100 Biggest Cities In West Virginia For 2021

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in West Virginia. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 153 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: 48,006
Population 2010: 51,432
Growth: -6.7%
More on Charleston: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Huntington, WV
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 46,667
Population 2010: 49,228
Growth: -5.2%
More on Huntington: Homes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Population: 30,712
Population 2010: 29,076
Growth: 5.6%
More on Morgantown: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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

Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Population: 30,021
Population 2010: 31,742
Growth: -5.4%
More on Parkersburg: Homes For Sale | Data

Wheeling, WV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 27,062
Population 2010: 28,861
Growth: -6.2%
More on Wheeling: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Weirton, WV
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 18,670
Population 2010: 19,753
Growth: -5.5%
More on Weirton: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Fairmont, WV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 18,458
Population 2010: 18,865
Growth: -2.2%
More on Fairmont: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Martinsburg, WV
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 17,475
Population 2010: 17,133
Growth: 2.0%
More on Martinsburg: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Beckley, WV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 16,452
Population 2010: 17,503
Growth: -6.0%
More on Beckley: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Clarksburg, WV
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 15,553
Population 2010: 16,542
Growth: -6.0%
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? Enterprise, 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 48,006 51,432 -6.7%
2 Huntington 46,667 49,228 -5.2%
3 Morgantown 30,712 29,076 5.6%
4 Parkersburg 30,021 31,742 -5.4%
5 Wheeling 27,062 28,861 -6.2%
6 Weirton 18,670 19,753 -5.5%
7 Fairmont 18,458 18,865 -2.2%
8 Martinsburg 17,475 17,133 2.0%
9 Beckley 16,452 17,503 -6.0%
10 Clarksburg 15,553 16,542 -6.0%
11 Teays Valley 13,866 13,659 1.5%
12 South Charleston 12,475 13,390 -6.8%
13 Vienna 10,348 10,724 -3.5%
14 St. Albans 10,270 11,071 -7.2%
15 Bluefield 9,889 10,538 -6.2%
16 Cross Lanes 9,274 9,221 0.6%
17 Cheat Lake 9,251 7,638 21.1%
18 Bridgeport 8,556 7,978 7.2%
19 Moundsville 8,486 9,403 -9.8%
20 Oak Hill 8,336 7,659 8.8%
21 Dunbar 7,333 7,866 -6.8%
22 Elkins 7,072 7,144 -1.0%
23 Pea Ridge 6,632 6,893 -3.8%
24 Hurricane 6,482 6,264 3.5%
25 Brookhaven 6,043 5,307 13.9%
26 Nitro 5,997 7,083 -15.3%
27 Charles Town 5,943 5,074 17.1%
28 Princeton 5,831 6,370 -8.5%
29 Buckhannon 5,486 5,628 -2.5%
30 New Martinsville 5,162 5,418 -4.7%
31 Grafton 5,061 5,212 -2.9%
32 Keyser 5,050 5,311 -4.9%
33 Barboursville 4,268 3,780 12.9%
34 Sissonville 4,239 5,056 -16.2%
35 Westover 4,196 3,935 6.6%
36 Point Pleasant 4,146 4,400 -5.8%
37 Weston 3,946 4,218 -6.4%
38 Lewisburg 3,886 3,802 2.2%
39 Ravenswood 3,716 3,918 -5.2%
40 Shannondale 3,459 2,529 36.8%
41 Summersville 3,368 0 nan%
42 Shady Spring 3,366 2,861 17.7%
43 Philippi 3,366 2,942 14.4%
44 Culloden 3,362 2,795 20.3%
45 Blennerhassett 3,330 3,033 9.8%
46 Inwood 3,330 3,024 10.1%
47 Moorefield 3,280 2,535 29.4%
48 Ripley 3,183 3,310 -3.8%
49 Pleasant Valley 3,157 3,136 0.7%
50 Paden City 3,089 2,739 12.8%
51 Kingwood 3,056 2,996 2.0%
52 White Sulphur Springs 3,036 2,514 20.8%
53 Kenova 3,027 3,273 -7.5%
54 Welch 2,966 2,462 20.5%
55 Williamstown 2,915 2,912 0.1%
56 Fayetteville 2,806 2,959 -5.2%
57 Williamson 2,803 3,212 -12.7%
58 Madison 2,788 3,035 -8.1%
59 Hinton 2,785 2,672 4.2%
60 Winfield 2,785 2,670 4.3%
61 Follansbee 2,768 2,999 -7.7%
62 Pinch 2,746 2,707 1.4%
63 Granville 2,735 647 322.7%
64 Wellsburg 2,595 2,816 -7.8%
65 Bluewell 2,593 2,269 14.3%
66 Milton 2,586 2,510 3.0%
67 Hooverson Heights 2,581 3,082 -16.3%
68 Crab Orchard 2,579 3,007 -14.2%
69 Petersburg 2,574 2,882 -10.7%
70 Bethlehem 2,461 2,829 -13.0%
71 Craigsville 2,375 3,129 -24.1%
72 Chester 2,275 2,585 -12.0%
73 Shinnston 2,265 2,279 -0.6%
74 Star City 2,160 1,762 22.6%
75 Richwood 2,127 2,429 -12.4%
76 Harrisville 2,111 2,185 -3.4%
77 Belington 2,108 2,110 -0.1%
78 Romney 2,107 2,495 -15.6%
79 Mineralwells 2,082 1,743 19.4%
80 Spencer 2,079 2,547 -18.4%
81 Ronceverte 2,055 1,737 18.3%
82 St. Marys 1,990 2,505 -20.6%
83 Stonewood 1,978 2,139 -7.5%
84 Chesapeake 1,915 1,701 12.6%
85 Daniels 1,869 1,557 20.0%
86 Logan 1,852 1,438 28.8%
87 Prosperity 1,815 1,603 13.2%
88 Alum Creek 1,805 1,391 29.8%
89 Mcmechen 1,744 1,541 13.2%
90 Bradley 1,741 2,122 -18.0%
91 Glenville 1,738 2,245 -22.6%
92 Terra Alta 1,736 1,872 -7.3%
93 Coal City 1,725 1,655 4.2%
94 Salem 1,714 1,894 -9.5%
95 Macarthur 1,680 1,441 16.6%
96 Elkview 1,673 1,259 32.9%
97 Mannington 1,673 2,412 -30.6%
98 West Liberty 1,655 1,328 24.6%
99 New Haven 1,644 1,706 -3.6%
100 Boaz 1,638 1,667 -1.7%
101 Marmet 1,625 1,651 -1.6%
102 Montgomery 1,592 2,368 -32.8%
103 Parsons 1,592 1,725 -7.7%
104 Nutter Fort 1,570 1,694 -7.3%
105 Fairlea 1,567 2,516 -37.7%
106 Hamlin 1,554 1,224 27.0%
107 Shepherd 1,553 1,811 -14.2%
108 Glen Dale 1,548 1,601 -3.3%
109 Rand 1,497 1,416 5.7%
110 Mabscott 1,477 1,571 -6.0%
111 Mullens 1,435 1,822 -21.2%
112 Cassville 1,430 750 90.7%
113 Mount Gay-Shamrock 1,413 1,621 -12.8%
114 Falling Waters 1,399 776 80.3%
115 Benwood 1,390 1,385 0.4%
116 Eleanor 1,380 1,669 -17.3%
117 Fort Ashby 1,369 2,096 -34.7%
118 Ansted 1,362 1,536 -11.3%
119 Lavalette 1,356 707 91.8%
120 Beaver 1,314 1,351 -2.7%
121 Barrackville 1,291 1,427 -9.5%
122 Sistersville 1,284 1,608 -20.1%
123 Newell 1,284 1,044 23.0%
124 Marlinton 1,266 1,397 -9.4%
125 Rainelle 1,250 1,389 -10.0%
126 Bolivar 1,234 788 56.6%
127 Brush Fork 1,214 1,049 15.7%
128 Wayne 1,207 1,848 -34.7%
129 Gilbert Creek 1,193 1,461 -18.3%
130 Oceana 1,192 1,722 -30.8%
131 Tornado 1,187 0 nan%
132 Monongah 1,184 1,284 -7.8%
133 Buffalo 1,176 1,274 -7.7%
134 Belle 1,163 1,220 -4.7%
135 Coal Fork 1,157 1,141 1.4%
136 Chapmanville 1,154 1,329 -13.2%
137 Athens 1,149 989 16.2%
138 Washington 1,139 1,475 -22.8%
139 Alderson 1,135 1,256 -9.6%
140 Ceredo 1,128 1,883 -40.1%
141 Lubeck 1,126 1,322 -14.8%
142 Sophia 1,109 1,211 -8.4%
143 Smithers 1,104 897 23.1%
144 Clendenin 1,101 1,175 -6.3%
145 Sutton 1,099 1,167 -5.8%
146 Despard 1,098 739 48.6%
147 New Cumberland 1,079 1,243 -13.2%
148 Piney View 1,077 814 32.3%
149 Pennsboro 1,076 1,315 -18.2%
150 Poca 1,052 1,243 -15.4%
151 Mallory 1,022 1,512 -32.4%
152 Bethany 1,022 725 41.0%
153 Enterprise 1,010 1,052 -4.0%

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