Craigsville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,213 at the 2010 census.
Craigsville is located at 38°20′0″N 80°38′34″W (38.333389, -80.642766).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km2), all of it land.
The community derives its name from James Craig, an original owner of the town site.
Located near Craigsville is the Beaver Mill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,204 people, 920 households, and 655 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 364.1 people per square mile (140.7/km2). There were 1,007 housing units at an average density of 166.4/sq mi (64.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.36% White, 0.09% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.05% Asian, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.
There were 920 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older.