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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 2016 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) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Charleston 7 3,063
2 Morgantown 6 29,457
3 Huntington 5 16,205
4 Wheeling 4 3,571
5 Martinsburg 4 5,995
6 Parkersburg 3 2,974
7 Fairmont 3 6,298
8 Clarksburg 2 103
9 Princeton 2 266
10 Beckley 2 588
11 Elkins 2 807
12 Keyser 2 1,495
13 Buckhannon 2 1,686
14 Charles Town 2 52,361
15 Cross Lanes 1 0
16 Petersburg 1 3
17 Franklin 1 16
18 New Cumberland 1 20
19 Leroy 1 33
20 Delbarton 1 34

Largest West Virginia Cities and Towns

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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

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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

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

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