Charles City, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 133.
Males: 61  (46.4%)
Females: 72  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

64.8 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip code: 23030

Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,509
Charles City:

$65,509
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,957

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $193,313
Charles City:

$193,313
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $146,245; detached houses: $146,475
March 2019 cost of living index in Charles City: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
  • Races in Charles City, VA (2010)
    • 7254.1%Black alone
    • 5944.4%White alone
    • 21.5%Two or more races



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Charles City, Virginia as of August 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Charles City is 11 to 1.


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Charles City, VA City Guides:

Ancestries: American (26.4%), German (6.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 45 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Richmond, VA (25.2 miles , pop. 197,790).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (54.9 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (211.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Claremont, VA (3.2 miles ),
New Kent, VA (3.6 miles ),
Hopewell, VA (3.6 miles ),
Enon, VA (3.7 miles ),
Prince George, VA (3.8 miles ),
Fort Lee, VA (4.0 miles ),
Sandston, VA (4.3 miles ),
Fair Oaks, VA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.34 N, Longitude: 77.07 W

Area code: 804

Distribution of median household income in Charles City, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Charles City, VA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Virginia:

3.0%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.7. This is about average.

City:

67.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.231. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.231
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.18
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.382. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.382
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.06
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00159. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00159
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Charles City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Charles City place center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charles City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 54.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 337.3 miles away from Charles City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Charles City County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Charles City:

  • TOTAL RENAL CARE - HOPEWELL (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; HOPEWELL, VA)
  • JOHN RANDOLPH MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; HOPEWELL, VA)
  • JOHN RANDOLPH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HOPEWELL, VA)
  • CUMBERLAND HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; NEW KENT, VA)
  • HOPEWELL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HOPEWELL, VA)
  • THE CONVALESCENT CENTER AT PATRIOTS COLONY (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WILLIAMSBURG, VA)

Airports located in Charles City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charles City:

  • John Tyler Community College (about 19 miles; Chester, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,864)
  • Virginia State University (about 21 miles; Petersburg, VA; FT enrollment: 5,815)
  • College of William and Mary (about 21 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,617)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (about 26 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 26,647)
  • Virginia Union University (about 26 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (about 30 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 8,271)
  • University of Richmond (about 31 miles; University of Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 3,745)

Public high school in Charles City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Charles City:

See full list of schools located in Charles City

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Charles City County Sheriff's Office (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Charles City include: Memorial United Methodist Church (A), Parrish Hill Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Parrish Hill Creek (A), Glebe Creek (B), Courthouse Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Eagles Nest (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 11500 Eagle Nest Road).

Charles City County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Charles City and their reported violations in the past:

RIVER`S REST MOTEL (Population served: 82, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
RUTHVILLE GYMNASIUM COMPLEX (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
RUTHVILLE SOCIAL CENTER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.6%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Charles City (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Charles City Branch at 10000 Courthouse Road, branch established on 1994/04/25. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Charles City:

Marital status in Charles City, VA
  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 35.2%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Charles City:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.3%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Charles City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Charles City, VA (based on Charles City County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,3123
Mainline Protestant1,1125
Black Protestant1161
None3,716-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Charles City County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Charles City County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Charles City County:

14.4%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

33.4%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.5%
State:

18.6%

5.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Henrico County, VA  1.17% ($44,714 average AGI)
from New Kent County, VA  0.84% ($39,880)
from James City County, VA  0.77% ($57,870)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,172 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Henrico County, VA  1.74% ($36,423 average AGI)
to New Kent County, VA  0.83% ($36,680)

Strongest AM radio stations in Charles City:

  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WREJ (1540 AM; 10 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVNZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WRNL (910 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFTH (1590 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charles City:

  • WCWM (90.7 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY IN VA.)
  • WKLR (96.5 FM; FORT LEE, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WAUQ (89.7 FM; CHARLES CITY, VA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WRVQ (94.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVE-FM (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDYL (101.1 FM; CHESTER, VA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKHK (95.3 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMXB (103.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WWBR (107.9 FM; WEST POINT, VA; Owner: WINNER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCDX (92.1 FM; MECHANICSVILLE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRXL (102.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMO-FM (105.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRHH (99.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WARV-FM (100.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBBT-FM (107.3 FM; POWHATAN, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charles City:

  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTVR-TV (Channel 6; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: ELCOM OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WWBT (Channel 12; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF VIRGINIA)
  • WUPV (Channel 65; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: BELL BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WRIC-TV (Channel 8; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RICHMOND, INC.)
  • WCVW (Channel 57; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXOB-LP (Channel 17; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W48BI (Channel 48; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W39CO (Channel 39; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WKYV-LP (Channel 61; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMA-LP (Channel 52; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • Charles City, Virginia
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Virginia average
  • Fatal accident count4895
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents7274
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1642
  • Fatalities5400
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents11181
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents683
See more detailed statistics of Charles City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.4mTotal length
  • 7,607Total average daily traffic
  • 215Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,848Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 42. The highest number of fires - 68 took place in 2007, and the least - 14 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Charles City, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.7%), and Structure Fires (29.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Charles City, VA
    • 33148.7%Outside Fires
    • 20129.6%Structure Fires
    • 11016.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 375.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charles City, VA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charles City, VA
  • 64.9%Electricity
  • 29.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charles City, VA
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Charles City compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 5 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • William E. Nordt, Iii (5)
  • Robert Kikkert (2)
  • Julie Mckinney (1)
  • William E. Nordt (1)
  • William E. Nordit, Iii (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2020.