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  PEOPLE OVERVIEW
  

The 2014 Charleston, West Virginia, population is 51,224. There are 1,625 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Charleston, West Virginia

The median age is 42.3. The US median is 37.2. 45.20% of people in Charleston, West Virginia, are married. 14.89% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.11 people. 25.24% of people are married, with children. 19.06% have children, but are single.

Race in Charleston, West Virginia

82.90% of people are white, 8.07% are black, 2.23% are asian, 0.09% are native american, and 0.16% claim 'Other'.

1.37% of the people in Charleston, West Virginia, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 98.63% are non-hispanic).

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  PEOPLECharleston, West VirginiaUnited States
  Population  51,224309,138,711
  Population - 2010  51,400308,745,538
  Population - 2000  54,123285,036,114
  Population - 1990  58,520251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  -12.47%22.69%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  -5.36%8.46%
  Pop. Density  1,62588
  Land Area  31.523,531,905.42
  Water Area  1.139264,836.79
  Median Age  42.337.2
  Female Population  52.22%50.83%
  Male Population  47.78%49.18%
  ESTIMATED TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
  Age 0 to 4  5.58%6.51%
  Age 5 to 9  5.16%6.57%
  Age 10 to 14  5.22%6.68%
  Age 15 to 17  3.83%4.17%
  Age 18 to 20  3.71%4.45%
  Age 21 to 24  4.41%5.52%
  Age 25 to 34  12.73%13.32%
  Age 35 to 44  12.44%13.34%
  Age 45 to 54  14.99%14.44%
  Age 55 to 59  7.91%6.37%
  Age 60 to 64  6.27%5.48%
  Age 65 to 74  8.36%7.12%
  Age 75 to 84  6.40%4.25%
  Age 85 and over  2.99%1.78%
  RACE
  White  82.90%74.17%
  Black  8.07%12.56%
  Asian  2.23%4.81%
  Native American  0.09%0.82%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.00%0.17%
  Other  0.16%4.79%
  Two or More Races  6.56%2.68%
  Hispanic  1.37%16.35%
  Non-Hispanic  98.63%83.65%
  FAMILY
  Households  23,483115,226,802
  Family Households  12,26576,595,548
  Non Family Households  11,21838,631,254
  Household Size  2.112.61
  Married Population  45.20%51.40%
  Single Population  54.80%48.60%
  Now Married  42.54%49.23%
  Married but Separated  2.66%2.17%
  Never Married  31.04%31.83%
  Widowed  8.88%6.02%
  Divorced  14.89%10.75%
  Married, w/children  25.24%32.53%
  Married, no children  44.97%41.14%
  Single, w/children  19.06%16.88%
  Single, no children  10.72%9.45%

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  PEOPLE COMMENTS
  
A great little city
Charleston has a lot going on for being a small city. Capitol Street has great restaurants and Taylor Books, and Capitol Market is one of the best year-round farmers... (read more)
A great little city
Charleston has a lot going on for being a small city. Capitol Street has great restaurants and Taylor Books, and Capitol Market is one of the best year-round farmers... (read more)
Charleston stinks
There are many chemical factories in Charleston all along the Kanawha River. There air is pungent with the smell of plastics and chemicals. It is a health disaster... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
We love our little city
Charleston has a lot going on for being a small city. Capitol Street has great restaurants and Taylor Books, and Capitol Market is one of the best year-round farmers... (read more)
Reconfirming another poster's views
Good stuff: -nice countryside in the outskirts -quiet and descent homes on the hill if you're a professional -traffic not too bad, except at rush hour and when... (read more)
Charleston WV, a Nice Place to Live
Charleston is the capital city of WV and is a pleasant, reasonably affordable place to live It has many of the advantages of a bigger metropolitan area (good cultural... (read more)
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