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 1,829,054 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/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Charleston73,215
2Morgantown627,692
3Martinsburg58,196
4Huntington515,606
5Beckley32,027
6Parkersburg32,448
7Wheeling32,726
8Clarksburg276
9Princeton2126
10Elkins2809
11Keyser21,359
12Buckhannon21,518
13Fairmont25,775
14Charles Town246,291
15Franklin120
16New Cumberland130
17Delbarton134
18Glen Dale136
19Oak Hill136
20Leroy137

Largest West Virginia Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Albright311
Bancroft482
Beech Bottom645
Belington1,925
Belle1,230
Benwood1,440
Bethany1,039
Bluefield10,022
Buckhannon5,566
Buffalo1,261
Cairo295
Cedar Grove625
Ceredo1,245
Charleston48,734
Chesapeake1,899
Danville771
Davis631
Dunbar7,462
Eleanor1,521
Ellenboro351

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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,829,054
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+727,792
Age of the Population42.4

Families

% of people married50%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$33,382
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,337
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,358

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,598
% Above Poverty Level82.2%
% Below Poverty Level17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$711
Median House Value$115,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
German16.5%
Irish13.8%
English10%
Italian4.5%
Scottish2.1%
Polish1.8%
Dutch1.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Welsh0.8%
African0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://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

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