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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Charleston WV General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||50,821||1,854,304|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||51,347||1,852,999|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||-1.0%||0.1%|
|Population, 2010 ||51,400||1,852,994|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||5.8%||5.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||20.1%||20.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||16.1%||16.0%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||52.4%||50.7% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||78.4%||93.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||15.5%||3.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.2%||0.2%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||2.3%||0.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||3.2%||1.5%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||1.4%||1.2%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||77.6%||93.2% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||83.0%||88.1%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||2.7%||1.4%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||3.9%||2.4%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||90.9%||83.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||39.4%||18.3%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||3,982||159,448|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||16.6||25.5|
|Housing units, 2010 ||26,205||881,917|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||61.7%||73.4%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||29.7%||12.0%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$138,100||$98,500|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||23,314||741,390|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.11||2.43|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$36,334||$22,966|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$48,527||$41,043|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||18.4%||17.9%|
|Business Attributes||Charleston||West Virginia|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||5,533||120,381|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||3.8%||S|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||S|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||1.2%||1.3%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||27.7%||28.1% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||D||25,080,573|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||782,807||11,036,467|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||1,006,077||20,538,829|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$20,019||$11,340|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||190,798||2,553,258|
|Geographic Attributes||Charleston||West Virginia|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||31.52||24,038.21|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||1,630.7||77.1|
|FIPS Code ||14600||54|
|Counties ||Kanawha County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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