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Charleston city, West Virginia

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Charleston city, West Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 46,536
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 46,536
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 51,340
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -9.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 48,864
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 51,400
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 2,833
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 56.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $145,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,174
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $416
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $735
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 22,171
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.06
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 84.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 4.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 86.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 77.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 91.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 39.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 11.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 54.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 253,246
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,558,727
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 148,369
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,495,445
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $29,312
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 17.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,344
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $35,412
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 7,006
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,494
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,223
Minority-owned firms, 2012 551
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,773
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 599
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,608
Population per square mile, 2010 1,630.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 31.52
FIPS Code 5414600
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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