Charles Town, WV Population

Population: 2,907. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,704 (+27.4% change)
Males: 1,369 (47.1%), Females: 1,538 (52.9%)

Jefferson County

Zip code: 25414

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $32,538
Median house value: $114,500

Races in Charles Town:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.1%)
  • Black (17.5%)
  • Hispanic (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (15.2%), United States (15.0%), Irish (13.5%), English (8.6%), Italian (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%).

Elevation: 540 feet

Land area: 1.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Charles Town

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charles Town city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

4.8% Foreign born (3.0% Asia, 1.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -323 (-10.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Charles Town:

  • JEFFERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; RANSON, WV)
  • CITY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; MARTINSBURG, WV)
  • WINCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 23 miles; WINCHESTER, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Charles Town:

  • HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL-RICHARD A HENSON FLD (about 31 miles; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Abbreviation: HGR)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 38 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: IAD)
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 65 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: DCA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Charles Town:

  • EASTERN WV REGIONAL/SHEPHERD FLD (about 12 miles; MARTINSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: MRB)
  • WINCHESTER REGIONAL (about 22 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; Abbreviation: OKV)
  • LEESBURG EXECUTIVE (about 26 miles; LEESBURG, VA; Abbreviation: JYO)
Amtrak stations near Charles Town:

  • 9 miles: HARPERS FERRY (POTOMAC ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: MARTINSBURG (229 E. MARTIN ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charles Town:

  • SHEPHERD COLLEGE (about 11 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,576)
  • SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,030)
  • FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; FREDERICK, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,407)
  • LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; MIDDLETOWN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; FAIRFAX, VA; Full-time enrollment: 16,564)
  • MONTGOMERY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 11,829)
  • NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; ANNANDALE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,406)
Public primary/middle schools in Charles Town:

  • CHARLES TOWN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 851; Location: 817 HIGH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SOUTH JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 414; Location: ROUTE 2, BOX 151-B; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PAGE JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 358; Location: RR 1 BOX 322M; Grades: KG – 02)
  • WRIGHT DENNY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: 209 WEST CONGRESS STREET; Grades: 03 – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Charles Town:

  • COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 112; Location: PO BOX 659; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CLAYMONT CHILDRENS SCHOOL (Students: 11; Location: ROUTE 1 BOX 279; Grades: KG – 6)