Charleston SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
7
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
2
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9.5

Charleston, WV Photos

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Charleston, West Virginia Info Snack

Charleston is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry.
Population
50,210
Unemployment
6.9%
Poverty
20.0%
Median Home
$150,300
Median Income
$46,720
Median Rent
$699

2 Reviews & Comments About Charleston

Overall User Rating
4.5
/5

08/27/2018

There are positives and negatives about the city. It can be beautiful in the good places, and it is exceptional in uniqueness and even the dining options.

The city is home to the cultural shenanigans of the state.


09/10/2018

This place is absolutely beautiful in autumn The mountains are all full o colorful trees. The people are down to earth, friendly and helpful. Great places to eat. Very cool weather that time of year makes it relaxing.

The scenery is breath taking. See the mountains and colors

Rankings for Charleston in West Virginia

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1

St. Albans, WV
Population 10,788

2

Teays Valley, WV
Population 13,706

3

Dunbar, WV
Population 7,714

4

South Charleston, WV
Population 13,182

5

Nitro, WV
Population 6,505

6

Sissonville, WV
Population 4,523

7

Cross Lanes, WV
Population 9,899

Map Of Charleston, WV

Population over time in Charleston

Year Population % Change
2016 50,210 -0.7%
2015 50,566 -0.7%
2014 50,911 -0.4%
2013 51,135 -0.2%
2012 51,224 -0.3%
2011 51,360 -0.1%
2010 51,432 -

Crime in Charleston Per 100k

Crime Charleston WV USA
Violent Crime 1172.4 350.7 382.9
Murder 20.5 4.7 5.3
Robbery 172.2 28.9 98.0
Aggravated Assault 862.9 273.4 248.9
Property Crime 7206.7 1852.0 2362.0
Burglary 1508.6 420.1 430.4
Larceny 4974.6 1266.6 1694.0
Car Theft 723.5 165.3 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Charleston

White
79.4% (39,867)
African American
11.3% (5,650)
American Indian
0.1% (27)
Asian
2.3% (1,134)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (65)
Two Or More
5.3% (2,673)
Hispanic
1.6% (794)
Race Charleston WV USA
White 79.4% 92.4% 60.6%
African American 11.3% 3.4% 10.4%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.3% 0.7% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 5.3% 1.7% 2.5%
Hispanic 1.6% 1.4% 17.3%

Household Income For Charleston, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
10.2% (5,121)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.8% (3,414)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.7% (5,874)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.8% (5,422)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.5% (6,778)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.4% (8,234)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.2% (4,619)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.3% (5,171)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.9% (1,958)
$200,000 or more
7.1% (3,564)
Income Charleston WV USA
Less than $10,000 10.2% 9.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.8% 6.6% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.7% 13.8% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.8% 11.8% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.5% 14.9% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.4% 17.7% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.2% 10.8% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.3% 9.6% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.9% 2.8% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 7.1% 2.3% 5.7%

Gender in Charleston

Female
51.4% (25,802)
Male
48.6% (24,407)
Gender Charleston WV USA
Female 51.4% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 48.6% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Charleston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.3% (1,155)
9-12th Grade
6.3% (3,151)
High School / GED
27.0% (13,555)
Some College
19.7% (9,883)
Associate's Degree
6.1% (3,046)
Bachelor's Degree
19.5% (9,792)
Master's Degree
10.6% (5,301)
Professional Degree
6.2% (3,117)
Doctorate Degree
2.4% (1,205)
Education Charleston WV USA
< 9th Grade 2.3% 4.9% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 6.3% 9.7% 7.4%
High School / GED 27.0% 40.5% 27.5%
Some College 19.7% 18.5% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.1% 6.8% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 19.5% 11.9% 18.8%
Master's Degree 10.6% 5.6% 8.2%
Professional Degree 6.2% 1.3% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.4% 0.8% 1.3%

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