West Virginia Cities by Population (2024)

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City
Rank
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Type
Charleston146,23748,641-1.28%1,47331.40City
Huntington244,85046,750-1.05%2,76516.22City
Morgantown330,50930,1870.26%2,99710.18City
Parkersburg428,81229,664-0.73%2,44511.78City
Wheeling525,94526,996-1%1,88213.79City
Martinsburg618,98818,7740.28%2,8646.63City
Weirton718,14419,110-1.32%1,00518.05City
Fairmont818,06418,426-0.5%2,1008.60City
Beckley916,36217,218-1.29%1,7239.50City
Clarksburg1015,31216,019-1.14%1,5759.72City
Teays Valley1113,83813,7290.08%1,9067.26CDP
South Charleston1213,09313,845-1.42%1,3419.76City
Cross Lanes1310,5579,5172.53%1,6886.25CDP
Vienna1410,39610,638-0.58%2,6203.97City
St. Albans1510,24110,825-1.41%2,8333.62City
Cheat Lake169,7289,559-1.55%67814.34CDP
Bridgeport179,3959,3210.19%88610.60City
Bluefield189,1609,608-1.21%1,0218.97City
Charles Town198,0546,5264.98%1,3735.87City
Oak Hill207,7448,163-1.34%7959.75City
Moundsville217,6138,057-1.44%2,6192.91City
Dunbar227,0677,450-1.34%2,5222.80City
Pea Ridge236,9146,8540.22%2,9832.32CDP
Hurricane246,7546,961-0.76%1,8193.71City
Elkins256,6996,923-0.83%1,8443.63City
Brookhaven266,6776,2931.46%7239.24CDP
Nitro276,3586,628-1.06%1,1905.34City
Ranson285,7765,4661.35%7138.10County
Princeton295,5745,845-1.21%1,8493.01City
New Martinsville305,0485,203-0.77%1,8892.67City
Buckhannon315,0135,180-0.83%1,7602.85City
Keyser324,8384,856-0.1%2,4511.97City
Grafton334,5444,724-0.98%1,2373.67City
Pinch344,3773,5384.31%1,2343.55CDP
Barboursville354,3274,439-0.64%1,0784.01Village
Westover364,0673,9700.59%1,3363.04City
Point Pleasant373,8554,065-1.36%1,5962.42City
Ravenswood383,8063,857-0.34%2,0951.82City
Lewisburg393,7423,913-1.14%9843.80City
Weston403,7203,944-1.48%1,9151.94City
Shady Spring413,6953,4671.57%5966.20CDP
Pleasant Valley423,4753,505-0.23%1,0763.23City
Welch433,3613,572-1.55%5576.04City
Summersville443,3183,422-0.78%7394.49City
Shannondale453,2243,364-1.07%3838.43CDP
Blennerhassett463,1543,974-6.1%6334.98CDP
Ripley473,0353,067-0.26%9423.22City
Kingwood482,9482,978-0.27%1,2132.43City
Williamstown492,9432,991-0.41%1,9741.49City
Mineralwells502,9352,1637.04%1,9111.54CDP
Inwood512,9052,7001.29%1,0182.85CDP
Culloden522,9002,790-0.03%7373.93CDP
Philippi532,8972,924-0.24%1,0242.83City
Kenova542,8533,027-1.52%2,1631.32City
Fayetteville552,7702,905-1.21%4805.77Village
Williamson562,7533,064-2.76%8413.27City
Milton572,7382,804-0.62%1,3911.97Village
Madison582,6882,904-1.97%3847.01City
Follansbee592,6432,837-1.82%1,4341.84City
Bethlehem602,5372,601-0.63%7163.54Village
Moorefield612,4802,508-0.28%9302.67Village
Hooverson Heights622,4372,2212.27%1,0782.26CDP
Paden City632,3662,532-1.74%2,7970.85City
Winfield642,3592,393-0.38%1,0002.36Village
Falling Waters652,3091,9913.59%1,8371.26CDP
Shinnston662,2602,323-0.7%1,3521.67City
Petersburg672,2582,296-0.44%1,3971.62City
Wellsburg682,2552,441-2.04%2,3250.97City
Bluewell692,2272,740-3.09%4954.50CDP
White Sulphur Springs702,1762,218-0.5%1,1621.87City
Hinton712,1092,240-1.54%9442.23City
Chester722,0842,200-1.37%2,0861City
Craigsville732,0122,090-0.94%3316.07CDP
Cassville741,9801,04211.55%5583.55CDP
Spencer751,9652,032-0.86%1,5731.25City
Mannington761,9041,950-0.63%1,7421.09City
Sissonville771,8883,472-17.34%14812.75CDP
Belington781,7841,804-0.28%8662.06Village
Star City791,7841,7580.34%3,6480.49Village
Stanaford801,7781,02411.89%9321.91CDP
Romney811,7491,764-0.23%1,6551.06City
Stonewood821,7431,805-0.91%2,0480.85City
St. Marys831,7381,832-1.36%1,6971.02City
Crab Orchard841,6462,483-8.35%7322.25CDP
Prosperity851,6111,4512.55%6552.46CDP
Richwood861,6101,660-0.8%1,0001.61City
McMechen871,5871,691-1.61%2,7790.57City
Shepherdstown881,5391,5310.13%3,8380.40Village
Harrisville891,5311,622-1.48%9671.58Village
Ronceverte901,5181,570-0.85%8911.70City
Eleanor911,5071,545-0.66%7042.14Village
Lubeck921,4761,1046.73%3474.26CDP
Mallory931,4701,2364.18%3374.36CDP
Salem941,4681,522-0.95%1,0971.34City
Bradley951,4481,758-5.05%3434.22CDP
Nutter Fort961,4411,491-0.89%1,6210.89Village
West Liberty971,4361,456-0.35%1,3151.09Village
Coal City981,4291,942-1.11%2276.31CDP
Marmet991,4171,488-1.25%1,1121.27City
Terra Alta1001,4101,422-0.21%1,1901.19Village
Glen Dale1011,4031,489-1.54%1,6510.85City
Mount Gay-Shamrock1021,4021,434-0.57%1867.55CDP
New Haven1031,4001,471-1.27%1,2721.10Village
Wayne1041,3811,437-1%1,1701.18Village
Granville1051,3751,3570.29%1,0601.30Village
Oceana1061,3681,451-1.51%1,0591.29Village
Mullens1071,3541,469-2.1%7351.84City
Daniels1081,3281,800-8.16%2874.63CDP
Ceredo1091,3201,404-1.57%1,0051.31City
Lesage1101,31574512.2%2166.09CDP
Logan1111,3051,432-2.39%1,1371.15City
Sistersville1121,3011,405-1.96%2,4780.53City
Shenandoah Junction1131,2811,1293.06%1,2651.01CDP
Parsons1141,2771,323-0.93%1,1381.12City
Brush Fork1151,2751,0255.2%6711.90CDP
Chesapeake1161,2751,334-1.16%2,6510.48Village
Mabscott1171,2641,336-1.4%1,3660.93Village
Alum Creek1181,2611,579-5.9%12410.21CDP
Ansted1191,2581,312-1.1%8031.57Village
Mount Hope1201,2561,335-1.57%6741.86City
Montgomery1211,2081,271-1.31%7451.62City
Buffalo1221,2021,212-0.25%8671.39Village
Barrackville1231,1981,210-0.25%1,7390.69Village
Boaz1241,1881,645-8.19%3323.58CDP
Fort Ashby1251,1851,1630.51%3583.31CDP
Benwood1261,1721,247-1.59%9031.30City
Rainelle1271,1501,186-0.78%1,0331.11Village
Kopperston1281,14741319.11%6011.91CDP
Enterprise1291,1191,115-2.86%3802.94CDP
Belle1301,0901,154-1.45%1,5800.69Village
Sophia1311,0681,124-1.29%1,5300.70Village
Glenville1321,0661,118-1.21%1,0710.99Village
Monongah1331,0619712.12%2,1740.49Village
Sprague1341,0289601.68%1,6320.63CDP
Washington1351,0131,303-6.55%2394.25CDP
MacArthur1361,0121,712-14.74%3482.91CDP
McConnell1371,0127865.97%3,2230.31CDP
Coal Fork1381,0091,547-11.72%1975.13CDP
Pennsboro1391,0011,051-1.28%3712.70City
Tornado140995976-1.68%2783.58CDP
Bolivar1419941,036-1.09%2,2960.43Village
Monaville14298734519.49%2,1600.46CDP
Newell1439841,274-6.82%1,2030.82CDP
Hamlin1449781,034-1.41%1,6380.60Village
Hometown1459775955.85%1,2180.80CDP
New Cumberland1469721,019-1.22%7971.22City
Marlinton147962990-0.72%4092.35Village
Great Cacapon14895552512.75%1,1140.86CDP
Chapmanville1499351,017-2.2%1,4230.66Village
Athens150933968-0.95%2,3150.40Village
Alderson151932968-0.96%1,0430.89Village
Lashmeet15291447312.98%1,2190.75CDP
Rand153905977-1.95%1,9630.46CDP
Raysal15488340515.73%7181.23CDP
Tioga15587022023.05%1,4010.62CDP
Clendenin1568658530.35%6001.44Village
Poca157860874-0.46%1,5500.56Village
Montcalm1588465828.46%3102.73CDP
Carpendale159843858-0.47%6431.31Village
Rupert160837875-1.18%1,0910.77Village
Sutton161827861-1.08%1,0640.78Village
Mason162826857-0.96%1,4170.58Village
Belmont163822868-1.44%2,0150.41City
North Hills164811833-0.73%1,4330.57Village
Cameron165808858-1.58%9410.86City
Rivesville166808827-0.61%1,5420.52Village
Despard1677971,169-10.45%5441.47CDP
East Bank168781819-1.26%1,6200.48Village
Bath (Berkeley Springs)169751754-0.13%2,2350.34Village
Bethany170749775-0.93%1,0220.73Village
Fairlea1717431,857-27.23%1993.74CDP
Gassaway172727754-0.95%6291.16Village
Lavalette1737261,256-15.38%2782.61CDP
Man174711774-2.2%6491.10Village
Red Jacket17570825516.07%1345.27CDP
White Hall176702704-0.14%6671.05Village
Smithers177698742-1.55%4901.42City
Chattaroy1786975854.18%3422.04CDP
Piedmont179697713-0.57%1,8290.38Village
Elizabeth180690722-1.15%1,4590.47Village
Institute1816884398.35%2,4230.28CDP
Lumberport182688715-1.01%1,3680.50Village
Cedar Grove183682718-1.3%9510.72Village
Gary184682765-2.99%8110.84City
Glasgow185678702-0.88%1,4550.47Village
Addison (Webster Springs)186676728-1.89%1,4990.45Village
Grant Town187669687-0.74%1,2690.53Village
Middlebourne188665716-1.92%1,8420.36Village
Fort Gay189656676-0.76%7950.82Village
Triadelphia190644671-1.07%9570.67Village
West Union191634652-0.78%1,7610.36Village
West Dunbar19263040010.14%2,7880.23CDP
Danville193629673-1.72%5881.07Village
Wiley Ford194612718-4.08%2122.88CDP
Clifton19561038610.11%2,3830.26CDP
Jefferson196603719-2.58%1,8050.33CDP
Thomas197600606-0.33%1354.46City
Pineville198599643-1.8%7800.77Village
Beverly199595621-1.16%1,3550.44Village
Gilbert Creek2005911,019-15.33%5111.57CDP
Holden2015836772.1%1563.73CDP
Crumpler20257422418.11%3831.50CDP
Davis203574600-1.21%3141.83Village
Ridgeley204573589-0.69%1,9760.29Village
Prichard20557232111.94%5171.11CDP
Gallipolis Ferry2065675590.35%2492.27CDP
Arthurdale2075461,368-27.3%1104.96CDP
Dupont City2085434912.45%3,2710.17CDP
War209540616-3.4%6060.89City
Mill Creek210537556-0.92%1,1750.46Village
Valley Bend211536634-4.29%3811.41CDP
Reedsville212524531-0.38%8050.65Village
Gauley Bridge213522552-1.51%3341.56Village
Falls View21451916120.98%1,5730.33CDP
Beech Bottom215514554-1.91%4421.16Village
Masontown216504506-0.2%1,8130.28Village
Corinne2175039925.12%1,3630.37CDP
Anmoore218497513-0.8%4701.06Village
West Hamlin219493520-1.4%9230.53Village
Hartford City220490506-0.81%3961.24Village
Middleway2214843964.76%4321.12CDP
Kimberly22247727311.97%5350.89CDP
Beaver2234711,365-32.13%1084.36CDP
Verdunville224470417-5.81%1762.67CDP
Cowen225463487-1.28%7360.63Village
Grantsville226463493-1.7%1,0640.43Village
Franklin227462486-1.28%8220.56Village
Pratt228454481-1.52%1,5870.29Village
Clearview229453476-1.31%1,1210.40Village
Elkview2304531,095-26.1%2701.68CDP
Boomer231450624-8.72%4281.05CDP
Peterstown2324494490%1,4210.32Village
Hico2334451677.49%895.01CDP
Racine234438476-2.01%9140.48CDP
West Milford235438452-0.91%8250.53Village
Accoville236434765-15.73%1353.23CDP
Rowlesburg237433441-0.46%4281.01Village
Crooked Creek2384323683.85%7590.57CDP
Harts239432440-0.46%479.18CDP
Hilltop240430776-16.67%6570.65CDP
Capon Bridge2414244160.47%6000.71Village
Henlawson24242412012.17%5290.80CDP
Idamay243422886-21.56%4790.88CDP
Springfield2444194210.96%3131.34CDP
Union245413420-0.48%9240.45Village
Paw Paw246409412-0.24%7720.53Village
Farmington2474013880.75%9660.41Village
Hinkleville248399419-1.24%6050.66CDP
Delbarton249387418-2.02%1951.99Village
Robinette250385329-10.05%1283CDP
Bancroft251382388-0.52%2,7480.14Village
Jane Lew252382406-1.55%1,5980.24Village
Burnsville253375393-1.32%3551.06Village
Junior254373384-0.8%1,1880.31Village
Matewan255371411-2.63%6710.55Village
Chauncey256370386-1.07%2571.44CDP
Fairview257369373-0.27%1,3180.28Village
Sarah Ann25836918812.16%2021.83CDP
Clay259368395-1.87%6590.56Village
West Logan260365397-2.15%1,0800.34Village
Earling2613561610.56%2,1070.17CDP
Big Chimney262344484-9%1722CDP
Gatewood263344404-4.18%2231.54CDP
Lost Creek264344359-1.15%3540.97Village
Pine Grove265338360-1.74%9600.35Village
Windsor Heights266332359-2.07%2,3220.14Village
Whitesville267329361-2.37%1,0720.31Village
Lester268322336-1.23%6430.50Village
Powellton269321621-18.11%605.35CDP
Stollings270312223-7.96%8670.36CDP
Meadow Bridge271309327-1.59%7710.40Village
Gilbert272304331-2.25%3060.99Village
Eskdale273302137-0.33%7990.38CDP
Flemington274302310-0.66%9900.30Village
East Dailey275301555-17.31%2861.05CDP
Hedgesville276300304-0.33%2,2900.13Village
Mitchell Heights277293315-2.01%8720.34Village
Reynoldsville278291393-2.68%2141.36CDP
Tunnelton279290293-0.34%8660.34Village
Kermit280287314-2.38%7320.39Village
Kistler2812792492.95%1881.49CDP
Waverly282277687-26.91%1831.51CDP
Charlton Heights283273539-19.47%6590.41CDP
East View284269642-22.92%2651.02CDP
Harpers Ferry285267271-0.37%4990.54Village
Cunard2862641348.64%2,3360.11CDP
Bramwell287262274-1.13%4720.56Village
Valley Grove288261275-1.51%4770.55Village
Wardensville289261263-0.38%8060.32Village
Kincaid290260352-5.11%3020.86CDP
Newburg291256262-0.78%3260.79Village
Flatwoods292255262-0.78%3890.66Village
Durbin2932542342.01%4440.57Village
Glen Fork294252400-12.8%823.07CDP
Wolf Summit29525112314.61%6900.36CDP
Ellenboro2962492242.47%2211.13Village
Raymond City297247331-7.84%6860.36CDP
Albright298245248-0.41%1,0560.23Village
Kimball299244280-3.56%4030.60Village
Raleigh300244198-0.81%1,3190.18CDP
Crum3012424426.04%4750.51CDP
Bolt302238417-3.64%445.45CDP
Hundred303237256-2.07%4720.50Village
Cottageville3042356812.44%1,7410.14CDP
Dorothy3052331706.39%6640.35CDP
Hillsboro306225232-0.88%4220.53Village
Comfort30722422512%2231CDP
Iaeger308222253-3.48%2800.79Village
Henderson309219227-0.91%5240.42Village
Hendricks310217227-1.36%6350.34Village
Piney View3112171,199-53.03%544.05CDP
Matheny3122151518.04%613.50CDP
Neibert313214114-24.38%3500.61CDP
Hansford3142135523.12%2,6630.08CDP
Handley315211223-1.4%2210.95Village
Quinwood316210221-1.41%6070.35Village
Hambleton317209216-0.95%1,5140.14Village
Switzer318209284-0.48%892.34CDP
Aurora319208200-9.17%992.11CDP
Brandywine3202081586.67%4240.49CDP
Burlington3212071145.08%1691.23CDP
Elk Garden322205212-0.97%7950.26Village
Rock Cave323204386-18.07%663.10CDP
Malden324203657-35.76%1,7200.12CDP
Northfork325200230-3.85%2070.96Village
Norton3262002660.5%3450.58CDP
Booth327198560-23.26%3610.55CDP
Greenview328197281-9.63%2000.99CDP
Hepzibah329197471-25.66%2140.92CDP
Frank3301925222.29%5030.38CDP
Bayard331191199-1.04%6140.31Village
Ghent332191589-34.14%1491.28CDP
Deep Water333188227-3.09%2130.88CDP
Womelsdorf (Coalton)334184187-0.54%4440.41Village
Davy335183207-3.17%1441.27Village
Arbovale3361821246.43%3120.58CDP
Maybeury337181725.23%1081.67CDP
Berwind338179221-5.29%6190.29CDP
Hollygrove3391793326.06%1,0170.18CDP
Bradshaw340177201-3.28%2290.77Village
Worthington341174178-0.57%2980.58Village
Sand Fork342173179-1.14%5320.33Village
Covel3431702520.57%8020.21CDP
Falling Spring344168172-0.59%3260.52Village
Page345167185-2.34%3820.44CDP
Omar346165367-19.12%1471.13CDP
Cairo347164174-1.8%3470.47Village
Carolina348161313-19.1%1940.83CDP
Green Spring3491617116.67%732.20CDP
Wallace350161309-18.69%1141.42CDP
Apple Grove3511591511.27%692.30CDP
Greenville352159305-18.46%1,1040.14CDP
Newark353159554-35.89%1690.94CDP
Huttonsville354155161-1.27%5120.30Village
Rachel355152312-20.83%4440.34CDP
Keystone356151174-3.82%4660.32City
Baxter3571501050%1,0140.15CDP
Sylvester358150166-2.6%5950.25Village
Shrewsbury359147841-44.32%5100.29CDP
Anawalt360146165-3.31%2540.57Village
Jacksonburg3611457913.28%981.48CDP
Reedy362145152-1.36%7440.20Village
Bartow3631437912.6%3080.46CDP
Garten3641431115.93%3400.42CDP
Nettie365139494-30.5%443.15CDP
Salt Rock366138158-3.5%453.06CDP
Montrose367137143-1.44%2190.63Village
Rhodell368136139-0.73%4330.31Village
Oakvale369130133-0.76%3110.42Village
Pullman370129135-1.53%5310.24Village
Pax371128135-1.54%4210.30Village
Van372128138-1.54%2140.60CDP
Brandonville373127129-0.78%3300.39Village
Leon374127135-1.55%3970.32Village
Galloway3751251916.84%1990.63CDP
Kanawha376122594-40.49%1390.88CDP
Camden-on-Gauley377120127-1.64%3690.33Village
Blacksville3781191170%3980.30Village
Roderfield379115111-4.96%4340.27CDP
Colcord3801131300%9740.12CDP
Twilight3811074212.63%2140.50CDP
Whitmer382104826.12%2460.42CDP
Bruno383102724-60.31%791.29CDP
Fenwick384101952.02%7160.14CDP
Smithfield38594102-2.08%3220.29Village
Harman3869396-1.06%2880.32Village
Friendly3879298-2.13%9110.10Village
Prince388891725.35%491.83CDP
Spelter389872334.82%1760.49CDP
Century39085157-17.48%6490.13CDP
Adrian39184130-11.58%1000.84CDP
Dixie39282206-8.89%1120.73CDP
Eccles39382034.43%1190.69CDP
Auburn3947781-1.28%2300.34Village
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Big Creek39774740%1270.58CDP
Beards Fork39873557.35%431.68CDP
Glen Ferris39966174-29.03%481.36CDP
Bruceton Mills40061610%1,1090.06Village
Green Bank40159740%183.30CDP
Glen Jean40255145-5.17%2430.23CDP
Justice40354584-70.97%411.32CDP
Peach Creek4045040-10.71%2020.25CDP
Scarbro40544508-70.07%650.67CDP
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Pentress41323914.54%380.61CDP
Rossmore41419177-63.46%300.62CDP
Itmann41516206-74.6%160.99CDP
Cass4161597.14%210.72CDP
Littleton4178184-84.61%120.66CDP
Pickens418719-30%32.03CDP
Big Sandy419626-45.45%110.53CDP
Thurmond420220%220.09Village
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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 Cities by Population (2024)

What is the biggest city in West Virginia?

Charleston is the biggest city in West Virginia, with a population of 46,237 in 2024.

What is the fastest growing city in West Virginia?

Stanaford is the fastest growing city in West Virginia over the past 4 years, having grown 11.89% annually since 2020.

How many cities are in West Virginia?

There are 436 cities in West Virginia.

What are the 10 largest cities in West Virginia?

The 10 largest cities in West Virginia are: Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Martinsburg, Weirton, Fairmont, Beckley and Clarksburg.

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