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Population in 2012: 2,769 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 

Males: 1,189  (43.0%)
Females: 1,580  (57.0%)

Median resident age:  48.3 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26070.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,811 (it was $27,298 in 2000)
Wellsburg:

$35,811
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,881

Wellsburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,104 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Wellsburg:

$81,104
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $101,178; Detached houses: $102,259; Townhouses or other attached units: $6,013; In 2-unit structures: $68,046; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $135,301; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,301

Median gross rent in 2012: $526.

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  • White alone - 2,679 (95.5%)
  • Black alone - 52 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 33 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)

Races in Wellsburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wellsburg: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (18.7%), German (18.4%), United States (15.4%), Irish (13.5%), English (10.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 667 feet

Land area: 0.93 square miles.

Population density: 2,973 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Wellsburg:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wellsburg city:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

21 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Wellsburg, West Virginia as of November 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wellsburg to the number of sex offenders is 132 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $621 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $425 (0.7%)

Wellsburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (35.2 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (289.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Brilliant, OH (1.1 miles ), Mingo Junction, OH (1.7 miles ), Hooverson Heights, WV (1.9 miles ), New Alexandria, OH (1.9 miles ), Follansbee, WV (2.0 miles ), Beech Bottom, WV (2.1 miles ), Bethany, WV (2.4 miles ), Steubenville, OH (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 40.28 N, Longitude: 80.61 W

Area code: 304

Wellsburg household income distribution Wellsburg home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Wellsburg by Year
Type 2001 2004 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000200
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.077.40.00.0
Rapes 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 1012000
per 100,000 34.70.038.878.10.00.00.0
Assaults 1014101
per 100,000 34.70.038.8156.238.70.036.0
Burglaries 40181413127
per 100,000 138.80.0697.7546.7502.9427.2252.0
Thefts 2662627221428
per 100,000 902.5210.71007.81054.3851.1498.41007.9
Auto thefts 3043042
per 100,000 104.10.0155.0117.10.0142.472.0
Arson 0011000
per 100,000 0.00.038.839.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.6) 74.18.7125.3149.7240.163.473.5

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Crime rate in Wellsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Wellsburg, West Virginia accommodation, waste management - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Wellsburg-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the Wellsburg city center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 53.0 miles away from the city center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wellsburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 84.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from Wellsburg center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/1991 at 03:21:22, a magnitude 3.4 (3.2 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brooke County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Landslides: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wellsburg topographic map

Birthplace of: Isaac H. Duval - Union Army general, Charles "Red" Donley - Sports broadcaster, Rabbit Robinson - Major League Baseball player.


Hospital/medical center in Wellsburg:

  • VALLEY HAVEN GERIATRIC CENTER (Nursing Home, RD 2, BOX 44)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Wellsburg:

  • BRIGHTWOOD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)
  • TRI COUNTY HM HLTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)
  • REM-WV, INC., ROCKDALE ROAD (Hospital, about 4 miles away; FOLLANSBEE, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Wellsburg, WV

located in Wellsburg:

Amtrak station near Wellsburg:

  • 16 miles: WHEELING (70 12TH ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wellsburg:

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville (about 7 miles; Steubenville, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,131)
  • West Liberty University (about 8 miles; West Liberty, WV; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 25 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Robert Morris University (about 27 miles; Moon Township, PA; FT enrollment: 3,106)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 34 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 8,525)
  • Point Park University (about 34 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 2,801)
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (about 35 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 2,222)

Public high school in Wellsburg:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wellsburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Wellsburg:

  • ST JOHN PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 1340 CHARLES ST; Grades: PK - 4)
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Library in Wellsburg:

  • BROOKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $299,705; Location: 945 MAIN STREET; 53,975 books; 2,137 audio materials; 8,092 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 106 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wellsburg: Wellsburg Wharf (A), Brooke County Courthouse (B), Brooke County Public Library (C), Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department (D), Fire Station Number Three (E), Wellsburg City Hall (F), Brooke County Emergency Medical Services (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wellsburg include: Apostolic Faith Assembly Church (A), Christ Episcopal Church (B), First Baptist Church of Wellsburg (C), First Church of the Nazarene (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Free Methodist Church (F), Henderson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Brooke Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Brooke County Museum (600 Main Street).

Courts: Brooke County - Circuit Court- Judge's Chambers (Court House), Brooke County - Circuit Court- Judge Gaughan (Court House), Brooke County - Circuit Court (Court House).

 
Brooke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.1. This is worse than average.
City:

39.1
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.94. This is significantly worse than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.94
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.0
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.402. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.402
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.0
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00935. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00935
U.S.:

0.06353
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 7.90. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.90
U.S.:

10.54

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wellsburg and their reported violations in the past:

WELLSBURG CITY OF (Address: 33 12TH STREET , Population served: 4577, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2005)
HAMMOND PSD (Population served: 2239, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-01-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-01-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-01-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-01-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-19-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2000), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2000), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2000), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-26-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Operations Report - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Turbidity. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-1997), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-1997)
BEECH BOTTOM WATER DEPT (Address: 170 9TH STREET , Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and AUG-12-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2004)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wellsburg that have no violations reported:

  • WASHINGTON PIKE PSD (Population served: 6510, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • BROOKE COUNTY PSD (Population served: 236, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.7%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wellsburg, WV


9 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000

Wellsburg compared to West Virginia state average:

Wellsburg, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Wellsburg (2011 data):

  • Progressive Bank, National Association: Wellsburg Branch at 744 Charles Street, branch established on 1902/08/29; Drive-In Branch at Eighth Street, branch established on 1973/02/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $293.0 mil, Deposits: $239.3 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First West Virginia Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Wellsburg Branch at 800 Charles Street, branch established on 1832/01/01. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • Main Street Bank Corp.: Wellsburg Branch at 1010 Commerce Street, branch established on 2005/09/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $244.0 mil, Deposits: $208.7 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Main Street Financial Services Corp
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Wellsburg Branch at 1015 Commerce Street, branch established on 1935/06/22. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wellsburg travel time to work - commute


Wellsburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wellsburg city (based on Brooke County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.28%
Here39.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents35.3%11.3%10.6%8.6%8.5%
Congregations4.7%14.0%14.0%7.0%9.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchFree Methodist Church of North AmericaOther
Adherents6.7%4.3%2.8%2.2%9.7%
Congregations7.0%7.0%9.3%2.3%25.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Brooke County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Brooke County:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.2%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Brooke County:

14.5%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$8,353$25,0590$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,832$45,98410$4,649
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$387
Police Protection - Officers 6$16,328$32,6561$1,085
Streets and Highways 4$9,115$27,3450$0
Sewerage 4$8,198$24,5941$702
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,581
Water Supply 6$14,781$29,5620$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$1,018
Totals for Government 25$60,607$29,09118$9,422


4.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hancock County, WV  0.85% ($26,128 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, OH  0.49% ($26,244)
from Ohio County, WV  0.42% ($29,923)


5.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,986 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hancock County, WV  1.14% ($25,757 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, OH  0.70% ($27,662)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.38% ($34,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wellsburg:

  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTV (1340 AM; 1 kW; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKKX (1600 AM; 5 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WDIG (950 AM; 1 kW; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WORLD WITNESS FOR CHRIST MINIST.,INC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEIR (1430 AM; 1 kW; WEIRTON, WV)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVLY (1370 AM; 5 kW; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Owner: SCOTT RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wellsburg:

  • WOGH (103.5 FM; BURGETTSTOWN, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVNP (89.9 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W215BC (90.9 FM; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WVBC (88.1 FM; BETHANY, WV; Owner: BETHANY COLLEGE)
  • WOVK (98.7 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGW (107.5 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEL (95.7 FM; SHADYSIDE, OH; Owner: OHIO VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBJV (88.9 FM; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WGLZ (91.5 FM; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Owner: WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE)
  • WKWK-FM (97.3 FM; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOGF (104.3 FM; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVKF (105.5 FM; BETHLEHEM, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMP-FM (100.5 FM; BELLAIRE, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCDK (106.3 FM; CADIZ, OH; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS OHIO, LLC)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWSW-FM (94.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDSY-FM (107.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJJJ (104.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Wellsburg:

  • W25CI (Channel 25; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W57BH (Channel 57; WEIRTON, WV; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTRF-TV (Channel 7; WHEELING, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOUC-TV (Channel 44; CAMBRIDGE, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • W28AS (Channel 28; BRIDGEPORT, OH; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W56DX (Channel 56; WHEELING,ETC., WV; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W20AN (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wellsburg, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6

See more detailed statistics of Wellsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $321,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 355
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 8,662


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Wash Pike .5 Mi N Of State Rd 27 (Lat: 40.272306 Lon: -80.592028), Type: Bant, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: KNBD581
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.9800 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/12/2011, Expiration Date: 07/23/2021
    Registrant: Ewa 21035117, 122 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • Lat: 40.269361 Lon: -80.612778, Call Sign: KNBD582
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.040 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/20/2011, Expiration Date: 12/17/2021
    Registrant: Ewa 21035116, 122 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • Cable Tv Tower Park Addition (Lat: 40.272306 Lon: -80.605917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: KXG841
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.265 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2012, Expiration Date: 10/24/2021
    Registrant: Brooke County Sheriffs Office, 632 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070, Phone: (304) 737-3660, Fax: (304) 737-3046, Email:
  • Us 88 Water Tank Approx 2000 Ft S Of Int Of Us 88 & Rt 27 (Lat: 40.254528 Lon: -80.531472), Type: Tank, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 16 m, Call Sign: WPQE253, Licensee ID: L01010954
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.456 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2005, Expiration Date: 06/08/2015, Certifier: Ed Marks
    Registrant: Washington Pike P S D, 890 Washington Pike, Wellsburg, WV 26070, Phone: (304) 737-2811, Fax: (304) 737-3460
  • Lat: 40.272028 Lon: -80.609528, Call Sign: WQIE361
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.920 MHz, 153.935 MHz, 153.927 MHz, 153.942 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/2008, Expiration Date: 01/16/2018, Certifier: Richard D Ferguson
    Registrant: A.V. Lauttamus Communications, 1344 Cove Hill Road, Weirtom, WV 26062, Phone: (304) 723-5555, Fax: (304) 723-1539, Email:
  • Lat: 40.269528 Lon: -80.611944, Call Sign: WQLY727
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.317 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/28/2010, Expiration Date: 05/28/2020, Certifier: Mark R Henne
    Registrant: Ewa 21003601, 122 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Wellsburg, Lat: 40.275500 Lon: -80.587306, Call Sign: WQCB910, Licensee ID: L00957190
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.343 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/26/2005, Expiration Date: 01/26/2015, Certifier: Janet Klein
    Registrant: Brooke County Psd
  • WELLSBURG, Coopers Ridge (Lat: 40.250389 Lon: -80.633472), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 55.2 m, Overall height: 56.7 m, Call Sign: WQQU721
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • County Court House 632 Main St (Lat: 40.274250 Lon: -80.560917), Type: Building, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WHW210
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/2012, Expiration Date: 06/17/2022
    Registrant: Brooke County Sheriff Dept, 300 Courthouse Square, Wellsburg, WV 26070, Phone: (304) 737-3660, Fax: (304) 737-3046, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wellsburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: KUCK BOB CHINOOK 2S (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 35KK , Serial Number: 00662, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 03/18/1986
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Box 560, Wellsburg, WV 26070
  • Aircraft: FAIRCHILD M-62A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: FAIRCHILD 6-440 SERIES (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 51797 , Serial Number: 5933AE, Year manufactured: 1943
    Registrant (Individual): Donald M Gorby, Rt 2, Wellsburg, WV 26070
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN LEGEND AIRCRAFT CO AL11 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 537JM , Serial Number: AL-1100
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jon D Meriwether, 1 Merco Rd, Wellsburg, WV 26070, Other Owners: M Jeannette Meriwether, James P Meriwether
  • Aircraft: MERIWETHER JON ARION LIGHTNING (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 3300 (120 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 638JM , Serial Number: 00098, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/2010
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jon Meriwether, 251 Merco Rd, Wellsburg, WV 26070, Other Owners: Jeannette Meriwether, James Meriwether


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 80
  • Hazardous Condition: 48
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Wellsburg


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wellsburg, WV

Most common first names in Wellsburg, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16378.7 years
John15375.8 years
William11274.1 years
Charles10070.5 years
James7772.9 years
George6874.4 years
Robert6370.0 years
Margaret5979.6 years
Helen5679.3 years
Joseph5576.9 years
Most common last names in Wellsburg, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7773.7 years
Miller4874.8 years
Williams3174.1 years
Wilson3170.3 years
Taylor2473.5 years
Adams2166.7 years
Henry2182.2 years
Crawford2075.9 years
White1976.3 years
Lazear1872.1 years
Businesses in Wellsburg, WV
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Kroger1U-Haul3
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1
Pizza Hut1
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