Latest Data (2018)
Population 5,741
Nationwide Rank 4386

Quick Facts

Princeton, West Virginia is the 4,386th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Princeton, West Virginia is a city.

Princeton, West Virginia is currently 18.6% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Princeton, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 86% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Princeton, West Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
4376 Gas City, Indiana 5,757 -2.8%
4377 Sylvester, Georgia 5,756 -3.8%
4378 Ulysses, Kansas 5,756 -3.3%
4379 Central City, Kentucky 5,754 -2.1%
4380 Fellsmere, Florida 5,754 47.5%
4381 Oceanport, New Jersey 5,751 -1.2%
4382 Du Quoin, Illinois 5,748 -10.9%
4383 Belding, Michigan 5,747 -2.0%
4384 Chickasaw, Alabama 5,745 -9.2%
4385 Wilmington, Illinois 5,742 4685.0%
4386 Princeton, West Virginia 5,741 -9.9%
4387 Petoskey, Michigan 5,738 -5.6%
4388 Fort Wright, Kentucky 5,737 0.9%
4389 Dowagiac, Michigan 5,735 -4.4%
4390 Okeechobee, Florida 5,731 6.6%
4391 West Bountiful, Utah 5,731 25.5%
4392 Douglass Hills, Kentucky 5,730 3.2%
4393 Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 5,730 1.8%
4394 Hutchins, Texas 5,729 103.7%
4395 New Brighton, Pennsylvania 5,724 -13.5%
4396 Nazareth, Pennsylvania 5,720 -4.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
3037 Vienna 10,230 -5.1%
3068 St. Albans 10,069 -12.6%
3140 Bluefield 9,730 -14.8%
3372 Bridgeport 8,681 16.3%
3453 Moundsville 8,401 -15.8%
3523 Oak Hill 8,218 8.4%
3852 Dunbar 7,205 -11.4%
3914 Elkins 7,026 -0.2%
4092 Hurricane 6,506 18.3%
4102 Nitro 6,462 -5.9%
4249 Charles Town 6,064 96.6%
4386 Princeton 5,741 -9.9%
4486 Buckhannon 5,493 -5.0%
4636 Ranson corporation 5,182 44.5%
4649 New Martinsville 5,141 -13.9%
4710 Grafton 5,040 -7.9%
4736 Keyser 4,985 -6.9%
5231 Westover 4,217 7.2%
5245 Barboursville 4,185 28.4%
5291 Point Pleasant 4,121 -10.9%
5454 Weston 3,910 -8.8%
5505 Lewisburg 3,831 6.0%
5624 Ravenswood 3,668 -8.9%
5880 Philippi 3,352 16.9%
5903 Summersville 3,322 1.0%
6041 Ripley 3,185 -2.3%
6092 Pleasant Valley 3,145 1.6%
6203 Kenova 3,037 -13.7%
6288 Kingwood 2,939 -3.6%
6345 Williamstown 2,882 -3.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 5,741 4,386
2017 5,822 4,340
2016 5,962 4,264
2015 6,035 4,221
2014 6,359 4,085
2013 6,441 4,039
2012 6,464 4,009
2011 6,449 4,005
2010 6,432 3,995
2009 6,259 4,022
2008 6,229 4,016
2007 6,217 4,001
2006 6,172 3,993
2005 6,175 3,973
2004 6,207 3,940
2003 6,240 3,911
2002 6,266 3,880
2001 6,269 3,852
2000 6,373 3,797
1990 7,054 3,229