These Are The 10 West Virginia Cities With The Most Ashley Madison Accounts

We analyzed the data to determine which cities in West Virginia had the highest number of Ashley Madison accounts.

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Do you know a potential cheater in West Virginia? Odds are that if you live in one of the cities below, you do. At least, you probably know someone who created an account on Ashley Madison, or had an account set up in their name by a friend or colleague.

There were over 32 million accounts created on Ashley Madison, and the going consensus is that almost all of them were created by men. In West Virginia alone, there were over 40,000 accounts created, total. That’s a lot, considering that the entire population of the state is 1.8 million.

After analyzing 59 cities, this is the list of the cities with the highest percentage of Ashley Madison accounts in the state of West Virginia. You can scroll down to the bottom to see a list of every city that had accounts from West Virginia:

  1. Morgantown
  2. Huntington
  3. Beckley
  4. Parkersburg
  5. Charleston
  6. Clarksburg
  7. Wheeling
  8. Mineral Wells
  9. Point Pleasant
  10. Martinsburg

Many of these are larger cities in West Virginia that have a high percentage of its residents with an account on Ashley Madison. Which means, in theory, they have a high number of people looking to discreetly hook up with a woman.

Read on below to see where your town ranked.


How We Determined The Cheaters In West Virginia

Want to know who is attempting to cheat? Go directly to the source of people actively trying to cheat — Ashley Madison users.

We used the Ashley Madison database to count how many accounts were created in each zip code. We are saying “accounts” and not “people” because it is possible to create dummy accounts assigned to a city or to have multiple accounts. However, we believe the number of accounts to be a solid proxy for the number of people trying to cheat.

We then matched each zip code to its corresponding city. If a zip code falls into more than one city, the accounts registered in that zip code were applied to each city.

Finally, we used an estimate for the population of the zip codes to identify the number of cheaters per capita.

After identifying the number of cheaters per capita in a city, we ranked each place from highest number of cheaters per capita to lowest. The place with the most cheaters per capita “earned” the title of cheating central of West Virginia.


If you’re measuring the locations in West Virginia where there are a high number of Ashley Madison accounts registered per capita, and we can assume that people registering on the site are exploring the idea to cheat, then this is an accurate list.

City % with accounts Rank
Morgantown, WV 7.53% 1
Huntington, WV 7.07% 2
Beckley, WV 6.93% 3
Parkersburg, WV 6.46% 4
Charleston, WV 6.46% 5
Clarksburg, WV 5.63% 6
Wheeling, WV 5.54% 7
Mineral Wells, WV 5.33% 8
Point Pleasant, WV 5.29% 9
Martinsburg, WV 5.17% 10
Lewisburg, WV 5.14% 11
Charles Town, WV 5.07% 12
Bridgeport, WV 4.77% 13
Barboursville, WV 4.52% 14
Bluefield, WV 4.45% 15
Scott Depot, WV 4.35% 16
Nitro, WV 4.35% 17
Fairmont, WV 4.27% 18
Summersville, WV 4.24% 19
Elkins, WV 4.21% 20
Hurricane, WV 4.18% 21
Ranson, WV 4.18% 22
Dunbar, WV 4.13% 23
Princeton, WV 4.02% 24
Harpers Ferry, WV 4.00% 25
New Martinsville, WV 3.91% 26
Inwood, WV 3.78% 27
Oak Hill, WV 3.72% 28
Weirton, WV 3.71% 29
Vienna, WV 3.58% 30
Ripley, WV 3.57% 31
Saint Albans, WV 3.56% 32
Bunker Hill, WV 3.51% 33
Keyser, WV 3.50% 34
Chapmanville, WV 3.41% 35
Buckhannon, WV 3.40% 36
Milton, WV 3.40% 37
Weston, WV 3.35% 38
Kearneysville, WV 3.34% 39
Shepherdstown, WV 3.33% 40
Wellsburg, WV 3.06% 41
Moundsville, WV 2.95% 42
Ravenswood, WV 2.87% 43
Falling Waters, WV 2.87% 44
Philippi, WV 2.87% 45
Follansbee, WV 2.85% 46
Grafton, WV 2.77% 47
Hedgesville, WV 2.73% 48
Spencer, WV 2.57% 49
Berkeley Springs, WV 2.53% 50
Fayetteville, WV 2.46% 51
Moorefield, WV 2.41% 52
Williamstown, WV 2.30% 53
Elkview, WV 2.17% 54
Petersburg, WV 2.13% 55
Salem, WV 2.04% 56
Ridgeley, WV 2.02% 57
New Cumberland, WV 1.95% 58
Washington, WV 1.79% 59

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