Charleston, West Virginia

Population 51,153

Charleston is located in Kanawha County, WV. The population is 51,153, making Charleston the largest city in Kanawha County and the largest city in the state of West Virginia.

There are 35 public schools in Charleston with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for Charleston is very low , and there are 310 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Charleston is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Charleston property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Charleston include South Charleston, Dunbar and Rand.

Charleston Neighborhood Report

Schools

School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 8.6%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 52.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 38.7%

Crime Rate

67.09% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 724
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 172
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 7
  • Larceny Theft: 4

Registered Offenders

67.71% Higher than national avg.
  • 310 offenders in Charleston
  • 60.60 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

519 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 6
  • Registered Polluters: 6
  • Superfunds: 42
  • Tanks & Spills: 465

Unemployment

Moderate 3.9%
  • West Virginia unemployment average: 4.2%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

35 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 35 K-12 public schools in Charleston, WV and 6 private schools. Homefacts rates Charleston's schools as Very good, with an overall B rating.

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Crime view details

310 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$150,000 compared to November 2018
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    11.6%
  • Rented
    38.5%
  • Owned
    49.9%

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

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18 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Charleston, WV issued 18 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Charleston, WV issued 26 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Charleston, WV
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $502
  • 1 Bedroom: $646
  • 2 Bedrooms: $787
  • 3 Bedrooms: $987
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,077

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Environmental Hazards

519 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1101/1208)
    Charleston, WV has 91.14% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Charleston, WV is a green zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.6 Average
    Charleston, WV is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 33.82°
  • February 37.32°
  • March 47.45°
  • April 57.88°
  • May 65.59°
  • June 73.79°
  • July 75.84°
  • August 75.5°
  • September 69.02°
  • October 56.8°
  • November 45.6°
  • December 35.45°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Charleston, WV

Earthquakes
Charleston, WV has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Charleston, WV has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Charleston, WV has a high risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Charleston, WV has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Charleston, WV: $46,720

Unemployment

Unemployment in Charleston is 3.9%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 4.2% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 28.00%
White Collar - 72.00%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Sen. Joe Manchin III

City Representatives

  • Alex Mooney

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

80 FCC Towers view all

2 Libraries view all