Charleston City PUMA, WV

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Population

196,728

0.977% decline

Median Age

43.1


Median Household Income

$46,149

0.35% growth

Number of Employees

82,257

1.78% decline

Median Property Value

$109,800

3.58% growth

About

In 2017, Charleston City PUMA, WV had a population of 197k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $46,149. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Charleston City PUMA, WV declined from 198,669 to 196,728, a -0.977% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,988 to $46,149, a 0.35% increase.

The population of Charleston City PUMA, WV is 88.3% White Alone, 6.59% Black or African American Alone, and 2.92% Two or More Races. 2.19% of the people in Charleston City PUMA, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charleston City PUMA, WV are BridgeValley Community & Technical College (536 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Charleston (506 degrees), and West Virginia State University (439 degrees).

The median property value in Charleston City PUMA, WV is $109,800, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Charleston City PUMA, WV commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Charleston City PUMA, WV is N/A per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

Economy

The economy of Charleston City PUMA, WV employs 82.3k people. The largest industries in Charleston City PUMA, WV are Hospitals (6,133 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,509 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,674 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($152,797), Oil & gas extraction ($127,065), and Natural gas distribution ($108,545).

Median household income in Charleston City PUMA, WV is $46,149. Males in Charleston City PUMA, WV have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,412. The income inequality in Charleston City PUMA, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,149

2017 value

± $1,277

0.35%

1 Year Growth

± 3.55%

Households in Charleston City PUMA, WV have a median annual income of $46,149, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,988 in 2016, which represents a 0.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$58,739

Average Male Salary

± $7,402

$42,412

Average Female Salary

± $4,567

In 2017, full-time male employees in Charleston City PUMA, WV made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $99,327 ± $72,236

  2. White

    $45,561 ± $4,233

  3. Two or More Races

    $44,695 ± $35,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Charleston City PUMA, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 2.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Charleston City PUMA, WV was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0797% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Charleston City PUMA, WV was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 2017, 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 $56,983, followed by Harrison, Marion, Taylor & Doddridge Counties PUMA, WV and Putnam, Boone & Lincoln Counties PUMA, WV, with respective values of $53,087 and $50,289.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charleston City PUMA, WV (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

82.3k

2017 Value

-1.78%

1 Year decline

± -1.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Charleston City PUMA, WV declined at a rate of -1.78%, from 83.7k employees to 82.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charleston City PUMA, WV, are Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,831 people), Registered nurses (2,777 people), and Cashiers (2,352 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 Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,831 people), Registered nurses (2,777 people), and Cashiers (2,352 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Charleston City PUMA, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Chemical engineers (7.51 times higher than expected), Mining machine operators (6.26 times), and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers (5.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Charleston City PUMA, WV, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($206,485), Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers ($139,662), and Personal financial advisors ($124,420).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

82.3k

2017 Value

-1.78%

1 Year decline

± -1.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Charleston City PUMA, WV declined at a rate of -1.78%, from 83.7k employees to 82.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charleston City PUMA, WV, are Hospitals (6,133 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,509 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,674 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 Hospitals (6,133 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,509 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,674 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Charleston City PUMA, WV has an unusually high number of Coal mining (23.1 times higher than expected), Natural gas distribution (7.41 times), and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs (4.87 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 ($152,797), Oil & gas extraction ($127,065), and Natural gas distribution ($108,545).

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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 with $7.3B and Pharmaceuticals and $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

N/A% of the population of Charleston City PUMA, WV has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Charleston City PUMA, 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

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%).

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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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charleston City PUMA, WV N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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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

Charleston City PUMA, WV is home to a population of 197k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Charleston City PUMA, WV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Charleston City PUMA, WV is composed of 174k White Alone residents (88.3%), 13k Black or African American Alone residents (6.59%), 5.74k Two or More Races residents (2.92%), 2.01k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.02%), 1.92k Asian Alone residents (0.974%), 224 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.114%), 199 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.101%), and 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0061%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Charleston City PUMA, WV are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,077 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (425 speakers), and Chinese (362 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

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Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

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Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Charleston City PUMA, WV was 43.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Charleston City PUMA, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Charleston City PUMA, WV residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.62%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Charleston City PUMA, WV residents were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charleston City PUMA, WV was 1.62%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    632 ± 616 people

  2. Syria

    400 ± 491 people

  3. Philippines

    247 ± 386 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Charleston City PUMA, WV was India, the natal country of 632 Charleston City PUMA, WV residents, followed by Syria with 400 and Philippines with 247.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Charleston City PUMA, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Charleston City PUMA, WV was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    174k ± 153

  2. Black or African American Alone

    13k ± 611

  3. Two or More Races

    5.74k ± 642

In 2017, there were 13.4 times more White Alone residents (174k people) in Charleston City PUMA, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Black or African American Alone and 5.74k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,077 speakers (0.571%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    425 speakers (0.225%)

  3. Chinese

    362 speakers (0.192%)

2.19% of Charleston City PUMA, WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Charleston City PUMA, WV was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.571% of the overall population of Charleston City PUMA, WV are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.225% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.192% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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  2. false

    0 ± 0

  3. false

    0 ± 0

Charleston City PUMA, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Charleston City PUMA, WV awarded 2,016 degrees. The student population of Charleston City PUMA, WV is skewed towards women, with 3,984 male students and 4,942 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charleston City PUMA, WV are White (1,578 and 79.6%), followed by Unknown (171 and 8.62%), Black or African American (164 and 8.27%), and Asian (24 and 1.21%).

The largest universities in Charleston City PUMA, WV by number of degrees awarded are BridgeValley Community & Technical College (536 and 26.6%), University of Charleston (506 and 25.1%), and West Virginia State University (439 and 21.8%).

The most popular majors in Charleston City PUMA, WV are General Studies (128 and 6.35%), Registered Nursing (86 and 4.27%), and General Business Administration & Management (83 and 4.12%).

The median tuition costs in Charleston City PUMA, WV are $20,564 for private four year colleges, and $6,996 and $15,572 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 76 degrees awarded

  2. 72 degrees awarded

  3. 88 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Charleston City PUMA, WV was Organizational Leadership with 76 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 536 degrees awarded

  2. 506 degrees awarded

  3. 439 degrees awarded

$6,996

Median In-State Public

$20,564

Median Private

In 2016, the Charleston City PUMA, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was BridgeValley Community & Technical College with 536 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

823

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,193

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 823 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charleston City PUMA, WV, which is 0.69 times less than the 1,193 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

    1,578 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    171 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    164 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Charleston City PUMA, WV were to White students. These 1,578 degrees mean that there were 9.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 171 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charleston City PUMA, WV was $109,800 in 2017, which is 0.505 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,000 to $109,800, a 3.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Charleston City PUMA, WV is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charleston City PUMA, WV have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in Charleston City PUMA, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$46,149

Median Household Income

± $1,277

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Charleston City PUMA, WV grew to $46,149 from the previous year's value of $45,988.

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Housing

Property Value

$109,800

2017 Median

± $2,123

$106,000

2016 Median

± $2,344

In 2017, the median property value in Charleston City PUMA, WV grew to to $109,800 from the previous year's value of $106,000.

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 N/A range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Charleston City PUMA, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

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 N/A, followed by N/A.

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charleston City PUMA, WV have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Charleston City PUMA, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Charleston City PUMA, WV was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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