10 Largest Cities in West Virginia

The largest city in West Virginia is Charleston with a population of 45,264. Granville is the fastest growing city in West Virginia over the past 10 years, having grown 424.37% since 2010.
Rank Name 2021 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (mi²)
1Charleston45,26451,274-11.72%214
2Huntington43,81449,141-10.84%403
3Morgantown30,15328,6095.40%450
4Parkersburg28,61231,265-8.49%362
5Wheeling25,99028,376-8.41%281
6Fairmont18,30218,714-2.20%318
7Weirton17,90619,720-9.20%148
8Martinsburg17,40617,2301.02%391
9Beckley15,48217,638-12.22%243
10Clarksburg14,92916,474-9.38%229
11Teays Valley13,86613,1755.24%288
12South Charleston11,67713,475-13.34%221
13Vienna9,92010,824-8.35%373
14St. Albans9,62411,025-12.71%397
15Bluefield9,42310,445-9.78%155
16Cross Lanes9,2749,995-7.21%217
17Cheat Lake9,2517,98815.81%96
18Bridgeport9,1948,14212.92%128
19Moundsville8,0728,982-10.13%414
20Oak Hill7,8548,865-11.40%122
21Elkins6,9287,177-3.47%284
22Dunbar6,8857,890-12.74%366
23Pea Ridge6,6326,650-0.27%432
24Hurricane6,3306,2850.72%252
25Nitro6,2256,934-10.22%177
26Brookhaven6,0435,17116.86%98
27Charles Town5,9935,25114.13%153
28Princeton5,5496,126-9.42%274
29Ranson corporation5,4174,40822.89%100
30Buckhannon5,2725,587-5.64%276
31New Martinsville5,1025,362-4.85%285
32Grafton4,8725,159-5.56%198
33Keyser4,8535,412-10.33%366
34Sissonville4,2394,0285.24%50
35Barboursville4,1743,9774.95%152
36Granville4,132788424.37%475
37Westover4,1114,0052.65%408
38Point Pleasant3,9544,346-9.02%244
39Weston3,7754,102-7.97%289
40Lewisburg3,7493,841-2.40%147
41Ravenswood3,6033,845-6.29%295
42Shannondale3,4593,3583.01%61
43Shady Spring3,3662,99812.27%83
44Culloden3,3623,0619.83%121
45Inwood3,3302,95412.73%174
46Blennerhassett3,3303,0897.80%100
47Philippi3,2332,9669.00%170
48Summersville3,1723,571-11.17%105
49Pleasant Valley3,1453,161-0.51%145
50Ripley3,1293,233-3.22%147
51Kingwood3,0453,056-0.36%187
52Kenova2,8753,241-11.29%325
53Williamstown2,8312,911-2.75%283
54Pinch2,7463,262-15.82%115
55Petersburg2,7152,40812.75%250
56Follansbee2,6582,976-10.69%215
57Fayetteville2,6342,960-11.01%70
58Bluewell2,5932,18418.73%86
59Hooverson Heights2,5812,590-0.35%170
60Crab Orchard2,5792,678-3.70%171
61Williamson2,5543,183-19.76%116
62Madison2,5493,078-17.19%54
63Milton2,4872,4143.02%242
64Wellsburg2,4762,798-11.51%380
65Moorefield2,4142,553-5.44%132
66Craigsville2,3752,2137.32%58
67Winfield2,3402,3041.56%145
68White Sulphur Springs2,3132,423-4.54%184
69Chester2,3132,578-10.28%345
70Hinton2,2932,672-14.18%153
71Bethlehem2,2892,500-8.44%96
72Paden City2,2362,627-14.88%394
73Mineralwells2,0821,9506.77%202
74Shinnston2,0802,207-5.75%185
75Mannington2,0212,071-2.41%276
76Shepherdstown1,9732,149-8.19%783
77Spencer1,9642,296-14.46%233
78Star City1,9181,7728.24%585
79Belington1,9021,923-1.09%138
80Daniels1,8691,881-0.64%60
81Prosperity1,8151,49821.16%110
82Alum Creek1,8051,7493.20%26
83Richwood1,7912,055-12.85%166
84Bradley1,7412,040-14.66%61
85St. Marys1,7361,856-6.47%253
86Coal City1,7251,815-4.96%41
87Stonewood1,6961,809-6.25%297
88MacArthur1,6801,50012.00%84
89Elkview1,6731,22236.91%148
90McMechen1,6551,893-12.57%432
91Romney1,6511,840-10.27%256
92Ronceverte1,6481,765-6.63%144
93Boaz1,6381,29726.29%68
94Harrisville1,5841,870-15.29%149
95Rainelle1,5821,4886.32%212
96Eleanor1,5771,5223.61%111
97Fairlea1,5671,747-10.30%62
98Welch1,5282,396-36.23%38
99Wayne1,5261,701-10.29%193
100Salem1,4981,588-5.67%167
101Rand1,4971,631-8.22%484
102Terra Alta1,4881,4880.00%187
103Nutter Fort1,4801,604-7.73%248
104Montgomery1,4721,638-10.13%140
105West Liberty1,4391,736-17.11%196
106Cassville1,430701103.99%60
107New Haven1,4241,548-8.01%193
108Mount Gay-Shamrock1,4131,779-20.57%28
109Falling Waters1,39987659.70%167
110Logan1,3981,778-21.37%182
111Glenville1,3841,549-10.65%207
112Chesapeake1,3781,553-11.27%427
113Fort Ashby1,3691,380-0.80%62
114Lavalette1,3561,07326.37%78
115Parsons1,3471,465-8.05%179
116Glen Dale1,3391,523-12.08%235
117Marmet1,3301,502-11.45%156
118Beaver1,3141,3080.46%45
119Newell1,2841,376-6.69%259
120Barrackville1,2751,296-1.62%276
121Ansted1,2671,405-9.82%114
122Mullens1,2651,587-20.29%102
123Sistersville1,2601,345-6.32%357
124Buffalo1,2541,2401.13%134
125Benwood1,2481,427-12.54%143
126Ceredo1,2351,399-11.72%140
127Mount Hope1,2321,408-12.50%118
128Mabscott1,2251,408-13.00%211
129Brush Fork1,2141,1971.42%95
130Gilbert Creek1,1931,0909.45%15
131Sophia1,1911,337-10.92%254
132Tornado1,18749
133Monongah1,1791,04512.82%360
134Oceana1,1641,386-16.02%134
135Coal Fork1,1571,233-6.16%34
136Washington1,1391,175-3.06%40
137Lubeck1,1261,311-14.11%39
138Alderson1,1091,184-6.33%185
139Despard1,0981,0049.36%112
140Belle1,0941,257-12.97%236
141Piney View1,0779898.90%40
142Clendenin1,0681,224-12.75%110
143Chapmanville1,0501,231-14.70%238
144Hamlin1,0301,138-9.49%257
145Mallory1,0221,654-38.21%12
146Bolivar1,0121,039-2.60%348
147Enterprise1,0109615.10%51
148Chelyan99477628.09%367
149New Cumberland9841,089-9.64%120
150Accoville98057470.73%45
151Sutton968996-2.81%186
152Poca968973-0.51%246
153Pennsboro9371,142-17.95%52
154Mason920971-5.25%235
155Marlinton9171,050-12.67%58
156Stanaford9011,350-33.26%70
157Rivesville899934-3.75%256
158Carpendale889976-8.91%101
159Cedar Grove883996-11.35%184
160Rupert880949-7.27%171
161Athens8791,041-15.56%333
162Belmont854896-4.69%312
163Wiley Ford8521,026-16.96%44
164Bruno84454455.15%97
165East Bank843958-12.00%261
166Elizabeth8428232.31%265
167Lumberport834875-4.69%247
168Gassaway826909-9.13%107
169Cameron819940-12.87%142
170Glasgow811903-10.19%260
171Hilltop80862429.49%184
172Shrewsbury80265223.01%415
173Bethany7961,035-23.09%162
174Piedmont790873-9.51%309
175Lesage7781,358-42.71%19
176West Union771824-6.43%319
177Powellton76361923.26%21
178Scarbro75848655.97%168
179North Hills756825-8.36%199
180Boomer75561522.76%107
181Triadelphia754814-7.37%167
182Gary740968-23.55%131
183Gallipolis Ferry723817-11.51%47
184Anmoore720776-7.22%102
185East Dailey71255727.83%101
186Smithers710816-12.99%73
187Middlebourne706810-12.84%292
188West Hamlin696772-9.84%194
189Holden693876-20.89%28
190Mill Creek681723-5.81%222
191White Hall6726611.66%95
192Fort Gay669734-8.86%116
193Chattaroy668756-11.64%49
194Bolt66454821.17%18
195Beverly656700-6.29%223
196Justice65441258.74%74
197Franklin636721-11.79%169
198War635855-25.73%106
199Addison Webster Springs631776-18.69%209
200Jefferson630676-6.80%281
201Waverly62339557.72%61
202Peterstown617650-5.08%291
203Ridgeley616674-8.61%316
204McConnell61651419.84%292
205Idamay6166110.82%104
206West Milford609632-3.64%171
207Davis607660-8.03%49
208Hometown606668-9.28%113
209Man602755-20.26%82
210Reedsville5985862.05%137
211Hartford City594613-3.10%72
212Shenandoah Junction590703-16.07%87
213Bath Berkeley Springs590620-4.84%262
214Bancroft5895880.17%632
215Grant Town588616-4.55%166
216Danville578690-16.23%81
217Rowlesburg566581-2.58%83
218Pineville552668-17.37%107
219Pratt540602-10.30%281
220Ghent53645717.29%62
221Gauley Bridge535614-12.87%50
222Union534565-5.49%178
223Thomas534585-8.72%18
224Switzer529595-11.09%34
225Masontown528548-3.65%283
226Amherstdale51935048.29%26
227Hepzibah518566-8.48%84
228Valley Bend4974852.47%53
229Grantsville497561-11.41%170
230Paw Paw490506-3.16%138
231Omar478552-13.41%63
232Junior478521-8.25%227
233Delbarton477573-16.75%36
234Clearview474525-9.71%175
235Burnsville471511-7.83%66
236Pine Grove466543-14.18%197
237Great Cacapon46538620.47%81
238Big Chimney463627-26.16%34
239Robinette462663-30.32%23
240Beech Bottom459521-11.90%59
241Lost Creek454492-7.72%70
242Carolina4514119.73%81
243Montcalm448726-38.29%25
244Cowen448533-15.95%106
245Kopperston446616-27.60%35
246Greenview44437817.46%67
247Lashmeet443479-7.52%88
248Nettie438568-22.89%21
249Clay425491-13.44%114
250Chauncey42228349.12%44
251Raysal417465-10.32%51
252Middleway410441-7.03%54
253Matewan408499-18.24%110
254Whitesville405509-20.43%197
255Fairview404409-1.22%215
256Harts398656-39.33%6
257Glen Fork396487-18.69%19
258Mount Carbon389428-9.11%388
259Charlton Heights385406-5.17%139
260Berwind38427838.13%198
261Jane Lew380405-6.17%237
262Gilbert373445-16.18%56
263Windsor Heights371422-12.09%387
264Ellenboro3673611.66%49
265Bud367487-24.64%18
266Verdunville366687-46.72%20
267New Richmond36523853.36%126
268Red Jacket362581-37.69%10
269Racine36125641.02%112
270Farmington361376-3.99%130
271Glen White36026635.34%106
272Capon Bridge354357-0.84%79
273West Logan352430-18.14%155
274Valley Grove340377-9.81%93
275Meadow Bridge340376-9.57%125
276Wallace33936
277Monaville3373099.06%110
278Reader336397-15.37%54
279Kermit335401-16.46%127
280Bramwell329365-9.86%88
281Spelter325346-6.07%98
282Hico31827216.91%9
283Rossmore3153014.65%75
284Deep Water31328011.79%53
285Davy311423-26.48%36
286Newburg309320-3.44%59
287Northfork308425-27.53%48
288Lester308344-10.47%92
289Flemington302311-2.89%148
290Handley300349-14.04%47
291Prichard294527-44.21%40
292Tunnelton2932920.34%130
293Hedgesville293300-2.33%332
294Durbin292294-0.68%76
295Rachel28924816.53%126
296Harpers Ferry284288-1.39%79
297Dixie280291-3.78%57
298Albright280281-0.36%180
299Matheny276531-48.02%12
300Flatwoods261277-5.78%59
301Mitchell Heights259323-19.81%115
302Itmann258293-11.95%39
303Quinwood257284-9.51%111
304Wardensville256268-4.48%118
305Bayard255289-11.76%122
306Hendricks253273-7.33%110
307Henderson253270-6.30%90
308Bradshaw253336-24.70%49
309Hundred250298-16.11%74
310Cairo244280-12.86%77
311Womelsdorf Coalton238245-2.86%86
312Springfield232477-51.36%26
313Kistler230528-56.44%23
314Hillsboro228253-9.88%95
315Iaeger224303-26.07%42
316Elk Garden210228-7.89%122
317Keystone209282-25.89%96
318Huttonsville208220-5.45%102
319Hambleton206229-10.04%223
320Falls View206238-13.45%93
321Aurora2062012.49%15
322Stollings205316-35.13%85
323Falling Spring200211-5.21%58
324Glen Jean197210-6.19%130
325Matoaka196223-12.11%111
326Green Bank18214327.27%8
327Valley Head181267-32.21%28
328Van178211-15.64%44
329Blacksville1781723.49%89
330Beards Fork173199-13.07%15
331Brenton169249-32.13%40
332Anawalt167224-25.45%43
333Salt Rock166388-57.22%8
334St. George16123
335Rhodell160173-7.51%76
336Green Spring160218-26.61%11
337Fenwick15811636.21%167
338Reedy157182-13.74%120
339Page157224-29.91%54
340Pentress156175-10.86%38
341Comfort154306-49.67%23
342Arbovale15239
343Montrose151158-4.43%36
344Worthington148153-3.27%38
345Pax148167-11.38%74
346Sand Fork146159-8.18%67
347Leon146158-7.59%68
348Smithfield142166-14.46%72
349Brandywine142218-34.86%43
350Kimball141194-27.32%83
351Big Sandy139168-17.26%39
352Harman137142-3.52%63
353Camden-on-Gauley137170-19.41%63
354Huntersville13618
355Birch River13610727.10%55
356Wolf Summit135272-50.37%55
357Pageton135187-27.81%17
358Crumpler133204-34.80%13
359Sylvester130160-18.75%77
360Pullman128150-14.67%79
361Kimberly127287-55.75%21
362Gypsy126328-61.59%24
363Corinne123362-66.02%50
364Burlington123182-32.42%15
365Bartow1181116.31%38
366Glen Ferris117203-42.36%13
367Friendly117132-11.36%173
368Littleton116198-41.41%26
369Neibert113183-38.25%28
370Oakvale112120-6.67%40
371Roderfield111188-40.96%62
372Galloway111143-22.38%26
373Tioga10726
374Century106115-7.83%120
375Brandonville101104-2.88%39
376Maybeury99234-57.69%9
377Frank9838
378Kincaid95260-63.46%16
379Parcoal9481
380Prince93116-19.83%8
381Henlawson90442-79.64%17
382Auburn8697-11.34%38
383Helvetia857
384Bruceton Mills8485-1.18%226
385Big Creek84237-64.56%22
386Jacksonburg64182-64.84%6
387Vivian6225
388Apple Grove60204-70.59%4
389Bergoo5438
390Belva5357
391Cucumber5217
392Twilight4814
393Crum48182-73.63%14
394Sarah Ann47345-86.38%4
395Whitmer44106-58.49%16
396Cass428
397Dailey34114-70.18%10
398Covel30142-78.87%21
399Pickens141
400Helen14219-93.61%9
401Thurmond25-60.00%3
402Eccles362-100.00%
403Bowden
404Bartley224-100.00%

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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