Charles Town, WV

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Population

5,766

1.48% growth

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$70,708

3.44% decline

Poverty Rate

12.6%


Number of Employees

2,612

3.69% growth

Median Property Value

$232,000

10.1% growth

About

In 2017, Charles Town, WV had a population of 5.77k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $70,708. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Charles Town, WV grew from 5,682 to 5,766, a 1.48% increase and its median household income declined from $73,229 to $70,708, a -3.44% decrease.

The population of Charles Town, WV is 72.3% White Alone, 13.6% Black or African American Alone, and 8.55% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Charles Town, WV speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charles Town, WV are American Public University System (11,555 degrees awarded in 2016) and Catholic Distance University (35 degrees).

The median property value in Charles Town, WV is $232,000, and the homeownership rate is 56.9%. Most people in Charles Town, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 37.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Charles Town, WV is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Charles Town, WV employs 2.61k people. The largest industries in Charles Town, WV are Public Administration (372 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (371 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (314 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($97,396), Public Administration ($83,571), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,594).

Median household income in Charles Town, WV is $70,708. Males in Charles Town, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Charles Town, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,708

2017 value

± $18,367

-3.44%

1 Year Growth

± 31.3%

Households in Charles Town, WV have a median annual income of $70,708, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,229 in 2016, which represents a -3.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Charles Town, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9725.01

  2. Census Tract 9725.03

  3. Census Tract 9725.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charles Town, WV was Census Tract 9725.01 with a value of $91,638, followed by Census Tract 9725.03 and Census Tract 9725.06, with respective values of $82,973 and $70,229.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charles Town, WV (715 out of 5.66k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    504 ± 152

  2. Black

    113 ± 85

  3. Other

    68 ± 89

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charles Town, WV is White, followed by Black and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.61k

2017 Value

± 296

3.69%

1 Year growth

± 15.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Charles Town, WV grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 2.52k employees to 2.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charles Town, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (375 people), Management Occupations (311 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (213 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charles Town, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Charles Town, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (375 people), Management Occupations (311 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (213 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Charles Town, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.04 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.34 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Charles Town, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,188), Management Occupations ($87,250), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($85,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.61k

2017 Value

± 296

3.69%

1 Year growth

± 15.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Charles Town, WV grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 2.52k employees to 2.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charles Town, WV, are Public Administration (372 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (371 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (314 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charles Town, WV, though some of these residents may live in Charles Town, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Charles Town, WV, by number of employees, are Public Administration (372 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (371 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (314 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Charles Town, WV has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.05 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.66 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Charles Town, WV, by median earnings, are Construction ($97,396), Public Administration ($83,571), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,594).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($7.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.62B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound West Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound West Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from West Virginia to other states, or from other states to West Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that West Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.2% of the population of Charles Town, WV has health coverage, with 59% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 8.39% on non-group plans, and 2.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Charles Town, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Charles Town, WV see 1273 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1917 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 890 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,273 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,273 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1,292 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.83%

Uninsured

59%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

8.39%

Non-Group

2.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charles Town, WV grew by 0.832% from 5.78% to 5.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Charles Town, WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Charles Town, WV is home to a population of 5.77k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.21% of Charles Town, WV residents were born outside of the country (531 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Charles Town, WV is composed of 4.17k White Alone residents (72.3%), 784 Black or African American Alone residents (13.6%), 493 Hispanic or Latino residents (8.55%), 162 Asian Alone residents (2.81%), 93 Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 68 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.18%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Charles Town, WV are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Charles Town, WV was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Charles Town, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Charles Town, WV residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

531 people

10.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

573 people

As of 2017, 9.21% of Charles Town, WV residents (531 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charles Town, WV was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

95%

2017 Citizenship

94.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of Charles Town, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Charles Town, WV was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.17k ± 299

  2. Black or African American Alone

    784 ± 194

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    493 ± 195

In 2017, there were 5.31 times more White Alone residents (4.17k people) in Charles Town, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 784 Black or African American Alone and 493 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Charles Town, WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Charles Town, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Charles Town, WV was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Charles Town, WV are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    151 ± 62

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    150 ± 85

  3. Vietnam

    67 ± 57

Charles Town, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Charles Town, WV awarded 11,590 degrees. The student population of Charles Town, WV is skewed towards men, with 30,795 male students and 17,987 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charles Town, WV are White (7,203 and 62.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,791 and 15.6%), Hispanic or Latino (1,176 and 10.3%), and Unknown (497 and 4.33%).

The largest universities in Charles Town, WV by number of degrees awarded are American Public University System (11,555 and 99.7%) and Catholic Distance University (35 and 0.302%).

The most popular majors in Charles Town, WV are General Business Administration & Management (1,805 and 15.6%), General Studies (1,197 and 10.3%), and International & Global Studies (1,001 and 8.64%).

The median tuition costs in Charles Town, WV are $9,150 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Charles Town, WV was General Business Administration & Management with 960 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Charles Town, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 11,555 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$9,150

Median Private

In 2016, the Charles Town, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was American Public University System with 11,555 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,402

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,188

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,402 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charles Town, WV, which is 1.77 times more than the 4,188 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,203 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,791 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,176 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Charles Town, WV were to White students. These 7,203 degrees mean that there were 4.02 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,791 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charles Town, WV was $232,000 in 2017, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $210,800 to $232,000, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Charles Town, WV is 56.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charles Town, WV have an average commute time of 37.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Charles Town, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$70,708

Median Household Income

± $18,367

2.28k

Number of Households

± 291

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.28k households in Charles Town, WV declined from $70,708 from the previous year's value of $73,229.

The following chart displays the households in Charles Town, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$232,000

2017 Median

± $27,946

$210,800

2016 Median

± $19,422

In 2017, the median property value in Charles Town, WV grew to to $232,000 from the previous year's value of $210,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Charles Town, WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charles Town, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Charles Town, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charles Town, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.9%

2017 Homeownership

60.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.9% of the housing units in Charles Town, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Charles Town, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Charles Town, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Charles Town, WV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

37.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charles Town, WV have a longer commute time (37.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.51% of the workforce in Charles Town, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Walked

    3.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Charles Town, WV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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