Latest Data (2018)
Population 12,240
Nationwide Rank 2659

Quick Facts

South Charleston, West Virginia is the 2,659th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

South Charleston, West Virginia is a city.

South Charleston, West Virginia is currently 17.8% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

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

South Charleston, West Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
2649 Fortuna, California 12,280 16.8%
2650 Beatrice, Nebraska 12,274 -2.2%
2651 Blue Ash, Ohio 12,274 -1.9%
2652 Santaquin, Utah 12,274 136.0%
2653 Artesia, New Mexico 12,268 14.0%
2654 Ottawa, Kansas 12,267 2.3%
2655 West Plains, Missouri 12,257 12.0%
2656 Coldwater, Michigan 12,250 17.7%
2657 Gladstone, Oregon 12,244 6.8%
2658 Eatontown, New Jersey 12,242 -12.8%
2659 South Charleston, West Virginia 12,240 -9.7%
2660 Northlake, Illinois 12,235 3.0%
2661 Canton, Mississippi 12,232 -5.3%
2662 Ringwood, New Jersey 12,226 -1.5%
2663 South Miami, Florida 12,219 14.2%
2664 Somerville, New Jersey 12,202 -1.0%
2665 Cottonwood, Arizona 12,199 29.9%
2666 Freeport, Texas 12,195 -4.0%
2667 Clayton, California 12,192 12.9%
2668 Poquoson, Virginia 12,190 5.2%
2669 Sylacauga, Alabama 12,186 -6.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1957 Weirton 18,449 -9.3%
1959 Fairmont 18,411 -4.4%
2047 Martinsburg 17,465 17.7%
2165 Beckley 16,183 -6.4%
2240 Clarksburg 15,480 -7.5%
2659 South Charleston 12,240 -9.7%
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%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 12,240 2,659
2017 12,493 2,601
2016 12,859 2,537
2015 13,045 2,503
2014 13,214 2,463
2013 13,471 2,412
2012 13,340 2,417
2011 13,355 2,409
2010 13,450 2,382
2009 12,574 2,476
2008 12,543 2,468
2007 12,593 2,435
2006 12,670 2,404
2005 12,801 2,365
2004 12,976 2,322
2003 13,061 2,289
2002 13,172 2,250
2001 13,350 2,212
2000 13,565 2,173
1990 14,896 1,785