The 2016 Charleston, West Virginia, population is 49,736. There are 1,579 people per square mile (population density).
The median age is 41.3. The US median is 37.4. 42.84% of people in Charleston, West Virginia, are married. 16.83% are divorced.
The average household size is 2.13 people. 25.70% of people are married, with children. 19.33% have children, but are single.
81.50% of people are white, 8.34% are black, 2.28% are asian, 0.08% are native american, and 0.14% claim 'Other'.
1.49% of the people in Charleston, West Virginia, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 98.52% are non-hispanic).