Charleston, WV Population

Population: 53,421. Estimated population in July 2020: 51,176 (-4.2% change)
Males: 24,906 (46.6%), Females: 28,515 (53.4%)

Kanawha County

Zip codes: 25301, 25302, 25303, 25304, 25306, 25309, 25311, 25312, 25313, 25314, 25315, 25320.

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

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%).

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 31.6 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Charleston:

  • YEAGER (about 4 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 53 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 64 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Charleston:

  • LEON (about 33 miles; LEON, WV; Abbreviation: W07)
  • BOGGS FIELD (about 39 miles; SPENCER, WV; Abbreviation: 14P)
  • LOGAN COUNTY (about 39 miles; LOGAN, WV; Abbreviation: 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.

Colleges and Universities

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 (Full-time enrollment: 204; Location: 1000 VIRGINIA ST E; Private, for-profit)
  • CARVER CAREER CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 203; Location: 4799 MIDLAND DR; Public)
  • GARNET CAREER CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 143; Location: 422 DICKINSON ST; Public)
  • CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Full-time 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 and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 64 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 75 miles; ATHENS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 18,721)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 76 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 80 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 87 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)