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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 1,846,092 people in West Virginia as per 2017 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Charleston73,149
2Morgantown629,249
3Martinsburg56,566
4Huntington516,342
5Wheeling43,215
6Parkersburg32,703
7Fairmont36,042
8Clarksburg285
9Princeton2298
10Beckley2562
11Elkins2826
12Keyser21,469
13Buckhannon21,709
14Charles Town248,782
15Petersburg10
16New Cumberland119
17Leroy120
18Delbarton120
19Franklin131
20Glen Dale140

Largest West Virginia Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Albright363
Alderson1,061
Anawalt162
Anmoore630
Ansted1,436
Athens1,070
Auburn123
Bancroft963
Barboursville4,162
Barrackville1,221
Bath (Berkeley Springs)543
Bayard305
Beckley17,348
Beech Bottom604
Belington2,068
Belle1,213
Belmont1,031
Benwood1,385
Bethany1,029
Bethlehem2,489

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

Demographics

People

Total Population1,846,092
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+734,644
Age of the Population41.9

Families

% of people married50%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,891
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,338
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,008

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,409
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$658
Median House Value$107,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
Irish14.4%
English10.8%
Italian4.5%
Scottish2.1%
Polish1.9%
Dutch1.9%
French Except Basque1.4%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Greek0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.3%
Arab0.3%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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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

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