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Charleston
  • Town in West Virginia

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Charleston is a town in West Virginia with a population of 49,055. Charleston is in Kanawha County and is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. Living in Charleston offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Charleston there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Charleston and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Charleston are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,000
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$800
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    462.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    19.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    59.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    90.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    764.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,454.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    419.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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