Table 1.  The Most Populous Counties and Incorporated Places in 2010 in West Virginia:  2000 and 2010
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Population rank     Population Change, 2000 to 2010
             
2010 2000   Geographic area 2000 1 2010 Number Percent
             
    West Virginia……...………………………………………………. 1 808 344 1 852 994  44 650 2.5
             
    COUNTY        
             
1 1   Kanawha County…………………………………………….  200 073  193 063 - 7 010 -3.5
2 6   Berkeley County……………………………………..………  75 905  104 169  28 264 37.2
3 2   Cabell County………………………………………………  96 784  96 319 -  465 -0.5
4 4   Monongalia County…………………………………………  81 866  96 189  14 323 17.5
5 3   Wood County…………………………………………………  87 986  86 956 - 1 030 -1.2
6 5   Raleigh County………………………………………………  79 220  78 859 -  361 -0.5
7 7   Harrison County………………………………………………..  68 652  69 099   447 0.7
8 8   Mercer County………………………………………………..  62 980  62 264 -  716 -1.1
9 9   Marion County…………………………………………………  56 598  56 418 -  180 -0.3
10 10   Putnam County………………………………………………  51 589  55 486  3 897 7.6
11 14   Jefferson County………………………………………………  42 190  53 498  11 308 26.8
12 11   Fayette County…………………………………………………  47 579  46 039 - 1 540 -3.2
13 12   Ohio County………………………………………………….  47 427  44 443 - 2 984 -6.3
14 13   Wayne County………………………………………………….  42 903  42 481 -  422 -1.0
15 15   Logan County…………………………………………………  37 710  36 743 -  967 -2.6
16 17   Greenbrier County…………………………………………….  34 453  35 480  1 027 3.0
17 19   Preston County………………………………………………  29 334  33 520  4 186 14.3
18 16   Marshall County………………………………………………  35 519  33 107 - 2 412 -6.8
19 18   Hancock County………………………………………………..  32 667  30 676 - 1 991 -6.1
20 20   Randolph County………………………………………………  28 262  29 405  1 143 4.0
             
    INCORPORATED PLACE        
             
1 1   Charleston city………………………………………………  53 421  51 400 - 2 021 -3.8
2 2   Huntington city……………………………………………..  51 475  49 138 - 2 337 -4.5
3 3   Parkersburg city……………………………………………….  33 099  31 492 - 1 607 -4.9
4 5   Morgantown city……………………………………………  26 809  29 660  2 851 10.6
5 4   Wheeling city…………………………………………………  31 419  28 486 - 2 933 -9.3
6 6   Weirton city…………………………………………………  20 411  19 746 -  665 -3.3
7 7   Fairmont city……………………………………………………  19 097  18 704 -  393 -2.1
8 8   Beckley city…………………………………………………  17 254  17 614   360 2.1
9 10   Martinsburg city………………………………………………..  14 972  17 227  2 255 15.1
10 9   Clarksburg city………………………………………………….  16 743  16 578 -  165 -1.0
11 11   South Charleston city………………………………………….  13 390  13 450   60 0.4
12 12   St. Albans city………………………………………………..  11 567  11 044 -  523 -4.5
13 14   Vienna city…………………………………………………..  10 861  10 749 -  112 -1.0
14 13   Bluefield city………………………………………………..  11 451  10 447 - 1 004 -8.8
15 15   Moundsville city……………………………………………..  9 998  9 318 -  680 -6.8
16 18   Bridgeport city……………………………………………………  7 306  8 149   843 11.5
17 16   Dunbar city……………………………………………………..  8 154  7 907 -  247 -3.0
18 17   Oak Hill city…………………………………………………..  7 589  7 730   141 1.9
19 20   Nitro city………………………………………………………  6 824  7 178   354 5.2
20 19   Elkins city……………………………………………………  7 032  7 094   62 0.9
               
1 Census 2000 counts are as published in Census 2000 reports and thus do not include any changes published subsequently due to boundary changes or to the Count Question Resolution program.
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Table PL1, and 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Table P1.