Charles Town, West Virginia

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2013: 5,516 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +89.7%
Males: 2,538  (46.0%)
Females: 2,978  (54.0%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 25414, 25438.

Charles Town Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $70,442 (it was $32,538 in 2000)
Charles Town:

$70,442
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,102 (it was $18,104 in 2000)

Charles Town city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $216,772 (it was $113,500 in 2000)
Charles Town:

$216,772
WV:

$103,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $209,042; Detached houses: $228,843; Townhouses or other attached units: $125,059

Median gross rent in 2013: $709.

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Charles Town, WV (2013)

    Charles Town races chart
    • 3,89972.9%White alone
    • 78514.7%Black alone
    • 64912.1%Hispanic
    • 651.2%Asian alone
    • 370.7%Two or more races
    • 210.4%Other race alone
    • 40.07%American Indian alone

Races in Charles Town detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Charles Town: 131.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Charles Town, WV forum
Recent posts about Charles Town, West Virginia on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users. Charles Town is mentioned 930 times on our forum:
Husband may be getting DC job, what does the commute from Charles Town WV entail?  (34 replies)
Charles Town, WV Questions  (29 replies)
possible move to Charles Town  (27 replies)
LPN Program near Charles Town  (3 replies)
Charles Town Water Bill  (2 replies)
Is there something going on in Huntfield of Charles Town?  (0 replies)

Latest news from Charles Town, WV collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Irish (15.7%), English (15.4%), German (15.0%), Scottish (5.0%), United States (3.5%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 540 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 3,951 people per square mile   (average).

Charles Town,WV real estate house value index trend

Charles Town, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Charles Town:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charles Town city:

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

140 residents are foreign born (3.0% Asia, 1.5% Latin America).

This city:

4.8%
West Virginia:

1.1%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Charles Town, West Virginia as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Charles Town to the number of sex offenders is 337 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,583 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,366 (0.7%)

Charles Town satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (25.3 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (52.0 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (152.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Corporation of Ranson, WV (1.0 miles ), Kabletown district, WV (1.9 miles ), Shenandoah Junction, WV (2.3 miles ), Shannondale, WV (2.3 miles ), Bolivar, WV (2.5 miles ), Harpers Ferry, WV (2.6 miles ), Middleway, WV (2.6 miles ), Sandy Hook, MD (2.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,100
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2000: 56 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2001: 51 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2003: 89 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2004: 134 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2005: 82 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2006: 114 buildings, average cost: $243,400
  • 2007: 60 buildings, average cost: $258,200
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2009: 41 buildings, average cost: $213,300
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $254,600
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $238,200
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $209,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.28 N, Longitude: 77.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,723 (+69.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 892 (39.0%)

Area code: 304

Charles Town household income distribution Charles Town home values distribution

Crime rates in Charles Town by Year
Type 2003 2006 2007 2008
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0102
per 100,000 0.027.00.046.7
Robberies 2021
per 100,000 63.60.049.823.3
Assaults 4577
per 100,000 127.1134.9174.4163.4
Burglaries 5131927
per 100,000 158.9350.7473.5630.4
Thefts 36747785
per 100,000 1,143.91,996.21,918.81,984.6
Auto thefts 0556
per 100,000 0.0134.9124.6140.1
Arson 0010
per 100,000 0.00.024.90.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 309.2) 96.8156.3162.0202.2

(click on a table row to update graph)

City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Charles Town detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -323 (-10.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Charles Town: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Charles Town, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Charles Town, West Virginia average temperatures Charles Town, West Virginia average precipitation Charles Town, West Virginia humidity Charles Town, West Virginia wind speed Charles Town, West Virginia snowfall Charles Town, West Virginia sunshine Charles Town, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Charles Town-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.1 miles away from the Charles Town city center injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 11/16/1989, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charles Town-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 203.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.7 miles away from Charles Town center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 236.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.9 miles away from Charles Town center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 336.7 miles away from the 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 Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charles Town topographic map

Birthplace of: Martin Delany - Army officer, John H. Quick - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, John Thornton Augustine Washington - Politician, Lawrence Berry Washington - Lawyer, James Jett - Athletics and football competitor, Thomas Worthington (governor) - Politician, William Lyne Wilson - Confederate Army soldier, George William Johnson (congressman) - Politician, Gary Gregor - Basketball player, John Astle - Politician.

Main business address for: POTOMAC BANCSHARES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Charles Town:

  • WVUH-EAST HOME HEALTH CARE (111 WEST LIBERTY STREET)
  • SHENANDOAH CENTER (50 MULBERRY TREE STREET)
  • WILLOW TREE MANOR (1263 SOUTH GEORGE STREET)

Amtrak stations near Charles Town:

  • 8 miles: HARPERS FERRY (POTOMAC ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: MARTINSBURG (229 E. MARTIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Charles Town:

  • American Public University System (Full-time enrollment: 43,829; Location: 111 W Congress St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.apus.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Charles Town:

  • Shepherd University (about 11 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,745)
  • Shenandoah University (about 19 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 27 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Frederick Community College (about 27 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 28 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 39 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Montgomery College (about 40 miles; Rockville, MD; FT enrollment: 17,999)

Public elementary/middle schools in Charles Town:

See full list of schools located in Charles Town

Click to draw/clear city borders

Notable locations in Charles Town: Jefferson County Courthouse (A), Jefferson County Jail (B), Jefferson County Library (C), Jefferson County Museum (D), Citizens Fire Company (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Charles Town: POTOMAC BANCSHARES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Charles Town include: Zion Episcopal Church (A), Zion Baptist Church (B), Wainwright Baptist Church (C), Saint Phillips Episcopal Church (D), Saint James Catholic Church (E), House of Prayer Church of God (F), Charles Town Presbyterian Church (G), Charles Town Baptist Church (H), Asbury United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Edge Hill Cemetery (1), Zion Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce (201 Frontage Road), Jefferson County Visitors Bureau (108 South George Street), Dougherty Shirley (Tours & Charters; Harpers Ferry Campsi), Heartbeat Tours (Tours & Charters; 46 Willingham Rd.).

Hotels: Towne House Motor Lodge (642 East Washington Street), Turf Auto Sales (608 East Washington Street).

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 82.1. This is about average.

City:

82.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.1

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

BLUE RIDGE ELEMENTARY (Address: 110 MORDINGTON AVENUE , Population served: 533, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-29-2006 to AUG-29-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CW SHIPLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: 110 MORDINGTON AVENUE , Population served: 489, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PAGE JACKSON SOLAR ELEM (Address: 110 MORDINGTON AVENUE , Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-16-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SOUTH JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Address: 110 MORDINGTON AVENUE , Population served: 424, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-16-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-27-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NORTH JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: 110 MORDINGTON AVENUE , Population served: 270, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2001), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CAZ/HILLBROOK INN (Address: 23 SOUTHGATE CIRCLE , Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUN-25-2006 to JUN-26-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2006)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2005. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-01-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2006)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2005. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-01-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2006)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-25-2005)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
CAVE QUARTER UTILITY (Address: 46 FORT WASHINGTON CIRCLE , Population served: 58, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-31-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-22-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 107 regular monitoring violations
  • 9 other older monitoring violations
CLAYMONT SOCIETY (Address: 667 HUYETT ROAD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-16-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2012)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In DEC-01-2003, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-30-2003), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-30-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2007)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Charles Town that have no violations reported:

  • HAWTHORNE INN (Address: 4490 SUMMIT POINT ROAD , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.8%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.1% for Black residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
100 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Charles Town, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Charles Town compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Charles Town (2011 data):

  • United Bank: Charles Town Branch at 71 Jefferson Crossing Way, Suite F, branch established on 2008/03/03; Charles Town Main Branch at 106 West Washington Street, branch established on 1906/05/08. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,625.4 mil, Deposits: $3,023.8 mil, headquarters in Parkersburg, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices, Holding Company: United Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Charles Town: Bank Of Charles Town at 111 East Washington Street, branch established on 1870/02/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $286.4 mil, Deposits: $253.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Potomac Bancshares, Inc.
  • Jefferson Security Bank: Charles Town Branch at Route 340 And Jefferson Avenue, branch established on 1986/07/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $274.7 mil, Deposits: $251.5 mil, headquarters in Shepherdstown, WV, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • MVB Bank, Inc: Somerset Branch at 88 Somerset Boulevard, branch established on 2002/07/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $533.1 mil, Deposits: $390.7 mil, headquarters in Fairmont, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Mvb Financial Corp.
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Charles Town Branch at 1034 South George Street, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Charles Town Branch at 29 Keyes Ferry Road, branch established on 1989/04/10. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Charles Town, West Virginia:

  • Northgate Inn, 188 Patrick Henry Way, Charles Town, WV 25414 , Phone: (304) 725-1402
  • Turf Motel, 741 E Washington St, Charles Town, WV 25414 , Phone: (304) 725-2081, Fax: (304) 728-7605
  • Inn At Charles Town, 100 Hollywood Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414 , Phone: (304) 885-5800, Fax: (304) 885-5801
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 807 Willow Spring Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414 , Phone: (304) 725-2041
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 157 Pimlico Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414 , Phone: (304) 725-2200, Fax: (304) 725-2245
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Charles Town, West Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
West Virginia average:

11.3

Charles Town travel time to work - commute Charles Town mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Charles Town city (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,08337
Evangelical Protestant4,75627
Catholic4,6792
Other7295
Black Protestant3072
None35,944-
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: 8
Jefferson County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Jefferson County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Jefferson County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

30.0%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

13.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$18,827$45,1850$0
Other Government Administration 9$40,114$53,4850$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$82,655$58,3450$0
Police - Other 3$9,222$36,88812$3,561
Streets and Highways 3$11,390$45,5601$2,195
Sewerage 7$27,087$46,4350$0
Water Supply 9$38,987$51,9830$0
Totals for Government 53$228,282$51,68613$5,756

Charles Town government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $764,000 ($138.51)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,539,000 ($279.01)
    Police Protection: $1,403,000 ($254.35)
    Sewerage: $1,130,000 ($204.86)
    Financial Administration: $841,000 ($152.47)
    Regular Highways: $533,000 ($96.63)
    General Public Buildings: $167,000 ($30.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000 ($16.13)
    Public Welfare - Other: $39,000 ($7.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000 ($2.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $377,000 ($68.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,882,000 ($522.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,274,000 ($230.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $647,000 ($117.30)

Charles Town government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,893,000 ($343.18)
    All Other: $327,000 ($59.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,365,000 ($247.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $298,000 ($54.02)
    Special Assessments: $292,000 ($52.94)
    Interest Earnings: $155,000 ($28.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,462,000 ($446.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($1.27)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $703,000 ($127.45)
    Property: $532,000 ($96.45)
    Public Utilities Sales: $236,000 ($42.78)
    Other License: $178,000 ($32.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $76,000 ($13.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $62,000 ($11.24)

Charles Town government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,736,000 ($4484.41)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,943,000 ($4340.65)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,567,000 ($827.96)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,808,000 ($690.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $793,000 ($143.76)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $759,000 ($137.60)

Charles Town government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,466,000 ($265.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,333,000 ($241.66)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,524,000 ($1182.74)

7.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($511 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berkeley County, WV  1.61% ($35,364 average AGI)
from Frederick County, MD  0.70% ($44,092)
from Loudoun County, VA  0.61% ($49,885)


6.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,964 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Berkeley County, WV  2.06% ($33,105 average AGI)
to Frederick County, MD  0.41% ($49,840)
to Loudoun County, VA  0.38% ($72,987)

Strongest AM radio stations in Charles Town:

  • WMRE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTOWN, WV; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAGE (1200 AM; 5 kW; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO WAGE, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTR (820 AM; 4 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WFMD (930 AM; 5 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charles Town:

  • WXVA-FM (98.3 FM; CHARLES TOWN, WV; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WAFY (103.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, MD; Owner: FREDERICK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WWRE (105.5 FM; BERRYVILLE, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUSQ-FM (102.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W243AF (96.5 FM; FLINT HILL, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WPER (89.9 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO INC.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charles Town:

  • WWPX (Channel 60; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON-60 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W44AA (Channel 44; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
Charles Town fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Charles Town fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 40m131ftTotal length
  • 69,200Total average daily traffic
  • 4,054Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Charles Town)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Charles Town, WV)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Charles Town)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 195B (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 146 mph), Engine: JACOBS R755B SERIES (275 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 195SB , Serial Number: 7919, Year manufactured: 1952
    Registrant (Individual): Samuel J Bellotte, 760 Cloverdale Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 26455 , Serial Number: AA5A0599, Year manufactured: 1978
    Registrant (Individual): Stanley F Beall, 65 Cool Spring Ln, Charles Town, WV 25414
  • Aircraft: LECUYER DAN DOMINATOR (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 379KK , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Kevin W King, 348 Smith Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3874Y , Serial Number: TH-1256, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Henry B Iii Davenport, Po Box 27, Charles Town, WV 25414
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6553D , Serial Number: 17272861, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 06/06/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey W Leps, 116 Tall Pines Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 75722 , Serial Number: 17267902, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 09/30/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Gary R Vanderhaven, 283 Old Cave Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$207,9575$172,98220$207,3041$60,0902$112,405
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$194,6900$02$229,5100$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$219,0401$140,23011$224,6511$42,4801$131,720
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$186,6650$010$210,6190$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$179,4850$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9725.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$187,290
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9725.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 214
  • Hazardous Condition: 86
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Charles Town

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charles Town, WV
Most common first names in Charles Town, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11379.7 years
John10375.8 years
Charles9273.6 years
William9275.2 years
James7972.4 years
Robert6072.5 years
George5674.9 years
Margaret5477.7 years
Helen4579.5 years
Dorothy4279.2 years
Most common last names in Charles Town, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3878.6 years
Jones3175.6 years
Johnson2975.8 years
Thompson2473.4 years
Williams2270.8 years
Taylor2278.5 years
Painter1971.7 years
Davis1976.5 years
White1878.8 years
Jenkins1874.9 years
Businesses in Charles Town, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Martin's1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Fashion Bug1RadioShack1
FedEx2Ruby Tuesday1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Staples1
Goodwill2Subway2
H&R Block2T-Mobile1
IHOP1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Dante J. Pacella (30)
  • Dante John Pacella (5)
  • Dante Pacella (4)
  • Marcos Jimenez (3)
  • Barry A. Whitebook (3)
  • Luis G. Jordan (3)
  • Gary Tessman, Jr. (2)
  • Daniel W. Mcvicar (2)
  • Kim Sanders (1)
  • John Myatt (1)

Total of 61 patent applications in 2008-2015.