Charles Town, WV
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Charles Town is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 5,899 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Charles Town is the 28th largest community in West Virginia. Charles Town has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Charles Town, where the median household income is $59,483.00.

Charles Town real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Charles Town house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Charles Town is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Charles Town is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charles Town who work in office and administrative support (12.53%), management occupations (11.23%), and computer science and math (9.80%).

Also of interest is that Charles Town has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Charles Town is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Charles Town, the average commute to work is 33.86 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Charles Town is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.70% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Charles Town in 2010 was $27,045, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,180 for a family of four. However, Charles Town contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Charles Town is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Charles Town home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Charles Town residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Charles Town include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Charles Town is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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