South Charleston, WV
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

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

Population
12,475
Unemployment
4.8%
Poverty
14.0%
Median Home
$130,700
Median Income
$53,713
Median Rent
$702

South Charleston SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9.5

South Charleston, WV Crime Report

624
Total Crimes
5,049.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
103.89%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
South Charleston
/ 100k People
West Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 624 5,049.8 1,900.0 2,476.7
Violent Crime 47 380.4 316.6 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 4 32.4 21.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 33 267.1 249.1 250.2
Property Crime 577 4,669.4 1,583.4 2,109.9
Burglary 52 420.8 328.7 340.5
Larceny 503 4,070.6 1,119.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 22 178.0 135.0 219.9

South Charleston, WV Cost Of Living

83
South Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense South Charleston West Virginia National Average
Overall 83 84 100
Services 94 100 100
Groceries 94 91 100
Health 99 88 100
Housing 63 62 100
Transportation 85 87 100
Utilities 86 89 100

South Charleston, WV Photos

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Rankings for South Charleston in West Virginia

Map Of South Charleston, WV

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Population over time in South Charleston

Year Population % Change
2019 12,475 -1.7%
2018 12,686 -1.7%
2017 12,902 -2.1%
2016 13,182 -0.7%
2015 13,276 -0.8%
2014 13,380 -1.1%
2013 13,528 0.9%
2012 13,402 0.1%
2011 13,393 0.0%
2010 13,390 -

Race / Ethnicity in South Charleston

White
80.5% (10,046)
African American
8.4% (1,052)
American Indian
0.8% (95)
Asian
2.6% (327)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
5.4% (668)
Hispanic
2.3% (287)
Race South Charleston WV USA
White 80.5% 92.0% 60.7%
African American 8.4% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.8% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.6% 0.8% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 5.4% 1.6% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.3% 1.6% 18.0%

Gender in South Charleston

Female
53.4% (6,666)
Male
46.6% (5,808)
Gender South Charleston WV USA
Female 53.4% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 46.6% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in South Charleston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (124)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (374)
High School / GED
28.0% (3,493)
Some College
23.0% (2,869)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (1,372)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (2,370)
Master's Degree
11.0% (1,372)
Professional Degree
2.0% (249)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (249)
Education South Charleston WV USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 28.0% 40.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 12.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 11.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For South Charleston, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
6.9% (86,361)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.2% (64,495)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.5% (155,937)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.7% (133,850)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.8% (147,544)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.3% (252,680)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.5% (117,947)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.3% (178,908)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.8% (60,298)
$200,000 or more
4.0% (49,475)
Income South Charleston WV USA
Less than $10,000 6.9% 8.7% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.2% 6.0% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.5% 12.6% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.7% 11.2% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.8% 14.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.3% 17.7% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.5% 11.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.3% 11.4% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.8% 3.6% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 4.0% 3.0% 7.7%

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