South Charleston, West Virginia

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Population in 2014: 13,214 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 
Males: 6,033  (45.7%)
Females: 7,181  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  43.8 years
West Virginia median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 25309.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,982 (it was $37,905 in 2000)
South Charleston:

$42,982
WV:

$41,253

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,505 (it was $24,928 in 2000)

South Charleston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $112,687 (it was $83,600 in 2000)
South Charleston:

$112,687
WV:

$103,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $163,278; Detached houses: $178,057; Townhouses or other attached units: $262,435; In 2-unit structures: $75,888; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $122,389; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $37,810; Mobile homes: $15,975

Median gross rent in 2013: $652.

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  • Races in South Charleston, WV (2010)

    South Charleston races chart
    • 11,62086.4%White alone
    • 1,1278.4%Black alone
    • 3832.8%Two or more races
    • 1351.0%Asian alone
    • 1401.0%Hispanic
    • 280.2%American Indian alone
    • 150.1%Other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in South Charleston: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.2%), Irish (14.7%), English (13.5%), United States (11.3%), Italian (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1919

Elevation: 604 feet

Land area: 7.43 square miles.

Population density: 1,779 people per square mile   (low).

South Charleston,WV real estate house value index trend

South Charleston, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in South Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Charleston city:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

254 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $878 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $661 (0.7%)

South Charleston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (4.3 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (132.4 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (370.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Dunbar, WV (1.3 miles ), Jefferson, WV (2.0 miles ), Charleston, WV (2.1 miles ), St. Albans, WV (2.5 miles ), Cross Lanes, WV (2.5 miles ), Upper Falls, WV (2.7 miles ), Tornado, WV (2.7 miles ), Nitro, WV (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $119,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.35 N, Longitude: 81.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,534 (+26.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,344 (20.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

South Charleston household income distribution South Charleston home values distribution

Property values in South Charleston, WV


Crime rates in South Charleston by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 02002412010
per 100,000 0.015.50.00.016.232.57.914.90.07.50.0
Rapes 47321232324
per 100,000 30.854.323.616.08.116.223.614.922.415.029.8
Robberies 17101220181377151612
per 100,000 131.177.694.4160.4145.5105.555.252.0112.0120.289.3
Assaults 5336543325506555566197
per 100,000 408.7279.5424.8264.7202.1405.6512.2408.4418.0458.4722.0
Burglaries 12287978110878120726668106
per 100,000 940.7675.5763.1649.7873.0632.8945.6534.6492.7511.0789.0
Thefts 543471475517484387397423411439709
per 100,000 4,186.93,656.83,736.94,146.63,912.43,139.73,128.23,141.03,068.13,298.85,277.3
Auto thefts 4348374139253129152027
per 100,000 331.6372.7291.1328.8315.3202.8244.3215.3112.0150.3201.0
Arson 25475611105
per 100,000 15.438.831.556.140.448.77.97.47.50.037.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6) 390.0362.6344.6338.0351.7362.3350.5306.9289.7321.7459.1

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

Crime rate in South Charleston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 43 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.08
West Virginia average:

1.92
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,486 (-10.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in South Charleston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in South Charleston, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

South Charleston, West Virginia average temperatures South Charleston, West Virginia average precipitation South Charleston, West Virginia humidity South Charleston, West Virginia wind speed South Charleston, West Virginia snowfall South Charleston, West Virginia sunshine South Charleston, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

South Charleston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.7 miles away from the South 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 43.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South 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 121.6 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 228.0 miles away from South 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 118.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 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 83.9 miles away from South Charleston center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 226.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in 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: 13, Storms: 11, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Charleston topographic map

Birthplace of: Kathy Mattea - Country musician, T. D. Jakes - Television evangelist, Robert Alexander (American football) - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in South Charleston:

  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 30 MACCORKLE AVE)
  • THOMAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 4605 MACCORKLE AVE SW)
  • VALLEY CENTER (1000 LINCOLN DRIVE)
  • GREATER CHARLESTON DIALYSIS PLLC (24 MACCORKLE AVE SW)
  • THOMAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES (4605 MACCORKLE AVE SW)

airports located in South Charleston:

Amtrak station near South Charleston:

  • 4 miles: 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.

College/University in South Charleston:

  • Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 1,014; Location: 2001 Union Carbide Drive; Public; Website: www.kvctc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Charleston:

  • West Virginia State University (about 4 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
  • Marshall University (about 40 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 52 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 71 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 75 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)

Public high school in South Charleston:

Public elementary/middle schools in South Charleston:

  • BRIDGEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 422, Location: 5100 OHIO STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • SOUTH CHARLESTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 389, Location: 400 THIRD AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
  • RICHMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 280, Location: 4620 SPRING HILL AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • ALUM CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: RT 7 BOX 279A, Grades: PK-5)
  • MONTROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 631 MONTROSE DRIVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • RUTHLAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: RT 8 BOX 428, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in South Charleston

Library in South Charleston:

  • SOUTH CHARLESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $633,406; Location: 312 4TH AVENUE; 79,320 books; 4,988 audio materials; 4,618 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 115 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in South Charleston: Shoppes at Trace Fork (A), Little Creek Country Club Golf Course (B), Kanawha Country Club (C), Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority Station 309 (D), Dow Chemical Company Ambulance (E), South Charleston Fire Department Station 2 (F), South Charleston Fire Department Station 3 (G), South Charleston Fire Department Station 4 (H), South Charleston Fire Department Station 1 (I), South Charleston Branch Kanawha County Public Library (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Riverwalk Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in South Charleston include: Spring Hill Church of Christ (A), Spring Hill Baptist Church (B), Southwest Church of God (C), South Charleston Christian Church (D), Saint Timothy Lutheran Church (E), Saint Paul United Methodist Church (F), Ohio Street Church of God (G), Mount Zion Baptist Church (H), Highland Avenue Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Glendale Cemetery (1), Sunset Memorial Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Waste Water Retention Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trace Fork (A), Joplin Branch (B), Davis Creek (C), Twomile Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in South Charleston include: Timberland Park (1), Little Creek Park (2), Jefferson Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Wingate Inn Charleston (402 2nd Ave SW), Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (95 R.H.L. Blvd.).

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.61. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.61
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.71. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.71
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00355. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00355
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.2%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.2% for Black residents, 6.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.8% 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:  58.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
3 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
88 people in nursing homes in 2000

South Charleston, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in South Charleston (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Southridge Centre Branch at 280 Southridge Boulevard, branch established on 1995/01/03; South Charleston Branch at 156 Seventh Avenue, branch established on 1959/06/29. 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
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Southridge Walmart Center Branch at 2700 Montaineer Blvd., branch established on 2004/09/22; South Charleston Branch at 4110 Maccorkle Avenue, Sw, branch established on 2010/09/01. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • United Bank: Spring Hill Facility at 5151 Maccorkle Avenue, S.W., branch established on 1975/03/03. 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.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: River Walk Branch at 4 River Walk Mall, branch established on 1988/10/17. 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 Charleston Branch at 505 D Street, branch established on 1919/01/01. 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.
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: South Charleston Branch at 323 Second Avenue, branch established on 1977/10/10. 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.
  • SunTrust Bank: Riverwalk Kroger Branch at 5 Riverwalk Mall, branch established on 2000/05/09. 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
West Virginia average:

11.3

South Charleston travel time to work - commute South Charleston mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.8%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.4%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
South Charleston:

28.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

36.0%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.5%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.8%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Charleston, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$42,300$31,7250$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,396$49,5848$6,799
Judicial and Legal 5$15,642$37,5410$0
Police Protection - Officers 38$205,778$64,9830$0
Police - Other 5$8,790$21,0965$3,923
Firefighters 42$190,433$54,4090$0
Fire - Other 1$2,504$30,0480$0
Streets and Highways 44$96,065$26,2000$0
Solid Waste Management 38$104,425$32,9760$0
Parks and Recreation 39$80,674$24,823102$31,122
Other and Unallocable 3$7,119$28,4760$0
Totals for Government 234$766,126$39,289115$41,844

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $7,412,000 ($560.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,402,000 ($333.13)
    Regular Highways: $2,705,000 ($204.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,065,000 ($156.27)
    Police Protection: $2,059,000 ($155.82)
    General Public Buildings: $1,970,000 ($149.08)
    Health - Other: $1,737,000 ($131.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,285,000 ($97.25)
    General - Other: $1,108,000 ($83.85)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $660,000 ($49.95)
    Libraries: $615,000 ($46.54)
    Financial Administration: $398,000 ($30.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $165,000 ($12.49)
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000 ($1.14)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $1,624,000 ($122.90)
    Benefit Payments: $576,000 ($43.59)
    Withdrawals: $2,000 ($0.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,131,000 ($539.65)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,468,000 ($111.09)
    All Other: $356,000 ($26.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $211,000 ($15.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $187,000 ($14.15)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $287,000 ($21.72)
    From Parent Local Government: $218,000 ($16.50)
    From Other Governments: $146,000 ($11.05)
    Local Employee Contribution: $46,000 ($3.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $855,000 ($64.70)
    General Revenue, NEC: $358,000 ($27.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $81,000 ($6.13)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($0.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $48,000 ($3.63)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $9,145,000 ($692.07)
    Property: $4,054,000 ($306.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $659,000 ($49.87)
    Other License: $295,000 ($22.32)
    Other Selective Sales: $164,000 ($12.41)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $127,000 ($9.61)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,640,000 ($1713.33)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $20,815,000 ($1575.22)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,110,000 ($311.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,881,000 ($293.70)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,825,000 ($138.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $229,000 ($17.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $565,000 ($42.76)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,815,000 ($1575.22)

4.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.25%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.02%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Putnam County, WV  0.67% ($34,084 average AGI)
from Cabell County, WV  0.20% ($28,007)
from Fayette County, WV  0.15% ($25,781)


4.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($169 average AGI)
Kanawha County:

0.02%
West Virginia average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Putnam County, WV  0.87% ($40,643 average AGI)
to Cabell County, WV  0.21% ($33,184)
to Jackson County, WV  0.13% ($41,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Charleston:

  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WJYP (1300 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, WV)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Charleston:

  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W208AK (89.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEMM (107.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO. OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around South Charleston:

  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWB-LP (Channel 53; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of South Charleston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 710m2,329ftTotal length
  • $18,725,000Total costs
  • 604,409Total average daily traffic
  • 79,991Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 181970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for South Charleston, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in South Charleston)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in South Charleston, WV)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STATION, 437 Mac Corkle Ave Building 319 (Lat: 38.367861 Lon: -81.686500), Structure height: 8.8 m, Overall height: 11.9 m, Call Sign: WNET221
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/30/1999, Expiration Date: 09/09/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2009Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson And Dickens, 2120 "l" Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5536, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • STATION, 437 Mac Corkle Ave Company Plant (Lat: 38.366472 Lon: -81.681222), Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WNET222
    Assigned Frequencies: 23075.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/30/1999, Expiration Date: 09/09/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2009Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson And Dickens, 2120 "l" Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5536, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • STATION, 437 Mc Corkle Ave Sw (Lat: 38.368694 Lon: -81.686222), Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: WNTT641
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.256 MHz, 952.256 MHzGrant Date: 10/30/1999, Expiration Date: 09/09/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2009Registrant: Bloston, Mordkofsky, Jackson And Dickens, 2120 "l" St, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5536, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • SPHQ, 725 Jefferson Road So. Charleston, Wv (Lat: 38.356750 Lon: -81.715417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQKJ832, Licensee ID: L00123204
    Assigned Frequencies: 11132.5 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/16/2009, Expiration Date: 06/16/2019, Certifier: William Ramsey MdRegistrant: West Virginia Division Of Homeland Security And Emergency Management, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, E., Bldg 1 Room Eb-80, Charleston, WV 25305, Phone: (304) 558-5380, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • 437 Mc Corkle Ave Sw Bldg 2000 (Lat: 38.353694 Lon: -81.698472), Type: Building, Overall height: 17 m, Call Sign: KIZ, Licensee ID: L00034340
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, 12.3604 MHz, 16.5354 MHzGrant Date: 10/10/1995, Expiration Date: 07/21/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Union Carbide Corporation, Bldg 82 Rm 625, South Charleston, WV 25303
  • Bldg 531 437 Mac Corkle Ave (Lat: 38.373139 Lon: -81.687361), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KLG328, Licensee ID: L00034340
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 07/21/1994, Expiration Date: 07/21/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Union Carbide Corporation, Bldg 307-2, South Charleston, WV 25303
  • 437 Mccorkle Ave Sw Bldg 2000 (Lat: 38.353694 Lon: -81.698472), Type: Building, Overall height: 17 m, Call Sign: WQA387
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, 12.3604 MHz, 16.5354 MHzGrant Date: 11/20/2010, Expiration Date: 01/29/2021Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in South Charleston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in South Charleston)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 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 ORIGINATED36$111,10561$114,148143$103,32228$47,3721$1,174,89021$92,9002$33,305
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$104,9738$132,68311$70,9552$66,5200$02$70,0601$53,700
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$88,39017$85,25953$102,78518$24,6880$05$50,7981$53,550
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$113,3588$73,99834$108,9712$106,4600$01$24,6400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$133,9632$160,5256$179,7630$00$01$167,2100$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0021.00 , 0123.00, 0128.00, 0129.00, 0130.00, 0131.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$136,1796$135,260
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$124,2853$125,353
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$113,3431$213,160
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$111,6150$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0021.00 , 0123.00, 0128.00, 0129.00, 0130.00, 0131.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

CARBIDE RECREATION CLUB (Address: 4521 SPRINGHILL AVENUE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2010)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 47
  • Hazardous Condition: 28
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - South Charleston

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
Businesses in South Charleston, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4KFC2
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1Long John Silver's1
Bath & Body Works1Lowe's1
Blockbuster1Marshalls1
Casual Male XL1McDonald's2
Catherines1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Fashion Bug1Pizza Hut1
FedEx3Sam's Club1
GameStop1Starbucks1
H&R Block2Subway2
Hardee's1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
Hyundai1Volkswagen1
IHOP1Walmart1
Justice1

South Charleston compared to West Virginia state average:

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

South Charleston on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 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+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #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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