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Charleston, WV Metro Area&

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Population
223,922
-0.59% decline
Median Age
42.7
Median Household Income
$44,666
-2.25% decline
Poverty Rate
17.2%
Number of Employees
94,889
-2.59% decline
Median Property Value
$98,600
0.92% growth

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Economy

The economy of Charleston, WV Metro Area employs 94,889 people. The economy of Charleston, WV Metro Area is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Public Admin.; and Utilities, which employ respectively 8.33; 1.89; and 1.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Charleston, WV Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (16,288), Retail trade (11,069), and Public Admin. (8,607), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($63,015), Utilities ($57,045), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($49,250).

Median household income in Charleston, WV Metro Area is $44,666. Males in Charleston, WV Metro Area have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,092. The income inequality of Charleston, WV Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443 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 Charleston, WV Metro Area. In West Virginia the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,826. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

Charleston, WV Metro Area is home to a population of 223,922 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Charleston, WV Metro Area is composed of 200,446 White residents (89.5%), 10,139 Two+ residents (4.53%), 8,615 Black residents (3.85%), 2,134 Hispanic residents (0.95%), and 2,087 Asian residents (0.93%). The most common foreign languages in Charleston, WV Metro Area are Spanish (1,135 speakers), French (437 speakers), and Chinese (362 speakers), but compared to other places, Charleston, WV Metro Area has a relative high number of Gujarati (183 speakers), Persian (162 speakers), and French (437 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Charleston, WV Metro Area awarded 2,063 degrees. The student population of Charleston, WV Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 826 male students and 1,237 female students. Most students in Charleston, WV Metro Area are White (1,558 and 75.5%), followed by Unknown (194 and 9.4%), Black or African American (191 and 9.3%), and American Indian (27 and 1.31%). The largest universities in Charleston, WV Metro Area by number of graduates are BridgeValley Community & Technical College (574 and 27.8%), University of Charleston (448 and 21.7%), and West Virginia State University (444 and 21.5%). The most popular majors in Charleston, WV Metro Area are General Studies (74 and 3.59%), General Business Administration & Management (64 and 3.1%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (56 and 2.71%). The median tuition costs in Charleston, WV Metro Area are $19,047 for private four year colleges, and $6,662 and $15,572 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 Charleston, WV Metro Area is $98,600, which is 0.51 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $97,700 to $98,600, a 0.92% increase. The homeownership rate of Charleston, WV Metro Area is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charleston, WV Metro Area have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Charleston, WV Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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