Charles Town is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 5,945 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Charles Town is the 28th largest community in West Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Charles Town was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Charles Town economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Charles Town, where the median household income is $73,229.00.
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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Charles Town is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Charles Town is a city of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charles Town who work in management occupations (11.91%), office and administrative support (10.16%), and business and financial occupations (7.74%).
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.40 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Charles Town, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Charles Town is a relatively small city. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Charles Town citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.38% of adults in Charles Town have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Charles Town in 2010 was $30,325, 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 $121,300 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Charles Town is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.