South Charleston is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 12,047 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 87.50% 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 (17.20%), sales jobs (12.53%), and healthcare (10.81%).
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of South Charleston spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.88 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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: 34.10% of adults in South Charleston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Charleston in 2018 was $32,751, 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 $131,004 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 Vietnamese.