These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In West Virginia For 2018

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.

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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:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In West Virginia

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Mountain State for over 3 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 2012-2016 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? Addison (Webster Springs), 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.

1. Charleston

Charleston, WV

Population: 50,210
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
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2. Huntington

Huntington, WV

Population: 48,735
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
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3. Parkersburg

Parkersburg, WV
Source: Public domain

Population: 30,962
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
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4. Morgantown

Morgantown, WV
Source: Public domain

Population: 30,364
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
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5. Wheeling

Wheeling, WV

Population: 27,758
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
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6. Weirton

Weirton, WV

Population: 19,307
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
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7. Fairmont

Fairmont, WV

Population: 18,699
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
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8. Martinsburg

Martinsburg, WV
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,613
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
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9. Beckley

Beckley, WV

Population: 17,348
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
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10. Clarksburg

Clarksburg, WV

Population: 16,226
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
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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!

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In West Virginia

City Rank Pop. 2016 2010 Growth
Charleston 1 50,210 51,432 -2.4%
Huntington 2 48,735 49,228 -1.0%
Parkersburg 3 30,962 31,742 -2.5%
Morgantown 4 30,364 29,076 4.4%
Wheeling 5 27,758 28,861 -3.8%
Weirton 6 19,307 19,753 -2.3%
Fairmont 7 18,699 18,865 -0.9%
Martinsburg 8 17,613 17,133 2.8%
Beckley 9 17,348 17,503 -0.9%
Clarksburg 10 16,226 16,542 -1.9%
Teays Valley 11 13,706 13,659 0.3%
South Charleston 12 13,182 13,390 -1.6%
St. Albans 13 10,788 11,071 -2.6%
Vienna 14 10,566 10,724 -1.5%
Bluefield 15 10,366 10,538 -1.6%
Cross Lanes 16 9,899 9,221 7.4%
Cheat Lake 17 9,671 7,638 26.6%
Moundsville 18 8,858 9,403 -5.8%
Oak Hill 19 8,722 7,659 13.9%
Bridgeport 20 8,364 7,978 4.8%
Dunbar 21 7,714 7,866 -1.9%
Elkins 22 7,232 7,144 1.2%
Nitro 23 6,505 7,083 -8.2%
Hurricane 24 6,460 6,264 3.1%
Pea Ridge 25 6,305 6,893 -8.5%
Princeton 26 6,056 6,370 -4.9%
Charles Town 27 5,682 5,074 12.0%
Buckhannon 28 5,645 5,628 0.3%
Brookhaven 29 5,300 5,307 -0.1%
Keyser 30 5,261 5,311 -0.9%
New Martinsville 31 5,255 5,418 -3.0%
Grafton 32 5,156 5,212 -1.1%
Sissonville 33 4,523 5,056 -10.5%
Point Pleasant 34 4,281 4,400 -2.7%
Westover 35 4,180 3,935 6.2%
Barboursville 36 4,162 3,780 10.1%
Weston 37 4,085 4,218 -3.2%
Lewisburg 38 3,947 3,802 3.8%
Ravenswood 39 3,847 3,918 -1.8%
Summersville 40 3,496 0 nan%
Culloden 41 3,451 2,795 23.5%
Philippi 42 3,416 2,942 16.1%
Shady Spring 43 3,380 2,861 18.1%
Shannondale 44 3,319 2,529 31.2%
Ripley 45 3,239 3,310 -2.1%
Pleasant Valley 46 3,181 3,136 1.4%
Moorefield 47 3,125 2,535 23.3%
Kenova 48 3,112 3,273 -4.9%
Welch 49 3,043 2,462 23.6%
Williamson 50 3,036 3,212 -5.5%
Madison 51 2,959 3,035 -2.5%
Kingwood 52 2,951 2,996 -1.5%
Williamstown 53 2,945 2,912 1.1%
Paden City 54 2,935 2,739 7.2%
Follansbee 55 2,905 2,999 -3.1%
Fayetteville 56 2,898 2,959 -2.1%
Blennerhassett 57 2,879 3,033 -5.1%
Inwood 58 2,842 3,024 -6.0%
Pinch 59 2,826 2,707 4.4%
Hooverson Heights 60 2,752 3,082 -10.7%
Daniels 61 2,725 1,557 75.0%
Wellsburg 62 2,720 2,816 -3.4%
Hinton 63 2,661 2,672 -0.4%
Chester 64 2,581 2,585 -0.2%
Milton 65 2,571 2,510 2.4%
White Sulphur Springs 66 2,518 2,514 0.2%
Bethlehem 67 2,489 2,829 -12.0%
Petersburg 68 2,482 2,882 -13.9%
Shinnston 69 2,432 2,279 6.7%
Granville 70 2,326 647 259.5%
Crab Orchard 71 2,323 3,007 -22.7%
Romney 72 2,301 2,495 -7.8%
Winfield 73 2,300 2,670 -13.9%
Harrisville 74 2,270 2,185 3.9%
Star City 75 2,245 1,762 27.4%
Bluewell 76 2,165 2,269 -4.6%
Belington 77 2,068 2,110 -2.0%
Richwood 78 2,064 2,429 -15.0%
Wayne 79 2,044 1,848 10.6%
Spencer 80 2,008 2,547 -21.2%
Mannington 81 1,951 2,412 -19.1%
Alum Creek 82 1,949 1,391 40.1%
Ronceverte 83 1,930 1,737 11.1%
Stonewood 84 1,901 2,139 -11.1%
Montgomery 85 1,831 2,368 -22.7%
Glenville 86 1,812 2,245 -19.3%
Fairlea 87 1,802 2,516 -28.4%
St. Marys 88 1,801 2,505 -28.1%
Bradley 89 1,797 2,122 -15.3%
West Liberty 90 1,775 1,328 33.7%
Logan 91 1,766 1,438 22.8%
Craigsville 92 1,740 3,129 -44.4%
Macarthur 93 1,718 1,441 19.2%
Mullens 94 1,701 1,822 -6.6%
Nutter Fort 95 1,698 1,694 0.2%
Eleanor 96 1,691 1,669 1.3%
Mcmechen 97 1,665 1,541 8.0%
Coal City 98 1,644 1,655 -0.7%
Terra Alta 99 1,598 1,872 -14.6%
Shepherd 100 1,578 1,811 -12.9%
Chesapeake 101 1,570 1,701 -7.7%
Sistersville 102 1,565 1,608 -2.7%
Elkview 103 1,554 1,259 23.4%
Salem 104 1,552 1,894 -18.1%
Hamlin 105 1,531 1,224 25.1%
Stanaford 106 1,529 1,587 -3.7%
Parsons 107 1,518 1,725 -12.0%
Boaz 108 1,504 1,667 -9.8%
Fort Ashby 109 1,501 2,096 -28.4%
Glen Dale 110 1,495 1,601 -6.6%
Mineralwells 111 1,482 1,743 -15.0%
Rainelle 112 1,453 1,389 4.6%
Ansted 113 1,436 1,536 -6.5%
Chapmanville 114 1,392 1,329 4.7%
Benwood 115 1,385 1,385 0.0%
Rand 116 1,376 1,416 -2.8%
Marmet 117 1,370 1,651 -17.0%
Brush Fork 118 1,359 1,049 29.6%
Prosperity 119 1,350 1,603 -15.8%
Ceredo 120 1,336 1,883 -29.0%
New Haven 121 1,331 1,706 -22.0%
Buffalo 122 1,300 1,274 2.0%
Mabscott 123 1,295 1,571 -17.6%
Tornado 124 1,294 0 nan%
Oceana 125 1,280 1,722 -25.7%
Lubeck 126 1,272 1,322 -3.8%
Sophia 127 1,267 1,211 4.6%
Washington 128 1,245 1,475 -15.6%
Newell 129 1,237 1,044 18.5%
Mount Gay-Shamrock 130 1,235 1,621 -23.8%
Lesage 131 1,228 1,316 -6.7%
Bolivar 132 1,225 788 55.5%
Falling Waters 133 1,224 776 57.7%
Barrackville 134 1,221 1,427 -14.4%
Sutton 135 1,218 1,167 4.4%
Belle 136 1,213 1,220 -0.6%
Mount Hope 137 1,184 1,418 -16.5%
Lavalette 138 1,177 707 66.5%
Despard 139 1,166 739 57.8%
Mallory 140 1,137 1,512 -24.8%
Gilbert Creek 141 1,128 1,461 -22.8%
Bruno 142 1,114 410 171.7%
Cassville 143 1,111 750 48.1%
New Cumberland 144 1,090 1,243 -12.3%
Monongah 145 1,084 1,284 -15.6%
Marlinton 146 1,073 1,397 -23.2%
Athens 147 1,070 989 8.2%
Alderson 148 1,061 1,256 -15.5%
Coal Fork 149 1,061 1,141 -7.0%
War 150 1,044 968 7.9%
Rivesville 151 1,042 1,191 -12.5%
Belmont 152 1,031 1,176 -12.3%
Bethany 153 1,029 725 41.9%
Clendenin 154 1,027 1,175 -12.6%
Rupert 155 1,023 961 6.5%
Poca 156 1,019 1,243 -18.0%
West Union 157 1,018 829 22.8%
Pennsboro 158 1,007 1,315 -23.4%
Addison (Webster Springs) 159 1,003 952 5.4%

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