South Charleston is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 12,240 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Charleston is the 11th largest community in West Virginia.
South Charleston is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Charleston is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Charleston who work in office and administrative support (15.92%), sales jobs (12.55%), and management occupations (10.45%).
Also of interest is that South Charleston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of South Charleston citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.04% of adults in South Charleston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Charleston in 2010 was $30,606, 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 $122,424 for a family of four. However, South Charleston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
South Charleston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Charleston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Charleston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Charleston include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in South Charleston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.