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Population (year 2000): 53,421. Estimated population in July 2005: 51,176 (-4.2% change)
Males: 24,906 (46.6%), Females: 28,515 (53.4%)

Kanawha County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 40.8 years
Median household income: $34,009 (year 2000)
Median house value: $101,400 (year 2000)

Charleston, WV residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Charleston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.1%)
  • Black (15.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (12.4%), English (11.6%), United States (11.4%), Irish (10.6%), Italian (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%).West Virginia

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 31.6 square miles

Charleston,

For population 25 years and over in Charleston

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charleston city

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

3.2% Foreign born (2.0% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -4,193 (-7.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OH Columbus, (146.9 miles pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (460.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Charleston, WV (5.4 miles South WV Dunbar, (7.4 miles Fork, WV (7.6 miles Coal WV (8.5 miles Marmet, WV (10.1 miles Jefferson, WV (10.2 miles Belle, WV (10.8 miles Sissonville, WV (10.9 miles Pinch,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 61 buildings, average cost: $187,700

Latitude: 38.35 N, Longitude: 81.63 W

Area code: 304

Charleston, West Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.4%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +38,087 (+71.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,640 (73.5%)

Crime in Charleston by Year

Type 1999 2002 2004
Murders 8 7 15
    per 100,000 15.0 13.1 28.1
Rapes 39 25 16
    per 100,000 73.0 46.8 30.0
Robberies 187 162 157
    per 100,000 350.0 303.3 293.9
Assaults 347 359 612
    per 100,000 649.6 672.0 1145.6
Burglaries 1,008 838 951
    per 100,000 1886.9 1568.7 1780.2
Thefts 2,883 2,615 2,657
    per 100,000 5396.8 4895.1 4973.7
Auto thefts 505 457 418
    per 100,000 945.3 855.5 782.5
702.7 631.2 743.5

Average climate in Charleston, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Charleston-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 50.7 miles away from the Charleston city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 53.2 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: George Crumb - (born 1929), composer, Chris Massey - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Aug 21, 1979), Darrion Scott - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Oct 25, 1981), John Allevato - College football player (West Virginia Mountaineers), Patrick O'Malley - College basketball player (Richmond Spiders).

Main business address for: CITY HOLDING CO (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), UNITED BANKSHARES INC/WV (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), PITTSBURGH & WEST VIRGINIA RAILROAD (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Charleston:
  • CAMC WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (800 PENNSYLVANIA AVE)
  • CHARLESTON AREA MED CNTR (501 MORRIS STREET)
  • EYE & EAR CLINIC OF CHARLESTON,THE (1306 KANAWHA BL E)
  • HIGHLAND HOSP (300 56TH ST SE)
  • SELECT SPECIALITY HOSPITAL (501 MORRIS STREET 3RD AND 4TH FLOORS)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (333 LAIDLEY ST)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Charleston:
  • YEAGER (about 4 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; ID: CRW)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 53 miles; BECKLEY, WV; ID: BKW)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 64 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; ID: HTS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Charleston:
  • LEON (about 33 miles; LEON, WV; ID: W07)
  • BOGGS FIELD (about 39 miles; SPENCER, WV; ID: 14P)
  • LOGAN COUNTY (about 39 miles; LOGAN, WV; ID: 6L4)

Amtrak station:
CHARLESTON (350 MCCORKLE AVE. SE). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 5 $12,509 $30,021 0 $0
Streets and Highways 131 $282,256 $25,855 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 80 $192,731 $28,909 23 $17,958
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11 $35,201 $38,401 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 34 $96,256 $33,972 12 $16,003
Financial Administration 27 $87,223 $38,765 1 $773
Other Government Administration 60 $127,679 $25,535 1 $837
Judicial and Legal 10 $28,233 $33,879 1 $992
Parks and Recreation 31 $72,207 $27,951 8 $6,571
Police Protection - Officers 159 $620,606 $46,838 0 $0
Police - Other 28 $68,139 $29,202 18 $6,336
Firefighters 186 $592,641 $38,234 0 $0
Totals for Government 762 $2,215,681 $34,892 64 $49,470
Colleges/Universities in Charleston:
  • UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON (Full-time enrollment: 937; Location: 2300 MACCORKLE AVE SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.uchaswv.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • WEST VIRGINIA JUNIOR COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 204; Location: 1000 VIRGINIA ST E; Private, for-profit)
  • CARVER CAREER CENTER (FT enrollment: 203; Location: 4799 MIDLAND DR; Public)
  • GARNET CAREER CENTER (FT enrollment: 143; Location: 422 DICKINSON ST; Public)
  • CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (FT enrollment: 67; Location: 210 CAPITOL ST; Private, for-profit)
  • JOBS COMPANY (Location: 405 CAPITOL ST; Private, for-profit)
  • REAL ESTATE SCHOOL OF WEST VIRGINIA (Location: 1210 KANAWHA BLVD E; Private, for-profit)
  • AAA TRAVEL ACADEMY (Location: 40TH ST AND MACCORKLE AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • CAMCARE HEALTH EDUC & RES INST SCH OF CYTOTECH (Location: 3200 MACCORKLE AVE SE; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charleston:
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 7 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; FT enrollment: 12,361)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 64 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 75 miles; ATHENS, OH; FT enrollment: 18,721)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 76 miles; ATHENS, WV; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 80 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; FT enrollment: 2,096)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 87 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; FT enrollment: 4,050)
Public high schools in Charleston:
  • CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,442; Location: 1500 GREENBRIER ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • GEO WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 933; Location: 1522 TENNIS CLUB RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SISSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 665; Location: 6100 SISSONVILLE DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS ACADEMY (Students: 121; Location: 200 ELIZABETH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CARVER VOCATIONAL CENTER (Location: 4799 MIDLAND DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Charleston:
  • CHARLESTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOO (Students: 485; Location: 1033 VIRGINIA ST E; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • CROSS LANES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 426; Location: 5330 FLORADALE DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FAIRHAVEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 135; Location: 689 FAIRHAVEN DRIVE; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Charleston:
  • JOHN ADAMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 747; Location: 2002 PRESIDENTIAL DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ANDREW JACKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 708; Location: 5445 BIG TYLER RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • STONEWALL JACKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 812 PARK AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ELK ELEMENTARY CENTER (Students: 555; Location: 3320 PENNSYLVANIA AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • POINT HARMONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 543; Location: 5312 BIG TYLER RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FLINN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 527; Location: 2006 MCCLURE PKWY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HORACE MANN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 4302 MACCORKLE AVE SE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OVERBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 218 OVERBROOK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CROSS LANES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 385; Location: 5525 BIG TYLER RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RUFFNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: 809 LITZ DR; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Charleston:
  • SACRED HEART GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 1035 QUARRIER STREET; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST AGNES SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 4801 STAUNTON AVE SE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BIBLE CENTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 142; Location: 1111 OAKHURST DRIVE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • ST ANTHONY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 129; Location: 1027 SIXTH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MOUNTAINEER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 99; Location: 308 20TH STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CHARLESTON SDA SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: 622 KANAWHA BLVD WEST; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Charleston:
  • KANAWHA COUNTY (Operating income: $5,502,918; Location: 123 CAPITOL ST.; 485,487 books; 31,877 audio materials; 12,577 video materials; 842 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Charleston: Owens Industrial Park (A), Atkisson Dam Lighthouse (B), Edgewood Country Club (C), Hillcrest Office Park (D), Andrew S Thomas Memorial Library (E), Sunrise Bird Sanctuary Museum (F), Benedum Hall (G), Charleston City Hall (H), Charleston Art Gallery (I), Holly Grove (J), Kanawha County Public Library (K), Kanawha County Jail (L), Kanawha County Courthouse (M), Dickinson Hall (N), Second Avenue Community Center (O), Cox Hall (P), John F Kennedy Center (Q), North Charleston Fire Station (R), Elm Grove (S), West Virginia State Capitol (T).

Shopping Centers: Patrick Street Plaza Shopping Center (1), Laidley Court Shopping Center (2), Plaza East Shopping Center (3), Charleston Town Center Mall Shopping Center (4), Kanawha Mall Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Charleston include: Starcher Baptist Church (A), Southeast Church of the Nazarene (B), South Ruffner Presbyterian Church (C), Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ (D), Beni Kedem Temple (E), Grace Methodist Church (F), Bethany Baptist Church (G), Bible Center Church (H).

Cemeteries: Hope Cemetery (1), Spring Hill Cemetery (2), Hess Cemetery (3), Newhouse Cemetery (4).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Baker Fork (A), Elk Twomile Creek (B), Elk River (C), Campbells Creek (D), Chappel Branch (E), Woodward Branch (F), Hanson Branch (G), Lower Donnally Branch (H), Pfieffer Branch (I).

Parks in Charleston include: Grasscup Road Historic District (1), Blackwell Field (2), Kanawha Riflemens Memorial Park (3), North Charleston Recreation Center (4), Watt Powell Stadium (5), Daniel Boone Park (6), Ruffner Memorial Park (7), Laidley Field (8), Cato Park (9).

Post offices: Charleston Post Office (A), Kanawha City Post Office (B).


Charleston compared to West Virginia state average:
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Charleston:
  • WSWW (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WBES (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJYP (1300 AM; 1 kW; ST. ALBANS, WV)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Charleston:
  • WKWS (96.1 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WVSR-FM (102.7 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVAF (99.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • W208AK (89.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WKAZ (107.3 FM; MIAMI, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WJYP-FM (100.9 FM; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WXAF (90.9 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WKVW (93.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, WV; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • W237AZ (95.3 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WZAC-FM (92.5 FM; DANVILLE, WV; Owner: PRICE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
TV broadcast stations around Charleston:
  • W16CE (Channel 16; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WOWB-LP (Channel 53; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • W31CA (Channel 31; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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