10 Largest Cities in West Virginia

  • Charleston (45,703)
  • Huntington (44,416)
  • Morgantown (30,983)
  • Parkersburg (29,123)
  • Wheeling (25,941)
  • Fairmont (18,349)
  • Weirton (18,059)
  • Martinsburg (17,431)
  • Beckley (15,547)
  • Clarksburg (14,990)
The largest city in West Virginia is Charleston with a population of 45,703. Bowden is the fastest growing city in West Virginia over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Charleston45,70351,272-10.86%560
2Huntington44,41649,153-9.64%1,057
3Morgantown30,98328,4788.80%1,198
4Parkersburg29,12331,266-6.85%955
5Wheeling25,94128,502-8.99%727
6Fairmont18,34918,730-2.03%825
7Weirton18,05919,718-8.41%386
8Martinsburg17,43117,2351.14%1,015
9Beckley15,54717,641-11.87%632
10Clarksburg14,99016,569-9.53%595
11Teays Valley13,81613,1754.87%743
12South Charleston11,74013,477-12.89%575
13Vienna10,01810,830-7.50%976
14St. Albans9,67911,025-12.21%1,034
15Cross Lanes9,6199,995-3.76%582
16Bluefield9,37010,445-10.29%401
17Cheat Lake9,3377,98816.89%252
18Bridgeport9,2838,14713.94%334
19Moundsville8,1699,052-9.75%1,085
20Oak Hill7,9548,867-10.30%319
21Dunbar6,9357,893-12.14%955
22Elkins6,9247,177-3.53%736
23Hurricane6,4806,2893.04%668
24Nitro6,2626,933-9.68%461
25Pea Ridge6,2156,650-6.54%1,048
26Charles Town6,1945,27517.42%410
27Brookhaven5,9005,17114.10%247
28Princeton5,5596,126-9.26%712
29Buckhannon5,4315,604-3.09%736
30Ranson Corporation5,2144,41318.15%249
31New Martinsville5,0435,362-5.95%729
32Grafton4,9785,159-3.51%523
33Sissonville4,9514,02822.91%150
34Keyser4,8295,423-10.95%944
35Westover4,1994,0054.84%1,079
36Barboursville4,1153,9613.89%388
37Point Pleasant4,0514,346-6.79%647
38Weston3,8384,102-6.44%762
39Lewisburg3,7913,841-1.30%385
40Ravenswood3,5583,845-7.46%756
41Shady Spring3,4852,99816.24%222
42Culloden3,4573,06112.94%322
43Shannondale3,4043,3581.37%156
44Inwood3,3642,95413.88%455
45Blennerhassett3,3193,0897.45%257
46Summersville3,2383,572-9.35%279
47Ripley3,2173,233-0.49%391
48Philippi3,2002,9667.89%437
49Pleasant Valley3,1313,156-0.79%374
50Kenova2,9613,262-9.23%867
51Kingwood2,9332,941-0.27%466
52Williamstown2,8362,907-2.44%734
53Petersburg2,7312,40813.41%652
54Fayetteville2,6702,960-9.80%185
55Madison2,6623,078-13.52%147
56Follansbee2,6572,976-10.72%557
57Granville2,590786229.52%771
58Williamson2,5823,183-18.88%304
59Hooverson Heights2,5612,590-1.12%437
60Pinch2,5543,262-21.70%278
61Milton2,5342,4174.84%640
62Wellsburg2,4832,799-11.29%988
63White Sulphur Springs2,4042,423-0.78%495
64Moorefield2,3962,551-6.08%338
65Winfield2,3802,3043.30%382
66Chester2,3642,585-8.55%914
67Hinton2,3512,673-12.05%407
68Paden City2,2952,627-12.64%1,048
69Bluewell2,2772,1844.26%196
70Bethlehem2,2692,504-9.38%247
71Craigsville2,2132,2130.00%141
72Shinnston2,0652,206-6.39%477
73Spencer2,0442,298-11.05%627
74Mannington2,0112,066-2.66%711
75Star City1,9741,77311.34%1,559
76Daniels1,9291,8812.55%161
77Crab Orchard1,9042,678-28.90%327
78Bradley1,8882,040-7.45%172
79Mineralwells1,8661,950-4.31%469
80Shepherdstown1,8622,156-13.64%1,915
81Richwood1,8382,053-10.47%441
82Belington1,8121,923-5.77%339
83Coal City1,8101,815-0.28%111
84St. Marys1,7621,856-5.06%664
85Alum Creek1,7441,749-0.29%66
86Romney1,7071,840-7.23%686
87Salem1,6811,5885.86%485
88Stonewood1,6751,811-7.51%760
89Mcmechen1,6711,923-13.10%1,130
90Fairlea1,6641,747-4.75%172
91Harrisville1,6611,870-11.18%405
92Ronceverte1,6401,767-7.19%372
93Eleanor1,6281,5226.96%296
94Rand1,6181,631-0.80%1,354
95Elkview1,6091,22231.67%370
96Prosperity1,5971,4986.61%251
97Macarthur1,5901,5006.00%205
98Welch1,5852,396-33.85%101
99Boaz1,5851,29722.21%171
100Rainelle1,5181,4882.02%527
101Terra Alta1,5031,4881.01%490
102Brush Fork1,4991,19725.23%304
103Nutter Fort1,4971,605-6.73%650
104Montgomery1,4891,638-9.10%367
105Falling Waters1,48587669.52%460
106New Haven1,4771,548-4.59%518
107Fort Ashby1,4611,3805.87%170
108West Liberty1,4451,745-17.19%511
109Logan1,4231,775-19.83%479
110Glenville1,4121,549-8.84%547
111Beaver1,3841,3085.81%123
112Parsons1,3801,464-5.74%475
113Cassville1,37870196.58%150
114Chesapeake1,3761,553-11.40%1,104
115Wayne1,3521,478-8.53%442
116Newell1,3491,376-1.96%705
117Lavalette1,3471,07325.54%200
118Marmet1,3401,502-10.79%406
119Glen Dale1,3351,523-12.34%607
120Coal Fork1,3351,2338.27%101
121Ansted1,2941,405-7.90%301
122Barrackville1,2811,305-1.84%717
123Ceredo1,2751,410-9.57%375
124Sistersville1,2691,345-5.65%933
125Piney View1,26798928.11%121
126Mullens1,2611,562-19.27%264
127Lubeck1,2581,311-4.04%114
128Buffalo1,2561,2401.29%346
129Mount Hope1,2551,402-10.49%311
130Benwood1,2321,417-13.06%367
131Mabscott1,2301,405-12.46%550
132Sophia1,2151,343-9.53%672
133Tornado1,211130
134Monongah1,1801,04912.49%934
135Mount Gay Shamrock1,1781,779-33.78%60
136Oceana1,1631,386-16.09%348
137Bruno1,126544106.99%336
138Alderson1,1101,186-6.41%479
139Belle1,0941,257-12.97%612
140Clendenin1,0831,224-11.52%290
141Sutton1,0669967.03%530
142Stanaford1,0601,350-21.48%215
143Chapmanville1,0591,231-13.97%622
144Mallory1,0491,654-36.58%31
145Hamlin1,0301,136-9.33%666
146Gilbert Creek1,0301,090-5.50%34
147Bolivar1,0281,040-1.15%916
148Lesage1,0221,358-24.74%65
149New Cumberland1,0181,102-7.62%322
150Chelyan1,00177628.99%958
151Pennsboro9941,142-12.96%142
152Poca9839760.72%647
153Marlinton9671,051-7.99%159
154Despard9661,004-3.78%255
155Enterprise953961-0.83%125
156Mason942968-2.69%622
157Accoville93857463.41%112
158Carpendale901975-7.59%265
159Rivesville898936-4.06%661
160Wiley Ford8961,026-12.67%120
161Bolt89354862.96%63
162Cedar Grove892996-10.44%481
163Athens8831,047-15.66%866
164Rupert875949-7.80%440
165Belmont864896-3.57%817
166Washington8561,175-27.15%78
167East Bank855958-10.75%685
168Gallipolis Ferry8528174.28%145
169Elizabeth8418232.19%687
170Gassaway839909-7.70%280
171Shrewsbury82365226.23%1,104
172Cameron822943-12.83%370
173Lumberport821875-6.17%630
174Jefferson82067621.30%949
175Glasgow820903-9.19%680
176West Union806825-2.30%864
177Bethany8051,035-22.22%424
178East Dailey78955741.65%290
179Piedmont786873-9.97%796
180North Hills763823-7.29%520
181Gary761968-21.38%349
182Triadelphia729804-9.33%418
183Middlebourne724810-10.62%775
184Anmoore723776-6.83%264
185Scarbro72148648.35%414
186Smithers715813-12.05%191
187West Hamlin710772-8.03%513
188Powellton68461910.50%49
189Mill Creek682723-5.67%577
190Beverly662700-5.43%582
191Fort Gay657708-7.20%294
192White Hall652655-0.46%239
193War651853-23.68%282
194Holden649876-25.91%67
195Boomer6446154.72%236
196Franklin643721-10.82%442
197Addison Webster Springs642774-17.05%550
198Chattaroy627756-17.06%119
199Davis625660-5.30%132
200Man618757-18.36%218
201Peterstown612652-6.13%747
202Nettie6095687.22%75
203Reedsville6085863.75%362
204Ridgeley607674-9.94%807
205Bancroft6005882.04%1,667
206Raysal59846528.60%188
207Bath Berkeley Springs597620-3.71%687
208Hartford City593613-3.26%185
209Danville593690-14.06%214
210Verdunville590687-14.12%85
211Justice58941242.96%172
212Grant Town588614-4.23%431
213West Milford586632-7.28%426
214Mcconnell58551413.81%719
215Hometown576668-13.77%277
216Rowlesburg572581-1.55%219
217Hepzibah5725661.06%239
218Carolina56941138.44%265
219Pineville559666-16.07%281
220Switzer557595-6.39%92
221Robinette557663-15.99%72
222Harts551656-16.01%23
223Masontown5505480.36%764
224Pratt548602-8.97%739
225Idamay544611-10.97%238
226Thomas543585-7.18%47
227Gauley Bridge540614-12.05%132
228Union528565-6.55%456
229Ghent52545714.88%158
230Grantsville521561-7.13%462
231Amherstdale50335043.71%65
232Chauncey50128377.03%135
233Paw Paw488506-3.56%355
234Kopperston486616-21.10%98
235Delbarton484575-15.83%94
236Pine Grove480551-12.89%526
237Burnsville476509-6.48%174
238Montcalm475726-34.57%67
239Clearview474530-10.57%452
240Junior471521-9.60%580
241Omar468552-15.22%161
242Greenview46137821.96%180
243Beech Bottom461521-11.52%153
244Lost Creek459492-6.71%183
245Cowen457533-14.26%280
246Big Chimney454627-27.59%87
247Valley Bend449485-7.42%123
248Clay436490-11.02%302
249Middleway431441-2.27%148
250Hilltop426624-31.73%251
251Berwind42227851.80%565
252Whitesville421509-17.29%529
253Bud417487-14.37%52
254Shenandoah Junction413703-41.25%157
255Wallace412112
256Lashmeet408479-14.82%210
257Matewan407499-18.44%284
258Glen Fork406487-16.63%51
259Waverly4023951.77%103
260Fairview402409-1.71%555
261Rossmore39330130.56%244
262Red Jacket385581-33.73%28
263Capon Bridge3833577.28%221
264Mount Carbon381428-10.98%985
265Gilbert380445-14.61%147
266Jane Lew379404-6.19%613
267New Richmond37423857.14%335
268Windsor Heights371422-12.09%1,002
269Spelter3703466.94%289
270Farmington363376-3.46%337
271Ellenboro3623610.28%124
272Matheny355531-33.15%39
273Stollings3473169.81%372
274West Logan346427-18.97%396
275Valley Grove346383-9.66%244
276Kermit344401-14.21%339
277Salt Rock340388-12.37%43
278Reader335397-15.62%139
279Meadow Bridge334376-11.17%318
280Bramwell332364-8.79%231
281Davy327423-22.70%99
282Northfork323427-24.36%129
283Newburg318320-0.62%156
284Lester311344-9.59%240
285Handley310349-11.17%125
286Hedgesville309311-0.64%908
287Charlton Heights309406-23.89%288
288Flemington308311-0.96%390
289Great Cacapon307386-20.47%138
290Durbin3072944.42%207
291Deep Water3062809.29%134
292Tunnelton3052924.45%352
293Glen White30226613.53%230
294Corinne289362-20.17%302
295Itmann286293-2.39%112
296Prichard282527-46.49%98
297Harpers Ferry279287-2.79%201
298Albright279281-0.71%464
299Springfield272477-42.98%78
300Mitchell Heights264323-18.27%303
301Bradshaw263336-21.73%131
302Bayard262289-9.34%325
303Hundred260298-12.75%200
304Henderson260270-3.70%240
305Quinwood259284-8.80%289
306Wardensville258269-4.09%307
307Green Bank25714379.72%30
308Flatwoods257277-7.22%152
309Hico253272-6.99%19
310Hendricks252273-7.69%285
311Cairo252280-10.00%206
312Monaville251309-18.77%212
313Valley Head248267-7.12%98
314Kistler244528-53.79%63
315Hillsboro239253-5.53%257
316Womelsdorf Coalton238245-2.86%222
317Iaeger230303-24.09%112
318Racine229256-10.55%185
319Comfort227306-25.82%87
320Dixie224291-23.02%119
321Gypsy222328-32.32%110
322Rachel219248-11.69%247
323Huttonsville217220-1.36%277
324Keystone212282-24.82%253
325Pentress21017520.00%134
326Elk Garden210232-9.48%315
327Brenton207249-16.87%127
328Van206211-2.37%133
329Hambleton206229-10.04%578
330Matoaka201223-9.87%294
331Falling Spring197211-6.64%148
332Glen Ferris195203-3.94%55
333Aurora185201-7.96%34
334Blacksville1821725.81%235
335Falls View178238-25.21%208
336Anawalt171226-24.34%115
337Green Spring163218-25.23%29
338Fenwick16211639.66%443
339Crumpler162204-20.59%42
340St. George16159
341Glen Jean160210-23.81%273
342Wolf Summit157272-42.28%167
343Reedy157182-13.74%312
344Rhodell156173-9.83%192
345Montrose152158-3.80%94
346Pax151167-9.58%194
347Worthington149158-5.70%99
348Kimball149194-23.20%227
349Kimberly148287-48.43%64
350Big Sandy148168-11.90%107
351Smithfield144166-13.25%190
352Sand Fork144159-9.43%171
353Leon143158-9.49%172
354Camden On Gauley142170-16.47%169
355Pageton141187-24.60%45
356Harman138142-2.82%165
357Beards Fork137199-31.16%31
358Pullman136150-9.33%216
359Sylvester133160-16.87%204
360Littleton131198-33.84%77
361Arbovale13187
362Brandywine123218-43.58%97
363Friendly119132-9.85%455
364Birch River11810710.28%124
365Huntersville11740
366Big Creek116237-51.05%77
367Parcoal115258
368Burlington115182-36.81%36
369Oakvale114120-5.00%105
370Brandonville103104-0.96%103
371Crum102182-43.96%77
372Tioga10163
373Century97115-15.65%285
374Prince93116-19.83%20
375Maybeury93234-60.26%22
376Henlawson90442-79.64%43
377Neibert89183-51.37%56
378Sarah Ann88345-74.49%19
379Auburn8797-10.31%100
380Bruceton Mills86851.18%599
381Galloway81143-43.36%50
382Helvetia8017
383Page79224-64.73%70
384Bartow78111-29.73%65
385Kincaid68260-73.85%31
386Eccles68362-81.22%38
387Frank6768
388Belva66185
389Cucumber6556
390Bergoo57104
391Vivian5458
392Bartley54224-75.89%18
393Apple Grove51204-75.00%9
394Jacksonburg41182-77.47%11
395Cass3819
396Twilight3628
397Dailey28114-75.44%21
398Covel25142-82.39%45
399Roderfield24188-87.23%35
400Pickens194
401Helen13219-94.06%21
402Whitmer12106-88.68%11
403Thurmond550.00%20
404Bowden

Top 404 Cities in West Virginia by Population

West Virginia has 0 cities with more than a million people, 0 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 13 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in West Virginia is Charleston, with a population of 46,459 people.

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

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