These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In West Virginia For 2019

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in West Virginia. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 154 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 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? Bethany, 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.

Charleston, WV
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/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 49,384
Population 2010: 51,432
Growth: -4.0%
More on Charleston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Charleston is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry.

Huntington, WV
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 48,034
Population 2010: 49,228
Growth: -2.4%
More on Huntington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Huntington is a city in Cabell County and Wayne County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is the county seat of Cabell County, and largest city in the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, sometimes referred to as the Tri-State Area. A historic and bustling city of commerce and heavy industry, Huntington has long-flourished due to its ideal location on the Ohio River at the mouth of the Guyandotte River. It is home to the Port of Huntington Tri-State, the busiest inland port in the United States.

Parkersburg, WV
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 30,596
Population 2010: 31,742
Growth: -3.6%
More on Parkersburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Parkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States. Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers, it is the state's third-largest city and the largest city in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna metropolitan area. The population was 31,492 at the 2010 census. Its peak of population was more than 44,000 in 1960. The city is about 14 miles south of Marietta, Ohio.

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

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 30,099
Population 2010: 29,076
Growth: 3.5%
More on Morgantown: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. With a permanent population of 31,073 per the 2015 U.S. Census estimates, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia. The Morgantown metropolitan area has a population of 138,176, and is the 3rd largest in West Virginia. West Virginia University adds several thousand seasonal residents to the city and surrounding area from September through May. Morgantown is best known as the home of West Virginia University and the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system.

Wheeling, WV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 27,521
Population 2010: 28,861
Growth: -4.6%
More on Wheeling: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Located almost entirely in Ohio County, of which it is the county seat, it lies along the Ohio River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Wheeling was originally a settlement in the British colony of Virginia and later an important city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Wheeling was the first state capital of West Virginia. Due to its location along major transportation routes, including the Ohio River, National Road, and the B&O Railroad, Wheeling became a manufacturing center in the late nineteenth century. After experiencing the closing of factories and substantial population loss following World War II, Wheeling's major industries now include healthcare, education, law and legal services, entertainment and tourism, and energy.

Weirton, WV
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 19,081
Population 2010: 19,753
Growth: -3.4%
More on Weirton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Weirton is a city in Brooke and Hancock counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Located primarily in Hancock County, the city lies in the northern portions of the state's Northern Panhandle region. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 19,746. It is a principal city within the Weirton-Steubenville Metropolitan Area, which had a population of 124,454 residents, and by extension part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area.

Fairmont, WV
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 18,575
Population 2010: 18,865
Growth: -1.5%
More on Fairmont: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fairmont is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 18,704 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Marion County.

Martinsburg, WV
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 17,451
Population 2010: 17,133
Growth: 1.9%
More on Martinsburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Martinsburg is a city in and the county seat of Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States, in the tip of the state's Eastern Panhandle region. Its population was 17,687 in the 2016 census estimate, making it the largest city in the Eastern Panhandle and the ninth-largest municipality in the state. Martinsburg is part of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Beckley, WV
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 16,963
Population 2010: 17,503
Growth: -3.1%
More on Beckley: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. It was founded on April 4, 1838. Beckley was named in honor of John James Beckley, who was the first Clerk of the House of Representatives and the first Librarian of Congress. It was founded by his son Alfred Beckley. The current mayor is Rob Rappold

Clarksburg, WV
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 15,963
Population 2010: 16,542
Growth: -3.5%
More on Clarksburg: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Clarksburg is a city in and the county seat of Harrison County, West Virginia, United States, in the north-central region of the state. The population of the city was 16,578 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Clarksburg, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 94,221 in 2014. Clarksburg was named National Small City of the Year in 2011 by the National League of Cities.

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 49,384 51,432 -4.0%
2 Huntington 48,034 49,228 -2.4%
3 Parkersburg 30,596 31,742 -3.6%
4 Morgantown 30,099 29,076 3.5%
5 Wheeling 27,521 28,861 -4.6%
6 Weirton 19,081 19,753 -3.4%
7 Fairmont 18,575 18,865 -1.5%
8 Martinsburg 17,451 17,133 1.9%
9 Beckley 16,963 17,503 -3.1%
10 Clarksburg 15,963 16,542 -3.5%
11 Teays Valley 13,805 13,659 1.1%
12 South Charleston 12,902 13,390 -3.6%
13 St. Albans 10,600 11,071 -4.3%
14 Vienna 10,547 10,724 -1.7%
15 Bluefield 10,144 10,538 -3.7%
16 Cross Lanes 9,835 9,221 6.7%
17 Cheat Lake 9,540 7,638 24.9%
18 Moundsville 8,737 9,403 -7.1%
19 Oak Hill 8,565 7,659 11.8%
20 Bridgeport 8,382 7,978 5.1%
21 Dunbar 7,571 7,866 -3.8%
22 Elkins 7,154 7,144 0.1%
23 Nitro 6,534 7,083 -7.8%
24 Hurricane 6,450 6,264 3.0%
25 Pea Ridge 6,345 6,893 -8.0%
26 Princeton 5,967 6,370 -6.3%
27 Charles Town 5,766 5,074 13.6%
28 Buckhannon 5,596 5,628 -0.6%
29 Brookhaven 5,467 5,307 3.0%
30 New Martinsville 5,222 5,418 -3.6%
31 Keyser 5,183 5,311 -2.4%
32 Grafton 5,118 5,212 -1.8%
33 Sissonville 4,617 5,056 -8.7%
34 Point Pleasant 4,218 4,400 -4.1%
35 Barboursville 4,186 3,780 10.7%
36 Westover 4,154 3,935 5.6%
37 Weston 4,040 4,218 -4.2%
38 Lewisburg 3,923 3,802 3.2%
39 Ravenswood 3,796 3,918 -3.1%
40 Shady Spring 3,584 2,861 25.3%
41 Shannondale 3,514 2,529 38.9%
42 Summersville 3,433 0 nan%
43 Philippi 3,407 2,942 15.8%
44 Blennerhassett 3,335 3,033 10.0%
45 Culloden 3,256 2,795 16.5%
46 Ripley 3,220 3,310 -2.7%
47 Welch 3,217 2,462 30.7%
48 Pleasant Valley 3,175 3,136 1.2%
49 Moorefield 3,174 2,535 25.2%
50 Kenova 3,083 3,273 -5.8%
51 Inwood 2,999 3,024 -0.8%
52 Williamson 2,944 3,212 -8.3%
53 Kingwood 2,942 2,996 -1.8%
54 Williamstown 2,928 2,912 0.5%
55 Madison 2,896 3,035 -4.6%
56 Follansbee 2,856 2,999 -4.8%
57 Paden City 2,853 2,739 4.2%
58 Fayetteville 2,844 2,959 -3.9%
59 Chester 2,713 2,585 5.0%
60 Hinton 2,713 2,672 1.5%
61 Shinnston 2,698 2,279 18.4%
62 Pinch 2,697 2,707 -0.4%
63 Wellsburg 2,669 2,816 -5.2%
64 White Sulphur Springs 2,667 2,514 6.1%
65 Milton 2,599 2,510 3.5%
66 Hooverson Heights 2,578 3,082 -16.4%
67 Granville 2,538 647 292.3%
68 Petersburg 2,495 2,882 -13.4%
69 Bethlehem 2,459 2,829 -13.1%
70 Daniels 2,379 1,557 52.8%
71 Bluewell 2,378 2,269 4.8%
72 Winfield 2,332 2,670 -12.7%
73 Harrisville 2,324 2,185 6.4%
74 Star City 2,256 1,762 28.0%
75 Romney 2,218 2,495 -11.1%
76 Crab Orchard 2,102 3,007 -30.1%
77 Belington 2,031 2,110 -3.7%
78 Richwood 1,999 2,429 -17.7%
79 Spencer 1,994 2,547 -21.7%
80 Glenville 1,906 2,245 -15.1%
81 St. Marys 1,839 2,505 -26.6%
82 Stonewood 1,833 2,139 -14.3%
83 Coal City 1,823 1,655 10.2%
84 Mannington 1,822 2,412 -24.5%
85 Chesapeake 1,820 1,701 7.0%
86 Ronceverte 1,808 1,737 4.1%
87 Bradley 1,801 2,122 -15.1%
88 Craigsville 1,784 3,129 -43.0%
89 Mcmechen 1,772 1,541 15.0%
90 Alum Creek 1,767 1,391 27.0%
91 Fairlea 1,743 2,516 -30.7%
92 West Liberty 1,714 1,328 29.1%
93 Macarthur 1,700 1,441 18.0%
94 Elkview 1,694 1,259 34.6%
95 Mullens 1,675 1,822 -8.1%
96 Montgomery 1,664 2,368 -29.7%
97 Logan 1,662 1,438 15.6%
98 Salem 1,625 1,894 -14.2%
99 Hamlin 1,619 1,224 32.3%
100 Boaz 1,589 1,667 -4.7%
101 Wayne 1,579 1,848 -14.6%
102 Shepherd 1,573 1,811 -13.1%
103 Terra Alta 1,566 1,872 -16.3%
104 Eleanor 1,559 1,669 -6.6%
105 Parsons 1,546 1,725 -10.4%
106 Sistersville 1,535 1,608 -4.5%
107 Rand 1,533 1,416 8.3%
108 Nutter Fort 1,520 1,694 -10.3%
109 Ansted 1,472 1,536 -4.2%
110 Ceredo 1,467 1,883 -22.1%
111 Glen Dale 1,459 1,601 -8.9%
112 Fort Ashby 1,449 2,096 -30.9%
113 Mineralwells 1,437 1,743 -17.6%
114 Falling Waters 1,418 776 82.7%
115 Prosperity 1,409 1,603 -12.1%
116 Mabscott 1,405 1,571 -10.6%
117 Bruno 1,404 410 242.4%
118 Marmet 1,381 1,651 -16.4%
119 Stanaford 1,379 1,587 -13.1%
120 Despard 1,378 739 86.5%
121 Benwood 1,367 1,385 -1.3%
122 Lubeck 1,352 1,322 2.3%
123 Rainelle 1,339 1,389 -3.6%
124 Newell 1,334 1,044 27.8%
125 New Haven 1,315 1,706 -22.9%
126 Oceana 1,313 1,722 -23.8%
127 Cassville 1,304 750 73.9%
128 Chapmanville 1,283 1,329 -3.5%
129 Barrackville 1,280 1,427 -10.3%
130 Buffalo 1,273 1,274 -0.1%
131 Alderson 1,264 1,256 0.6%
132 Sutton 1,254 1,167 7.5%
133 Bolivar 1,246 788 58.1%
134 Brush Fork 1,245 1,049 18.7%
135 Lavalette 1,215 707 71.9%
136 Tornado 1,211 0 nan%
137 Belle 1,185 1,220 -2.9%
138 Piney View 1,175 814 44.3%
139 Rivesville 1,150 1,191 -3.4%
140 Marlinton 1,148 1,397 -17.8%
141 Sophia 1,147 1,211 -5.3%
142 Mallory 1,142 1,512 -24.5%
143 Monongah 1,131 1,284 -11.9%
144 Belmont 1,119 1,176 -4.8%
145 Gilbert Creek 1,119 1,461 -23.4%
146 Chelyan 1,105 565 95.6%
147 Athens 1,105 989 11.7%
148 New Cumberland 1,102 1,243 -11.3%
149 Mount Hope 1,101 1,418 -22.4%
150 Coal Fork 1,092 1,141 -4.3%
151 Lesage 1,090 1,316 -17.2%
152 Pennsboro 1,053 1,315 -19.9%
153 Clendenin 1,050 1,175 -10.6%
154 Bethany 1,008 725 39.0%

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