Weirton-Steubenville, WV


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Weirton-Steubenville, WV

About Weirton-Steubenville, WV

Weirton, West Virginia is a vibrant city located in the northern panhandle of the state. Home to two historic neighborhoods, Weirton has a rich history that dates back to the 1800s. The city is known for its cultural attractions such as the Steel Museum and several parks and greenways. The city also offers ample recreational activities for all ages including golf courses, disc golf, skiing, boating and fishing. Education-wise there are both public schools and private institutions like West Liberty University offering excellent educational opportunities. Finally, with its strong economy and affordable cost of living, Weirton provides a great quality of life both to residents and visitors alike. Small-town complex - Southeast Ohio along the Ohio River at the West Virginia border.

State: West Virginia
County:
Metro Area: Weirton-Steubenville Metro Area
City: Weirton, Follansbee, 11 total
Zip Codes: 26062, 26070, 26037, 26047, 26034, 26035, 26050, 26032, 26030, 26075, 11 total
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1223 ft above sea level

Weirton is one of the eastern Ohio Valley’s region’s many small steel towns, dominated by the large International Steel Group’s Weirton works. Steubenville, across the Ohio River also has a steel heritage but has begun to diversify. The decline of steel and its related industries has led to higher unemployment, low job growth prospects and a significant population decline in recent years.

But, that trend has slowed and recent events position the area for a turnaround. A combination of low costs, local workforce, ground transport network, and strategic national location has brought a Wal-Mart distribution facility, which covers more space and employs more people than the existing central business district.

Steubenville is located on a level floodplain extending west from the Ohio River. Areas to the north and south are hilly, with dense deciduous forests. The climate is humid continental. The city is in a primary storm track located far enough north to receive a Lake Erie influence. Summers are warm and humid, while winters are fairly mild but subject to occasional cold snaps. Fall and spring are changeable. Long periods of cool, cloudy weather occur in all seasons. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.

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Weirton-Steubenville Cost of Living
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Cost of living, attractive setting, and close to pittsburgh make Weirton-Steubenville a great place to live.

$118,200
-186.0% lower than avg
$50,495
-36.7% lower than avg
$700 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-64.0% lower than avg
Weirton-Steubenville Crime
28.2 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia
$22,680
for a family
$24,800
for a single person
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