Latest Data (2016)
Population 49,138
Nationwide Rank 772

Quick Facts

Charleston, West Virginia is the 772nd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Charleston, West Virginia is a city.

Charleston, West Virginia is currently 14.8% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Charleston, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 92% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Charleston, West Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
762 Bedford, Texas 49,528 4.8%
763 Stillwater, Oklahoma 49,504 26.0%
764 Downers Grove, Illinois 49,473 -0.4%
765 Apopka, Florida 49,458 77.8%
766 Summerville, South Carolina 49,323 74.4%
767 Monroe, Louisiana 49,297 -6.9%
768 Murray, Utah 49,230 8.0%
769 La Mirada, California 49,216 4.8%
770 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 49,206 -0.4%
771 Collierville, Tennessee 49,177 49.0%
772 Charleston, West Virginia 49,138 -7.8%
773 Newark, Ohio 49,134 6.0%
774 Saginaw, Michigan 48,984 -20.4%
775 Rancho Santa Margarita, California 48,969 4.0%
776 Cypress, California 48,906 4.9%
777 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 48,904 0.0%
778 Dunwoody, Georgia 48,884
779 East Lansing, Michigan 48,870 4.9%
780 Middletown, Ohio 48,813 -5.4%
781 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 48,747 10.3%
782 Minot, North Dakota 48,743 33.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
772 Charleston 49,138 -7.8%
794 Huntington 48,113 -7.0%
1226 Morgantown 30,855 15.5%
1238 Parkersburg 30,601 -8.1%
1363 Wheeling 27,375 -12.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 49,138 772
2015 49,736 757
2014 50,404 745
2013 50,821 725
2012 51,018 716
2011 51,053 708
2010 51,400 687
2009 50,268 703
2008 50,107 699
2007 50,257 688
2006 50,592 670
2005 51,004 653
2004 51,524 642
2003 51,722 630
2002 51,910 618
2001 52,580 598
2000 53,339 574
1990 57,691 425