Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

Charleston, WV (West Virginia) Houses and Residents

Charleston,WV index of house prices

Total population: 50,404 (All urban)

Houses: 25,436 (21,740 occupied: 12,207 owner occupied, 9,584 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

44%
State:

28%

Housing density: 805 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $235,316.

Median contract rent in 2016: $355 (lower quartile is $228, upper quartile is $461)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $589


Median gross rent in Charleston, WV in 2016: $439

Housing units in Charleston with a mortgage: 6,525 (107 second mortgage, 722 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,661

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $85,145

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $52,005

Median monthly housing costs: $705


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Latest news about housing in Charleston, WV collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Charleston, West Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $167,000 (it was $100,800 in 2000)
Charleston:

$167,000
West Virginia:

$117,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,118 - $274,777

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $219,471
Here:

$219,471
State:

$150,631

Townhouses or other attached units: $200,282
Here:

$200,282
State:

$147,998

In 2-unit structures: $232,643
Here:

$232,643
State:

$117,029

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $408,143
Here:

$408,143
State:

$106,321

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,846
Here:

$196,846
State:

$118,657

Mobile homes: $80,308
Here:

$80,308
State:

$51,134
Median year house/condo built: 1955

Median year apartment built: 1961

Household type by relationship:

Households: 49,311
  • In family households: 34,748 (5,308 male householders, 5,910 female householders)
    7,518 spouses, 12,539 children (11,401 natural, 320 adopted, 787 stepchildren), 1,424 grandchildren, 128 brothers or sisters, 372 parents, 430 other relatives, 977 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,312 (4,773 male householders (4,083 living alone)), 5,883 female householders (5,209 living alone)), 1,659 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,425

Size of family households: 6,051 2-persons, 2,496 3-persons, 1,571 4-persons, 549 5-persons, 347 6-persons, 232 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,293 1-person, 1,275 2-persons, 91 3-persons, 15 5-persons.

4,212 married couples with children.
3,838 single-parent households (719 men, 3,119 women).

95.8% of residents of Charleston speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,736 (3.5%)
(65.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 14no bedroom
  • 2161 bedroom
  • 2,3472 bedrooms
  • 5,7183 bedrooms
  • 2,8034 bedrooms
  • 1,1395+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

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

  • 777no bedroom
  • 2,8771 bedroom
  • 3,5372 bedrooms
  • 1,7413 bedrooms
  • 6254 bedrooms
  • 2155+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 591no vehicle
  • 4,9271 vehicle
  • 4,3992 vehicles
  • 1,7573 vehicles
  • 4674 vehicles
  • 875+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

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

  • 3,319no vehicle
  • 4,9741 vehicle
  • 1,4082 vehicles
  • 1023 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 111 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 963 rooms
  • 6384 rooms
  • 1,6495 rooms
  • 2,4826 rooms
  • 1,9767 rooms
  • 1,9498 rooms
  • 3,5169+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

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

  • 7621 room
  • 6162 rooms
  • 1,7393 rooms
  • 2,3814 rooms
  • 1,5835 rooms
  • 1,0976 rooms
  • 8197 rooms
  • 4168 rooms
  • 2649+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population

Year house built

Median 2016 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 ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Charleston, WV household income distribution

  • Charleston, WV household income distribution
  • 2,853Less than $10,000
  • 1,771$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,264$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,229$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,146$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,143$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,248$35,000 to $39,999
  • 481$40,000 to $44,999
  • 721$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,643$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,817$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,005$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,262$100,000 to $124,999
  • 943$125,000 to $149,999
  • 806$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,840$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Charleston, WV

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Charleston, WV
  • 50Less than $10,000
  • 76$10,000 to $14,999
  • 47$15,000 to $19,999
  • 92$20,000 to $24,999
  • 262$25,000 to $29,999
  • 159$30,000 to $34,999
  • 80$35,000 to $39,999
  • 271$40,000 to $49,999
  • 193$50,000 to $59,999
  • 523$60,000 to $69,999
  • 683$70,000 to $79,999
  • 570$80,000 to $89,999
  • 321$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,270$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,052$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,221$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,129$175,000 to $199,999
  • 990$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,027$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,350$300,000 to $399,999
  • 545$400,000 to $499,999
  • 473$500,000 to $749,999
  • 197$750,000 to $999,999
  • 20$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 21$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 22$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Charleston, WV

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Charleston, WV
  • 204Less than $100
  • 231$100 to $149
  • 447$150 to $199
  • 931$200 to $249
  • 86$250 to $299
  • 410$300 to $349
  • 342$350 to $399
  • 571$400 to $449
  • 450$450 to $499
  • 1,357$500 to $549
  • 800$550 to $599
  • 897$600 to $649
  • 642$650 to $699
  • 188$700 to $749
  • 431$750 to $799
  • 778$800 to $899
  • 214$900 to $999
  • 288$1,000 to $1,249
  • 52$1,250 to $1,499
  • 86$1,500 to $1,999
  • 35$2,000 to $2,499
  • 24$3,500 or more
  • 417No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 4132010 or later
  • 4592000 to 2009
  • 2691990 to 1999
  • 3801980 to 1989
  • 3791970 to 1979
  • 414Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Charleston population
Charleston commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 570
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,187
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,230
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,201
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2,338
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 830
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 979
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 151
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 270
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 333
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 283
  • 90 or more minutes: 145
Charleston, WV Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 91.6%
Number of people working at home: 796 (3.6% of all workers)

Charleston mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 46,103 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 4,087 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,118 (4%)
  • Subway or elevated: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 583 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 47 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,621 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 796 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 4,604
 English: 3,068
 German: 1,660
 Irish: 1,629
 Scotch-Irish: 910
 Italian: 870
 European: 858
 African: 776
 Scottish: 372
 Lebanese: 282
 Polish: 265
 British: 246
 Hungarian: 160
 French (except Basque): 134
 Welsh: 99
 Arab: 94
 Greek: 89
 Syrian: 79
 Norwegian: 77
 Dutch: 66
 Swedish: 62
 Eastern European: 54
 French Canadian: 51
 Russian: 51
 Iranian: 40
 Lithuanian: 37
 Nigerian: 35
 Jamaican: 33
 Czech: 32
 Scandinavian: 29
 Egyptian: 25
 Bulgarian: 23
 Estonian: 13
 Slovak: 12
 Swiss: 12
 Australian: 11
 Finnish: 11
 Armenian: 10
 Albanian: 10
 Austrian: 9
 Canadian: 9
 Bahamian: 9
 Romanian: 9
 Haitian: 8
 Celtic: 7
 Palestinian: 6
 Jordanian: 6
 Yugoslavian: 6
 Slovene: 5
 British West Indian: 5

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

  • 27%India
  • 7%Syria
  • 5%Mexico
  • 4%Philippines
  • 4%Iran
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Taiwan

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

  • This state: 35,299
  • Other state: 12,114
  • Northeast: 3,013
  • Midwest: 3,366
  • South: 5,249
  • West: 565

82% of Charleston residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in West Virginia.

Charleston:

81.9%
State average:

87.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 105
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 4
  • 5th and 6th grade: 49
  • 7th and 8th grade: 191
  • 9th grade: 181
  • 10th grade: 352
  • 11th grade: 548
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 373
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,124
  • Less than 1 year of college: 738
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,170
  • Associate degree: 822
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,291
  • Master's degree: 1,613
  • Professional school degree: 1,393
  • Doctorate degree: 744

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 152
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 44
  • 5th and 6th grade: 23
  • 7th and 8th grade: 196
  • 9th grade: 140
  • 10th grade: 437
  • 11th grade: 289
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 190
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,010
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,459
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,633
  • Associate degree: 1,442
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,364
  • Master's degree: 2,386
  • Professional school degree: 535
  • Doctorate degree: 261

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.3%Males
  • 5.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 0.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.1%Males
Charleston marital status for males
Charleston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,130
  • One, attached: 1,007
  • Two: 789
  • 3 or 4: 2,699
  • 5 to 9: 1,357
  • 10 to 19: 484
  • 20 to 49: 1,081
  • 50 or more: 2,065
  • Mobile homes: 104

Median worth of mobile homes: $83,925

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 3.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.8%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Charleston:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Charleston
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.7%)
  • Electricity (28.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Electricity (56.8%)
  • Utility gas (40.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 750
Here:

17.1%
West Virginia:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 186
Here:

8.2%
West Virginia:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 414
Here:

18.4%
West Virginia:

15.3%

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)