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 1,853,881 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 (IPEDS - 2015).

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

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Albright 295
Alderson 990
Anawalt 212
Anmoore 866
Ansted 1,593
Athens 1,062
Auburn 126
Bancroft 534
Barboursville 4,075
Barrackville 1,250
Bath (Berkeley Springs) 673
Bayard 448
Beckley 17,529
Beech Bottom 770
Belington 2,145
Belle 1,256
Belmont 1,118
Benwood 1,286
Bethany 1,147
Bethlehem 2,616

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Total Population 1,853,881
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 753,227
Age of the Population 41.6


% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $31,582
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,675
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,843


Median Family Income $52,875
% Above Poverty Level 81.9%
% Below Poverty Level 18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $630
Median House Value $100,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 14.6%

Notable Places

Appalachian (Trail)
Appalachian National Scenic Trail NPS Park Office
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425

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

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

Harpers Ferry (Historic Site)
P.O. Box 65
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425

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

Potomac Heritage (Trail)
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425

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