Charleston, West Virginia 

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Population

49,736

13% Decline

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$48,959

Avg. Home Price

$117,900

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

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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: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: West Virginia
County: Kanawha County
Metro Area: Charleston Metro Area
City: Charleston
Zip Codes: 25314 25302 25312 25311 25304 25301 25305
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 827 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Charleston is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Charleston jobs have decreased by 1.68%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston's cost of living is 14.20% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Charleston's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Charleston's population is 49,736 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -13.18%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Charleston is $117,900. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Charleston

It's not a good time to buy in Charleston. Home Appreciation is down -0.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Charleston Real Estate.

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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
25314 25302 25312 25311 25304 25301 25305
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