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 6,029 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Charles Town is the 28th largest community in West Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Charles Town, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Charles Town, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Charles Town’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Charles Town does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $80,278.00.

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.

Charles Town is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Charles Town is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charles Town who work in office and administrative support (14.15%), management occupations (13.13%), and business and financial occupations (11.33%).

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.

In Charles Town, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.05 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Charles Town are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.22% of adults in Charles Town have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Charles Town in 2018 was $34,651, 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 $138,604 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. Charles Town also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Charles Town include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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

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