Cities in Kanawha County, West Virginia by Population (2024)

There are 37 cities in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Charleston1West Virginia45,61648,642-1.63%1,45331.40
Teays Valley2West Virginia13,83813,7290.08%1,9067.26
South Charleston3West Virginia12,70513,645-1.82%1,3029.76
Cross Lanes4West Virginia10,5579,5172.53%1,6886.25
St. Albans5West Virginia10,08710,825-1.79%2,7903.62
Dunbar6West Virginia6,9577,449-1.74%2,4832.80
Nitro7West Virginia6,2926,624-1.3%1,1775.34
Pinch8West Virginia4,3773,5384.31%1,2343.55
Sissonville9West Virginia1,8883,472-17.34%14812.75
Marmet10West Virginia1,4021,492-1.54%1,1001.27
Alum Creek11West Virginia1,2611,579-5.9%12410.21
Chesapeake12West Virginia1,2611,333-1.41%2,6220.48
Montgomery13West Virginia1,1981,272-1.48%7391.62
Belle14West Virginia1,0841,166-1.81%1,5710.69
Coal Fork15West Virginia1,0091,547-11.72%1975.13
Tornado16West Virginia995976-1.68%2783.58
Rand17West Virginia905977-1.95%1,9630.46
Poca18West Virginia855873-0.47%1,5410.56
Clendenin19West Virginia8498490%5891.44
East Bank20West Virginia773819-1.4%1,6040.48
Smithers21West Virginia697743-1.55%4891.42
Institute22West Virginia6884398.35%2,4230.28
Cedar Grove23West Virginia671715-1.61%9360.72
Glasgow24West Virginia669701-1.18%1,4360.47
West Dunbar25West Virginia63040010.14%2,7880.23
Jefferson26West Virginia603719-2.58%1,8050.33
Dupont City27West Virginia5434912.45%3,2710.17
Elkview28West Virginia4531,095-26.1%2701.68
Pratt29West Virginia449481-1.75%1,5700.29
Big Chimney30West Virginia344484-9%1722
Eskdale31West Virginia302137-0.33%7990.38
Hansford32West Virginia2135523.12%2,6630.08
Handley33West Virginia204222-1.92%2140.95
Malden34West Virginia203657-35.76%1,7200.12
Hollygrove35West Virginia1793326.06%1,0170.18
Shrewsbury36West Virginia147841-44.32%5100.29
Chelyan37West Virginia32920-86.78%750.43
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Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Kanawha County, West Virginia?

Charleston is the largest city in Kanawha County.

What is the smallest city in Kanawha County, West Virginia?

Chelyan is the smallest city in Kanawha County.

How many cities are in Kanawha County?

There are 37 cities in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

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