Newell is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hancock County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,376 at the 2010 census.
Newell is located at 40°37′3″N 80°36′3″W / 40.61750°N 80.60083°W / 40.61750; -80.60083 (40.617544, -80.600856).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (21.28%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,602 people, 645 households, and 437 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,142.0 people per square mile (824.7/km²). There were 709 housing units at an average density of 948.0 per square mile (365.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.63% White, 0.19% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.
There were 645 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,343, and the median income for a family was $35,069. Males had a median income of $29,145 versus $18,086 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,426. About 11.8% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.