Wellsburg, WV Population

Population: 2,891. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,727 (-5.7% change)
Males: 1,306 (45.2%), Females: 1,585 (54.8%)

Brooke County

Zip code: 26070

Median resident age: 45.9 years
Median household income: $27,298
Median house value: $63,100

Races in Wellsburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.5%)
  • Black (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (23.0%), Italian (17.3%), Irish (17.2%), English (13.3%), Scotch-Irish (6.5%), United States (6.3%).

Elevation: 667 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wellsburg

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wellsburg city

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -584 (-16.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wellsburg:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wellsburg:

  • PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL (about 31 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: PIT)
  • ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 49 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: AGC)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 67 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wellsburg:

  • WHEELING OHIO CO (about 8 miles; WHEELING, WV; Abbreviation: HLG)
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY AIRPARK (about 9 miles; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Abbreviation: 2G2)
  • EDDIE DEW MEMORIAL AIRPARK (about 14 miles; TORONTO, OH; Abbreviation: 1G8)
Amtrak station near Wellsburg:

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

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wellsburg:

  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,453)
  • ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE (about 34 miles; MOON TOWNSHIP, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,426)
  • GENEVA COLLEGE (about 39 miles; BEAVER FALLS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,059)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-MAIN CAMPUS (about 42 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 22,930)
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,199)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 43 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,058)
  • POINT PARK COLLEGE (about 45 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,189)

Schools

Public high school in Wellsburg:

  • BROOKE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,160; Location: BRUIN DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wellsburg:

  • WELLSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 515; Location: 1447 MAIN ST; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • WELLSBURG PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 15TH AND CHARLES STREET; Grades: KG – 04)
  • FRANKLIN PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: 1305 WASHINGTON PIKE; Grades: KG – 04)
Private primary/middle school in Wellsburg:

  • ST JOHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 1340 CHARLES STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Wellsburg:

  • BROOKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $211,167; Location: 945 MAIN STREET; 40,816 books; 1,065 audio materials; 4,160 video materials; 136 serial subscriptions)