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. 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 $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, Charles Town isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Charles Town are a mix 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.
In Charles Town, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.40 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.
In terms of college education, Charles Town is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.38% of adults in Charles Town have a college degree.
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.