Population of Cities in West Virginia (2019)

0
Over 1 Million
0
100,000 to 1 Million
13
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 13 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in West Virginia is Charleston, with a population of 47,293 people.

Charleston

The largest city in West Virginia is also the capital.

47,293

Huntington

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

46,811

Parkersburg

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

29,689

Morgantown

Morgantown is the home of West Virginia University.

31,950

Wheeling

Wheeling was the original state capital of West Virginia.

26,688

Weirton

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

18,371

Fairmont

This city is the county seat of Marion County.

18,382

Martinsburg

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

17,828

Beckley

This county seat of Raleigh County was founded in 1838.

16,372

Clarksburg

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

15,780

Name 2019 Population
Charleston47,293
Huntington46,811
Morgantown31,950
Parkersburg29,689
Wheeling26,688
Fairmont18,382
Weirton18,371
Martinsburg17,828
Beckley16,372
Clarksburg15,780
South Charleston12,340
Vienna10,168
St. Albans10,142
Bluefield9,855
Moundsville8,450
Bridgeport8,424
Oak Hill8,253
Dunbar7,246
Elkins7,058
Hurricane6,952
Nitro6,479
Charles Town6,155
Ranson corporation5,895
Princeton5,776
Buckhannon5,504
Keyser5,164
Grafton5,112
New Martinsville5,064
Westover4,279
Barboursville4,253
Point Pleasant4,138
Weston3,933
Lewisburg3,864
Ravenswood3,804
Philippi3,563
Summersville3,323
Ripley3,242
Pleasant Valley3,133
Kenova2,962
Kingwood2,950
Williamstown2,881
Fayetteville2,765
Petersburg2,732
Madison2,712
Williamson2,702
Follansbee2,682
Granville2,586
Milton2,581
Wellsburg2,507
Paden City2,436
Moorefield2,434
Chester2,393
White Sulphur Springs2,378
Winfield2,372
Bethlehem2,329
Hinton2,322
Shinnston2,143
Spencer2,047
Star City2,042
Mannington2,026
Shepherdstown1,967
Richwood1,892
Belington1,844
St. Marys1,828
McMechen1,750
Stonewood1,726
Romney1,726
Ronceverte1,697
Harrisville1,669
Eleanor1,657
Welch1,654
Nutter Fort1,564
Montgomery1,526
Salem1,520
Terra Alta1,491
New Haven1,481
Logan1,471
Glenville1,451
West Liberty1,447
Rainelle1,438
Chesapeake1,417
Parsons1,408
Glen Dale1,392
Marmet1,372
Mullens1,364
Sistersville1,349
Ceredo1,334
Wayne1,321
Ansted1,320
Mount Hope1,302
Mabscott1,299
Benwood1,293
Barrackville1,293
Sophia1,266
Buffalo1,244
Oceana1,214
Monongah1,163
Alderson1,152
Belle1,138
Clendenin1,134
Hamlin1,090
Chapmanville1,081
Sutton1,027
Pennsboro1,022
Bolivar1,016
New Cumberland1,015
Bethany993
Poca992
Marlinton984
Carpendale925
Athens916
Rivesville916
Mason912
Rupert902
Gassaway902
Cedar Grove899
East Bank883
Belmont878
Cameron855
Glasgow852
Lumberport850
Piedmont829
Elizabeth816
Gary800
North Hills799
West Union793
Middlebourne784
Smithers747
West Hamlin745
Anmoore739
Triadelphia731
Addison Webster Springs696
War685
Mill Creek683
Beverly661
Davis652
White Hall649
Fort Gay644
Ridgeley643
Man626
Franklin623
Bath Berkeley Springs613
Peterstown612
West Milford610
Danville604
Reedsville599
Grant Town596
Bancroft595
Pineville592
Hartford City577
Rowlesburg576
Pratt573
Gauley Bridge564
Thomas556
Masontown542
Union531
Clearview528
Grantsville517
Paw Paw493
Delbarton491
Burnsville490
Pine Grove486
Cowen483
Junior471
Lost Creek462
Beech Bottom461
Clay458
Whitesville436
Matewan418
Fairview405
Jane Lew395
Gilbert382
Capon Bridge381
Farmington371
Windsor Heights370
West Logan362
Valley Grove356
Bramwell346
Meadow Bridge345
Kermit344
Ellenboro343
Davy342
Northfork336
Handley324
Hedgesville323
Flemington312
Lester307
Newburg307
Tunnelton297
Durbin290
Mitchell Heights287
Albright286
Quinwood283
Harpers Ferry282
Flatwoods277
Bradshaw272
Wardensville269
Hendricks265
Hundred264
Bayard260