Population of Cities in West Virginia (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
0
100,000 to 1 Million
12
10,000 to 100,000

West Virginia has a total population of over 1.8 million, making it the country’s 38th most populous state. Charleston, the state’s capital, has a population of 49,736 per 2017 estimates. Huntington doesn’t fall far behind with a total of 48,638 residents. There is a total of 14 cities with populations of more than 10,000, including Parkersburg, Morgantown, Wheeling, Weirton, Fairmont, and Martinsburg.

The state has a total of 80 incorporated cities. There are four that have populations of less than 1,000 people. These cities are Thomas in Tucker County, with a population of 564, War in McDowell County with a population of 793, Belmont in Pleasants County with a population of 903, and Cameron in Marshall County with a population of 915.

West Virginia has 0 cities with more than a million people, 0 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 12 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in West Virginia is Charleston, with a population of 49,138 people.

Charleston

The largest city in West Virginia is also the capital.

49,138

Huntington

Huntington's metro area stretches across seven counties and is the largest in the state.

48,113

Parkersburg

Parkersburg hosts several annual festivals, including The Taste of Parkesrsburg and the Downtown Throwdown.

30,601

Morgantown

Morgantown is the home of West Virginia University.

30,855

Wheeling

Wheeling was the original state capital of West Virginia.

27,375

Weirton

Steel was once the major industry of Weirton, but as this declined, the city's economy relies more on retail and medical services.

18,989

Fairmont

This city is the county seat of Marion County.

18,622

Martinsburg

This city is the largest city by population in the Eastern Panhandle region.

17,687

Beckley

This county seat of Raleigh County was founded in 1838.

16,972

Clarksburg

The National League of Cities once named Clarksburg as the National Small City of the Year.

16,035

Name 2017 Population
Charleston49,138
Huntington48,113
Morgantown30,855
Parkersburg30,601
Wheeling27,375
Weirton18,989
Fairmont18,622
Martinsburg17,687
Beckley16,972
Clarksburg16,035
Vienna10,459
Bluefield10,191
Moundsville8,741
Oak Hill8,544
Bridgeport8,364
Dunbar7,543
Elkins7,187
Nitro6,686
Hurricane6,604
Princeton5,962
Charles Town5,945
Buckhannon5,612
Keyser5,200
New Martinsville5,181
Grafton5,127
Barboursville4,262
Point Pleasant4,237
Weston4,044
Lewisburg3,921
Ravenswood3,825
Philippi3,533
Summersville3,434
Ripley3,245
Kenova3,055
Kingwood2,956
Williamstown2,941
Williamson2,924
Madison2,865
Fayetteville2,852
Follansbee2,838
Wellsburg2,657
Milton2,614
Petersburg2,573
Granville2,562
Paden City2,487
Chester2,474
Moorefield2,473
Hinton2,469
White Sulphur Springs2,420
Winfield2,357
Shinnston2,161
Spencer2,158
Mannington2,059
Shepherdstown1,991
Richwood1,955
Belington1,910
Welch1,816
Romney1,759
Harrisville1,750
Ronceverte1,736
Eleanor1,603
Logan1,600
Montgomery1,577
Salem1,541
Glenville1,517
New Haven1,514
Terra Alta1,491
West Liberty1,471
Rainelle1,468
Glen Dale1,446
Mullens1,439
Parsons1,423
Ceredo1,376
Ansted1,374
Wayne1,366
Mount Hope1,350
Mabscott1,350
Benwood1,344
Sistersville1,316
Sophia1,311
Barrackville1,311
Oceana1,280
Buffalo1,250
Belle1,192
Clendenin1,173
Alderson1,173
Chapmanville1,171
Hamlin1,114
Pennsboro1,067
New Cumberland1,051
Sutton1,033
Marlinton1,014
Bethany1,002
Poca989
Athens940
Cedar Grove938
Rivesville934
Mason933
Rupert923
East Bank919
Gassaway902
Cameron891
Belmont890
Glasgow870
Gary866
Lumberport859
Piedmont835
Elizabeth831
West Union820
Middlebourne787
Smithers777
Triadelphia761
West Hamlin757
War751
Anmoore751
Mill Creek701
Man683
Beverly679
Fort Gay671
Franklin662
Davis655
Ridgeley643
Danville640
Peterstown636
Pineville619
West Milford616
Grant Town611
Bancroft598
Reedsville596
Pratt585
Gauley Bridge585
Rowlesburg579
Thomas562
Union552
Masontown548
Grantsville538
Delbarton527
Pine Grove510
Cowen498
Burnsville496
Junior495
Paw Paw493
Beech Bottom491
Lost Creek474
Whitesville466
Clay464
Matewan454
Gilbert412
Fairview411
Jane Lew404
Windsor Heights394
Farmington374
Davy372
Northfork372
Kermit371
Capon Bridge369
Valley Grove365
Meadow Bridge357
Bramwell352
Ellenboro346
Handley336
Lester322
Hedgesville320
Newburg313
Flemington312
Tunnelton297
Bradshaw296
Harpers Ferry291
Durbin287
Quinwood286
Albright286
Flatwoods277
Hundred276
Bayard272
Wardensville272
Cairo267
Iaeger267
Henderson266
Hendricks265
Hillsboro247
Hambleton225
Elk Garden224
Matoaka218
Huttonsville218
Anawalt202
Blacksville183
Kimball173
Reedy172
Rhodell167
Pax162
Worthington159
Smithfield157
Montrose156
Leon156
Sand Fork155
Sylvester149
Pullman142
Harman142
Friendly129
Auburn92