Charleston Kanawha County, West Virginia

Charleston: Capital city of West Virginia, United States

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Location of Charleston on West Virginia map.

About

Charleston is a city located in the county of Kanawha in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 51,400 and a population density of 608 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 46,536 inhabitants.

The city was created 235 years ago in 1785.

Geography

Charleston is located at 38°20'59"N 81°37'57"W (38.3498200, -81.6326200).

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Charleston WV skyline

Weather

Charleston forecast: A slight chance of rain showers before noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 30%. more

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Charleston map

Charleston Quick Facts

Population : 46,536 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
County : Kanawha County
Different from : Charles Town
Area : 84.54 km2
Named for : Charles Clendenin
Altitude : 1,959 feet / 597 meters
Capital city : Charleston is capital of West Virginia, West Virginia, Kanawha County
Establishment : January 01, 1786 (235 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 17:18:35 (27th July 2021)
Postal code : 25301
Density : 550 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -10.45% (2010-2019)
Weather : 92℉ Slight Chance Rain Showers then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Charleston decreased by 10.45% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 51,400 - census
2011 50,992 -0.8% estimation process
2012 50,858 -0.26% estimation process
2013 50,657 -0.4% estimation process
2014 50,133 -1.05% estimation process
2015 49,457 -1.37% estimation process
2016 48,789 -1.37% estimation process
2017 48,040 -1.56% estimation process
2018 47,172 -1.84% estimation process
2019 46,536 -1.37% estimation process

Charleston zip code is 25301. County name: Kanawha, County fips: 54039

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People born in Charleston (197)

People born in Charleston, including psychotherapist John Weakland, actress Conchata Ferrell, politician Adam Brown Littlepage, you can see a list of people who born in Charleston.

Schools

College & universities near Charleston

Code Name City ZIP
237303 Charleston School of Beauty Culture Charleston (WV) 25301

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Charleston

Code Name Address Type
CHW Charleston 350 MacCorkle Avenue - Southeast RAIL
MNG Montgomery Third Avenue and Washington Street RAIL
THN Thurmond Hwy 25 & Hwy 2 RAIL
HUN Huntington 1050 8th Avenue RAIL
PRC Prince Hwy 41 and County Road 25 RAIL

Other places with the same name (13)

Other cities in Kanawha County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Kanawha County , WV. (more)

City Name Population Title
South Charleston 12,047 City in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States
Cross Lanes 9,995 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Saint Albans 9,918 City in West Virginia
Dunbar 7,093 Town in East Lothian, Scotland
Nitro 6,373 Human settlement in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States of America
Sissonville 4,028 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Tornado 3,701
Pinch 3,262 Place in West Virginia
Alum Creek 1,749 Census-designated place in West Virginia, USA
Rand 1,631
Montgomery 1,508 City in West Virginia, United States of America
Chesapeake 1,414 Town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States
Marmet 1,366 City in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States of America
Coal Fork 1,233 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Elkview 1,222 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Belle 1,126 Town in West Virginia, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Charleston distances to largest West Virginia cities

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