West Virginia / Counties by Population

West Virginia Counties by Population

Below are the 55 West Virginia counties sorted by population from 1 to 55 . The population data are from the 2020 Census Redistricting dataset. If 2020 Census data are not available for a geography, then the population data are from the Census’ 2019 American Community Survey. You can copy and paste this list directly into your favorite spreadsheet program. Don't you just adore lovely numbers listed nicely in columns & rows? We do!

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Rank County Population
1 Kanawha County 180,745
2 Berkeley County 122,076
3 Monongalia County 105,822
4 Cabell County 94,350
5 Wood County 84,296
6 Raleigh County 74,591
7 Harrison County 65,921
8 Mercer County 59,664
9 Jefferson County 57,701
10 Putnam County 57,440
11 Marion County 56,205
12 Ohio County 42,425
13 Fayette County 40,488
14 Wayne County 38,982
15 Preston County 34,216
16 Greenbrier County 32,977
17 Logan County 32,567
18 Marshall County 30,591
19 Hancock County 29,095
20 Randolph County 27,932
21 Jackson County 27,791
22 Mineral County 26,938
23 Mason County 25,453
24 Nicholas County 24,604
25 Upshur County 23,816
26 Mingo County 23,568
27 Hampshire County 23,093
28 Brooke County 22,559
29 Boone County 21,809
30 Wyoming County 21,382
31 Lincoln County 20,463
32 McDowell County 19,111
33 Morgan County 17,063
34 Lewis County 17,033
35 Taylor County 16,705
36 Barbour County 15,465
37 Wetzel County 14,442
38 Hardy County 14,299
39 Roane County 14,028
40 Braxton County 12,447
41 Monroe County 12,376
42 Summers County 11,959
43 Grant County 10,976
44 Ritchie County 8,444
45 Webster County 8,378
46 Tyler County 8,313
47 Clay County 8,051
48 Pocahontas County 7,869
49 Doddridge County 7,808
50 Pleasants County 7,653
51 Gilmer County 7,408
52 Tucker County 6,762
53 Calhoun County 6,229
54 Pendleton County 6,143
55 Wirt County 5,194

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 10 December 2020. http://www.census.gov/.

United States Census Bureau. "P2 Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race." 2020 Census State Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File. U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 Census. Web. 12 August 2021. https://www.census.gov/.

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