Mcmechen, WV Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 1,937. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,831 (-5.5% change)
Males: 913 (47.1%), Females: 1,024 (52.9%)

Marshall County

Zip code: 26040

Median resident age: 44.2 years
Median household income: $27,179
Median house value: $43,600

Races in McMechen:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (25.8%), Irish (23.4%), United States (14.5%), Polish (12.0%), English (11.2%), Italian (5.6%).

Elevation: 669 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in McMechen

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McMechen city

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -212 (-9.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near McMechen:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to McMechen:

  • PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL (about 50 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: PIT)
  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 61 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
  • ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 62 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: AGC)
Other public-use airports nearest to McMechen:

  • MARSHALL COUNTY (about 9 miles; MOUNDSVILLE, WV; Abbreviation: 74D)
  • WHEELING OHIO CO (about 15 miles; WHEELING, WV; Abbreviation: HLG)
  • ALDERMAN (about 16 miles; ST CLAIRSVILLE, OH; Abbreviation: 2P7)
Amtrak station near McMechen:

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

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McMechen:

  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,453)
  • ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE (about 52 miles; MOON TOWNSHIP, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,426)
  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 55 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-MAIN CAMPUS (about 58 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 22,930)
  • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,199)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 59 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
Private high school in McMechen:

  • BISHOP DONAHUE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 325 LOGAN STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)