Charleston, WV
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Charleston, West Virginia Info Snack

Population
47,273
Unemployment
5.5%
Poverty
19.8%
Median Home
$156,900
Median Income
$49,769
Median Rent
$751

Charleston SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Charleston, WV Crime Report

2,546
Total Crimes
5,530.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
135.73%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Charleston
/ 100k People
West Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,546 5,530.2 1,755.3 2,346.0
Violent Crime 424 921.0 355.9 387.8
Murder 11 23.9 6.6 6.5
Robbery 51 110.8 20.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 325 705.9 282.1 279.7
Property Crime 2,122 4,609.2 1,399.4 1,958.2
Burglary 506 1,099.1 273.3 314.2
Larceny 1,423 3,090.9 998.9 1,398.0
Car Theft 193 419.2 127.2 246.0

Charleston, WV Cost Of Living

87
Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Charleston West Virginia National Average
Overall 87 88 100
Services 95 106 100
Groceries 94 100 100
Health 93 87 100
Housing 79 63 100
Transportation 93 89 100
Utilities 87 90 100

Charleston, WV Photos

Kanawha County Courthouse
Source: Public Domain
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
2020 47,273 -3.0%
2019 48,734 -1.3%
2018 49,384 -1.6%
2017 50,210 -0.7%
2016 50,566 -0.7%
2015 50,911 -0.4%
2014 51,135 -0.2%
2013 51,224 -0.3%
2012 51,360 -0.1%
2011 51,432 -

Race / Ethnicity in Charleston

White
78.3% (36,992)
African American
14.2% (6,730)
American Indian
0.3% (142)
Asian
2.4% (1,132)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (14)
Two Or More
3.8% (1,796)
Hispanic
1.0% (467)
Race Charleston WV USA
White 78.3% 91.5% 60.1%
African American 14.2% 3.5% 12.2%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 2.4% 0.8% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 3.8% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 1.0% 1.6% 18.2%

Gender in Charleston

Female
52.5% (24,819)
Male
47.5% (22,454)
Gender Charleston WV USA
Female 52.5% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 47.5% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Charleston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (1,418)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (2,363)
High School / GED
25.0% (11,818)
Some College
19.0% (8,981)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (2,836)
Bachelor's Degree
22.0% (10,400)
Master's Degree
11.0% (5,200)
Professional Degree
6.0% (2,836)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (1,418)
Education Charleston WV USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 40.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 22.0% 13.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 11.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 6.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Charleston, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
8.8% (418,212)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.6% (406,288)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.0% (565,491)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.9% (419,316)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.8% (559,530)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.2% (767,752)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.9% (468,998)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.7% (504,327)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.8% (228,095)
$200,000 or more
8.2% (389,286)
Income Charleston WV USA
Less than $10,000 8.8% 8.5% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.6% 5.9% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.0% 12.3% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.9% 10.8% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.8% 14.2% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.2% 17.9% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.9% 11.6% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.7% 11.9% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.8% 3.9% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 8.2% 3.1% 8.3%

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