Latest Data (2018)
Population 47,215
Nationwide Rank 832

Quick Facts

Charleston, West Virginia is the 832nd largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Charleston, West Virginia is a city.

Charleston, West Virginia is currently 18.2% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Charleston, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Charleston, West Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
822 East Providence, Rhode Island 47,476 -2.6%
823 San Luis Obispo, California 47,446 6.9%
824 Jeffersonville, Indiana 47,432 58.3%
825 Beavercreek, Ohio 47,391 23.4%
826 Roseville, Michigan 47,377 -1.4%
827 Minot, North Dakota 47,370 29.4%
828 Keller, Texas 47,350 69.2%
829 Burleson, Texas 47,282 115.2%
830 Mentor, Ohio 47,273 -6.0%
831 Glenview, Illinois 47,258 9.4%
832 Charleston, West Virginia 47,215 -11.4%
833 Marana, Arizona 47,007 226.9%
834 Euclid, Ohio 46,946 -10.7%
835 Everett, Massachusetts 46,880 22.4%
836 Kyle, Texas 46,874 682.7%
837 Alexandria, Louisiana 46,776 0.5%
838 Salina, Kansas 46,716 2.0%
839 Bothell, Washington 46,657 53.1%
840 Mansfield, Ohio 46,560 -9.9%
841 Elmhurst, Illinois 46,558 8.0%
842 Titusville, Florida 46,497 13.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
832 Charleston 47,215 -11.4%
845 Huntington 46,048 -11.0%
1236 Morgantown 30,955 15.9%
1287 Parkersburg 29,675 -10.9%
1417 Wheeling 26,771 -14.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 47,215 832
2017 47,929 807
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