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Charles Town, WV
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Charles Town profile

Living in Charles Town

Charles Town is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 7,126 people and five associated neighborhoods, Charles Town is the 22nd largest community in West Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Charles Town, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Charles Town, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Charles Town’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Charles Town does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $83,275.00.

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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Charles Town telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.19% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In Charles Town, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.54 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Charles Town citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.33% of adults in Charles Town have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Charles Town in 2018 was $43,384, 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 $173,536 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

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