|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Charleston is 48,018. Charleston, West Virginia is the 828th largest city in the US.
Charleston is located entirely in Kanawha County.
The peak population of Charleston was in 1990, when its population was 57,691. In 1990, Charleston was the 425th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 828th largest city in the US. Charleston is currently 16.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Charleston has shrunk 9.9% since the year 2000. Charleston, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Charleston has a population density of 1,630.7 people per square mile.
|823||Coral Gables, Florida||48,375||13.2%|
|824||Niagara Falls, New York||48,360||-12.8%|
|825||Prescott Valley, Arizona||48,188||97.3%|
|827||Roswell, New Mexico||48,081||6.3%|
|828||Charleston, West Virginia||48,018||-9.9%|
|830||Fort Pierce, Florida||47,927||18.9%|
|831||Oro Valley, Arizona||47,879||46.1%|
|833||Minot, North Dakota||47,789||30.6%|
The total voting age population of Charleston, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 38,387. The voting age population is 47.6% male and 52.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 19.3% of the residents of Charleston are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Charleston are 77.9% White, 15.7% Black, 3.7% Two or more races, 2.1% Asian, 0.3% American Indian and 0.2% Other. Additionally, 1.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Charleston, 20.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 30.7%. On a per-household basis, 16.3% of families are below the poverty line in Charleston.
Among those aged 16 and older, 57.5% of Charleston residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.9% of Charleston residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 39.3% have a bachelor's degree and 19.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Charleston residents aged 5 and older, 4.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Charleston is 5.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Charleston, 20.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Charleston is $43,344.
In Charleston, 56.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 43.4% of housing units in Charleston.
Of all the housing units in Charleston, 20.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Charleston, 4.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Charleston is $735.
In Charleston, 77.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.