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Charleston, WV (West Virginia) Houses and Residents

Charleston,WV index of house prices

Total population: 50,404 (All urban)

Houses: 27,084 (24,473 occupied: 12,775 owner occupied, 10,152 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

44%
State:

28%

Housing density: 857 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $178,462.

Median contract rent in 2015: $355 (lower quartile is $228, upper quartile is $461)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $568


Median gross rent in Charleston, WV in 2015: $439

Housing units in Charleston with a mortgage: 7,790 (600 second mortgage, 1,321 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,323

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $79,822

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $54,338

Median monthly housing costs: $701


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Charleston, West Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $154,904 (it was $100,800 in 2000)
Charleston:

$154,904
West Virginia:

$112,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,571 - $253,939

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $197,631
Here:

$197,631
State:

$150,562

Townhouses or other attached units: $165,705
Here:

$165,705
State:

$148,135

In 2-unit structures: $354,658
Here:

$354,658
State:

$84,809

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $182,290
Here:

$182,290
State:

$120,845

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,595
Here:

$135,595
State:

$111,205

Mobile homes: $79,345
Here:

$79,345
State:

$56,345
Median year house/condo built: 1956

Median year apartment built: 1962

Household type by relationship:

Households: 51,531
  • In family households: 39,180 (9,311 male householders, 4,338 female householders)
    9,598 spouses, 13,132 children (12,114 natural, 421 adopted, 597 stepchildren), 875 grandchildren, 425 brothers or sisters, 308 parents, 540 other relatives, 653 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,351 (4,436 male householders (3,667 living alone)), 6,437 female householders (5,900 living alone)), 1,478 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,665 (827 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,793 2-persons, 3,433 3-persons, 2,202 4-persons, 897 5-persons, 232 6-persons, 92 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,567 1-person, 1,191 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

6,205 married couples with children.
3,761 single-parent households (510 men, 3,251 women).

94.7% of residents of Charleston speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,706 (3.2%)
(62.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Charleston, West Virginia:

  • 12no bedroom
  • 4021 bedroom
  • 3,1732 bedrooms
  • 6,6143 bedrooms
  • 3,2124 bedrooms
  • 7735+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charleston, West Virginia:

  • 414no bedroom
  • 3,6881 bedroom
  • 4,1202 bedrooms
  • 1,6723 bedrooms
  • 3734 bedrooms
  • 205+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,152no vehicle
  • 5,0181 vehicle
  • 6,0172 vehicles
  • 1,6213 vehicles
  • 2564 vehicles
  • 1225+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

Cars and other vehicles available in Charleston in renter-occupied apartments

  • 3,480no vehicle
  • 5,0741 vehicle
  • 1,5302 vehicles
  • 1923 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Charleston, West Virginia:

  • 61 room
  • 532 rooms
  • 1953 rooms
  • 8284 rooms
  • 2,5025 rooms
  • 3,0546 rooms
  • 2,6107 rooms
  • 2,0938 rooms
  • 2,8459+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Charleston, West Virginia:

  • 2731 room
  • 7562 rooms
  • 2,2823 rooms
  • 2,7604 rooms
  • 2,2375 rooms
  • 1,1216 rooms
  • 5427 rooms
  • 1898 rooms
  • 1279+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • Charleston, WV household income distribution

  • Charleston, WV household income distribution
  • 3,956Less than $10,000
  • 1,883$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,792$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,866$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,610$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,405$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,316$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,093$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,048$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,653$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,795$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,898$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,098$100,000 to $124,999
  • 622$125,000 to $149,999
  • 537$150,000 to $199,999
  • 950$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Charleston, WV

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Charleston, WV
  • 68Less than $10,000
  • 132$10,000 to $14,999
  • 12$15,000 to $19,999
  • 44$20,000 to $24,999
  • 146$25,000 to $29,999
  • 294$30,000 to $34,999
  • 66$35,000 to $39,999
  • 427$40,000 to $49,999
  • 432$50,000 to $59,999
  • 475$60,000 to $69,999
  • 606$70,000 to $79,999
  • 641$80,000 to $89,999
  • 657$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,417$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,159$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,125$150,000 to $174,999
  • 685$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,445$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,078$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,014$300,000 to $399,999
  • 528$400,000 to $499,999
  • 505$500,000 to $749,999
  • 226$750,000 to $999,999
  • 8$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 22$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 24$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Charleston, WV

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Charleston, WV
  • 233Less than $100
  • 530$100 to $149
  • 173$150 to $199
  • 607$200 to $249
  • 111$250 to $299
  • 449$300 to $349
  • 352$350 to $399
  • 762$400 to $449
  • 655$450 to $499
  • 969$500 to $549
  • 931$550 to $599
  • 934$600 to $649
  • 766$650 to $699
  • 398$700 to $749
  • 290$750 to $799
  • 468$800 to $899
  • 388$900 to $999
  • 481$1,000 to $1,249
  • 40$1,250 to $1,499
  • 63$1,500 to $1,999
  • 10$2,000 to $2,499
  • 9$2,500 to $2,999
  • 68$3,000 to $3,499
  • 34$3,500 or more
  • 626No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2971995 to March 2000
  • 2361990 to 1994
  • 1771985 to 1989
  • 2031980 to 1984
  • 1961975 to 1979
  • 1831970 to 1974
  • 1041965 to 1969
  • 310Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population
Charleston commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 815
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,234
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7,042
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,443
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2,574
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 596
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,253
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 186
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 139
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 432
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 319
  • 90 or more minutes: 317
Charleston, WV Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.6%
Number of people working at home: 665 (2.8% of all workers)

Charleston mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 17,881 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 2,837 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,076 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 14 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 49 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 96 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,265 (5%)
  • Other means: 125 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 665 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 9,280
 United States or American: 6,105
 English: 4,607
 German: 4,344
 Irish: 3,917
 Italian: 1,848
 Scotch-Irish: 1,320
 Arab:: 1,012
 Scottish: 759
 Lebanese: 719
 European: 576
 Subsaharan African:: 541
 African: 496
 French (except Basque): 437
 Polish: 418
 Dutch: 329
 Welsh: 308
 British: 265
 Syrian: 152
 Norwegian: 145
 Hungarian: 137
 Swedish: 112
 Russian: 99
 French Canadian: 88
 Greek: 87
 Swiss: 82
 Iranian: 80
 Danish: 62
 Other Arab: 59
 Czechoslovakian: 55
 Lithuanian: 54
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 52
 Turkish: 51
 Arab/Arabic: 43
 Scandinavian: 39
 Belgian: 38
 Ukrainian: 35
 Celtic: 34
 Eastern European: 33
 Croatian: 33
 Egyptian: 32
 Canadian: 32
 Slovak: 32
 Austrian: 29
 Yugoslavian: 27
 Armenian: 26
 Jamaican: 26
 Romanian: 24
 West Indian: 21
 Cypriot: 21
 Czech: 19
 Ethiopian: 19
 Serbian: 17
 Nigerian: 17
 Finnish: 14
 Slovene: 14
 Pennsylvania German: 14
 Slavic: 11
 Luxemburger: 11
 Palestinian: 7
 Portuguese: 7
 Israeli: 7
 Northern European: 6
 Haitian: 5
 Other Subsaharan African: 5
 Bulgarian: 5
 Ghanian: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 18%India
  • 8%Philippines
  • 5%Syria
  • 5%Vietnam
  • 4%Turkey
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Germany

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 39,796
  • Northeast: 2,967
  • Midwest: 3,220
  • South: 4,614
  • West: 774

56% of Charleston residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in West Virginia.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 121
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 86
  • 5th and 6th grade: 143
  • 7th and 8th grade: 544
  • 9th grade: 518
  • 10th grade: 482
  • 11th grade: 444
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 462
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,258
  • Less than 1 year of college: 930
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,066
  • Associate degree: 634
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,172
  • Master's degree: 1,347
  • Professional school degree: 1,504
  • Doctorate degree: 368

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 130
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 66
  • 5th and 6th grade: 251
  • 7th and 8th grade: 690
  • 9th grade: 558
  • 10th grade: 477
  • 11th grade: 504
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 647
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,103
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,663
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,640
  • Associate degree: 1,081
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,479
  • Master's degree: 1,684
  • Professional school degree: 588
  • Doctorate degree: 181

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 4.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.0%Males
  • 9.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 10.5%Males
  • 13.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 20.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.0%Males
  • 6.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.7%Males
Charleston marital status for males
Charleston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,505
  • One, attached: 677
  • Two: 1,495
  • 3 or 4: 2,674
  • 5 to 9: 1,338
  • 10 to 19: 838
  • 20 to 49: 574
  • 50 or more: 1,834
  • Mobile homes: 140
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $74,100

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Charleston:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 77.9%Utility gas
  • 20.6%Electricity
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 55.9%Utility gas
  • 39.0%Electricity
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 689
Here:

13.8%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 198
Here:

8.3%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 605
Here:

29.7%
West Virginia:

15.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)