Charles Town is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 6,029 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 $72,329.00.
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 managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charles Town who work in office and administrative support (13.31%), management occupations (12.83%), and business and financial occupations (10.51%).
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 35.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Charles Town citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.73% 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 2018 was $31,981, 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 $127,924 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Charles Town is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.