The 10 West Virginia Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in West Virginia that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2022.

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The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That's the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted West Virginia? Where cities and towns in West Virginia have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 36.9% increase in the Hispanic population in West Virginia.

The 10 Cities In West Virginia With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

  1. Charles Town
  2. Martinsburg
  3. Morgantown
  4. Dunbar
  5. Bluefield
  6. Princeton
  7. Bridgeport
  8. Hurricane
  9. Buckhannon
  10. South Charleston

What's the city in West Virginia with the largest hispanic/latino population? Charles Town took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in West Virginia for 2022.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where West Virginia ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in West Virginia or the safest places in West Virginia.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,985
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.84%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 649
Percent Change Since 2010: 203.27%
More on Charles Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Charles Town, WV

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6
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Population: 17,517
% Hispanic/Latino: 5.31%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 930
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.41%
More on Martinsburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Martinsburg, WV

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7
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Population: 30,953
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.76%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,165
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.94%
More on Morgantown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morgantown, WV

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 7,166
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 267
Percent Change Since 2010: 360.34%
More on Dunbar: Real Estate | Data

Dunbar, WV

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 9,776
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.87%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 281
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.08%
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Bluefield, WV

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,740
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.42%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 139
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
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Princeton, WV

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 8,675
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.37%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 206
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.19%
More on Bridgeport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bridgeport, WV

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 6,225
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.3%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 143
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.44%
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Hurricane, WV

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,473
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 122
Percent Change Since 2010: -21.29%
More on Buckhannon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Buckhannon, WV

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 12,461
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.13%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 265
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.24%
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South Charleston, WV

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In West Virginia With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across West Virginia.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2016-2020 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 26 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 10.8% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Charles Town took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while New Martinsville was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in West Virginia ranked by population of Hispanic or Latino residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Summary: Hispanic or Latino Populations Across West Virginia

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across West Virginia according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in West Virginia:

  1. New Martinsville
  2. Nitro
  3. Oak Hill

For more West Virginia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In West Virginia

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Charles Town 10.84% 5,985
2 Martinsburg 5.31% 17,517
3 Morgantown 3.76% 30,953
4 Dunbar 3.73% 7,166
5 Bluefield 2.87% 9,776
6 Princeton 2.42% 5,740
7 Bridgeport 2.37% 8,675
8 Hurricane 2.3% 6,225
9 Buckhannon 2.23% 5,473
10 South Charleston 2.13% 12,461
11 Beckley 2.06% 16,240
12 Huntington 1.84% 46,139
13 St. Albans 1.8% 10,078
14 Moundsville 1.63% 8,356
15 Elkins 1.43% 7,017
16 Clarksburg 1.38% 15,743
17 Weirton 1.26% 18,458
18 Fairmont 1.17% 18,443
19 Parkersburg 1.16% 29,732
20 Wheeling 1.16% 27,046
21 Charleston 0.99% 47,273
22 Grafton 0.91% 5,035
23 Vienna 0.57% 10,261
24 Oak Hill 0.52% 8,249
25 Nitro 0.29% 6,498
26 New Martinsville 0.0% 5,123

How Is The Area In ?

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in West Virginia with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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