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

There are 23 cities in McDowell 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)
Welch1West Virginia3,3303,562-1.71%5526.04
Lashmeet2West Virginia91447312.98%1,2190.75
Raysal3West Virginia88340515.73%7181.23
Montcalm4West Virginia8465828.46%3102.73
Gary5West Virginia673763-3.16%8000.84
Gilbert Creek6West Virginia5911,019-15.33%5111.57
Crumpler7West Virginia57422418.11%3831.50
War8West Virginia535615-3.6%6000.89
Kimball9West Virginia242280-3.59%4000.60
Iaeger10West Virginia222254-3.48%2800.79
Northfork11West Virginia198230-3.88%2050.96
Davy12West Virginia181207-3.21%1421.27
Maybeury13West Virginia181725.23%1081.67
Berwind14West Virginia179221-5.29%6190.29
Bradshaw15West Virginia177203-3.28%2290.77
Keystone16West Virginia147173-3.92%4540.32
Anawalt17West Virginia145165-3.33%2520.57
Roderfield18West Virginia115111-4.96%4340.27
Cucumber19West Virginia772322.22%1700.45
Big Sandy20West Virginia626-45.45%110.53
Jewell Ridge21Virginia01290%00.41
Bartley22West Virginia000%01.14
Pageton23West Virginia01200%01.20

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 McDowell County, West Virginia?

Welch is the largest city in McDowell County.

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

Pageton is the smallest city in McDowell County.

How many cities are in McDowell County?

There are 23 cities in McDowell County, West Virginia.

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