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Weirton is a city in Hancock County. (The community straddles Hancock and Brooke counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for the Weirton Steel Corporation.
The latitude of Weirton is 40.418N. The longitude is -80.589W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 755 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,838.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Weirton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Steubenville-Weirton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26035 ZIP code.
14% of Weirton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Weirton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Weirton was $18,853, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Weirton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Weirton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $337. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $754.
Libraries in Weirton include Mary H. Weir ... View libraries
Newspapers in Weirton include Weirton Daily Times
Hancock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Weirton political report.
The average commute time for Weirton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Weirton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Weirton include Holiday Inn Hotels.
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