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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Charles Town is located in West Virginia with a population of 5,766. Charles Town is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. Living in Charles Town offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Charles Town and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Charles Town are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$936
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Charles Town Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    594
    500
  • Theft
    676
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Charles Town

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,708
National
$55,322
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Charles Town Reviews

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I grew up in Charles Town, it is a nice place to raise children. The downtown has some cute shops but struggles to keep businesses and does not have great night life. The two community parks in Charles Town are great and it is filled with revolutionary and civil war history as denoted by its father, Charles Washington. The historically restored courthouse is beautiful as well as Washington Hall, a building now converted into a little farm to table market. Every Saturday from April to October there is a farmers market downtown with several local vendors and great food! A truly excellent place to grow up.
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It's a nice community. Lots of hometown shops. Love the farmers' markets! Lots of community events. Lots of churches. Really small classroom size for kids. Quick response times for emergency services. Hospital in town with its own helicopter. Several banks within walking distance. Plenty of sidewalks to walk on. Several grocery stores to choose from within 10 miles. The town has places for kids to play. It also has several parades each year. It is a community that really centers on family, tradition, and cultural events. The community here is slowly expanding and the school districts are wonderful. It is really a great place to live.
Great place to raise a family. Good schools, Good area, Near Northern VA and DC, MD. Down Town is Quaint..Historical and the people are nice. It's a place where people wave at one another as they pass by, a place where you find all types of people from all areas getting along. Charles Town is very close to Harpers Ferry, WV and Shepherdstown, WV where you will find quaint living and great people.