Charleston, WV
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Charleston, West Virginia Info Snack

Population
48,006
Unemployment
5.2%
Poverty
20.9%
Median Home
$145,800
Median Income
$43,344
Median Rent
$735

Charleston SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Charleston, WV Crime Report

3,184
Total Crimes
6,707.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
170.82%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Charleston
/ 100k People
West Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,184 6,707.4 1,900.0 2,476.7
Violent Crime 331 697.3 316.6 366.7
Murder 10 21.1 4.4 5.0
Robbery 48 101.1 21.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 223 469.8 249.1 250.2
Property Crime 2,853 6,010.1 1,583.4 2,109.9
Burglary 660 1,390.4 328.7 340.5
Larceny 1,947 4,101.5 1,119.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 246 518.2 135.0 219.9

Charleston, WV Cost Of Living

88
Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Charleston West Virginia National Average
Overall 88 84 100
Services 94 100 100
Groceries 94 91 100
Health 99 88 100
Housing 79 62 100
Transportation 85 87 100
Utilities 86 89 100

Charleston, WV Photos

Kanawha County Courthouse
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Kanawha Valley Building
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Kanawha River Charleston
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Rankings for Charleston in West Virginia

Map Of Charleston, WV

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Population over time in Charleston

Year Population % Change
2019 48,006 -1.5%
2018 48,734 -1.3%
2017 49,384 -1.6%
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 -

Race / Ethnicity in Charleston

White
77.3% (37,096)
African American
15.6% (7,498)
American Indian
0.3% (146)
Asian
2.1% (1,014)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (59)
Two Or More
3.5% (1,699)
Hispanic
1.0% (494)
Race Charleston WV USA
White 77.3% 92.0% 60.7%
African American 15.6% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.1% 0.8% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 1.6% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.0% 1.6% 18.0%

Gender in Charleston

Female
51.5% (24,735)
Male
48.5% (23,271)
Gender Charleston WV USA
Female 51.5% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 48.5% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Charleston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (960)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (2,880)
High School / GED
27.0% (12,961)
Some College
20.0% (9,601)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (2,880)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (9,601)
Master's Degree
11.0% (5,280)
Professional Degree
6.0% (2,880)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (960)
Education Charleston WV USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 40.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 12.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 11.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 6.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Charleston, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
10.6% (507,753)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.3% (400,356)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.8% (567,298)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.4% (500,175)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.3% (590,033)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.8% (758,057)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.8% (472,459)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.6% (459,684)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (206,132)
$200,000 or more
7.1% (338,646)
Income Charleston WV USA
Less than $10,000 10.6% 8.7% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.3% 6.0% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.8% 12.6% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.4% 11.2% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.3% 14.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.8% 17.7% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.8% 11.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.6% 11.4% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 3.6% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 7.1% 3.0% 7.7%

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