Charleston, West Virginia 

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Population

49,384

-4.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.2%

Median Income

$48,959

Median Home Price

$106,800

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Best Places to Live in Charleston, West Virginia

Capital city - West-central West Virginia along Kanawha River. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Charleston, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Charleston, WV Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living and housing
Capital city amenities
Nearby water recreation
Cons
Heavy industry
Entertainment
Isolation


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

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: West Virginia
County: Kanawha County
Metro Area: Charleston Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
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 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Charleston jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston's cost of living is 21.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Charleston's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Kanawha county remained strongly Republican, 56.4% to 41.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Charleston's population is 49,384 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 4.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Charleston is Real Estate: $106,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.1%.

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



Best Places to Live in Charleston Rankings


Housing Market in Charleston

It's not a good time to buy in Charleston. Home Appreciation is down -2.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Charleston is $106,800.

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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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