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.
Charleston is the biggest city in West Virginia, with a population of 46,692 in 2023.
Ranson corporation is the fastest growing city in West Virginia over the past 3 years, having grown 4.7% annually since 2020.
There are 232 cities in West Virginia.
The 10 largest cities in West Virginia are: Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Martinsburg, Weirton, Fairmont, Beckley and Clarksburg.