Benwood, WV Population

Population: 1,585. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,496 (-5.6% change)
Males: 712 (44.9%), Females: 873 (55.1%)

Marshall County

Zip code: 26031

Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $20,478
Median house value: $37,700

Races in Benwood:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.0%)
  • Black (1.1%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.1%), German (20.3%), Polish (12.1%), United States (10.9%), Italian (8.6%), English (8.5%).

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Benwood

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benwood city

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

2.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -132 (-7.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Benwood:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Benwood:

  • PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL (about 49 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: PIT)
  • ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 62 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: AGC)
  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 62 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Benwood:

  • MARSHALL COUNTY (about 11 miles; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Abbreviation: 74D)
  • WHEELING OHIO CO (about 13 miles; WHEELING, WV; Abbreviation: HLG)
  • ALDERMAN (about 16 miles; ST CLAIRSVILLE, OH; Abbreviation: 2P7)
Amtrak station near Benwood:

  • 4 miles: WHEELING (70 12TH ST.) – Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benwood:

  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 15 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,453)
  • ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE (about 51 miles; MOON TOWNSHIP, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,426)
  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 56 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-MAIN CAMPUS (about 57 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 22,930)
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,199)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 58 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,058)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 59 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
Private primary/middle school in Benwood:

  • SS JAMES – JOHN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 52 SEVENTH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)