Charles Town, WV
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Living in Charles Town

Charles Town is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 6,534 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Charles Town is the 22nd 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 $77,552.00.

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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Charles Town is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charles Town who work in management occupations (15.65%), office and administrative support (11.64%), and business and financial occupations (10.03%).

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 34.01 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Charles Town citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.71% of adults in Charles Town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Charles Town in 2018 was $34,908, 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 $139,632 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. Charles Town also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Charles Town include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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