100 Biggest Cities In West Virginia For 2022

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in West Virginia. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 159 cities and places in West Virginia.

We all love the biggest cities that the Mountain State has to offer. You know the places like Charleston and Huntington which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in West Virginia that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in West Virginia with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in West Virginia, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in West Virginia, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In West Virginia

Charleston, WV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 47,273
Population 2010: 51,432
Growth: -8.1%
More on Charleston: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Huntington, WV
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 46,139
Population 2010: 49,228
Growth: -6.3%
More on Huntington: Homes For Sale | Data

Morgantown, WV
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Population: 30,953
Population 2010: 29,076
Growth: 6.5%
More on Morgantown: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Parkersburg, WV
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Population: 29,732
Population 2010: 31,742
Growth: -6.3%
More on Parkersburg: Homes For Sale | Data

Wheeling, WV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 27,046
Population 2010: 28,861
Growth: -6.3%
More on Wheeling: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Weirton, WV
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 18,458
Population 2010: 19,753
Growth: -6.6%
More on Weirton: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Fairmont, WV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 18,443
Population 2010: 18,865
Growth: -2.2%
More on Fairmont: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Martinsburg, WV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 17,517
Population 2010: 17,133
Growth: 2.2%
More on Martinsburg: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Beckley, WV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 16,240
Population 2010: 17,503
Growth: -7.2%
More on Beckley: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Clarksburg, WV
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 15,743
Population 2010: 16,542
Growth: -4.8%
More on Clarksburg: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In West Virginia

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Mountain State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in West Virginia from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Charleston.

The smallest? Carpendale, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in West Virginia

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in West Virginia.

Have fun snacking around in the Mountain State!

For more reading on West Virginia, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In West Virginia

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Charleston 47,273 51,432 -8.1%
2 Huntington 46,139 49,228 -6.3%
3 Morgantown 30,953 29,076 6.5%
4 Parkersburg 29,732 31,742 -6.3%
5 Wheeling 27,046 28,861 -6.3%
6 Weirton 18,458 19,753 -6.6%
7 Fairmont 18,443 18,865 -2.2%
8 Martinsburg 17,517 17,133 2.2%
9 Beckley 16,240 17,503 -7.2%
10 Clarksburg 15,743 16,542 -4.8%
11 Teays Valley 13,729 13,659 0.5%
12 South Charleston 12,461 13,390 -6.9%
13 Vienna 10,261 10,724 -4.3%
14 St. Albans 10,078 11,071 -9.0%
15 Bluefield 9,776 10,538 -7.2%
16 Cheat Lake 9,559 7,638 25.2%
17 Cross Lanes 9,517 9,221 3.2%
18 Bridgeport 8,675 7,978 8.7%
19 Moundsville 8,356 9,403 -11.1%
20 Oak Hill 8,249 7,659 7.7%
21 Dunbar 7,166 7,866 -8.9%
22 Elkins 7,017 7,144 -1.8%
23 Pea Ridge 6,854 6,893 -0.6%
24 Nitro 6,498 7,083 -8.3%
25 Brookhaven 6,293 5,307 18.6%
26 Hurricane 6,225 6,264 -0.6%
27 Charles Town 5,985 5,074 18.0%
28 Princeton 5,740 6,370 -9.9%
29 Buckhannon 5,473 5,628 -2.8%
30 New Martinsville 5,123 5,418 -5.4%
31 Grafton 5,035 5,212 -3.4%
32 Keyser 4,956 5,311 -6.7%
33 Westover 4,475 3,935 13.7%
34 Barboursville 4,232 3,780 12.0%
35 Point Pleasant 4,112 4,400 -6.5%
36 Blennerhassett 3,974 3,033 31.0%
37 Weston 3,882 4,218 -8.0%
38 Lewisburg 3,857 3,802 1.4%
39 Ravenswood 3,675 3,918 -6.2%
40 Pinch 3,538 2,707 30.7%
41 Sissonville 3,472 5,056 -31.3%
42 Shady Spring 3,467 2,861 21.2%
43 Shannondale 3,364 2,529 33.0%
44 Moorefield 3,356 2,535 32.4%
45 Summersville 3,316 0 nan%
46 Philippi 3,310 2,942 12.5%
47 Ripley 3,177 3,310 -4.0%
48 Pleasant Valley 3,165 3,136 0.9%
49 Winfield 3,133 2,670 17.3%
50 Kingwood 3,067 2,996 2.4%
51 White Sulphur Springs 3,051 2,514 21.4%
52 Kenova 3,011 3,273 -8.0%
53 Williamstown 2,901 2,912 -0.4%
54 Welch 2,857 2,462 16.0%
55 Paden City 2,841 2,739 3.7%
56 Granville 2,828 647 337.1%
57 Milton 2,813 2,510 12.1%
58 Culloden 2,790 2,795 -0.2%
59 Fayetteville 2,751 2,959 -7.0%
60 Bluewell 2,740 2,269 20.8%
61 Williamson 2,735 3,212 -14.9%
62 Follansbee 2,733 2,999 -8.9%
63 Madison 2,728 3,035 -10.1%
64 Hinton 2,711 2,672 1.5%
65 Inwood 2,700 3,024 -10.7%
66 Petersburg 2,612 2,882 -9.4%
67 Crab Orchard 2,483 3,007 -17.4%
68 Bethlehem 2,468 2,829 -12.8%
69 Richwood 2,381 2,429 -2.0%
70 Shinnston 2,288 2,279 0.4%
71 Hooverson Heights 2,221 3,082 -27.9%
72 Chester 2,172 2,585 -16.0%
73 Mineralwells 2,163 1,743 24.1%
74 Stonewood 2,117 2,139 -1.0%
75 Logan 2,107 1,438 46.5%
76 Spencer 2,096 2,547 -17.7%
77 Wellsburg 2,090 2,816 -25.8%
78 Craigsville 2,090 3,129 -33.2%
79 Star City 2,086 1,762 18.4%
80 St. Marys 2,050 2,505 -18.2%
81 Falling Waters 1,991 776 156.6%
82 Harrisville 1,975 2,185 -9.6%
83 Coal City 1,942 1,655 17.3%
84 Belington 1,929 2,110 -8.6%
85 Salem 1,862 1,894 -1.7%
86 Mcmechen 1,861 1,541 20.8%
87 Fairlea 1,857 2,516 -26.2%
88 Romney 1,826 2,495 -26.8%
89 Nutter Fort 1,810 1,694 6.8%
90 Daniels 1,800 1,557 15.6%
91 Mullens 1,797 1,822 -1.4%
92 Chesapeake 1,783 1,701 4.8%
93 Bradley 1,758 2,122 -17.2%
94 Terra Alta 1,757 1,872 -6.1%
95 Macarthur 1,712 1,441 18.8%
96 Shepherd 1,657 1,811 -8.5%
97 West Liberty 1,650 1,328 24.2%
98 New Haven 1,649 1,706 -3.3%
99 Boaz 1,645 1,667 -1.3%
100 Ronceverte 1,626 1,737 -6.4%
101 Montgomery 1,625 2,368 -31.4%
102 Mannington 1,608 2,412 -33.3%
103 Alum Creek 1,579 1,391 13.5%
104 Marmet 1,577 1,651 -4.5%
105 Coal Fork 1,547 1,141 35.6%
106 Glen Dale 1,531 1,601 -4.4%
107 Parsons 1,524 1,725 -11.7%
108 Glenville 1,507 2,245 -32.9%
109 Pennsboro 1,473 1,315 12.0%
110 Eleanor 1,465 1,669 -12.2%
111 Hamlin 1,458 1,224 19.1%
112 Prosperity 1,451 1,603 -9.5%
113 Mabscott 1,441 1,571 -8.3%
114 Rainelle 1,439 1,389 3.6%
115 Mount Gay-Shamrock 1,434 1,621 -11.5%
116 Marlinton 1,405 1,397 0.6%
117 Benwood 1,381 1,385 -0.3%
118 Belle 1,370 1,220 12.3%
119 Clendenin 1,368 1,175 16.4%
120 Beaver 1,365 1,351 1.0%
121 Sistersville 1,334 1,608 -17.0%
122 Ansted 1,322 1,536 -13.9%
123 Washington 1,303 1,475 -11.7%
124 Barrackville 1,284 1,427 -10.0%
125 Addison (Webster Springs) 1,284 952 34.9%
126 Newell 1,274 1,044 22.0%
127 Bolivar 1,272 788 61.4%
128 Rupert 1,267 961 31.8%
129 Lavalette 1,256 707 77.7%
130 Mallory 1,236 1,512 -18.3%
131 Ceredo 1,220 1,883 -35.2%
132 White Hall 1,216 524 132.1%
133 Piney View 1,199 814 47.3%
134 Wayne 1,186 1,848 -35.8%
135 Oceana 1,179 1,722 -31.5%
136 Despard 1,169 739 58.2%
137 Sophia 1,164 1,211 -3.9%
138 Fort Ashby 1,163 2,096 -44.5%
139 Gassaway 1,151 876 31.4%
140 East Bank 1,132 1,015 11.5%
141 Shenandoah Junction 1,129 509 121.8%
142 Man 1,121 1,077 4.1%
143 Enterprise 1,115 1,052 6.0%
144 Lubeck 1,104 1,322 -16.5%
145 Elkview 1,095 1,259 -13.0%
146 New Cumberland 1,089 1,243 -12.4%
147 Monongah 1,088 1,284 -15.3%
148 Alderson 1,074 1,256 -14.5%
149 Buffalo 1,061 1,274 -16.7%
150 Mount Hope 1,060 1,418 -25.2%
151 Cassville 1,042 750 38.9%
152 Bethany 1,034 725 42.6%
153 Brush Fork 1,025 1,049 -2.3%
154 Stanaford 1,024 1,587 -35.5%
155 West Union 1,023 829 23.4%
156 Gilbert Creek 1,019 1,461 -30.3%
157 Smithers 1,010 897 12.6%
158 Chapmanville 1,003 1,329 -24.5%
159 Carpendale 1,001 920 8.8%

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