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1.7% growth
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23.1% growth
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9.2% growth
Median Property Value
4.82% growth


The economy of Charles Town, WV employs 2,519 people. The economy of Charles Town, WV is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Public Admin.; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 4.59; 3.26; and 1.86 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Charles Town, WV are Public Admin. (384), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (334), and Educational Services (279), 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 $73,229. Males in Charles Town, WV have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,164. The income inequality of Charles Town, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

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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The closest comparable data for the census place of Charles Town, WV is from the county of Jefferson County, WV.

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Charles Town, WV is home to a population of 5,682 people, from which 94.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Charles Town, WV is composed of 4,106 White residents (72.3%), 773 Black residents (13.6%), 567 Hispanic residents (10%), 123 Asian residents (2.16%), and 106 Two+ residents (1.87%). 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 11,410 degrees. The student population of Charles Town, WV is skewed away from females, with 7,459 male students and 3,951 female students. Most students in Charles Town, WV are White (7,249 and 63.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,750 and 15.3%), Hispanic or Latino (1,027 and 9%), and Unknown (462 and 4.05%). The largest universities in Charles Town, WV by number of graduates are American Public University System (11,410 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 7.44%), International & Global Studies (461 and 4.04%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (450 and 3.94%). 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 $210,800, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $201,100 to $210,800, a 4.82% increase. The homeownership rate of Charles Town, WV is 60.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Charles Town, WV have an average commute time of 37.7 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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