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Weirton, West Virginia
Welcome to Weirton ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Weirton has a population of 18,269 people<2> (see below for details).
Weirton was established in 1947.
Going back to its beginning, The community of Weirton was originally named Hollidays Cove. For more information about the names of Weirton, see The Names of Weirton on our Genealogy Page.
Weirton is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Weirton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Weirton: (304) and (681)<4>
Websites for Weirton ...
Official Website: www.cityofweirton.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Weirton had an population of 18,269 people. This is a decrease of 7.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.49% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Weirton had a population of 19,746 people (or 64.37% of the total population of Hancock County). This makes Weirton the county's most populous community.
The population of Weirton represents 1.07% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 19,746 people, the population of Weirton decreased 3.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,411 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Weirton.
Communities near Weirton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Weirton.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Weirton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Weirton.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Weirton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Weirton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Weirton. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Weirton.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Weirton ...
Looking for more information about Weirton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Weirton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Weirton.
Adding Weirton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Weirton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Weirton was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).
We also found Weirton on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Weirton on our Genealogy Page.
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The official website for Weirton: www.cityofweirton.com/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 09 Aug 2022