South Charleston is a small town in Ohio with just under 2,000 residents. The town's residents, at an average age of just under 38, are younger than most cities in Ohio. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 57% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $595 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in South Charleston will save around $2,600 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 23 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, South Charleston residents find that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (42%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit isn't used. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number exceeds the national average.
Compared to the national average, South Charleston has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (24%). Additionally, 6% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many South Charleston residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 25% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, as 10% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of about $53,000, South Charleston workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in Ohio. South Charleston's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
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