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 1,836,843 people in West Virginia as per 2019 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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Charleston73,215
2Morgantown627,692
3Martinsburg58,196
4Huntington415,507
5Beckley32,027
6Parkersburg32,448
7Wheeling32,726
8Clarksburg276
9Elkins2809
10Keyser21,359
11Buckhannon21,518
12Fairmont25,775
13Charles Town246,291
14Franklin120
15New Cumberland130
16Delbarton134
17Oak Hill136
18Glen Dale136
19Leroy137
20Stollings140

Largest West Virginia Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Albright314
Bancroft750
Beech Bottom688
Belington2,031
Belle1,185
Benwood1,367
Bethany1,008
Bluefield10,144
Buckhannon5,596
Buffalo1,273
Cairo398
Cedar Grove695
Ceredo1,467
Charleston49,384
Chesapeake1,820
Danville877
Davis700
Dunbar7,571
Eleanor1,559
Ellenboro344

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,836,843
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+732,407
Age of the Population42.2

Families

% of people married50.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,781
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,791
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,435

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,949
% Above Poverty Level82.2%
% Below Poverty Level17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$681
Median House Value$111,600

Ancestry

German17.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.8%
Irish14.1%
English10.2%
Italian4.4%
Scottish2.2%
Polish1.8%
Dutch1.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
African0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Russian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, 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

West Virginia flag
West Virginia State Flag

West Virginia seal
West Virginia State Seal

West Virginia quarter
West Virginia State Quarter

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