dcsimg

Cities and Towns

State of West Virginia

West Virginia, abbreviated "WV", is in the South Atlantic region of the U.S. Its capital is Charleston. There were 1,851,420 people in West Virginia as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on June 20, 1863.

Please explore the cities and towns of West Virginia, below.

Top West Virginia College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2014 (nces.ed.gov/ipeds).

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Charleston 7 2,942
2 Huntington 6 16,375
3 Morgantown 6 29,813
4 Wheeling 4 3,700
5 Martinsburg 4 5,889
6 Parkersburg 3 3,182
7 Fairmont 3 6,410
8 Clarksburg 2 149
9 Princeton 2 293
10 Beckley 2 535
11 Keyser 2 1,560
12 Buckhannon 2 1,620
13 Petersburg 1 0
14 New Cumberland 1 20
15 Glen Dale 1 31
16 Leroy 1 33
17 Oak Hill 1 35
18 Stollings 1 36
19 Franklin 1 38
20 Cross Lanes 1 63

Largest West Virginia Cities and Towns

If you don't find the city or town you want in the list here, you can find ALL cities and towns by navigating through these alphabetical links:

A-D    E-H    I-L    M-P    Q-U    V-Z   

CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Albright 327
Alderson 1,221
Anawalt 191
Anmoore 608
Ansted 1,583
Athens 1,086
Auburn 128
Bancroft 914
Barboursville 4,078
Barrackville 1,324
Bath (Berkeley Springs) 580
Bayard 403
Beckley 17,375
Beech Bottom 618
Belington 2,080
Belle 1,247
Belmont 1,031
Benwood 1,363
Bethany 1,137
Bethlehem 2,589

If you don't find the city or town you want in the list here, you can find ALL cities and towns by navigating through these alphabetical links:

A-D    E-H    I-L    M-P    Q-U    V-Z   

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

People

Total Population 1,851,420
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 735,009
Age of the Population 41.8

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $31,595
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,874
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,844

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,866
% Above Poverty Level 82%
% Below Poverty Level 18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 30%
Median Gross Rent $643
Median House Value $103,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Appalachian (Trail)
Appalachian National Scenic Trail NPS Park Office
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425
304-535-6331

Bluestone (Recreation Area)
P. O. Box 246
Glen Jean, West Virginia 25846-0246
304-465-0508

Gauley River (Recreation Area)
P. O. Box 246
Glen Jean, West Virginia 25846-0246
304-465-0508

Harpers Ferry (Historic Site)
P.O. Box 65
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425
304-535-6029

New River Gorge (Recreation Area)
P. O. Box 246
Glen Jean, West Virginia 25846-0246
304-465-0508

Potomac Heritage (Trail)
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425
202-619-7222

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  8
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • CNC Machining & Manufacturing
  • Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

camnpus icon
Indianapolis
Request Info
Programs
  • Practical Nursing - Diploma
  • Nursing (RN) - Associate's
  • Health Information Management - Associate's
  • Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

camnpus icon
Roanoke
Request Info
Programs
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

camnpus icon
Manassas
Request Info
Programs
  • Professional Massage Therapy Program
  • Prepare for a Career That You Will Love … in Massage Therapy!

camnpus icon
Charlottesville
Request Info
Programs
  • M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • M.A. Forensic Psychology
  • Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.
camnpus icon
Washington
Request Info
Programs
  • Pharmacy Technician - Diploma
  • Medical Billing and Coding - Diploma
  • Business Administration Management - Associate
  • Founded in 1886, National College and American National University (ANU) are dedicated to the training and education of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of fields in business, information technology, and health care.
camnpus icon
Harrisonburg
Request Info
Programs
  • Commercial Truck Driver Training
  • Prepare for an exciting career in the trucking industry at All-State Career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information
camnpus icon
Kearneysville
Request Info
Programs
  • Associate of Arts in Business - Business Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business - Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology
Ohio Christian University
  • Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.
camnpus icon
Chillicothe
Call Advisor »

West Virginia flag
West Virginia State Flag

West Virginia seal
West Virginia State Seal

West Virginia quarter
West Virginia State Quarter

Info for West Virginia Government Officials

Are you an official in the West Virginia government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top
SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104