10 Largest Cities in West Virginia

The largest city in West Virginia is Charleston, with a population of 44,628. Granville is the fastest growing city in West Virginia over the past 10 years, having grown 487.31% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Charleston44,62851,274-12.96%1,41731.50
2Huntington43,16649,141-12.16%2,66116.22
3Morgantown29,95528,6094.70%3,0009.98
4Parkersburg28,26531,265-9.60%2,40111.77
5Wheeling25,77028,376-9.18%1,87113.78
6Fairmont18,25918,714-2.43%2,1268.59
7Weirton17,72619,720-10.11%98218.05
8Martinsburg17,38217,2300.88%2,6216.63
9Beckley15,25317,638-13.52%1,6069.50
10Clarksburg14,78116,474-10.28%1,5199.73
11Teays Valley13,86613,1755.24%1,9307.18
12South Charleston11,49213,475-14.72%1,4577.89
13Vienna9,81810,824-9.29%2,4783.96
14St. Albans9,47711,025-14.04%2,6223.62
15Bridgeport9,3708,14215.08%87210.74
16Bluefield9,32010,445-10.77%1,0329.03
17Cross Lanes9,2749,995-7.21%1,4536.38
18Cheat Lake9,2517,98815.81%64614.31
19Moundsville7,9828,982-11.13%2,7462.91
20Oak Hill7,7328,865-12.78%8049.61
21Elkins6,8977,177-3.90%1,8983.63
22Dunbar6,7817,890-14.06%2,4202.80
23Pea Ridge6,6326,650-0.27%2,8952.29
24Hurricane6,2806,285-0.08%1,6773.74
25Nitro6,1516,934-11.29%1,1735.24
26Brookhaven6,0435,17116.86%6559.22
27Charles Town5,9755,25113.79%1,0245.83
28Ranson corporation5,5064,40824.91%6818.09
29Princeton5,4866,126-10.45%1,8203.01
30Buckhannon5,2115,587-6.73%1,8292.85
31New Martinsville5,0945,362-5.00%1,9062.67
32Keyser4,8225,412-10.90%2,4421.98
33Grafton4,8175,159-6.63%1,3123.67
34Granville4,628788487.31%3,5681.30
35Sissonville4,2394,0285.24%33212.75
36Barboursville4,1323,9773.90%1,0104.09
37Westover4,0804,0051.87%2,7151.50
38Point Pleasant3,9004,346-10.26%1,6142.42
39Weston3,7344,102-8.97%1,9211.94
40Lewisburg3,7203,841-3.15%9783.80
41Ravenswood3,5833,845-6.81%1,9721.82
42Shannondale3,4593,3583.01%4108.43
43Shady Spring3,3662,99812.27%5546.07
44Culloden3,3623,0619.83%8104.15
46Inwood3,3302,95412.73%1,1672.85
45Blennerhassett3,3303,0897.80%6694.98
47Philippi3,2212,9668.60%1,1382.83
48Pleasant Valley3,1473,161-0.44%9743.23
49Summersville3,1213,571-12.60%6964.49
50Ripley3,1143,233-3.68%9803.18
51Kingwood3,0393,056-0.56%1,2512.43
52Kenova2,8323,241-12.62%2,1471.32
53Williamstown2,8122,911-3.40%1,8861.49
54Pinch2,7463,262-15.82%7743.55
55Petersburg2,7452,40814.00%1,6981.62
56Follansbee2,6322,976-11.56%1,4281.84
57Bluewell2,5932,18418.73%5774.50
58Fayetteville2,5912,960-12.47%4655.57
59Hooverson Heights2,5812,590-0.35%1,1422.26
60Crab Orchard2,5792,678-3.70%1,1472.25
61Williamson2,4933,183-21.68%7613.27
62Madison2,4873,078-19.20%3557.01
63Milton2,4642,4142.07%1,6121.53
64Wellsburg2,4492,798-12.47%2,5250.97
65Moorefield2,4122,553-5.52%8822.73
66Craigsville2,3752,2137.32%3916.07
67Winfield2,3342,3041.30%9692.41
68White Sulphur Springs2,2942,423-5.32%1,2251.87
69Chester2,2852,578-11.37%2,2871.00
70Bethlehem2,2732,500-9.08%6413.54
71Hinton2,2612,672-15.38%1,0132.23
72Paden City2,1862,627-16.79%2,5870.84
73Mineralwells2,0821,9506.77%1,3551.54
74Shinnston2,0682,207-6.30%1,2371.67
75Mannington2,0202,071-2.46%1,8481.09
76Shepherdstown2,0042,149-6.75%5,3440.38
77Spencer1,9272,296-16.07%1,5321.26
78Star City1,9031,7727.39%3,8920.49
79Belington1,9021,923-1.09%9232.06
80Daniels1,8691,881-0.64%4044.63
81Prosperity1,8151,49821.16%7382.46
82Alum Creek1,8051,7493.20%17710.19
83Richwood1,7592,055-14.40%1,0931.61
84Bradley1,7412,040-14.66%4124.23
85Coal City1,7251,815-4.96%2746.31
86St. Marys1,7181,856-7.44%1,6781.02
87Stonewood1,6871,809-6.74%1,9820.85
88MacArthur1,6801,50012.00%5622.99
89Elkview1,6731,22236.91%9961.68
90Boaz1,6381,29726.29%4573.58
91Ronceverte1,6371,765-7.25%9611.70
92McMechen1,6341,893-13.68%2,8620.57
93Romney1,6291,840-11.47%1,6950.96
94Rainelle1,6131,4888.40%1,4491.11
95Eleanor1,5721,5223.29%7412.12
96Fairlea1,5671,747-10.30%4193.74
97Harrisville1,5391,870-17.70%9721.58
98Wayne1,5011,701-11.76%1,2721.18
99Rand1,4971,631-8.22%3,2470.46
100Salem1,4861,588-6.42%1,1111.34
101Terra Alta1,4821,488-0.40%1,2511.19
102Welch1,4702,396-38.65%2436.04
103Nutter Fort1,4641,604-8.73%1,6470.89
104Montgomery1,4541,638-11.23%9271.57
105West Liberty1,4351,736-17.34%1,3141.09
106Cassville1,430701103.99%4033.55
107Mount Gay-Shamrock1,4131,779-20.57%1877.55
108New Haven1,4041,548-9.30%1,2751.10
109Falling Waters1,39987659.70%1,1241.25
110Fort Ashby1,3691,380-0.80%4133.31
111Logan1,3621,778-23.40%1,1861.15
112Chesapeake1,3601,553-12.43%2,8270.48
113Glenville1,3591,549-12.27%1,3631.00
114Lavalette1,3561,07326.37%5202.61
115Parsons1,3251,465-9.56%1,1811.12
116Glen Dale1,3231,523-13.13%1,5560.85
117Beaver1,3141,3080.46%3024.36
118Marmet1,3121,502-12.65%1,0301.27
119Newell1,2841,376-6.69%1,7370.74
120Barrackville1,2731,296-1.77%1,8480.69
121Buffalo1,2511,2400.89%8941.40
122Sistersville1,2491,345-7.14%2,3790.53
123Ansted1,2481,405-11.17%7521.66
124Mullens1,2351,587-22.18%6701.84
125Benwood1,2331,427-13.59%9501.30
126Ceredo1,2161,399-13.08%9251.31
127Brush Fork1,2141,1971.42%6391.90
128Mount Hope1,2111,408-13.99%7781.56
129Mabscott1,2061,408-14.35%1,3960.86
130Monongah1,1941,04514.26%2,4470.49
131Gilbert Creek1,1931,0909.45%10311.57
132Tornado1,1873313.58
133Sophia1,1711,337-12.42%1,6780.70
134Coal Fork1,1571,233-6.16%2265.13
135Oceana1,1441,386-17.46%8851.29
136Washington1,1391,175-3.06%2684.25
137Lubeck1,1261,311-14.11%2644.26
138Alderson1,1011,184-7.01%1,2320.89
139Despard1,0981,0049.36%7491.47
140Belle1,0781,257-14.24%1,5620.69
141Piney View1,0779898.90%2664.05
142Clendenin1,0521,224-14.05%7301.44
143Chapmanville1,0281,231-16.49%1,5650.66
144Mallory1,0221,654-38.21%7912.99
145Hamlin1,0211,138-10.28%1,7100.60
146Enterprise1,0109615.10%3432.94
147Bolivar1,0071,039-3.08%2,3260.43
148Chelyan99477628.09%2,4670.40
149Accoville98057470.73%3043.23
150New Cumberland9731,089-10.65%7981.22
151Poca965973-0.82%1,6440.59
152Sutton958996-3.82%1,2330.78
153Mason912971-6.08%1,5590.58
154Pennsboro9041,142-20.84%3352.70
155Stanaford9011,350-33.26%4721.91
156Rivesville897934-3.96%1,7120.52
157Marlinton8951,050-14.76%3812.35
158Carpendale881976-9.73%6711.31
159Rupert873949-8.01%1,1380.77
160Cedar Grove871996-12.55%1,2150.72
161Athens8701,041-16.43%2,2080.39
162Wiley Ford8521,026-16.96%2962.88
163Belmont850896-5.13%2,0830.41
165Elizabeth8448232.55%1,7840.47
164Bruno84454455.15%6521.29
166Lumberport831875-5.03%1,6520.50
167East Bank830958-13.36%1,7220.48
168Gassaway816909-10.23%7061.16
169Hilltop80862429.49%1,2350.65
170Cameron807940-14.15%9390.86
171Shrewsbury80265223.01%2,7850.29
172Glasgow800903-11.41%1,7170.47
173Bethany7931,035-23.38%1,0820.73
174Piedmont784873-10.19%2,0580.38
175Lesage7781,358-42.71%1286.09
176Powellton76361923.26%1435.35
177Scarbro75848655.97%1,1280.67
178West Union757824-8.13%2,1030.36
179Boomer75561522.76%7181.05
180Triadelphia750814-7.86%1,1140.67
181North Hills747825-9.45%1,3200.57
182Gallipolis Ferry723817-11.51%3182.27
183Gary716968-26.03%8510.84
184Anmoore713776-8.12%6751.06
185East Dailey71255727.83%6771.05
186Smithers698816-14.46%4821.45
187Holden693876-20.89%1863.73
188Middlebourne690810-14.81%1,9110.36
189West Hamlin687772-11.01%1,2870.53
190Mill Creek676723-6.50%1,4790.46
191White Hall6756612.12%6421.05
192Chattaroy668756-11.64%3272.04
193Bolt66454821.17%1225.45
194Fort Gay659734-10.22%7650.86
195Justice65441258.74%4951.32
196Beverly651700-7.00%1,4830.44
197Franklin633721-12.21%1,1260.56
198Jefferson630676-6.80%1,8860.33
199Waverly62339557.72%4121.51
201McConnell61651419.84%1,9620.31
200Idamay6166110.82%6990.88
203Peterstown615650-5.38%1,9460.32
202Webster Springs615776-20.75%1,3640.45
204Ridgeley614674-8.90%2,1170.29
206West Milford610632-3.48%1,1490.53
205War610855-28.65%6850.89
207Hometown606668-9.28%7560.80
209Reedsville5955861.54%9170.65
208Davis595660-9.85%3251.83
210Hartford City594613-3.10%4801.24
211Shenandoah Junction590703-16.07%5821.01
213Man588755-22.12%5361.10
212Bancroft5885880.00%4,2300.14
214Bath Berkeley Springs587620-5.32%1,7470.34
215Grant Town585616-5.03%1,1100.53
216Danville566690-17.97%5291.07
217Rowlesburg563581-3.10%5571.01
218Pineville541668-19.01%7040.77
219Ghent53645717.29%4181.28
220Pratt532602-11.63%1,8600.29
221Union531565-6.02%1,1880.45
222Switzer529595-11.09%2262.34
224Thomas526585-10.09%1184.46
223Gauley Bridge526614-14.33%3321.58
225Masontown523548-4.56%1,8810.28
226Amherstdale51935048.29%1732.99
227Hepzibah518566-8.48%5620.92
228Valley Bend4974852.47%3531.41
230Paw Paw489506-3.36%9230.53
229Grantsville489561-12.83%1,1240.43
231Omar478552-13.41%4251.13
232Junior474521-9.02%1,5100.31
233Clearview470525-10.48%1,1630.40
234Burnsville468511-8.41%4431.06
235Delbarton467573-18.50%2351.99
236Great Cacapon46538620.47%5430.86
237Big Chimney463627-26.16%2312.00
238Robinette462663-30.32%1543.00
239Pine Grove458543-15.65%1,3010.35
240Beech Bottom454521-12.86%3911.16
241Carolina4514119.73%5430.83
242Lost Creek449492-8.74%4620.97
243Montcalm448726-38.29%1652.72
244Kopperston446616-27.60%2341.91
245Greenview44437817.46%4500.99
246Lashmeet443479-7.52%5910.75
248Nettie438568-22.89%1393.15
247Cowen438533-17.82%6960.63
249Chauncey42228349.12%2941.44
251Raysal417465-10.32%3391.23
250Clay417491-15.07%7470.56
252Middleway410441-7.03%3661.12
253Fairview404409-1.22%1,4430.28
254Matewan400499-19.84%7230.55
255Harts398656-39.33%439.18
256Glen Fork396487-18.69%1293.07
257Whitesville394509-22.59%1,2830.31
258Mount Carbon389428-9.11%2,6110.15
259Charlton Heights385406-5.17%9300.41
260Berwind38427838.13%1,3290.29
261Jane Lew377405-6.91%1,5770.24
262Ellenboro3693612.22%3281.13
264Windsor Heights367422-13.03%2,5660.14
263Bud367487-24.64%1183.12
266Verdunville366687-46.72%1372.67
265Gilbert366445-17.75%3680.99
267New Richmond36523853.36%8470.43
268Red Jacket362581-37.69%695.27
269Racine36125641.02%7540.48
270Glen White36026635.34%7110.51
271Farmington359376-4.52%8650.41
272Capon Bridge348357-2.52%5190.67
273West Logan346430-19.53%1,0240.34
274Wallace3392391.42
276Monaville3373099.06%7370.46
275Meadow Bridge337376-10.37%8300.41
278Valley Grove336377-10.88%6140.55
277Reader336397-15.37%3620.93
279Kermit328401-18.20%8370.39
281Spelter325346-6.07%6570.49
280Bramwell325365-10.96%5860.56
282Hico31827216.91%635.01
283Rossmore3153014.65%5060.62
284Deep Water31328011.79%3540.88
285Newburg306320-4.38%3900.79
286Lester305344-11.34%6090.50
287Flemington300311-3.54%9840.30
288Davy298423-29.55%2341.27
291Prichard294527-44.21%2661.11
290Northfork294425-30.82%3050.96
289Handley294349-15.76%3080.95
292Tunnelton2922920.00%8720.34
294Hedgesville291300-3.00%2,2210.13
293Durbin291294-1.02%5090.57
295Rachel28924816.53%8450.34
296Harpers Ferry285288-1.04%5330.54
297Dixie280291-3.78%3840.73
298Albright279281-0.71%1,2030.23
299Matheny276531-48.02%793.50
300Flatwoods259277-6.50%3950.66
301Itmann258293-11.95%2610.99
302Wardensville255268-4.85%7870.32
303Quinwood254284-10.56%7340.35
305Mitchell Heights252323-21.98%7500.34
304Bayard252289-12.80%8100.31
306Hendricks251273-8.06%7340.34
307Henderson250270-7.41%5980.42
309Hundred244298-18.12%4860.50
308Bradshaw244336-27.38%3150.77
310Cairo239280-14.64%5060.47
311Womelsdorf Coalton237245-3.27%5720.41
312Springfield232477-51.36%1731.34
313Kistler230528-56.44%1551.49
314Hillsboro223253-11.86%6210.36
315Iaeger215303-29.04%2710.79
316Elk Garden209228-8.33%8100.26
317Huttonsville207220-5.91%6830.30
319Falls View206238-13.45%6240.33
318Aurora2062012.49%982.11
320Stollings205316-35.13%5690.36
322Keystone202282-28.37%6230.32
321Hambleton202229-11.79%1,4640.14
323Falling Spring199211-5.69%3860.52
324Glen Jean197210-6.19%8720.23
325Matoaka193223-13.45%7310.26
326Green Bank18214327.27%553.30
327Valley Head181267-32.21%1860.97
328Van178211-15.64%2980.60
329Blacksville1771722.91%5920.30
330Beards Fork173199-13.07%1031.68
331Brenton169249-32.13%2690.63
332Salt Rock166388-57.22%543.06
334St. George1611521.06
333Anawalt161224-28.13%2800.57
336Rhodell160173-7.51%5100.31
335Green Spring160218-26.61%732.20
337Fenwick15811636.21%1,1210.14
338Page157224-29.91%3590.44
339Pentress156175-10.86%2570.61
340Reedy155182-14.84%7950.20
341Comfort154306-49.67%1531.00
342Arbovale1522610.58
343Montrose150158-5.06%2390.63
344Worthington148153-3.27%2540.58
345Pax146167-12.57%4870.30
347Sand Fork145159-8.81%4460.33
346Leon145158-8.23%4530.32
348Brandywine142218-34.86%2890.49
349Smithfield140166-15.66%4790.29
350Big Sandy139168-17.26%2610.53
353Huntersville1361201.13
352Harman136142-4.23%4210.32
351Birch River13610727.10%3700.37
356Wolf Summit135272-50.37%3710.36
355Pageton135187-27.81%1121.20
354Kimball135194-30.41%5340.25
358Crumpler133204-34.80%891.50
357Camden-on-Gauley133170-21.76%4090.33
360Sylvester127160-20.63%5040.25
359Kimberly127287-55.75%1420.89
361Gypsy126328-61.59%1620.78
362Pullman124150-17.33%5100.24
364Corinne123362-66.02%3330.37
363Burlington123182-32.42%1001.23
365Bartow1181116.31%2540.46
366Glen Ferris117203-42.36%851.38
367Littleton116198-41.41%1770.66
368Friendly115132-12.88%1,1390.10
369Neibert113183-38.25%1850.61
370Oakvale112120-6.67%2680.42
372Roderfield111188-40.96%4190.27
371Galloway111143-22.38%1770.63
373Tioga1071720.62
374Century106115-7.83%8090.13
376Maybeury99234-57.69%591.67
375Brandonville99104-4.81%2570.39
377Frank982570.38
378Kincaid95260-63.46%1100.86
379Parcoal945470.17
380Prince93116-19.83%511.83
381Henlawson90442-79.64%1120.80
383Helvetia85471.81
382Auburn8597-12.37%2540.34
385Bruceton Mills8485-1.18%1,5270.06
384Big Creek84237-64.56%1450.58
386Jacksonburg64182-64.84%431.48
387Vivian621710.36
388Apple Grove60204-70.59%262.30
389Bergoo542550.21
390Belva533870.14
391Cucumber521150.45
393Twilight48960.50
392Crum48182-73.63%940.51
394Sarah Ann47345-86.38%261.83
395Whitmer44106-58.49%1040.42
396Cass42530.79
397Dailey34114-70.18%670.51
398Covel30142-78.87%1420.21
400Pickens1472.03
399Helen14219-93.61%590.24
401Thurmond15-80.00%110.09
404Eccles362-100.00%0.69
403Bowden0.12
402Bartley224-100.00%1.14

Top 404 Cities in West Virginia by Population

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.

Map of Cities in West Virginia

West Virginia Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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