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Weirton, West Virginia

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Welcome to Weirton ...

The city of Weirton is primarily located in Hancock County. A portion of Weirton extends into Brooke County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Weirton has a population of 18,685 people<1> (see below for details).

Weirton was established in 1947.

The community of Weirton was originally named Hollidays Cove.

Weirton is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Weirton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Weirton: (304) & (681)<3>

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 20,411 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Weirton had an population of 18,685 people. This is a decrease of 5.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.46% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Weirton.

Communities near Weirton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Brilliant (OH)   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
East Liverpool (OH)   [Map]   10,691   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wellsville (OH)   [Map]   3,352   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wintersville (OH)   [Map]   3,727   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Industry (PA)   [Map]   1,747   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
McDonald (PA)   [Map]   2,076   E   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Weirton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Weirton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Weirton. Our list includes 4 papers, published between 186? and the present.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Weirton:

Websites for Weirton ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Hancock County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Weirton:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Weirton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Weirton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Weirton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Weirton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Weirton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weirton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4090, Longitude: -80.5884     [Map].

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