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City of Weirton

  •   State: 
    West Virginia
    Hancock County
      County all: 
    Hancock | Brooke
      County FIPS: 
    54029 | 54009
    40°25′08″N 80°35′22″W
      Area total: 
    19.27 sq mi
      Area land: 
    18.05 sq mi (46.76 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.22 sq mi (3.15 km²)
    755 ft (230 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    994.45 residents per square mile of area (383.95/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Weirton is a city in Brooke and Hancock counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The city lies in the northern portions of the state's Northern Panhandle region. As of the 2020 census, the city's population was 19,163. It is a principal city of the WeirtonSteubenville metropolitan area, which had a population of 116,903 residents in 2020. Weirton is home to a number of sites on the National Register of Historic Places including: Johnston-Truax House, Marland Heights Park, Margaret Manson Weir Memorial Pool, People's Bank, Dr. George Rigas House, and the Peter Tarr Furnace Site. The Weirton Steel Corporation was once a fully integrated steel mill employing over 12,000 people. This is no longer true. The plant, now part of the international giant Arcelor Mittal, currently operates only the tin-plating section of the mill with only 800 workers. Some civic leaders are attempting to attract businesses and homeowners from the neighboring Pittsburgh metropolitan area by marketing Weirton as a bedroom community, taking advantage of the close proximity to the Pittsburgh International Airport and interstate 70. It extends from the border on the west to the northern extension of Pennsylvania on the east at a point where the extension of Ohio is 5.0 km. Therefore, it is one of only three communities in the United States that borders two other states on two sides, and its own state on the other two sides. The others being the others being Hancock, Maryland and Memphis, Tennessee.


Hollidays Cove Fort was a Revolutionary War fortification constructed in 1774 by soldiers from Ft. Pitt. It was commanded by Colonel Andrew Van Swearingen (1741-1793) and later by his son-in-law, Captain Samuel Brady (1756-1795) Weirton is home to a number of sites on the National Register of Historic Places including: Johnston-Truax House, Marland Heights Park and Margaret Manson Weir Memorial Pool. The Weirton Steel Corporation was once a fully integrated steel mill employing over 12,000 people. It is no longer true. Due to reorganization of the steel industry, not only within the U.S. but worldwide, the Weirton plant, now part of the international giant Arcelor Mittal, currently operates only the tin-plating section of the mill. Some civic leaders are attempting to attract businesses and homeowners from the neighboring Pittsburgh metropolitan area, marketing Weirton as a bedroom community, taking advantage of the close proximity to the Pittsburgh International Airport and interstate 70. Weirton is also home to the People's Bank, Dr. George Rigas House, and the Peter Tarr Furnace Site. The city's first mayor was Thomas E. Millsop, the head of the Ernest T. Weir company, National Steel Corporation, was elected as the city’s first mayor in 1950. In the early 1980s the employees of Weirton. Steel endeavored to purchase the mill from National Steel. Corporation as the largest ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program) in the nation, saving the. mill from bankruptcy.


Weirton is located at 40°2508N 80°3522W (40.4189, 80.5894) It is one of only three communities in the United States that borders two other states on two sides, and its own state on the other two sides. It is across the Ohio River from Steubenville, Ohio, and approximately 35 miles (56 km) west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, along U.S. Route 22. Pittsburgh International Airport is less than 30 miles (48 km) away. The city has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dfa), with warm summers and chilly to cold winters. Weirton has three borders, including the cities of Follansbee to the south and New Cumberland to the north, and the Pennsylvania/Washington County township of Hanover to the east. It has a total area of 19.26 sq mi (49.88 km²), of which 18.05 sq km (46.75 km²) is land and 1.21sq mi (3.13 km²") is water. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I. The town has a population of about 2,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in or near the town of Weirton, Ohio. It also has a small population in the nearby town of Hagerstown, Maryland, which is located on the Maryland-Tennessee border.


As of the census of 2010, there were 19,746 people, 8,839 households, and 5,507 families living in the city. By 2011, the city and its two counties had attracted the attention of the New York Times which noted the town was dwindling in population. The article reported that Brooke County had just 71 live births for every 100 deaths and that Hancock County was in similar straits. This has led, the article claimed, to a reduction in civic institutions. In the city, the population was spread out, with 19.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in theCity was $35,212, and the median income. for a family was $42,466. About 8.0% of the families were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under 18 and 7.0%. The city has a population of 20,411, with 9,645 housing units at an average density of 534.3/sq mi (206.3-km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.52% White, 3.86% African American, 0.11% Native American, and 0.59% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% from two or more races.


There have been three fatal shootings by police officers in the history of the Weirton department. The third, in 2016, was a case of suicide by cop. The first officer on the scene recognized the situation, determined that the situation posed no immediate threat, and started talking to the distressed citizen. An officer who arrived subsequently shot the man dead on his fourth attempt, less than 10 seconds after arriving. The police department fired the first officer for not killing the man first. Shortly after this admission that the officer was fired for correctly following the department policy on the legitimate use of force, the city settled a lawsuit for wrongful termination. The following people have been elected Mayor of Weirton since the city's incorporation in 1947: The city's first mayor was elected in 1947, and the current mayor is the son of a former mayor. The city was incorporated in 1947 and was named after Weirton, New Jersey, a town that was once part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. It was incorporated as a city in 1948. The town was named for Weirton's first resident, who died in a car accident in 1951. The current mayor was first elected in 1951, and has been re-elected three times since then. The last time he was re- elected was in 2008, when he was elected for a third time. The mayor has been in office since 2008, and is currently in his fourth term. He was elected to a fourth term in 2012. The Weirton Police Department was founded in 1947.


The city of Pittsburgh is home to over 1,000 hospitals. The city is also home to a large number of doctors and nurses. It is the largest city in the United States with a population of more than 1.5 million people. The population of the city has grown over the past few decades. It has also become more diverse in its population, with more people living in the city than ever before. It also has the largest number of hospitals in the U.S., with more than 2,000 in total. The largest city is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has around 1,200 hospitals. It was founded in 1876 and is the site of the first hospital in the world. The town is located on the banks of the Allegheny River, which runs through the city. The area is also known as "The City of Pittsburgh" because of its proximity to the city's main airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, which is on the other side of the river. It's also known for being the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who play the game of football in the Pittsburgh area, as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins, who also play the Pittsburgh Red Sox, who are based in the area. The City's population has grown since the 1980s, when the city was founded, and is now one of the largest cities in the country. The number of residents in the town has grown from about 1,500 to about 2,500. The majority of the residents live in and around the city, and the majority of them are from the area of Pittsburgh.

Popular culture

Weirton has attracted the attention of Hollywood filmmakers and writers on several occasions. The town was one of several Ohio Valley towns that served as film locations for the acclaimed 1978 film, The Deer Hunter. The movie Super 8 was filmed in downtown Weirton, as well as many other places throughout the town, in late September to mid October 2010. Disney featured Weirton briefly in its documentary, America's Heart and Soul. Weirton is mentioned in the song by Daniel Johnston, Natalie, Queen of Weirton by the band Natalie. The song is about a girl who lives in Weirton and her family's love of the town and the local steel company, Weirton Steel. It was also the inspiration and guidance in the 1989 book No Star Nights by author Anna Smucker. In the novel The Egyptian Cross Mystery, Ellery Queen spent some time in Weiron while investigating a murder in the small village of Arroyo, West Virginia. The story was inspired by Smucker's memories of growing up in an industrial town in the 1930s and 1940s. The book was published by Simon & Schuster and is available in hardback and softback. It is available for pre-order on for as little as $3.99. For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit For support in the UK, call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit a local Samaritans branch or click here.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia = 43.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Weirton = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 19,163 individuals with a median age of 47.2 age the population dropped by -8.99% in Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 994.45 residents per square mile of area (383.95/km²). There are average 2.16 people per household in the 8,496 households with an average household income of $42,072 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.20% of the available work force and has dropped -8.06% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 12.68%. The number of physicians in Weirton per 100,000 population = 209.


The annual rainfall in Weirton = 38.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 35.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 138. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 163. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 22.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia which are owned by the occupant = 65.08%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 52 years with median home cost = $85,440 and home appreciation of -1.82%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.18 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,695 per student. There are 15 students for each teacher in the school, 1073 students for each Librarian and 111 students for each Counselor. 7.12% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.80% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.70% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Weirton's population in Hancock County, West Virginia of 13,536 residents in 1900 has increased 1,42-fold to 19,163 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.58% female residents and 47.42% male residents live in Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia.

    As of 2020 in Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia are married and the remaining 43.10% are single population.

  • 21.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Weirton require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    85.36% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.30% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.27% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.69% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia, 65.08% are owner-occupied homes, another 25.43% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.48% are vacant.

  • The 49.18% of the population in Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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