Latest Data (2015)
Population 49,736
Nationwide Rank 757

Quick Facts

Charleston, West Virginia is the 757th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Charleston, West Virginia is a city.

Charleston, West Virginia is currently 13.8% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Charleston, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Charleston, West Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
751 Aliso Viejo, California 25.4%
752 Galveston, Texas -12.7%
753 Poway, California 3.9%
754 Edina, Minnesota 5.7%
755 Cerritos, California -3.0%
756 Troy, New York 1.3%
757 Charleston, West Virginia -6.7%
758 Downers Grove, Illinois 0.1%
759 Azusa, California 10.8%
760 Methuen, Massachusetts 12.9%
761 Wilson, North Carolina 10.1%
762 Monroe, Louisiana -6.4%
763 Parker, Colorado 100.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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