Follansbee is a city in Brooke County, West Virginia, United States, located along the Ohio River. It is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,986 at the 2010 census.
Follansbee is located at 40°19′59″N 80°35′39″W / 40.33306°N 80.59417°W / 40.33306; -80.59417 (40.332919, -80.594048).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.09 square miles (5.41 km), of which, 1.84 square miles (4.77 km) is land and 0.25 square miles (0.65 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,986 people, 1,302 households, and 842 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,622.8 inhabitants per square mile (626.6/km). There were 1,432 housing units at an average density of 778.3 per square mile (300.5/km). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.
There were 1,302 households of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the city was 44.6 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,115 people, 1,340 households, and 911 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,757.9 people per square mile (679.5/km²). There were 1,453 housing units at an average density of 820.0 per square mile (317.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.97% White, 0.06% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.
There were 1,340 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the city the age distribution of the population shows 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,818, and the median income for a family was $37,679. Males had a median income of $36,063 versus $19,554 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,824. About 11.6% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
Follansbee West Virginia neighborhoods include: Allegheny St/Front St, Highland Hills, Hooverson Heights