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Charleston INFORMATION

Population: 49,887

Male 47% Female 52%
Married 48%
Single 51%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.

7/10

Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.

6/10

Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Charleston has a very low population density. Charleston is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,579 Charleston
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Charleston, WV, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Charleston, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Charleston has a population density of 1,579, with 49,887 current residents.

Out of the 49,887 current residents, 47% are male and 52% are female. 48% of the residents are married and 51% are single.

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Residence

Air quality

Bad air quality

Weather

  • 48% Sun
  • 41% Rain
  • 18% Snow

Condition

56°F average temperature

  • 54 years Median home age
  • $147,110 Median home price
  • 2.06% Home appreciation rate
  • 5.3% Annual property tax
  • 50.9%
    Homes owned
  • 35.8%
    Homes rented
  • 13.3%
    Homes vacant

Residence

As for living in Charleston, the air quality is 30% and the weather, on average, is 48% sunny, 41% rainy, and 18% snowy. The average temperature is 56°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Charleston, you should know that 50.9% of homes are owned while 35.8% of homes are rented, and 13.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $147,110, the median age of homes is 54 years, the annual home appreciation is 2.06% and the annual property tax is 5.30%.

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Community

Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

    9
  • Average age

    42
  • Political majority

    Republican Republican

Community

When looking at the community of Charleston, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Charleston’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Charleston is 42 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 48.98% Democratic, 49.41% Republican, and 1.62% Independent.

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Locale

Unemployment

8%

Education

Student teacher ratio 1:16

Occupation

  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
    15.3%
  • Sales & Office Occupations
    28.7%
  • Service Occupations
    13.5%
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
    7.9%
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
    5.5%
  • 84%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 18%
    Bachelors degree
  • 15%
    Graduate or professional degree

Locale

When looking at Charleston, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.70% of residents are unemployed in Charleston (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Charleston residents: 15.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 29.10% are in the arts and sciences field, 13.5% are in the customer service field, 28.7% are in the sales field, 0.09% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 83.86%, 4.58% of residents have an associate’s degree, 17.66% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 15.28% have a master’s degree.

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Transit

Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
    transportation
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home

Transit

If you plan on commuting to work in Charleston, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Charleston have a few different options. 75% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 5% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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