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Population in 2012: 51,018 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 

Males: 24,377  (47.8%)
Females: 26,641  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  41.7 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,908 (it was $34,009 in 2000)
Charleston:

$48,908
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,579

Charleston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,781 (it was $100,800 in 2000)
Charleston:

$138,781
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $182,936; Detached houses: $185,741; Townhouses or other attached units: $179,201; In 2-unit structures: $176,714; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,585; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,179; Mobile homes: $85,085

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • White alone - 42,165 (82.3%)
  • Black alone - 4,061 (7.9%)
  • Two or more races - 3,082 (6.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1,143 (2.2%)
  • Hispanic - 700 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 40 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 33 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Charleston: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (13.5%), English (13.0%), Irish (12.6%), United States (9.9%), Italian (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 31.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,614 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charleston city:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

1,331 residents are foreign born (2.1% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:  2.6%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 209 registered sex offenders living in Charleston, West Virginia as of November 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Charleston to the number of sex offenders is 244 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $999 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $798 (0.6%)

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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 ).

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

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Latitude: 38.35 N, Longitude: 81.63 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Chemicalville

Daytime population change due to commuting: +34,934 (+68.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,230 (74.3%)

Area code: 304

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Property values in Charleston, WV


 

Crime rates in Charleston by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011
Murders 715724355
per 100,000 13.229.113.53.97.96.010.09.7
Rapes 2516161914211823
per 100,000 47.031.030.937.127.741.936.044.7
Robberies 162157128112131125128120
per 100,000 304.3304.6247.4218.7259.4249.3256.1233.2
Assaults 359612404375423443384362
per 100,000 674.41187.5781.0732.1837.5883.7768.4703.4
Burglaries 838951818729601608636635
per 100,000 1574.31845.31581.31423.21189.91212.81272.61233.8
Thefts 2,6152,6572,7122,6032,2352,1771,8132,234
per 100,000 4912.65155.65242.85081.94424.94342.53627.74340.7
Auto thefts 457418306227215212176140
per 100,000 858.5811.1591.6443.2425.7422.9352.2272.0
Arson 5436281433341631
per 100,000 101.469.954.127.365.367.832.060.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.3) 595.0726.2581.2525.6516.5527.0484.3489.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 185 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Charleston, West Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -4,193 (-7.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Lawyers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Charleston-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 64% 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 slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) 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 Charleston center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 5.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from Charleston center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kanawha County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charleston topographic 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.

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/medical centers in Charleston:

  • CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, KIDNEY DIALYSIS UNIT)
  • FMS - CHARLESTON (Dialysis Facility, 2345 CHESTERFIELD AVE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WEST VIRGINIA (Home Health Center, 2345 CHESTERFIELD AVENUE, SUITE 201)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 100 KANAWHA BLVD WEST)
  • HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1418-A MACCORKLE AVE SE)
  • MOUNTAINEER HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 888 OAKWOOD ROAD, SUITE 210)
  • CAMC WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 800 PENNSYLVANIA AVE)
  • CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 501 MORRIS STREET)
  • CHARLESTON SURGICAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Physician, provides emergency services, 1306 KANAWHA BL E)
  • EAST END GROUP HOME (Hospital, 300 RUFFNER AVENUE)
  • HIGHLAND HOSPITAL (Hospital, 300 56TH ST SE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, 501 MORRIS STREET 3RD AND 4TH FLOORS)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 333 LAIDLEY ST)
  • WOODWARD CHILDREN'S HOME (Hospital, 1033 WOODWARD DRIVE)
  • ARTHUR B. HODGES CENTER (Nursing Home, 500 MORRIS STREET)
  • HEARTLAND OF CHARLESTON (Nursing Home, 3819 CHESTERFIELD AVENUE)
  • MEADOWBROOK ACRES (Nursing Home, 2149 GREENBRIER STREET)
  • OAK RIDGE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1000 ASSOCIATION DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Charleston, WV

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.

Local government website: www.cityofcharleston.org

Colleges/Universities in Charleston:

  • University of Charleston (Full-time enrollment: 1,359; Location: 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ucwv.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Carver Career Center (FT enrollment: 230; Location: 4799 Midland Dr; Public; Website: kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/carver)
  • West Virginia Junior College (FT enrollment: 175; Location: 1000 Virginia St E; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wvjc.edu)
  • Garnet Career Center (FT enrollment: 143; Location: 422 Dickinson St; Public; Website: kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/garnet/)
  • Charleston School of Beauty Culture (FT enrollment: 108; Location: 210 Capitol St; Private, for-profit)
  • Mountain State School of Massage (FT enrollment: 41; 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: 2,062)
  • Marshall University (about 44 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • Mountain State University (about 47 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 63 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,736)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 73 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 19,492)
  • Concord University (about 73 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)

Public high schools in Charleston:

Private high schools in Charleston:

  • CHARLESTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 471; Location: 1033 VIRGINIA ST E; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • FAIRHAVEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 689 FAIRHAVEN DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • KINGS WAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 23; Location: 134 JENKINS DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • UPPER KANAWHA VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 4; Location: 12721 MACCORKLE AVE; Grades: 6 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Charleston:

Private elementary/middle schools in Charleston:

  • SACRED HEART GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 1035 QUARRIER ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • BIBLE CENTER SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 1111 OAKHURST DR; Grades: KG - 6)
  • ST AGNES SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 4801 STAUNTON AVE SE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MOUNTAINEER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 308 20TH ST SE; Grades: PK - 7)
  • ST ANTHONY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 1027 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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

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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

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

 
Kanawha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.8. This is about average.
City:

34.8
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00376. This is significantly better than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00376
U.S.:

0.02218
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.58. This is significantly worse than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.58
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.6

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

KIMBALL LIGHT & WATER (Population served: 605, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-24-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-1994), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-16-1996), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-1996)
WVAWC - COBB STATION DISTRICT (Population served: 460, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
ELKHORN PUBLIC SERVICE CO - MAYBEURY (Population served: 329, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-24-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-1994), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-16-1996), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-1996)
ELKHORN PSC-UPLAND (Population served: 310, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-24-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-09-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-1996)
KIMBALL LIGHT & WATER CO-TIDEWATER (Population served: 188, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-24-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-1994), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-16-1996), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-1996)
  • 47 regular monitoring violations
ELKHORN PSC-ELKHRN/ENNIS/CRUSIER (Population served: 167, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-24-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-1994), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-16-1996), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-1996)
ELKHORN PSC-GREENBRIAR (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-24-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-1994), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-16-1996), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-1996)
ELKHORN PSC-ROLFE/WORTH/GILLIAN (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-24-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2002)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2002. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2002), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2002), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-1994), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-09-1996), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-1996)

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

  • BLUEFIELD VALLEY WATERWORKS (Serves VA, Population served: 275, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.5%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.4% for Black residents, 12.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 37.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Charleston, WV

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

Charleston compared to West Virginia state average:

Charleston, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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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: $1,442.6 mil, Deposits: $1,025.3 mil, headquarters in Moorefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Summit Financial Group, Inc.

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

  • Diplomat Motel, 2380 Sissonville Dr, Charleston, WV 25312 , Phone: (304) 343-1611
  • Sunset Motel, 2298 Sissonville Dr, Charleston, WV 25312 , Phone: (304) 342-4961
  • Executive Inn, 3320 Maccorkle Ave, Charleston, WV 25312 , Phone: (304) 345-8820, Fax: (304) 345-8822
  • Ivy Terrace Motel, 5311 Maccorkle Ave, Charleston, WV 25304 , Phone: (304) 925-4736
  • Cutlips Motor Inn, 1607 Bigley Ave, Charleston, WV 25302 , Phone: (304) 345-3500, Fax: (304) 345-3500
  • Motel 6, 6311 Maccorkle Ave, Charleston, WV 25304 , Phone: (304) 925-0471, Fax: (304) 926-8489
  • Knights Inn, 6401 Maccorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304 , Phone: (304) 925-0451
  • Kanawha City Motor Lodge, 3103 Maccorkle Ave, Charleston, WV 25304 , Phone: (304) 344-2461, Fax: (304) 345-1419
  • 19 other hotels and motels
All 27 fire-safe hotels and motels in Charleston, West Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Charleston travel time to work - commute


Charleston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Charleston city (based on Kanawha County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.55%
Here34.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents19.5%17.2%12.3%9.1%8.7%
Congregations12.0%18.2%3.7%10.8%6.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchChurches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.5%2.9%2.8%2.5%20.5%
Congregations3.7%2.5%7.1%0.6%35.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Kanawha County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kanawha County:

29.6%
West Virginia:

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

12.0%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 30$100,387$40,1551$768
Other Government Administration 68$165,404$29,1891$1,884
Judicial and Legal 12$36,978$36,9782$1,860
Police Protection - Officers 183$801,501$52,5570$0
Police - Other 27$74,545$33,13119$6,815
Firefighters 189$727,354$46,1810$0
Fire - Other 6$20,081$40,1621$797
Streets and Highways 41$122,901$35,9712$2,232
Solid Waste Management 137$349,723$30,6336$7,280
Parks and Recreation 36$95,937$31,9793$2,593
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$34,496$41,3950$0
Other and Unallocable 97$274,202$33,92292$65,869
Totals for Government 836$2,803,509$40,242127$90,098

Charleston government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $16,188,000 ($317.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,184,000 ($278.02)
    Sewerage: $12,129,000 ($237.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,543,000 ($167.45)
    Regular Highways: $8,214,000 ($161.00)
    Central Staff Services: $4,424,000 ($86.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,311,000 ($84.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,156,000 ($81.46)
    Parking Facilities: $2,592,000 ($50.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,638,000 ($32.11)
    Financial Administration: $1,541,000 ($30.21)
    General Public Buildings: $1,281,000 ($25.11)
    Libraries: $808,000 ($15.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $633,000 ($12.41)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $4,799,000 ($94.06)
    Corporate Stocks: $3,687,000 ($72.27)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $406,000 ($7.96)
    Withdrawals: $52,000 ($1.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,125,000 ($41.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,823,000 ($94.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,742,000 ($34.14)
    Parking Facilities: $1,147,000 ($22.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $969,000 ($18.99)
    Police Protection: $750,000 ($14.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $665,000 ($13.03)
    Central Staff Services: $328,000 ($6.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $33,000 ($0.65)
    General Public Building: $14,000 ($0.27)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $32,123,000 ($629.64)

Charleston government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,723,000 ($268.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,009,000 ($78.58)
    Parking Facilities: $3,544,000 ($69.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,634,000 ($32.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $662,000 ($12.98)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.10)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $2,447,000 ($47.96)
    From Other Governments: $1,917,000 ($37.57)
    Local Employee Contribution: $617,000 ($12.09)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $328,000 ($6.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,555,000 ($69.68)
    All Other: $1,323,000 ($25.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,592,000 ($70.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,425,000 ($27.93)
    Interest Earnings: $940,000 ($18.42)
    Rents: $888,000 ($17.41)
    Sale of Property: $872,000 ($17.09)
    Donations From Private Sources: $374,000 ($7.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $901,000 ($17.66)
    General Local Government Support: $51,000 ($1.00)
  • Tax - Other License: $44,153,000 ($865.44)
    Property: $10,143,000 ($198.81)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,140,000 ($41.95)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,840,000 ($36.07)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $747,000 ($14.64)
    Amusements Sales: $163,000 ($3.19)

Charleston government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $67,563,000 ($1324.30)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $62,456,000 ($1224.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,919,000 ($566.84)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,637,000 ($522.11)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,107,000 ($100.10)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,282,000 ($44.73)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $3,029,000 ($59.37)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,643,000 ($247.81)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,466,000 ($1322.40)

4.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($195 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.04%
West Virginia average:

0.06%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Putnam County, WV  0.71% ($31,545 average AGI)
from Boone County, WV  0.21% ($33,270)
from Cabell County, WV  0.20% ($31,207)


4.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($133 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.02%
West Virginia average:

0.02%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($39,473 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.23% ($30,429)
to Jackson County, WV  0.16% ($47,840)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Charleston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 396
Total length: 6,522 meters (21,398ft)
Total costs: $87,860,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,984,702
Total average daily truck traffic: 673,675

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 8
  • 1930-1939: 18
  • 1940-1949: 12
  • 1950-1959: 33
  • 1960-1969: 24
  • 1970-1979: 195
  • 1980-1989: 48
  • 1990-1999: 26
  • 2000-2009: 25
  • 2010-2012: 4
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: 288 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Charleston, WV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 104 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 429 (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: 89 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 348
  • Hazardous Condition: 396
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Charleston


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charleston, WV

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
Businesses in Charleston, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven8Lane Bryant1
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's2
American Eagle Outfitters2Lowe's1
Ann Taylor1Macy's1
Applebee's2Marriott3
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets4
Ashley Furniture1McDonald'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
FedEx18Ryan's Grill1
Finish Line1SAS Shoes2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears3
Foot Locker1Shoe Carnival1
GNC3Sleep Inn1
GameStop1Spencer Gifts1
Gap1Sprint Nextel2
Gymboree1Staples1
H&R Block4Starbucks1
Hardee's1Subway9
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell6
Hollister Co.1Talbots2
Home Depot1Target1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS32
JoS. A. Bank1Vans2
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kmart2Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's7
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
Kroger5Wingate1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Charleston, WV


Charleston on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 (25304) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lebanese first ancestries"
  • #16 (25304) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Cypriot first ancestries"
  • #22 (25306) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 5,000+)"
  • #33 (25303) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Arab first ancestries"
  • #35 (25304) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #40 (25311) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of African first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #75 (25304) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Syrian first ancestries"
  • #81 (25306) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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State forum archive:

Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Bernard D. Dombek (21)
  • Brooke A. Albin (21)
  • Hwaili Soo (17)
  • Ronald S. Eisinger (12)
  • Albert C. Liu (12)
  • Stephanie M. Whited (11)
  • Bernard Duane Dombek (10)
  • Daniel P. Zilker, Jr. (10)
  • Mark C. Bates (9)
  • Randall L. Force (8)

Total of 240 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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