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) Area (mi²)
1Charleston45,26451,274-11.72%1,43731.50
2Huntington43,81449,141-10.84%2,70116.22
3Morgantown30,15328,6095.40%3,0209.98
4Parkersburg28,61231,265-8.49%2,43011.77
5Wheeling25,99028,376-8.41%1,88713.78
6Fairmont18,30218,714-2.20%2,1318.59
7Weirton17,90619,720-9.20%99218.05
8Martinsburg17,40617,2301.02%2,6256.63
9Beckley15,48217,638-12.22%1,6309.50
10Clarksburg14,92916,474-9.38%1,5349.73
11Teays Valley13,86613,1755.24%1,9307.18
12South Charleston11,67713,475-13.34%1,4807.89
13Vienna9,92010,824-8.35%2,5043.96
14St. Albans9,62411,025-12.71%2,6623.62
15Bluefield9,42310,445-9.78%1,0439.03
16Cross Lanes9,2749,995-7.21%1,4536.38
17Cheat Lake9,2517,98815.81%64614.31
18Bridgeport9,1948,14212.92%85610.74
19Moundsville8,0728,982-10.13%2,7772.91
20Oak Hill7,8548,865-11.40%8179.61
21Elkins6,9287,177-3.47%1,9063.63
22Dunbar6,8857,890-12.74%2,4572.80
23Pea Ridge6,6326,650-0.27%2,8952.29
24Hurricane6,3306,2850.72%1,6913.74
25Nitro6,2256,934-10.22%1,1875.24
26Brookhaven6,0435,17116.86%6559.22
27Charles Town5,9935,25114.13%1,0275.83
28Princeton5,5496,126-9.42%1,8413.01
29Ranson corporation5,4174,40822.89%6708.09
30Buckhannon5,2725,587-5.64%1,8502.85
31New Martinsville5,1025,362-4.85%1,9092.67
32Grafton4,8725,159-5.56%1,3273.67
33Keyser4,8535,412-10.33%2,4571.98
34Sissonville4,2394,0285.24%33212.75
35Barboursville4,1743,9774.95%1,0204.09
36Granville4,132788424.37%3,1861.30
37Westover4,1114,0052.65%2,7351.50
38Point Pleasant3,9544,346-9.02%1,6372.42
39Weston3,7754,102-7.97%1,9421.94
40Lewisburg3,7493,841-2.40%9863.80
41Ravenswood3,6033,845-6.29%1,9831.82
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
47Philippi3,2332,9669.00%1,1422.83
48Summersville3,1723,571-11.17%7074.49
49Pleasant Valley3,1453,161-0.51%9733.23
50Ripley3,1293,233-3.22%9853.18
51Kingwood3,0453,056-0.36%1,2542.43
52Kenova2,8753,241-11.29%2,1801.32
53Williamstown2,8312,911-2.75%1,8991.49
54Pinch2,7463,262-15.82%7743.55
55Petersburg2,7152,40812.75%1,6791.62
56Follansbee2,6582,976-10.69%1,4421.84
57Fayetteville2,6342,960-11.01%4735.57
58Bluewell2,5932,18418.73%5774.50
59Hooverson Heights2,5812,590-0.35%1,1422.26
60Crab Orchard2,5792,678-3.70%1,1472.25
61Williamson2,5543,183-19.76%7803.27
62Madison2,5493,078-17.19%3647.01
63Milton2,4872,4143.02%1,6271.53
64Wellsburg2,4762,798-11.51%2,5530.97
65Moorefield2,4142,553-5.44%8832.73
66Craigsville2,3752,2137.32%3916.07
67Winfield2,3402,3041.56%9722.41
69White Sulphur Springs2,3132,423-4.54%1,2351.87
68Chester2,3132,578-10.28%2,3151.00
70Hinton2,2932,672-14.18%1,0272.23
71Bethlehem2,2892,500-8.44%6463.54
72Paden City2,2362,627-14.88%2,6460.84
73Mineralwells2,0821,9506.77%1,3551.54
74Shinnston2,0802,207-5.75%1,2441.67
75Mannington2,0212,071-2.41%1,8491.09
76Shepherdstown1,9732,149-8.19%5,2610.38
77Spencer1,9642,296-14.46%1,5611.26
78Star City1,9181,7728.24%3,9220.49
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
83Richwood1,7912,055-12.85%1,1121.61
84Bradley1,7412,040-14.66%4124.23
85St. Marys1,7361,856-6.47%1,6951.02
86Coal City1,7251,815-4.96%2746.31
87Stonewood1,6961,809-6.25%1,9930.85
88MacArthur1,6801,50012.00%5622.99
89Elkview1,6731,22236.91%9961.68
90McMechen1,6551,893-12.57%2,8980.57
91Romney1,6511,840-10.27%1,7180.96
92Ronceverte1,6481,765-6.63%9671.70
93Boaz1,6381,29726.29%4573.58
94Harrisville1,5841,870-15.29%1,0001.58
95Rainelle1,5821,4886.32%1,4211.11
96Eleanor1,5771,5223.61%7432.12
97Fairlea1,5671,747-10.30%4193.74
98Welch1,5282,396-36.23%2536.04
99Wayne1,5261,701-10.29%1,2931.18
100Salem1,4981,588-5.67%1,1201.34
101Rand1,4971,631-8.22%3,2470.46
102Terra Alta1,4881,4880.00%1,2561.19
103Nutter Fort1,4801,604-7.73%1,6650.89
104Montgomery1,4721,638-10.13%9381.57
105West Liberty1,4391,736-17.11%1,3181.09
106Cassville1,430701103.99%4033.55
107New Haven1,4241,548-8.01%1,2931.10
108Mount Gay-Shamrock1,4131,779-20.57%1877.55
109Falling Waters1,39987659.70%1,1241.25
110Logan1,3981,778-21.37%1,2181.15
111Glenville1,3841,549-10.65%1,3881.00
112Chesapeake1,3781,553-11.27%2,8650.48
113Fort Ashby1,3691,380-0.80%4133.31
114Lavalette1,3561,07326.37%5202.61
115Parsons1,3471,465-8.05%1,2011.12
116Glen Dale1,3391,523-12.08%1,5750.85
117Marmet1,3301,502-11.45%1,0441.27
118Beaver1,3141,3080.46%3024.36
119Newell1,2841,376-6.69%1,7370.74
120Barrackville1,2751,296-1.62%1,8510.69
121Ansted1,2671,405-9.82%7631.66
122Mullens1,2651,587-20.29%6871.84
123Sistersville1,2601,345-6.32%2,4000.53
124Buffalo1,2541,2401.13%8961.40
125Benwood1,2481,427-12.54%9611.30
126Ceredo1,2351,399-11.72%9401.31
127Mount Hope1,2321,408-12.50%7911.56
128Mabscott1,2251,408-13.00%1,4180.86
129Brush Fork1,2141,1971.42%6391.90
130Gilbert Creek1,1931,0909.45%10311.57
131Sophia1,1911,337-10.92%1,7060.70
132Tornado1,1873313.58
133Monongah1,1791,04512.82%2,4160.49
134Oceana1,1641,386-16.02%9011.29
135Coal Fork1,1571,233-6.16%2265.13
136Washington1,1391,175-3.06%2684.25
137Lubeck1,1261,311-14.11%2644.26
138Alderson1,1091,184-6.33%1,2400.89
139Despard1,0981,0049.36%7491.47
140Belle1,0941,257-12.97%1,5860.69
141Piney View1,0779898.90%2664.05
142Clendenin1,0681,224-12.75%7411.44
143Chapmanville1,0501,231-14.70%1,5980.66
144Hamlin1,0301,138-9.49%1,7250.60
145Mallory1,0221,654-38.21%7912.99
146Bolivar1,0121,039-2.60%2,3370.43
147Enterprise1,0109615.10%3432.94
148Chelyan99477628.09%2,4670.40
149New Cumberland9841,089-9.64%8071.22
150Accoville98057470.73%3043.23
152Sutton968996-2.81%1,2460.78
151Poca968973-0.51%1,6490.59
153Pennsboro9371,142-17.95%3472.70
154Mason920971-5.25%1,5730.58
155Marlinton9171,050-12.67%3902.35
156Stanaford9011,350-33.26%4721.91
157Rivesville899934-3.75%1,7160.52
158Carpendale889976-8.91%6781.31
159Cedar Grove883996-11.35%1,2320.72
160Rupert880949-7.27%1,1470.77
161Athens8791,041-15.56%2,2310.39
162Belmont854896-4.69%2,0930.41
163Wiley Ford8521,026-16.96%2962.88
164Bruno84454455.15%6521.29
165East Bank843958-12.00%1,7490.48
166Elizabeth8428232.31%1,7800.47
167Lumberport834875-4.69%1,6580.50
168Gassaway826909-9.13%7151.16
169Cameron819940-12.87%9530.86
170Glasgow811903-10.19%1,7400.47
171Hilltop80862429.49%1,2350.65
172Shrewsbury80265223.01%2,7850.29
173Bethany7961,035-23.09%1,0860.73
174Piedmont790873-9.51%2,0730.38
175Lesage7781,358-42.71%1286.09
176West Union771824-6.43%2,1420.36
177Powellton76361923.26%1435.35
178Scarbro75848655.97%1,1280.67
179North Hills756825-8.36%1,3360.57
180Boomer75561522.76%7181.05
181Triadelphia754814-7.37%1,1200.67
182Gary740968-23.55%8800.84
183Gallipolis Ferry723817-11.51%3182.27
184Anmoore720776-7.22%6811.06
185East Dailey71255727.83%6771.05
186Smithers710816-12.99%4901.45
187Middlebourne706810-12.84%1,9560.36
188West Hamlin696772-9.84%1,3030.53
189Holden693876-20.89%1863.73
190Mill Creek681723-5.81%1,4900.46
191White Hall6726611.66%6391.05
192Fort Gay669734-8.86%7760.86
193Chattaroy668756-11.64%3272.04
194Bolt66454821.17%1225.45
195Beverly656700-6.29%1,4940.44
196Justice65441258.74%4951.32
197Franklin636721-11.79%1,1320.56
198War635855-25.73%7130.89
199Webster Springs631776-18.69%1,3990.45
200Jefferson630676-6.80%1,8860.33
201Waverly62339557.72%4121.51
202Peterstown617650-5.08%1,9530.32
205Ridgeley616674-8.61%2,1240.29
204McConnell61651419.84%1,9620.31
203Idamay6166110.82%6990.88
206West Milford609632-3.64%1,1470.53
207Davis607660-8.03%3321.83
208Hometown606668-9.28%7560.80
209Man602755-20.26%5491.10
210Reedsville5985862.05%9210.65
211Hartford City594613-3.10%4801.24
213Shenandoah Junction590703-16.07%5821.01
212Bath Berkeley Springs590620-4.84%1,7560.34
214Bancroft5895880.17%4,2370.14
215Grant Town588616-4.55%1,1160.53
216Danville578690-16.23%5401.07
217Rowlesburg566581-2.58%5601.01
218Pineville552668-17.37%7190.77
219Pratt540602-10.30%1,8880.29
220Ghent53645717.29%4181.28
221Gauley Bridge535614-12.87%3381.58
223Union534565-5.49%1,1950.45
222Thomas534585-8.72%1204.46
224Switzer529595-11.09%2262.34
225Masontown528548-3.65%1,8990.28
226Amherstdale51935048.29%1732.99
227Hepzibah518566-8.48%5620.92
229Valley Bend4974852.47%3531.41
228Grantsville497561-11.41%1,1430.43
230Paw Paw490506-3.16%9250.53
232Omar478552-13.41%4251.13
231Junior478521-8.25%1,5220.31
233Delbarton477573-16.75%2401.99
234Clearview474525-9.71%1,1730.40
235Burnsville471511-7.83%4461.06
236Pine Grove466543-14.18%1,3240.35
237Great Cacapon46538620.47%5430.86
238Big Chimney463627-26.16%2312.00
239Robinette462663-30.32%1543.00
240Beech Bottom459521-11.90%3951.16
241Lost Creek454492-7.72%4680.97
242Carolina4514119.73%5430.83
244Montcalm448726-38.29%1652.72
243Cowen448533-15.95%7120.63
245Kopperston446616-27.60%2341.91
246Greenview44437817.46%4500.99
247Lashmeet443479-7.52%5910.75
248Nettie438568-22.89%1393.15
249Clay425491-13.44%7620.56
250Chauncey42228349.12%2941.44
251Raysal417465-10.32%3391.23
252Middleway410441-7.03%3661.12
253Matewan408499-18.24%7380.55
254Whitesville405509-20.43%1,3190.31
255Fairview404409-1.22%1,4430.28
256Harts398656-39.33%439.18
257Glen Fork396487-18.69%1293.07
258Mount Carbon389428-9.11%2,6110.15
259Charlton Heights385406-5.17%9300.41
260Berwind38427838.13%1,3290.29
261Jane Lew380405-6.17%1,5900.24
262Gilbert373445-16.18%3750.99
263Windsor Heights371422-12.09%2,5940.14
265Ellenboro3673611.66%3261.13
264Bud367487-24.64%1183.12
266Verdunville366687-46.72%1372.67
267New Richmond36523853.36%8470.43
268Red Jacket362581-37.69%695.27
270Racine36125641.02%7540.48
269Farmington361376-3.99%8700.41
271Glen White36026635.34%7110.51
272Capon Bridge354357-0.84%5280.67
273West Logan352430-18.14%1,0410.34
275Valley Grove340377-9.81%6220.55
274Meadow Bridge340376-9.57%8370.41
276Wallace3392391.42
277Monaville3373099.06%7370.46
278Reader336397-15.37%3620.93
279Kermit335401-16.46%8550.39
280Bramwell329365-9.86%5930.56
281Spelter325346-6.07%6570.49
282Hico31827216.91%635.01
283Rossmore3153014.65%5060.62
284Deep Water31328011.79%3540.88
285Davy311423-26.48%2441.27
286Newburg309320-3.44%3940.79
288Northfork308425-27.53%3200.96
287Lester308344-10.47%6150.50
289Flemington302311-2.89%9900.30
290Handley300349-14.04%3140.95
291Prichard294527-44.21%2661.11
293Tunnelton2932920.34%8750.34
292Hedgesville293300-2.33%2,2370.13
294Durbin292294-0.68%5100.57
295Rachel28924816.53%8450.34
296Harpers Ferry284288-1.39%5310.54
298Dixie280291-3.78%3840.73
297Albright280281-0.36%1,2070.23
299Matheny276531-48.02%793.50
300Flatwoods261277-5.78%3980.66
301Mitchell Heights259323-19.81%7710.34
302Itmann258293-11.95%2610.99
303Quinwood257284-9.51%7430.35
304Wardensville256268-4.48%7900.32
305Bayard255289-11.76%8200.31
308Hendricks253273-7.33%7400.34
307Henderson253270-6.30%6050.42
306Bradshaw253336-24.70%3270.77
309Hundred250298-16.11%4980.50
310Cairo244280-12.86%5170.47
311Womelsdorf Coalton238245-2.86%5750.41
312Springfield232477-51.36%1731.34
313Kistler230528-56.44%1551.49
314Hillsboro228253-9.88%6350.36
315Iaeger224303-26.07%2830.79
316Elk Garden210228-7.89%8140.26
317Keystone209282-25.89%6450.32
318Huttonsville208220-5.45%6860.30
321Hambleton206229-10.04%1,4930.14
320Falls View206238-13.45%6240.33
319Aurora2062012.49%982.11
322Stollings205316-35.13%5690.36
323Falling Spring200211-5.21%3880.52
324Glen Jean197210-6.19%8720.23
325Matoaka196223-12.11%7420.26
326Green Bank18214327.27%553.30
327Valley Head181267-32.21%1860.97
329Van178211-15.64%2980.60
328Blacksville1781723.49%5950.30
330Beards Fork173199-13.07%1031.68
331Brenton169249-32.13%2690.63
332Anawalt167224-25.45%2900.57
333Salt Rock166388-57.22%543.06
334St. George1611521.06
336Rhodell160173-7.51%5100.31
335Green Spring160218-26.61%732.20
337Fenwick15811636.21%1,1210.14
339Reedy157182-13.74%8050.20
338Page157224-29.91%3590.44
340Pentress156175-10.86%2570.61
341Comfort154306-49.67%1531.00
342Arbovale1522610.58
343Montrose151158-4.43%2410.63
345Worthington148153-3.27%2540.58
344Pax148167-11.38%4930.30
347Sand Fork146159-8.18%4490.33
346Leon146158-7.59%4560.32
349Smithfield142166-14.46%4860.29
348Brandywine142218-34.86%2890.49
350Kimball141194-27.32%5570.25
351Big Sandy139168-17.26%2610.53
353Harman137142-3.52%4240.32
352Camden-on-Gauley137170-19.41%4220.33
355Huntersville1361201.13
354Birch River13610727.10%3700.37
357Wolf Summit135272-50.37%3710.36
356Pageton135187-27.81%1121.20
358Crumpler133204-34.80%891.50
359Sylvester130160-18.75%5160.25
360Pullman128150-14.67%5270.24
361Kimberly127287-55.75%1420.89
362Gypsy126328-61.59%1620.78
364Corinne123362-66.02%3330.37
363Burlington123182-32.42%1001.23
365Bartow1181116.31%2540.46
367Glen Ferris117203-42.36%851.38
366Friendly117132-11.36%1,1580.10
368Littleton116198-41.41%1770.66
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
375Brandonville101104-2.88%2620.39
376Maybeury99234-57.69%591.67
377Frank982570.38
378Kincaid95260-63.46%1100.86
379Parcoal945470.17
380Prince93116-19.83%511.83
381Henlawson90442-79.64%1120.80
382Auburn8697-11.34%2570.34
383Helvetia85471.81
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
401Thurmond25-60.00%210.09
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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