Largest Counties in West Virginia

Rank County Population County Seat Established Area (km2) Density
1 Kanawha County 193,052 Charleston 1789 2,339 82.54
2 Berkeley County 104,158 Martinsburg 1772 831 125.34
3 Cabell County 96,308 Huntington 1809 730 131.93
4 Monongalia County 96,178 Morgantown 1776 935 102.86
5 Wood County 86,945 Parkersburg 1798 951 91.42
6 Raleigh County 78,848 Beckley 1850 1,572 50.16
7 Harrison County 69,088 Clarksburg 1784 1,077 64.15
8 Mercer County 62,253 Princeton 1837 1,088 57.22
9 Marion County 56,407 Fairmont 1842 803 70.25
10 Putnam County 55,475 Winfield 1848 896 61.91
11 Jefferson County 53,487 Charles Town 1801 544 98.32
12 Fayette County 46,028 Fayetteville 1831 1,720 26.76
13 Ohio County 44,432 Wheeling 1776 275 161.57
14 Wayne County 42,470 Wayne 1842 1,311 32.4
15 Logan County 36,732 Logan 1824 1,176 31.23
16 Greenbrier County 35,469 Lewisburg 1778 2,644 13.41
17 Preston County 33,509 Kingwood 1818 1,678 19.97
18 Marshall County 33,096 Moundsville 1835 795 41.63
19 Hancock County 30,665 New Cumberland 1848 215 142.63
20 Randolph County 29,394 Elkins 1787 2,694 10.91
21 Jackson County 29,200 Ripley 1831 1,207 24.19
22 Mineral County 28,201 Keyser 1866 850 33.18
23 Mason County 27,313 Point Pleasant 1804 1,119 24.41
24 Mingo County 26,828 Williamson 1895 1,096 24.48
25 Nicholas County 26,222 Summersville 1818 1,681 15.6
26 Boone County 24,618 Madison 1847 1,303 18.89
27 Upshur County 24,243 Buckhannon 1851 919 26.38
28 Brooke County 24,058 Wellsburg 1796 231 104.15
29 Hampshire County 23,953 Romney 1754 1,663 14.4
30 Wyoming County 23,785 Pineville 1850 1,298 18.32
31 McDowell County 22,102 Welch 1858 1,386 15.95
32 Lincoln County 21,709 Hamlin 1867 1,134 19.14
33 Morgan County 17,530 Berkeley Springs 1820 593 29.56
34 Taylor County 16,884 Grafton 1844 448 37.69
35 Barbour County 16,578 Philippi 1843 883 18.77
36 Wetzel County 16,572 New Martinsville 1846 930 17.82
37 Lewis County 16,361 Weston 1816 1,008 16.23
38 Roane County 14,915 Spencer 1856 1,254 11.89
39 Braxton County 14,512 Sutton 1836 1,331 10.9
40 Hardy County 14,014 Moorefield 1786 1,510 9.28
41 Summers County 13,916 Hinton 1871 935 14.88
42 Monroe County 13,491 Union 1799 1,225 11.01
43 Grant County 11,926 Petersburg 1866 1,235 9.66
44 Ritchie County 10,438 Harrisville 1843 1,176 8.88
45 Clay County 9,375 Clay 1858 886 10.58
46 Tyler County 9,197 Middlebourne 1814 668 13.77
47 Webster County 9,143 Webster Springs 1860 1,440 6.35
48 Pocahontas County 8,708 Marlinton 1821 2,435 3.58
49 Gilmer County 8,682 Glenville 1845 881 9.85
50 Doddridge County 8,191 West Union 1845 829 9.88
51 Pendleton County 7,684 Franklin 1788 1,808 4.25
52 Calhoun County 7,616 Grantsville 1856 728 10.46
53 Pleasants County 7,594 Saint Marys 1851 339 22.4
54 Tucker County 7,130 Parsons 1856 1,085 6.57
55 Wirt County 5,706 Elizabeth 1848 603 9.46

Largest Counties in West Virginia

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