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Benwood is a city in Marshall County, in the Wheeling metro area.
The community was named for Benjamin McMechen, landowner
The latitude of Benwood is 40.018N. The longitude is -80.734W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,508.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Benwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marshall County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wheeling area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26031 ZIP code.
20% of Benwood residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benwood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benwood was $15,543, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Benwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Benwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $209. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $585.
Marshall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benwood political report.
The average commute time for Benwood workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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