Charles Town, WV
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Living in Charles Town

Charles Town is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 6,523 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Charles Town is the 22nd largest community in West Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Charles Town was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Charles Town economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Charles Town, where the median household income is $79,158.00.

Charles Town real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Charles Town house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Also of interest is that Charles Town has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Charles Town telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.87% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In Charles Town, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Charles Town citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.33% of adults in Charles Town have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Charles Town in 2018 was $37,853, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,412 for a family of four. However, Charles Town contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Charles Town is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Charles Town home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Charles Town residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Charles Town include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Charles Town is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.