The 10 West Virginia Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in West Virginia that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2021.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in West Virginia with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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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 35.4% increase in the Hispanic population in West Virginia.

The 10 Cities In West Virginia With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

  1. Charles Town
  2. Martinsburg
  3. Morgantown
  4. Dunbar
  5. South Charleston
  6. Buckhannon
  7. Clarksburg
  8. Princeton
  9. Huntington
  10. Moundsville

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 2021.

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.

Charles Town, WV

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,943
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 649
Percent Change Since 2010: 203.27%
More on Charles Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Martinsburg, WV

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 17,475
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.77%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 834
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.88%
More on Martinsburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morgantown, WV

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 30,712
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,111
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.38%
More on Morgantown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Population: 7,333
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.16%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 232
Percent Change Since 2010: 300.0%
More on Dunbar: Real Estate | Data

South Charleston, WV

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 12,475
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.3%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 287
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.14%
More on South Charleston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Buckhannon, WV

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,486
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 114
Percent Change Since 2010: -26.45%
More on Buckhannon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clarksburg, WV

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 15,553
% Hispanic/Latino: 2.04%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 317
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.63%
More on Clarksburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Princeton, WV

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,831
% Hispanic/Latino: 1.89%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 110
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Princeton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Huntington, WV

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 46,667
% Hispanic/Latino: 1.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 864
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.28%
More on Huntington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Moundsville, WV

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,486
% Hispanic/Latino: 1.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 147
Percent Change Since 2010: 59.78%
More on Moundsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In West Virginia With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 27 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 10.9% 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.

There You Have It - 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. Keyser
  3. Nitro

For more West Virginia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In West Virginia

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Charles Town 10.92% 5,943
2 Martinsburg 4.77% 17,475
3 Morgantown 3.62% 30,712
4 Dunbar 3.16% 7,333
5 South Charleston 2.3% 12,475
6 Buckhannon 2.08% 5,486
7 Clarksburg 2.04% 15,553
8 Princeton 1.89% 5,831
9 Huntington 1.85% 46,667
10 Moundsville 1.73% 8,486
11 Bluefield 1.62% 9,889
12 Weirton 1.55% 18,670
13 Hurricane 1.5% 6,482
14 Elkins 1.24% 7,072
15 Beckley 1.19% 16,452
16 Grafton 1.11% 5,061
17 Wheeling 1.09% 27,062
18 Bridgeport 1.09% 8,556
19 Charleston 1.03% 48,006
20 St. Albans 0.98% 10,270
21 Parkersburg 0.88% 30,021
22 Fairmont 0.87% 18,458
23 Oak Hill 0.77% 8,336
24 Vienna 0.61% 10,348
25 Nitro 0.23% 5,997
26 Keyser 0.12% 5,050
27 New Martinsville 0.0% 5,162

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