What is the current population of Weirton?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Weirton is 18,266. Weirton, West Virginia is the 1,973rd largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Weirton?

The peak population of Weirton was in 1990, when its population was 22,161. In 1990, Weirton was the 1,247th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,973rd largest city in the US. Weirton is currently 17.6% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Weirton shrinking?

Weirton has shrunk 10.2% since the year 2000. Weirton, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 18,266 1,973
2018 18,449 1,957
2017 18,685 1,928
2016 18,989 1,892
2015 19,175 1,865
2014 19,362 1,831
2013 19,525 1,806
2012 19,503 1,787
2011 19,609 1,765
2010 19,746 1,738
2009 18,574 1,807
2008 18,658 1,796
2007 18,750 1,777
2006 19,000 1,742
2005 19,255 1,695
2004 19,431 1,667
2003 19,647 1,649
2002 19,869 1,618
2001 20,115 1,597
2000 20,363 1,568
1990 22,161 1,247

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1963 Arcata, California 18,431 10.9%
1964 Fairmont, West Virginia 18,388 -4.5%
1965 Brook Park, Ohio 18,382 -13.1%
1966 Altus, Oklahoma 18,338 -13.9%
1967 Laurel, Mississippi 18,338 0.3%
1968 Sycamore, Illinois 18,322 47.4%
1969 Brookfield, Illinois 18,310 -3.9%
1970 Chowchilla, California 18,310 25.6%
1971 Rutherford, New Jersey 18,303 1.1%
1972 Newburyport, Massachusetts 18,289 6.4%
1973 Weirton, West Virginia 18,266 -10.2%
1974 Radford, Virginia 18,249 15.0%
1975 Boerne, Texas 18,232 182.0%
1976 Hyattsville, Maryland 18,230 16.4%
1977 St. Michael, Minnesota 18,204 94.5%
1978 Maumelle, Arkansas 18,199 69.0%
1979 Niles, Ohio 18,176 -13.0%
1980 Trenton, Michigan 18,157 -7.4%
1981 Imperial, California 18,120 134.8%
1982 Orange, Texas 18,118 -12.3%
1983 Otsego, Minnesota 18,113 178.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1257 Morgantown 30,549 14.4%
1308 Parkersburg 29,306 -12.0%
1443 Wheeling 26,430 -15.5%
1964 Fairmont 18,388 -4.5%
1973 Weirton 18,266 -10.2%
2054 Martinsburg 17,454 17.6%
2209 Beckley 15,940 -7.8%
2274 Clarksburg 15,225 -9.0%
2703 South Charleston 12,047 -11.1%
3059 Vienna 10,124 -6.1%
3108 St. Albans 9,918 -13.9%
3166 Bluefield 9,629 -15.7%

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