Charleston City PUMA, WV

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2019 Population
191,988
1.29% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
43.4
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
17.7%
0.511% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$45,900
2.43% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$111,100
0.0901% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
78,498
1.82% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Charleston City PUMA, WV had a population of 192k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $45,900. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Charleston City PUMA, WV declined from 194,495 to 191,988, a −1.29% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,812 to $45,900, a 2.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Charleston City PUMA, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.81%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.51%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%), and White (Hispanic) (0.752%). 2.29% of the households in Charleston City PUMA, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.3% of the residents in Charleston City PUMA, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV are University of Charleston (744 degrees awarded in 2019), BridgeValley Community & Technical College (462 degrees), and West Virginia State University (399 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Charleston City PUMA, WV was $111,100, and the homeownership rate was 69.6%. Most people in Charleston City PUMA, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Charleston City PUMA, WV was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Charleston City PUMA, WV is home to a population of 192k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.49% of Charleston City PUMA, WV residents were born outside of the country (4.79k people).

In 2019, there were 13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (169k people) in Charleston City PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.82k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Charleston City PUMA, WV are Spanish (1,072 speakers), Arabic (510 speakers), and Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages (241 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Charleston City PUMA, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    169k ± 91
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.1k ± 591
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.82k ± 655
1.07%
Hispanic Population
2.05k people

In 2019, there were 13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (169k people) in Charleston City PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.82k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.07% of the people in Charleston City PUMA, WV are hispanic (2.05k people).

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,072 speakers (0.59%)
  2. Arabic
    510 speakers (0.281%)
  3. Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages
    241 speakers (0.133%)

2.29% of Charleston City PUMA, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Charleston City PUMA, WV was Spanish. 0.59% of the overall population of Charleston City PUMA, WV are native Spanish speakers. 0.281% speak Arabic and 0.133% speak Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.49%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.79k people
1.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.51k people

As of 2019, 2.49% of Charleston City PUMA, WV residents (4.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charleston City PUMA, WV was 1.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Charleston City PUMA, WV was 43.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Charleston City PUMA, WV are getting staying the same age. In 2018, the average age of all Charleston City PUMA, WV residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    503 ± 550 people
  2. Syria
    366 ± 469 people
  3. Mexico
    215 ± 360 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Charleston City PUMA, WV was India, the natal country of 503 Charleston City PUMA, WV residents, followed by Syria with 366 and Mexico with 215.

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Citizenship

99.3%
2019 Citizenship
99.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.3% of Charleston City PUMA, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Charleston City PUMA, WV was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,913 ± 352
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,660 ± 298
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,492 ± 282

Charleston City PUMA, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for West Virginia. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in West Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of West Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Charleston City PUMA, WV is $45,900. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Charleston City PUMA, WV was Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV with a value of $61,709, followed by Morgantown City PUMA, WV and Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $56,395 and $56,295.

Males in Charleston City PUMA, WV have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,828. The income inequality in Charleston City PUMA, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Charleston City PUMA, WV employs 78.5k people. The largest industries in Charleston City PUMA, WV are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (6,900 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,850 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,383 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($165,205), Air transportation ($150,457), and Not specified retail trade ($132,820).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,900
2019 value
± $1,861
2.43%
1 Year Growth
± 5.24%

Households in Charleston City PUMA, WV have a median annual income of $45,900, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,812 in 2018, which represents a 2.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$61,074
Average Male Salary in Charleston City PUMA, WV
± $8,273
$43,828
Average Female Salary in Charleston City PUMA, WV
± $4,775

In 2019, full-time male employees in Charleston City PUMA, WV made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Charleston City PUMA, WV by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Charleston City PUMA, WV
  1. Asian
    $113,749 ± $76,010
  2. White
    $47,032 ± $4,499
  3. Two or More Races
    $41,794 ± $37,427

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Charleston City PUMA, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 2.42 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Charleston City PUMA, WV.

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Wage Distribution

0.448
2019 Wage GINI in Charleston City PUMA, WV
0.449
2018 Wage GINI in Charleston City PUMA, WV

In 2019, the income inequality in Charleston City PUMA, WV was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.297% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Charleston City PUMA, WV was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Charleston City PUMA, WV in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charleston City PUMA, WV was Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV with a value of $61,709, followed by Morgantown City PUMA, WV and Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $56,395 and $56,295.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Charleston City PUMA, WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charleston City PUMA, WV (33.3k out of 189k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    27,564 ± 1,213
  2. Black
    3,685 ± 442
  3. Two Or More
    1,610 ± 320

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charleston City PUMA, WV is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

78.5k
2019 Value
−1.82%
1 Year decline
± −1.82%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Charleston City PUMA, WV declined at a rate of −1.82%, from 80k employees to 78.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charleston City PUMA, WV, are Registered nurses (2,739 people), Cashiers (2,317 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (2,164 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charleston City PUMA, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Charleston City PUMA, WV, by number of employees, are Registered nurses (2,739 people), Cashiers (2,317 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (2,164 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Charleston City PUMA, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Mining machine operators (7.5 times higher than expected), Chemical engineers (5.7 times), and Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders (4.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Charleston City PUMA, WV, by average salary, are Physicians ($236,836), Personal financial advisors ($177,433), and Dentists ($159,544).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

78.5k
2019 Value
−1.82%
1 Year decline
± −1.82%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Charleston City PUMA, WV declined at a rate of −1.82%, from 80k employees to 78.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charleston City PUMA, WV, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (6,900 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,850 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,383 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charleston City PUMA, WV, though some of these residents may live in Charleston City PUMA, 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 Charleston City PUMA, WV, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (6,900 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,850 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,383 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Charleston City PUMA, WV has an unusually high number of Coal mining (17.1 times higher than expected), Pipeline transportation (7.66 times), and Natural gas distribution (4.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Charleston City PUMA, WV, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($165,205), Air transportation ($150,457), and Not specified retail trade ($132,820).

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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. $10.5B
  3. $6.55B

In 2018, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($10.5B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.55B).

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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$75B
2018 Value in West Virginia
$110B
Projected 2045 Value in West Virginia
46.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound West Virginia trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 46.5% to $110B 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. $12.1B
  2. $10.1B
  3. $7.75B

In 2018, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $12.1B, followed by Virginia with $10.1B and Ohio and $7.75B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.23%). The most partisan county was Grant County, WV with 87.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for West Virginia
68.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in West Virginia
  1. 87.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in West Virginia was Grant County, WV with 87.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in West Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV awarded 2,049 degrees. The student population of Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV is skewed towards women, with 4,001 male students and 5,357 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV are White (1,412 and 70.7%), followed by Unknown (278 and 13.9%), Black or African American (171 and 8.56%), and Two or More Races (47 and 2.35%).

The largest universities in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV by number of degrees awarded are University of Charleston (744 and 36.3%), BridgeValley Community & Technical College (462 and 22.5%), and West Virginia State University (399 and 19.5%).

The most popular majors in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV are Organizational Leadership (222 and 10.8%), Registered Nursing (150 and 7.32%), and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (119 and 5.81%).

The median tuition costs in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV are $22,189 for private four year colleges, and $7,712 and $17,166 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 90 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 218 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV was General Business Administration & Management with 90 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 744 degrees awarded
  2. 462 degrees awarded
  3. 399 degrees awarded
$7,712
Median In-State Public
$22,189
Median Private

In 2019, the Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Charleston with 744 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

978
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,071
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 978 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV, which is 0.913 times less than the 1,071 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,412 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    278 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    171 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Kanawha & Clay Counties--Charleston City PUMA, WV was White students. These 1,412 degrees mean that there were 5.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 278 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charleston City PUMA, WV was $111,100 in 2019, which is 0.462 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $111,000 to $111,100, a 0.0901% increase. The homeownership rate in Charleston City PUMA, WV is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Charleston City PUMA, WV have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Charleston City PUMA, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$111,100
2019 Median
± $2,643
$111,000
2018 Median
± $2,689

In 2019, the median property value in Charleston City PUMA, WV grew to to $111,100 from the previous year's value of $111,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Charleston City PUMA, 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 Charleston City PUMA, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$45,900
Median Household Income
± $1,861
82.3k
Number of Households
± 1,937

In 2019, the median household income of the 82.3k households in Charleston City PUMA, WV grew to $45,900 from the previous year's value of $44,812.

The following chart displays the households in Charleston City PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Charleston City PUMA, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charleston City PUMA, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.6%
2019 Homeownership
69.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 69.6% of the housing units in Charleston City PUMA, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Charleston City PUMA, WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charleston City PUMA, WV have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Charleston City PUMA, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.13%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.58%)

In 2019, 82.4% of workers in Charleston City PUMA, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.13%) and those who worked at home (3.58%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

94.3% of the population of Charleston City PUMA, WV has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1287 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1760 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 726 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.1%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1,287 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for West Virginia.
$9,462
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in West Virginia
$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

5.71%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
23.9%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.72%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charleston City PUMA, WV declined by 9.58% from 6.31% to 5.71%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Charleston City PUMA, 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. 22.1% prevalence
  2. 20.9% prevalence
  3. 20.9% prevalence

Mingo County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 22.1%.

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

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