Charleston, WV
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Charleston profile

Living in Charleston

Charleston is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 48,018 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Charleston is the largest community in West Virginia.

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

One of the benefits of Charleston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.38 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Charleston ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Charleston, 42.83% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Charleston in 2018 was $39,571, 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 $158,284 for a family of four. However, Charleston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Charleston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.