Charleston, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 47,929 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.3%
 
Males: 23,092  (48.2%)
Females: 24,837  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25301, 25303, 25304, 25305, 25306, 25309, 25311, 25312, 25314.

Charleston Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,501 (it was $34,009 in 2000)
Charleston:

$42,501
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,932 (it was $26,017 in 2000)

Charleston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $150,394 (it was $100,800 in 2000)
Charleston:

$150,394
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $188,606; detached houses: $182,961; townhouses or other attached units: $166,462; in 2-unit structures: $176,397; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $455,255; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $285,668; mobile homes: $76,763

Median gross rent in 2017: $660.

March 2019 cost of living index in Charleston: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.0%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Black residents, 29.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.8% for American Indian residents, 29.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Charleston, WV (2017)
    • 39,03479.0%White alone
    • 6,46213.1%Black alone
    • 2,3464.8%Two or more races
    • 1,1282.3%Asian alone
    • 6891.4%Hispanic
    • 2110.4%Other race alone
    • 210.04%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 300 registered sex offenders living in Charleston, West Virginia as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Charleston is 166 to 1.


Crime rates in Charleston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(13.5)
2
(3.9)
4
(7.9)
3
(6.0)
5
(10.0)
5
(9.7)
9
(17.8)
8
(15.9)
13
(26.3)
10
(20.5)
10
(21.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(30.9)
19
(37.1)
14
(27.7)
21
(41.9)
18
(36.0)
23
(44.7)
48
(94.7)
54
(107.6)
36
(72.8)
57
(116.8)
50
(105.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
128
(247.4)
112
(218.7)
131
(259.4)
125
(249.3)
128
(256.1)
120
(233.2)
119
(234.7)
137
(273.0)
152
(307.5)
84
(172.2)
48
(101.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
404
(781.0)
375
(732.1)
423
(837.5)
443
(883.7)
384
(768.4)
362
(703.4)
446
(879.8)
423
(843.0)
566
(1,145)
421
(862.9)
223
(469.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
818
(1,581)
729
(1,423)
601
(1,190)
608
(1,213)
636
(1,273)
635
(1,234)
688
(1,357)
747
(1,489)
947
(1,916)
736
(1,509)
660
(1,390)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,712
(5,243)
2,603
(5,082)
2,235
(4,425)
2,177
(4,343)
1,813
(3,628)
2,234
(4,341)
2,497
(4,926)
2,332
(4,648)
2,694
(5,450)
2,427
(4,975)
1,947
(4,102)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
306
(591.6)
227
(443.2)
215
(425.7)
212
(422.9)
176
(352.2)
140
(272.0)
141
(278.1)
233
(464.4)
298
(602.9)
353
(723.5)
246
(518.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
28
(54.1)
14
(27.3)
33
(65.3)
34
(67.8)
16
(32.0)
31
(60.2)
25
(49.3)
27
(53.8)
28
(56.6)
26
(53.3)
25
(52.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)650.0587.9577.6589.4541.7547.6671.9695.8832.5721.2553.5

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City-data.com crime index in Charleston, WV

Crime rate in Charleston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 187 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (19.1%), English (13.1%), German (6.9%), Irish (6.7%), Italian (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 31.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,517 people per square mile   (low).

Charleston, West Virginia map

1,829 residents are foreign born (2.2% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

3.8%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,252 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $945 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (134.8 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (366.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

South Charleston, WV (2.1 miles ),
Dunbar, WV (2.4 miles ),
Rand, WV (2.5 miles ),
Coal Fork, WV (2.5 miles ),
Big Chimney, WV (2.6 miles ),
Marmet, WV (2.8 miles ),
Jefferson, WV (2.8 miles ),
Pinch, WV (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.35 N, Longitude: 81.63 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Chemicalville

Daytime population change due to commuting: +33,127 (+68.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,116 (66.1%)

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Charleston, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Charleston, WV in 2017

Property values in Charleston, WV

Charleston satellite photo by USGS

Detailed articles:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 77 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 1998: 83 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 1999: 71 buildings, average cost: $255,400
  • 2000: 61 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2001: 59 buildings, average cost: $201,700
  • 2002: 44 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2003: 41 buildings, average cost: $204,000
  • 2004: 70 buildings, average cost: $222,100
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $265,300
  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $447,600
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $268,400
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $250,200
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $248,000
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $220,100
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $289,900
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $228,000
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $284,300
  • 2015: 16 buildings, average cost: $255,600
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $204,700
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $242,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Charleston, WV residents
Average permit cost in Charleston, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Charleston, WV
Historical housing units in Charleston, WV
Most common industries in Charleston, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.9%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Chemicals (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.6%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Chemicals (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Public administration (10.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Charleston, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Lawyers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Lawyers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Engineers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Charleston, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Charleston, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.230. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.497. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.497
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00349. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00349
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Charleston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.7 miles away from the Charleston city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 48.1 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charleston-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 125.8 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) earthquake occurred 227.0 miles away from Charleston center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.8 miles away from Charleston center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 84.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 226.4 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 Kanawha County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charleston topographic map

Main business address for: CITY HOLDING CO (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), UNITED BANKSHARES INC/WV (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), PITTSBURGH & WEST VIRGINIA RAILROAD (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS).

Hospitals in Charleston:

  • CAMC WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 800 PENNSYLVANIA AVE)
  • CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 501 MORRIS STREET)
  • CHARLESTON SURGICAL HOSPITAL (Physician, provides emergency services, 1306 KANAWHA BL E)
  • EAST END GROUP HOME (300 RUFFNER AVENUE)
  • HIGHLAND HOSPITAL (300 56TH ST SE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (501 MORRIS STREET 3RD AND 4TH FLOORS)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 333 LAIDLEY ST)
  • WOODWARD CHILDREN'S HOME (1033 WOODWARD DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Charleston:

  • ARTHUR B. HODGES CENTER (500 MORRIS STREET)
  • HEARTLAND OF CHARLESTON (3819 CHESTERFIELD AVENUE)
  • MEADOWBROOK ACRES (2149 GREENBRIER STREET)
  • OAK RIDGE CENTER (1000 ASSOCIATION DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Charleston:

  • CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER (KIDNEY DIALYSIS UNIT)
  • FMS - CHARLESTON (2345 CHESTERFIELD AVE)

Home Health Centers in Charleston:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (2345 CHESTERFIELD AVENUE, SUITE 201)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (100 KANAWHA BLVD WEST)
  • HOME CARE SERVICES (1418-A MACCORKLE AVE SE)
  • MOUNTAINEER HOMECARE (888 OAKWOOD ROAD, SUITE 210)

Airports and heliports located in Charleston:

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Amtrak station:

CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Charleston:

  • University of Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 1,460; Location: 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ucwv.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • West Virginia Junior College-Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 231; Location: 1000 Virginia St E; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wvjc.edu)
  • Carver Career Center (Full-time enrollment: 205; Location: 4799 Midland Dr; Public; Website: www.carvercareercenter.net/)
  • Charleston School of Beauty Culture (Full-time enrollment: 170; Location: 210 Capitol St; Private, for-profit; Website: wvcsbc.com)
  • Garnet Career Center (Full-time enrollment: 114; Location: 422 Dickinson St; Public; Website: kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/garnet/)
  • Ross Medical Education Center-Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 50; Location: 5707 MacCorkle Avenue S.E., Ste. 20; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rosseducation.edu)
  • Mountain State School of Massage (Full-time enrollment: 30; Location: 601 50th St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mtnstmassage.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charleston:

  • West Virginia State University (about 8 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 44 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 45 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 61 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 73 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Concord University (about 73 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)

Public high schools in Charleston:

  • CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,203, Location: 1500 GREENBRIER ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,117, Location: 1522 TENNIS CLUB RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SISSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 626, Location: 6100 SISSONVILLE DR., Grades: 9-12)
  • CARVER CAREER CENTER (Location: 4799 MIDLAND DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS ACADEMY (Location: 200 ELIZABETH STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Charleston:

  • CHARLESTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 413, Location: 1033 VIRGINIA ST E, Grades: 6-12)
  • FAIRHAVEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 24, Location: 988 FAIRHAVEN DR, Grades: PK-11)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Charleston:

Private elementary/middle schools in Charleston:

  • BIBLE CENTER SCHOOL (Students: 400, Location: 1111 OAKHURST DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • SACRED HEART GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 399, Location: 1035 QUARRIER ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • MOUNTAINEER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 81, Location: 308 20TH ST SE, Grades: PK-6)
  • CHARLESTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 34, Location: 805 PRICE ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Charleston

Library in Charleston:

  • KANAWHA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,360,292; Location: 123 CAPITOL ST.; 496,828 books; 44,886 audio materials; 32,403 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 951 print serial subscriptions; 29 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • West Virginia State College was given university status and is now called West Virginia State University. added by ELMorgan
  • WVU Tech was not listed in the colleges and universities closest to Charleston. We're 30 minutes away and have over 2000 students enrolled.
  • Its a small city

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Charleston: Dudley Plaza (A), South Ridge Center (B), Cato Park Golf Course (C), Owens Industrial Park (D), Hillcrest Office Park (E), Edgewood Country Club (F), Charleston Fire Department Station 3 (G), West Virginia State Capitol (H), Atkisson Dam Lighthouse (I), Vernon Cobb Hall (J), Sunrise Bird Sanctuary Museum (K), Second Avenue Community Center (L), Charleston Fire Department Station 2 (M), Eye and Ear Clinic of Charleston (N), Dickinson Hall (O), Cox Hall (P), Charleston Art Gallery (Q), Benedum Hall (R), Andrew S Thomas Memorial Library (S), Kanawha County Public Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Plaza East Shopping Center (1), Patrick Street Plaza Shopping Center (2), Laidley Court Shopping Center (3), Kanawha Mall Shopping Center (4), Charleston Town Center Mall Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Charleston: UNITED BANKSHARES INC/WV (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Charleston include: Littlepage Church (A), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (B), Humphreys Memorial United Methodist Church (C), Hobbs Memorial Presbyterian Church (D), Boyd Memorial Church in Christ (E), Vandalia Baptist Church (F), Shepherd United Methodist Church (G), Community Missionary Baptist Church (H), Westminster Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Adkins Cemetery (1), Hope Cemetery (2), Hess Cemetery (3), Swannor Watts Hill Cemetery (4), Mount Joy Cemetery (5), Saint Matthews Church Cemetery (6), Newhouse Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sugar Creek (A), Pfieffer Branch (B), Magazine Branch (C), Lower Donnally Branch (D), Long Branch (E), Lick Branch (F), Hanson Branch (G), Georges Creek (H), Ferry Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Charleston include: Watt Powell Stadium (1), East End Historic District (2), Blackwell Field (3), North Charleston Recreation Center (4), Ruffner Memorial Park (5), Daniel Boone Park (6), Grasscup Road Historic District (7), Walt Powell Park (8), Spring Hill Cemetery Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Cultural Center Information (Museums; Capitol Complex) (1), South Charleston Museum (311 D Street) (2), Craik-Patton House (Museums; 2809 Kanawha Boulevard East) (3), Robert C Byrd Health Sciences C of W Vrgna Unvrsty - Internal Medicine- Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Washington & Brooks) (4), West Virginia Humanities (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1310 Kanawha Boulevard East) (5), Southridge Grand PRIX and Family Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 308 Southridge Boulevard) (6), Friends Of Blackwater Canyon (501 Elizabeth Street) (7), Midland Trail Scenic HWY ASSC Inc (4103 Malden Drive) (8), P A Denny (Tours & Charters; PO Box 2103) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn Charleston East WV (6400 Maccorkle Avenue Southeast) (1), Motel 6 (I-64 At State Route 622) (2), Fairfield Inn Charleston (WV) (1000 Washington Street East) (3), Super 8 Motel (1010 Washington Street East) (4), Heart-Of-Town (Washington & Broad South) (5), Fairfield Inn (1000 Washington Street East) (6), Fairfield Inn Charleston (Washington Street & Leon) (7), Sleep Inn Cross Lanes (15 Goff Crossing Drive) (8), Residence Inn Charleston (WV) (200 Hotel Circle) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: West Virginia State Of (4190 Washington Street West) (1), Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals - Judge Robert B King (300 Virginia Street East Rm 7400) (2), West Virginia State - Environment Department- Administration- Water Resources- Family Court Ju (1207 Quarrier Street) (3), Us District Court (300 Virginia East) (4), West Virginia State - Perry Rory L- McGraw Warren R- State Capitol Buil (100 E Street) (5), West Virginia State - Supreme Court Of Appeals- Clerk Of Court- Perry Ro (100 E Street) (6), Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals - Judge M Blane Michael (300 Virginia Street East Rm 7400) (7), Kanawha County - Magistrate Court- Clerk (111 Court Street) (8), U S District & Bankruptcy Courts - Judges- Court Administrator Ronald E La (300 Virginia Street East) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Ann Magnuson - Actress, Leon Sullivan - Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Chip Cravaack - Minnesota politician, Daniel Webster (Florida politician) - Florida politician, George Crumb - (born 1929), composer, R. Jay GaBany - Astronomer, Vicky Hamilton (music executive) - Record executive, Rod Hundley - Basketball player, Red Sovine - Male singer, John Kruk - Baseball player.

Kanawha 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 Charleston and their reported violations in the past:

HATFIELD & MCCOY QUICK STOP (Address: 305 CAMBRIDGE POINTE , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-16-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2010), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-01-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-10-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2010), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-01-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-12-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-12-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2010), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-01-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2010), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-01-2011)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • BEAVER RIDGE RESORT (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
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: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Charleston in 2010:

  • 622 people in college/university student housing
  • 398 people in state prisons
  • 320 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 220 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 190 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 108 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Charleston in 2000:

  • 432 people in nursing homes
  • 356 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 317 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 202 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 172 people in other group homes
  • 97 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 43 people in state prisons
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations
Arena or stadium:
  • Charleston Civic Center. Capacity: 13,500.

Banks with most branches in Charleston (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 8 branches. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: South Hills Branch, State Capitol, Charleston Main, Kanawha City, Downtown Mini Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • United Bank: Charleston Main, Kanawha City Branch, Big Chimney Branch, Town Center Branch. 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.
  • SunTrust Bank: Ashton Place Branch - 987, Charleston Branch, Kanawaha Mall Kroger Branch, Delaware Avenue Branch - 986. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Westside Branch, City National Bank Of West Virginia, Downtown Charleston Branch, South Hills Branch. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • The Huntington National Bank: Charleston Main Branch, Bank And Go Center Branch, West Side Branch. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Charleston Branch at 852 Oakwood Road, branch established on 1975/01/03; Tennessee Avenue Branch at 300 Tennessee Avenue, branch established on 1999/08/02. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Kanawha City at 4515 Mccorkle Avenue Southeast, branch established on 2005/01/10; Charleston Banking Center at 700 Virginia Street East, Suite 100, branch established on 2003/06/27. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Summit Community Bank, Inc: Virginia Street East Branch at 620 Virginia Street East, branch established on 2000/05/01; Southridge Branch at 2402 Mountaineer Boulevard, branch established on 1920/08/19. Info updated 2007/06/26: Bank assets: $1,442.5 mil, Deposits: $1,025.3 mil, headquarters in Moorefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Summit Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Charleston:

Marital status in Charleston, WV
  • Never married: 33.9%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

For population 25 years and over in Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
West Virginia average:

10.8

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Charleston, WV (based on Kanawha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,202219
Mainline Protestant27,583114
Catholic7,33111
Black Protestant3,11412
Other2,02010
Orthodox1,1362
None120,677-
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: 47
Here:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Kanawha County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Kanawha County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
Kanawha County:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

29.6%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

12.0%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Charleston:

54.3%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Charleston:

53.6%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.7%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.4%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Charleston:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Charleston:

34.6%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Charleston:

60.6%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Charleston:

80.3%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Charleston, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 158$758,078$57,5760$0
Firefighters 149$644,211$51,8830$0
Other and Unallocable 131$411,202$37,66710$7,316
Streets and Highways 89$275,065$37,0870$0
Other Government Administration 69$208,577$36,2740$0
Solid Waste Management 66$184,162$33,4840$0
Financial Administration 38$167,528$52,9040$0
Parks and Recreation 33$94,362$34,3138$4,701
Police - Other 24$73,337$36,66913$4,074
Fire - Other 14$63,512$54,4390$0
Judicial and Legal 13$55,937$51,6341$804
Housing and Community Development (Local) 8$39,149$58,7241$1,023
Sewerage 4$14,749$44,2470$0
Totals for Government 796$2,989,869$45,07333$17,918

Charleston government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,212,000 ($87.88)
    Police Protection: $3,011,000 ($62.82)
    Parking Facilities: $688,000 ($14.35)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $21,970,000 ($458.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,472,000 ($385.40)
    Sewerage: $11,367,000 ($237.16)
    Regular Highways: $9,564,000 ($199.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,127,000 ($169.56)
    Central Staff Services: $5,665,000 ($118.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,147,000 ($107.39)
    General - Other: $4,216,000 ($87.96)
    General Public Buildings: $3,305,000 ($68.96)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,189,000 ($66.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,678,000 ($55.87)
    Parking Facilities: $2,540,000 ($53.00)
    Financial Administration: $1,735,000 ($36.20)
    Health - Other: $963,000 ($20.09)
    Libraries: $933,000 ($19.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $720,000 ($15.02)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $7,092,000 ($147.97)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $6,973,000 ($145.49)
    Benefit Payments: $6,302,000 ($131.49)
    Corporate Bonds: $3,871,000 ($80.77)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,292,000 ($26.96)
    Withdrawals: $17,000 ($0.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,196,000 ($129.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,812,000 ($58.67)
    Regular Highways: $2,179,000 ($45.46)
    General Public Building: $1,065,000 ($22.22)
    Health - Other: $765,000 ($15.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $275,000 ($5.74)
    General - Other: $161,000 ($3.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,441,000 ($885.50)

Charleston government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,608,000 ($450.83)
    Other: $13,930,000 ($290.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,243,000 ($88.53)
    Parking Facilities: $3,399,000 ($70.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,966,000 ($41.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $671,000 ($14.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $1,343,000 ($28.02)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $378,000 ($7.89)
    From Other Governments: $254,000 ($5.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,894,000 ($39.52)
    Other: $1,411,000 ($29.44)
    General Local Government Support: $158,000 ($3.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($0.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,238,000 ($46.69)
    Rents: $1,107,000 ($23.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $822,000 ($17.15)
    Donations From Private Sources: $603,000 ($12.58)
    Sale of Property: $528,000 ($11.02)
    Interest Earnings: $503,000 ($10.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,852,000 ($101.23)
    General Local Government Support: $254,000 ($5.30)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($0.21)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $43,536,000 ($908.34)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,240,000 ($297.11)
    Property: $13,676,000 ($285.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,918,000 ($60.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,508,000 ($52.33)
    Other License: $1,791,000 ($37.37)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $922,000 ($19.24)
    Amusements Sales: $173,000 ($3.61)

Charleston government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $183,632,000 ($3831.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $97,250,000 ($2029.04)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,628,000 ($1995.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,246,000 ($192.91)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,443,000 ($155.29)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,443,000 ($155.29)

Charleston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $8,412,000 ($175.51)
    Total Federal Securities: $2,028,000 ($42.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $182,816,000 ($3814.31)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,154,000 ($253.58)

4.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,214 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

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 Putnam County, WV  0.69% ($44,780 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.24% ($30,903)
from Fayette County, WV  0.16% ($34,483)


5.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

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 Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($49,738 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.25% ($37,543)
to Jackson County, WV  0.15% ($46,532)
Businesses in Charleston, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven8Kroger5
AT&T2La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts4LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza2
American Eagle Outfitters2Long John Silver's2
Ann Taylor1Lowe's1
Applebee's2Macy's1
Arby's3Marriott3
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Audi1McDonald's3
AutoZone2Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins1Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster1New Balance2
Budget Car Rental1New York & Co1
Burger King2Nike21
CVS2OfficeMax1
Cache1Olive Garden1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A1Pac Sun1
Chico's1Panera Bread1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Coldwater Creek1Payless2
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Curves1PetSmart1
DHL1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack3
Days Inn1Ramada2
Deb1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza2Red Roof Inn1
DressBarn1Rite Aid6
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx18SAS Shoes2
Finish Line1Sears3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Foot Locker1Sleep Inn1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC3Sprint Nextel2
GameStop1Staples1
Gap1Starbucks1
Gymboree1Subaru1
H&R Block4Subway9
Hardee's1T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell6
Hilton2Talbots2
Holiday Inn1Target1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1U-Haul3
IHOP1UPS32
JCPenney1Vans2
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart1
Kincaid1Wendy's7
Kmart2Wet Seal1
Knights Inn1Wingate1
Kohl's1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WJYP (1300 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, WV)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • W208AK (89.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • W237AZ (95.3 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Charleston:

  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOWB-LP (Channel 53; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Charleston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 427Number of bridges
  • 6,516ft / 1,986mTotal length
  • $75,249,000Total costs
  • 5,266,229Total average daily traffic
  • 770,000Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,775,939Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Charleston, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 71920-1929
  • 171930-1939
  • 91940-1949
  • 371950-1959
  • 231960-1969
  • 2121970-1979
  • 511980-1989
  • 301990-1999
  • 272000-2009
  • 132010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Charleston, WV
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Charleston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 390 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Charleston, WV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 115 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 509 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Charleston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Charleston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 75 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED135$123,067264$155,887689$163,794104$63,8819$495,11798$109,1741$107,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$104,89019$166,19551$153,9058$51,9160$07$94,4544$53,418
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$120,25967$108,375235$123,52182$34,4981$2,600,00040$74,59212$71,923
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN32$117,79141$138,656159$151,43512$113,1771$2,419,00018$108,2422$59,370
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$106,6846$192,11226$159,1904$110,9900$04$112,3150$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Charleston, WV

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED54$157,28125$190,585
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$142,6514$130,933
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$113,9083$161,220
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$171,0842$119,015
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$163,6501$126,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Charleston, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Charleston, WV - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 693. The highest number of reported fires - 944 took place in 2018, and the least - 341 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Charleston, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (64.8%), and Outside Fires (23.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Charleston, WV
    • 6,73864.8%Structure Fires
    • 2,41223.2%Outside Fires
    • 8938.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3623.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charleston, WV

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Charleston, West Virginia:

  • Sunset Motel, 2298 Sissonville Dr, Charleston, West Virginia 25312 , Phone: (304) 342-4961
  • Cutlips Motor Inn, 1607 Bigley Ave, Charleston, West Virginia 25302 , Phone: (304) 345-3500, Fax: (304) 345-3500
  • Knights Inn, 6401 Maccorkle Ave SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304 , Phone: (304) 925-0451, Fax: (304) 925-4703
  • Kanawha City Motor Lodge, 3103 Maccorkle Ave, Charleston, West Virginia 25304 , Phone: (304) 344-2461, Fax: (304) 345-1419
  • Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West, 400 2ND Ave, Charleston, West Virginia 25303 , Phone: (304) 744-4641, Fax: (304) 744-4525
  • Charleston Marriott Town Center, 200 Lee Street E, Charleston, West Virginia 25301 , Phone: (304) 345-6500, Fax: (304) 353-3723
  • Sleep Inn, 2772 Pennsylvania Ave, Charleston, West Virginia 25302 , Phone: (304) 345-5111, Fax: (304) 344-5150
  • Embassy Suites Hotel, 300 Court St, Charleston, West Virginia 25301 , Phone: (304) 347-8700, Fax: (304) 347-8737
  • 12 other hotels and motels
All 20 fire-safe hotels and motels in Charleston, West Virginia
Most common first names in Charleston, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1,33573.6 years
James1,30271.2 years
Mary1,22578.3 years
John1,06573.8 years
Charles98671.8 years
Robert83869.7 years
George58874.4 years
Virginia43677.1 years
Helen42277.3 years
Margaret39079.1 years
Most common last names in Charleston, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith64274.5 years
Jones46474.4 years
Johnson39374.8 years
Williams34275.1 years
Miller33475.2 years
Taylor33074.3 years
Brown31275.0 years
Young30475.6 years
Walker29574.6 years
Thomas28474.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charleston, WV
  • 71.0%Utility gas
  • 28.1%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charleston, WV
  • 57.7%Electricity
  • 40.1%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Coal or coke


Charleston compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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  • #73 (25314) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #91 (25304) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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