Everything You Need to Know About the City of Charleston West Virginia

In 2017, Charleston, West Virginia had a population of 49.4k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $45,797 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Charleston, WV declined from 50,210 to 49,384, a -1.65 percent decrease, and its median household income declined from $46,720 dollars to $45,797 dollars, a -1.98 percent decrease.

The population of Charleston, WV is 77.2 percent White Alone, 14.7 percent Black or African American Alone, and 4.44 percent Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Charleston, WV speak a non-English language, and 98.5 percent are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charleston, WV are the University of Charleston (650 degrees awarded in 2017), Ross Medical Education Center-Charleston (107 degrees), and West Virginia Junior College-Charleston (96 degrees).

The median property value in Charleston, WV is $149,800 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 56.7 percent. Most people in Charleston, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Charleston, WV is 2 cars per household.


Education in Charleston

In 2017, universities in Charleston, WV awarded 983 degrees. The student population of Charleston, WV is skewed towards men, with 1,503 male students and 1,477 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charleston, WV are White (614 and 64.6 percent), followed by Unknown (183 and 19.3 percent), Black or African American (90 and 9.47 percent), and Asian (23 and 2.42 percent).

The largest universities in Charleston, WV by the number of degrees awarded are the University of Charleston (650 and 66.1 percent), Ross Medical Education Center-Charleston (107 and 10.9 percent), and West Virginia Junior College-Charleston (96 and 9.77 percent).

The most popular majors in Charleston, WV are Organizational Leadership (154 and 15.7 percent), Pharmacy (84 and 8.55 percent), and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (72 and 7.32 percent).

The median tuition costs in Charleston, WV are $21,000 dollars 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.


Economy in Charleston

The economy of Charleston, WV employs 22.6k people and Charleston has an unemployment rate of 4.8 percent. Charleston has seen the job market decreased by -0.2 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 20.2 percent, which is lower than the US average of 33.5 percent. The largest industries in Charleston, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,568 people), Retail Trade (2,554 people), and Public Administration (2,278 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,393 dollars), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,321 dollars), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,415 dollars).

Households in Charleston, WV have a median annual income of $45,797 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,720 dollars in 2016, which represents a -1.98 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Charleston

– The Sales Tax Rate for Charleston is 6.8 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Charleston is 6.5 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Charleston

– The average earnings of a Charleston resident are $34,944 dollars a year.

– The Median household earnings of a Charleston resident is $48,959 dollars a year.