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2.25% growth
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-0.03% decline
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-1.71% decline
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-0.05% decline


The economy of Charles Town, WV employs 2,306 people. The economy of Charles Town, WV is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Public Admin.; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 4.41; 2.6; and 1.75 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Charles Town, WV are Educational Services (368), Public Admin. (286), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (241), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($69,038), Finance & Insurance ($63,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($62,198).

Median household income in Charles Town, WV is $59,483. Males in Charles Town, WV have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,856. The income inequality of Charles Town, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Charles Town, WV. In Jefferson County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 48 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,855. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Charles Town, WV is home to a population of 5,587 people, from which 94.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Charles Town, WV is composed of 4,097 White residents (73.3%), 682 Black residents (12.2%), 538 Hispanic residents (9.6%), 147 Asian residents (2.63%), and 116 Two+ residents (2.08%). The most common foreign languages in Charles Town, WV are Spanish (431 speakers), Tagalog (41 speakers), and Other Asian (41 speakers), but compared to other places, Charles Town, WV has a relative high number of Laotian (15 speakers), Other (9 speakers), and German (37 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Charles Town, WV awarded 11,234 degrees. The student population of Charles Town, WV is skewed away from females, with 7,338 male students and 3,896 female students. Most students in Charles Town, WV are White (7,123 and 63.4%), followed by Black or African American (1,733 and 15.4%), Hispanic or Latino (1,018 and 9.1%), and Unknown (456 and 4.06%). The largest universities in Charles Town, WV by number of graduates are American Public University System (11,234 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Charles Town, WV are General Business Administration & Management (849 and 7.56%), International & Global Studies (461 and 4.1%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (450 and 4.01%). The median tuition costs in Charles Town, WV are N/A 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charles Town, WV is $201,100, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $201,200 to $201,100, a -0.05% increase. The homeownership rate of Charles Town, WV is 59%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charles Town, WV have an average commute time of 35.3 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.


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