The largest city in West Virginia is Charleston, with a population of 48,356. Cassville is the fastest growing city in West Virginia over the past 10 years, having grown 8.99% since 2010.

10 Largest Cities in West Virginia

Cities in West Virginia by Population (2022)

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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