658.40%

Weirton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,89411,9053,073
Black50648539
Hispanic21120163
Multiple Races16216228
Asian947460
Islander2626

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 63.83%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,120$40,339$25,984
Less Than High School$21,250$22,542$20,100
High School Grad$26,193$35,525$20,304
Some College$31,250$45,545$25,943
Bachelors Degree$39,267$41,147$38,243
Graduate Degree$63,063$76,033$53,571

$32,120

Average Earnings

$40,339

Average Male

$25,984

Average Female

Weirton Language

Weirton Language by Age

Weirton Language

96.69% of Weirton residents speak only English, while 3.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Weirton Poverty

Weirton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,1222,27713.30%
Multiple55011821.45%
Black5888814.97%
Hispanic2947224.49%

13.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.09%

Male Poverty Rate

14.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Weirton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Weirton is Hispanic, with 24.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Weirton is White, with 13.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.61%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.85%
High School13.04%
Some College11.07%
Bachelors or Greater4.66%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.00%
Male Unemployed42.99%
Female Employed6.46%
Male Employed6.16%

Weirton Income

Weirton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,775$60,387
Families$59,912$73,050
Married Families$72,135-
Non Families$29,148$39,305

Weirton Marital Status

Weirton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Weirton Married by Age and Sex

Weirton 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 55-64.

Weirton Marital Status by Race

Weirton Veterans

1,677

Number of Veterans

1,635

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam511
First Gulf War295
Korea249
Second Gulf War219
World War II79

$Weirton Veterans by Education

14.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Weirton Employment Status

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Weirton 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

47.85%

Born in West Virginia

98.25%

Native Born

1.75%

Foreign Born

0.51%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.25% of Weirton residents were born in the United States, with 47.85% having been born in West Virginia. 0.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,059-195-1.07%
201918,254-195-1.06%
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%