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.
The city was named after the Follansbee brothers, the proprietors of a local steel mill.
Follansbee is located at 40°19′59″N 80°35′39″W (40.332919, -80.594048).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.09 square miles (5.41 km2), of which 1.84 square miles (4.77 km2) is land and 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,986 people, 1,302 households, and 842 families living in the city. The population density was 1,622.8 inhabitants per square mile (626.6/km2). There were 1,432 housing units at an average density of 778.3 per square mile (300.5/km2). 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.