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

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

Population
12,461
Unemployment
6.4%
Poverty
17.7%
Median Home
$127,500
Median Income
$51,021
Median Rent
$691

South Charleston SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9.5

South Charleston, WV Crime Report

740
Total Crimes
6,219.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
165.11%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
South Charleston
/ 100k People
West Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 740 6,219.5 1,755.3 2,346.0
Violent Crime 52 437.0 355.9 387.8
Murder 0 0.0 6.6 6.5
Robbery 4 33.6 20.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 46 386.6 282.1 279.7
Property Crime 688 5,782.5 1,399.4 1,958.2
Burglary 61 512.7 273.3 314.2
Larceny 590 4,958.8 998.9 1,398.0
Car Theft 37 311.0 127.2 246.0

South Charleston, WV Cost Of Living

86
South Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense South Charleston West Virginia National Average
Overall 86 88 100
Services 98 106 100
Groceries 95 100 100
Health 95 87 100
Housing 61 63 100
Transportation 94 89 100
Utilities 88 90 100

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
2020 12,461 -1.8%
2019 12,686 -1.7%
2018 12,902 -2.1%
2017 13,182 -0.7%
2016 13,276 -0.8%
2015 13,380 -1.1%
2014 13,528 0.9%
2013 13,402 0.1%
2012 13,393 0.0%
2011 13,390 -

Race / Ethnicity in South Charleston

White
81.1% (10,108)
African American
7.5% (938)
American Indian
0.5% (65)
Asian
3.3% (406)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (18)
Two Or More
5.3% (661)
Hispanic
2.1% (265)
Race South Charleston WV USA
White 81.1% 91.5% 60.1%
African American 7.5% 3.5% 12.2%
American Indian 0.5% 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 3.3% 0.8% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 5.3% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 2.1% 1.6% 18.2%

Gender in South Charleston

Female
53.6% (6,679)
Male
46.4% (5,782)
Gender South Charleston WV USA
Female 53.6% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 46.4% 49.4% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
1.0% (124)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (249)
High School / GED
30.0% (3,738)
Some College
26.0% (3,239)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (1,121)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (2,242)
Master's Degree
10.0% (1,246)
Professional Degree
2.0% (249)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (249)
Education South Charleston WV USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 4.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 40.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 13.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 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
7.1% (88,991)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.2% (64,663)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.0% (173,929)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.1% (137,862)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.9% (148,106)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.0% (224,293)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.3% (140,423)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.4% (167,526)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (53,139)
$200,000 or more
3.8% (47,163)
Income South Charleston WV USA
Less than $10,000 7.1% 8.5% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.2% 5.9% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.0% 12.3% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.1% 10.8% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.9% 14.2% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.0% 17.9% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.3% 11.6% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.4% 11.9% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 3.9% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 3.8% 3.1% 8.3%

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