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Charleston is the state capital and government and commercial center of West Virginia. Hydrocarbon resources (coal, oil and gas) and salt and brine deposits led to industrial growth as a center for chemicals and chemical-related industries, which stretch up the Kanawha Valley to the east. There are some modest cultural amenities and a nice performing arts center downtown.

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  • Location: West-central West Virginia along Kanawha River
  • Country: United States
  • State: West Virginia
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  • Metro Area: Charleston Metro Area

Quick Facts About Charleston

    The unemployment rate in Charleston Metro Area is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Charleston Metro Area jobs have Decreased by 1.66 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston Metro Area's cost of living is 19.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Charleston Metro Area's population is 220,614 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.39 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Charleston Metro Area is $91,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.77%.
    Charleston Metro Area public schools spend $12,163 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Charleston Metro Area.

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It's not a good time to buy in Charleston. Home Appreciation is down -1.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Charleston Real Estate.
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