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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Weirton is a town in West Virginia with a population of 18,894. Weirton is in Hancock County. Living in Weirton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Weirton there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals and retirees live in Weirton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Weirton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$698
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Weirton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    54.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    10.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    459.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Weirton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,775
National
$55,322

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Weirton Reviews

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I love Weirton, WV for many positive reasons. The public schools are very close to all the homes in the city so getting to school is very easy while offering a great education. The diversity is wonderful both in and outside of school and offers opportunities for students' minds to be open to multiculturalism. The city is on the smaller side so everyone knows everyone which makes things like going to the store enjoyable. Weirton is also neighbor city to other great cities, this allows for kids to become friends with many other schools while also growing
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Little opportunity for career growth, very conservative beliefs, little diversity, poor healthcare systems, horrible school systems, little for kids to do and an aging population make this a terrible small town to raise a family.
It is great overall; however, there is a lot of drug use. For example, there are multiple parks for children, but sometimes there are sketchy people.