Charleston Metro Area, West Virginia 

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Population

219,964

-3.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

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Best Places to Live in Charleston Metro Area, West Virginia

Capital city - West-central West Virginia along Kanawha River. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Charleston metro area, 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.


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Country: United States
State: West Virginia
County:
Metro Area: Charleston Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Charleston, South Charleston, 36 total
Zip Codes: 25177, 25312, 25302, 25314, 25309, 25313, 25071, 25311, 25064, 25304, 84 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 827 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Charleston Metro Area is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Negative. Charleston Metro Area jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston Metro Area's cost of living is 23.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Charleston Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
The Charleston metro area voted Republican in the two most recent Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in the previous three. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Charleston Metro Area's population is 219,964 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 3.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Charleston Metro Area is Real Estate: $76,592. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.7%.

SCHOOLS
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. More Education



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Housing Market in Charleston

It's a good time to buy in Charleston. Home Appreciation is up 0.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Charleston is $76,592.

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ZIP CODES IN CHARLESTON METRO AREA, WEST VIRGINIA
25177, 25312, 25302, 25314, 25309, 25313, 25071, 25311, 25064, 25304, 84 total

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