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Charleston, WV Metro Area


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2022 population: 251,914   ( 24,836 from 2010)
Land area: 2646.6 square miles
Population density: 95.2 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:227,313 90.23% 11.2%
Black:13,4875.35% 4.2%
Indian:3860.15% 12.3%
Asian:2,1890.87% 6.8%
2+ races:5,6072.23% 43.0%
Hispanic:2,9321.16% 51.0%
Total non-White:24,6019.77% 8.6%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:5,629 10.9
Deaths:10,18119.7
Net Migration: -2,819-5.4
Net Immigration: 4240.8
Change in White population:22,881 10.1
Change in Non-White pop.:1,955 0.9




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
227,078
204,43290.03%
14,0786.20%
4400.19%
2,0500.90%
3,9211.73%
1,9420.86%
22,6469.97%

2000
235,938
215,43091.31%
14,0415.95%
5030.21%
1,7440.74%
2,6711.13%
1,3310.56%
20,5088.69%

1990
243,472
227,05393.26%
13,7815.66%
2750.11%
1,3600.56%
n/a
1,0030.41%
16,4196.74%

1980
273,126
255,84493.67%
13,9035.09%
1390.05%
1,4100.52%
n/a
1,6010.59%
17,2826.33%

1970
263,963
247,79693.88%
14,7585.59%
1400.05%
3520.13%
n/a
7190.27%
16,167 6.12%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
25,817 10.9
26,62511.3
-8,043-3.4
7160.3
-10,998 -4.7
2,138 0.9
1990's
NumberRate
30,168 12.4
28,23811.6
-10,702-4.4
8750.4
-11,623 -4.8
4,089 1.7
1980's
NumberRate
34,315 12.6
26,957 9.9
-35,588 -13.0
n/a
-28,791 -10.5
-863 -0.3
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-9,503 -3.6
n/a
8,048 3.0
1,115 0.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Charleston, WV Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
43.7
52,619 20.9%
199,295 79.1%
54,426 21.6%
107,033
2.38
66,605 62.2%
48,776 73.2%
5,938 8.9%
40,428 37.8%

2010
NumberPercent
42.2
47,578 21.0%
179,500 79.0%
37,276 16.4%
97,857
2.29
61,752 63.1%
44,618 72.3%
6,320 10.2%
36,105 36.9%

2000
NumberPercent
39.7
51,127 21.7%
184,811 78.3%
37,896 16.1%
100,479
2.31
66,523 66.2%
50,747 76.3%
6,052 9.1%
33,956 33.8%

1990
NumberPercent
36.4
58,295 23.9%
185,177 76.1%
37,022 15.2%
97,764
2.46
69,333 70.9%
55,417 79.9%
5,851 8.4%
28,431 29.1%

1980
NumberPercent
31.6
74,815 27.4%
198,311 72.6%
31,877 11.7%
100,127
2.70
76,633 76.5%
64,734 84.5%
4,614 6.0%
23,494 23.5%

2022 Housing Data for Charleston, WV Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units127,194 
Median Value$125,695 
Occupied107,03384.1%
Vacant20,16115.9%
Owned77,12672.1%
Rented29,90727.9%
Median Rent$821 
Single-Family Units89,38570.3%
    Detached86,86068.3%
    Attached2,5252.0%
Buldings with 5+ Units10,3588.1%
Mobile Homes18,76314.8%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Charleston, WV Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0006,9666.5%
$10,000 to $14,9996,5826.1%
$15,000 to $19,9996,2555.8%
$20,000 to $24,9995,5945.2%
$25,000 to $29,9994,9104.6%
$30,000 to $34,9995,4295.1%
$35,000 to $39,9994,5454.2%
$40,000 to $44,9994,6624.4%
$45,000 to $49,9994,7444.4%
$50,000 to $59,9998,9598.4%
$60,000 to $74,99910,65310.0%
$75,000 to $99,99912,22111.4%
$100,000 to $124,9998,2637.7%
$125,000 to $149,9996,1745.8%
$150,000 to $199,9995,6565.3%
$200,000 or more5,4205.1%
Median Household Income54,617 
Per Capita Income33,309 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.90 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI8,0137.5%
Public Assistance4,8184.5%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps19,58618.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed95,29561.3%
Unemployed6,1804.0%
In Armed Forces5950.4%
Total Labor Force102,07065.7%
Not in Labor Force53,36934.3%
Real Unemployment Rate 38.3%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector36,73728,96055.9%
Non-Profit3,6176,83034.6%
Self-Employed3,8722,82157.9%
Local Government3,1984,52241.4%
State Government3,8825,84739.9%
Federal Government1,6351,10159.8%
Total Private + Self40,60931,78156.1%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.12,33218,30040.3%
Total52,94150,08151.4%
Pct. Govt.19.6%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts13,38113.0%
Sales and Office Occupations23,82823.1%
Professional, Technical26,14125.3%
Service Occupations18,18917.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1480.1%
All others21,69121.0%
White Collar 61.4%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance19,619296.1%
Retail trade12,654191.0%
Public administration8,510128.4%
Educational services8,343125.9%
Accommodation and food services7,172108.2%
Manufacturing6,56299.0%
Professional, scientific, technical5,83388.0%
Finance and insurance5,46182.4%
Construction5,01775.7%
Other services4,93574.5%
Transportation and warehousing4,61569.6%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,84558.0%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction2,73041.2%
Wholesale trade1,75326.5%
Information1,62624.5%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,59324.0%
Utilities1,41221.3%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,14417.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting3054.6%
Management1011.5%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Charleston, WV Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1,1810.46%
Puerto Rican5110.20%
Cuban1460.06%
Dominican570.02%
Total Central American4300.17%
Costa Rican100.00%
Guatemalan730.03%
Honduran1920.07%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian1260.05%
Salvadoran290.01%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American970.04%
Argentinean440.02%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian420.02%
Ecuadorian50.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan60.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic3230.13%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian1,0160.39%
Filipino2540.10%
Korean2000.08%
Chinese1940.08%
Thai690.03%
Japanese670.03%
Vietnamese660.03%
Burmese220.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English239,94198.0%
Spanish1,3530.6%
Other Indo-European9440.4%
Other Asian5720.2%
German, other Germanic4800.2%
Arabic4600.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun2390.1%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic1720.1%
Tagalog1720.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English34,29313.3%
German27,68710.7%
American27,37710.6%
Irish26,38610.2%
Italian6,5222.5%
Scotch-Irish4,7491.8%
Scottish4,4101.7%
European3,7331.4%
French2,7971.1%
Dutch2,7251.1%
Polish2,0040.8%
Welsh1,7330.7%
British1,7200.7%
Hungarian1,0250.4%
Lebanese8090.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen256,37499.4%
Not a citizen1,5530.6%
Native254,02098.5%
Foreign-born3,9071.5%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Charleston, WV Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
6,990 3.8%13,079 7.0%72,127 38.9%49,369 26.6%26,203 14.1%17,861 9.6%
  Average years of education: 13.1
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 6,990 3.8%
9-12 Years 13,079 7.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 72,127 38.9%
Some College 49,369 26.6%
Bach. Degree 26,203 14.1%
Grad Degree 17,861 9.6%
Average years of education: 13.1

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Charleston, WV Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 255,090 235,894 19,196 7.5%
1991 262,228 238,398 23,830 9.1%
1992 266,144 239,230 26,914 10.1%
1993 266,000 241,076 24,924 9.4%
1994 267,730 246,826 20,904 7.8%
1995 267,492 248,942 18,550 6.9%
1996 269,458 251,616 17,842 6.6%
1997 270,130 254,078 16,052 5.9%
1998 271,938 256,122 15,816 5.8%
1999 273,992 258,128 15,864 5.8%
2000 260,020 245,680 14,340 5.5%
2001 257,690 244,146 13,544 5.3%
2002 256,070 239,564 16,506 6.4%
2003 249,812 233,666 16,146 6.5%
2004 247,988 234,300 13,688 5.5%
2005 246,878 233,372 13,506 5.5%
2006 247,960 235,822 12,138 4.9%
2007 247,992 236,730 11,262 4.5%
2008 249,322 238,938 10,384 4.2%
2009 249,708 230,368 19,340 7.7%
2010 250,166 229,264 20,902 8.4%
2011 247,126 228,252 18,874 7.6%
2012 247,064 229,286 17,778 7.2%
2013 242,494 226,492 16,002 6.6%
2014 241,792 226,196 15,596 6.5%
2015 236,642 221,024 15,618 6.6%
2016 232,430 218,128 14,302 6.2%
2017 227,006 214,596 12,410 5.5%
2018 234,822 222,596 12,226 5.2%
2019 227,878 216,642 11,236 4.9%
2020 226,990 206,246 20,744 9.1%
2021 217,756 205,662 12,094 5.6%
2022 217,014 208,300 8,714 4.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com