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Population
50,566
-0.68% decline
Median Age
41.5
Median Household Income
$48,442
-1.06% decline
Poverty Rate
19.6%
Number of Employees
23,774
-1.41% decline
Median Property Value
$144,400
1.12% growth

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, WV employs 23,774 people. The economy of Charleston, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Public Admin.; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 3.94; 2.27; and 1.55 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Charleston, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,149), Retail trade (2,623), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (2,581), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($71,875), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($62,833), and Utilities ($55,114).

Median household income in Charleston, WV is $48,442. Males in Charleston, WV have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,164. The income inequality of Charleston, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428 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. In Kanawha County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 132 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,842. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

Charleston, WV is home to a population of 50,566 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Charleston, WV is composed of 40,970 White residents (81%), 4,672 Black residents (9.2%), 2,917 Two+ residents (5.77%), 1,158 Asian residents (2.29%), and 757 Hispanic residents (1.5%). The most common foreign languages in Charleston, WV are Spanish (445 speakers), Other Asian (187 speakers), and French (150 speakers), but compared to other places, Charleston, WV has a relative high number of Persian (134 speakers), Greek (60 speakers), and Other Asian (187 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Charleston, WV awarded 772 degrees. The student population of Charleston, WV is skewed towards females, with 264 male students and 508 female students. Most students in Charleston, WV are White (508 and 65.8%), followed by Unknown (104 and 13.5%), Black or African American (79 and 10.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (15 and 1.94%). The largest universities in Charleston, WV by number of graduates are University of Charleston (448 and 58%), Ross Medical Education Center-Charleston (91 and 11.8%), and Charleston School of Beauty Culture (83 and 10.8%). The most popular majors in Charleston, WV are General Business Administration & Management (27 and 3.5%), Registered Nursing (24 and 3.11%), and General Biological Sciences (22 and 2.85%). The median tuition costs in Charleston, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $19,047 and $19,047 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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The median property value in Charleston, WV is $144,400, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $142,800 to $144,400, a 1.12% increase. The homeownership rate of Charleston, WV is 58.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charleston, WV have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Charleston, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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