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 89.51% 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 (18.11%), sales jobs (13.96%), and healthcare (11.43%).
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.
One of the benefits of South Charleston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.74 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of South Charleston is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.81% of adults in South Charleston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Charleston in 2010 was $28,838, 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 $115,352 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 German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in South Charleston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.