Charleston, West Virginia 

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Population

49,384

-4.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.8%

Median Income

$48,959

Median Home Price

$108,000

Best Places to Live in Charleston, West Virginia

Capital city - West-central West Virginia along Kanawha River
Pros
-Cost of living and housing
-Capital city amenities
-Nearby water recreation
Cons
-Heavy industry
-Entertainment
-Isolation

Local Listings in Charleston
 $1,500,000 
Alex Ln
Bath 0 | 110000 SqFt
 $125,000 
801 W Washington St Unit 2
Bath 0 | 110000 SqFt
 $119,990 
4941 Midland Dr
Bath 0 | 110000 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Charleston Metro Area

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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Charleston
Zip Codes: 25312 25302 25314 25311 25304 25301 25305
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 827 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Charleston is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Charleston jobs have decreased by 0.22%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston's cost of living is 14.20% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Charleston's Cost of Living

VOTING
Kanawha county voted Republican in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Charleston's population is 49,384 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 3.98%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Charleston is $108,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.09%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Charleston public schools spend $11,980 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Charleston. More Education


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Housing Market in Charleston

It's not a good time to buy in Charleston. Home Appreciation is down -7.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Charleston Real Estate

The median home price in Charleston is $108,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Charleston   12 Reviews
We love our little city - 12/20/2013
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

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A great little city - 12/20/2013
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 - 12/20/2013
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


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ZIP CODES IN CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA
25312 25302 25314 25311 25304 25301 25305

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NEW LISTINGS IN CHARLESTON
$1,500,000
Alex Ln
Bath 0

$125,000
801 W Washington St Unit 2
Bath 0

$119,990
4941 Midland Dr
Bath 0

$125,000
46 Call Rd
Bath 0

$199,900
1364 Greenbrier St
Bath 0

$400,000
1565 Hansford St
Bath 0

$29,900
710 York Ave
Bath 0

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