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Living In Charleston, WV

Charleston is a town in West Virginia with just under 49,000 residents. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than nationally (14%). Home ownership is more common than renting in Charleston, and 43% of residents rent. The average rent of $708 a month is roughly the same as the state average.

Compared to the national average (7%), Charleston has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 10% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree. Many Charleston residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries account for 15% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of almost $66K, Charleston workers take home more than the average West Virginia resident. Charleston, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).

Averaging about 18 minutes, the commute time for Charleston residents outperforms the West Virginia average of about 24 minutes. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not used widely. Not many residents (3%) commute to work on foot, though the number does exceed the national average.

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The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Charleston is $744

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