Everything You Need to Know About the City of Weirton West Virginia

In 2017, Weirton, WV had a population of 19.1k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $45,058 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Weirton, WV declined from 19,307 to 19,081, a -1.17 percent decrease, and its median household income grew from $39,328 dollars to $45,058 dollars, a 14.6 percent increase.

The population of Weirton, WV is 92.1 percent White Alone, 2.98 percent Black or African American Alone, and 2.55 percent Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Weirton, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.2 percent are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Weirton, WV is $91,500 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 65.7 percent. Most people in Weirton, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Weirton, WV is 2 cars per household.


Health in Weirton

92.5 percent of the population of Weirton, West Virginia has health coverage, with 46.5 percent on employee plans, 17.7 percent on Medicaid, 17 percent on Medicare, 10.2 percent on non-group plans, and 1.14 percent on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Weirton, WV was $9,462 dollars in 2014. This is a 5.5 percent increase from the previous year ($8,969 dollars).

Primary care physicians in Weirton, WV see 1491 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.97 percent increase from the previous year (1434 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1345 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 800 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7 percent). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6 percent).


Economy in Weirton

The economy of Weirton, WV employs 8.79k people and Weirton has an unemployment rate of 6.0 percent. Weirton has seen the job market decreased by -0.1 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 20.1 percent, which is lower than the US average of 33.5 percent. The largest industries in Weirton, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,707 people), Manufacturing (1,037 people), and Retail Trade (1,160 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,192 dollars), Information ($64,271 dollars), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,417 dollars).

Households in Weirton, WV have a median annual income of $45,058 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,328 dollars in 2016, which represents a 14.6 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Weirton

– The Sales Tax Rate for Weirton is 6.9 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Weirton is 6.5 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Weirton

– The average earnings of a Weirton resident are $25,569 dollars a year.

– The Median household earnings of a Weirton resident is $39,326 dollars a year.