In 2020, Charleston, WV had a population of 261k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $46,099. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Charleston, WV declined from 264,113 to 260,920, a −1.21% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,225 to $46,099, a 1.93% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Charleston, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.56%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.858%), and White (Hispanic) (0.542%).
None of the households in Charleston, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
99.4% of the residents in Charleston, WV are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Charleston, WV are University of Charleston (864 degrees awarded in 2020), West Virginia State University (426 degrees), and BridgeValley Community & Technical College (386 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Charleston, WV was $110,100, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%. Most people in Charleston, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Charleston, WV was 2 cars per household.