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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 45,879 inhabitants.

The city was created 235 years ago in 1785.

Charleston WV skyline image
Charleston WV skyline
Charleston WV skyline image

Geography

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

Charleston map

Weather

Charleston forecast: A chance of rain showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%. more

Charleston Quick Facts

Population : 45,879 (2020)
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 : 13:24:26 (21st October 2021)
Postal code : 25301
Density : 543 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -12.03% (2010-2020)
Weather : 74℉ Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Charleston decreased by 12.03% in 10 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
2020 45,879 -1.43% estimation process

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

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Local Places in Charleston

1 Charleston Sanitary Board
Rating: 3.1 (112)

Address: 208 26th St W, Charleston, WV 25387 ➦ Show Map

☎ +13043488136 🔗 Url

Charleston Sanitary Board
2 Kanawha City Community Center
Rating: 4.5 (101)

Address: 3511 Venable Ave, Charleston, WV 25304 ➦ Show Map

☎ +13043486484 🔗 Url

Kanawha City Community Center
3 Kanawha County Magistrate Court
Rating: 2.1 (30)

Address: 111 Court St, Charleston, WV 25301 ➦ Show Map

☎ +13043570400 🔗 Url

Kanawha County Magistrate Court
4 Parks and Recreation
Rating: 4.6 (12)

Address: 1900 Kanawha Blvd E Unit 3, Charleston, WV 25305 ➦ Show Map

☎ +13045582764 🔗 Url

Parks and Recreation
5 Roosevelt Neighborhood Center
Rating: 4.2 (9)

Address: 502 Ruffner Ave, Charleston, WV 25311 ➦ Show Map

☎ +13043480529 🔗 Url

Roosevelt Neighborhood Center
6 Charleston Housing Authority
Rating: 3.3 (7)

Address: 680 S Park Rd, Charleston, WV 25304 ➦ Show Map

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7 Charleston City Hall
Rating: 3.3 (7)

Address: 501 Virginia St E, Charleston, WV 25301 ➦ Show Map

☎ +13043488000 🔗 Url

8 Charleston City Parks
Rating: 3.3 (6)

Address: 3511 Venable Ave, Charleston, WV 25304 ➦ Show Map

☎ +13043486485 🔗 Url

Charleston City Parks
9 Charleston Municipal Court
Rating: 2.8 (4)

Address: 501 Virginia St E #102, Charleston, WV 25301 ➦ Show Map

☎ +13043488079 🔗 Url

Charleston Municipal Court
10 Chesapeake City Clerk
Rating: 5 (1)

Address: 12404 McCorkle Ave, Charleston, WV 25315 ➦ Show Map

☎ +13049491496 🔗 Url

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.

  • George Crumb (American composer) he was born in 24/10/1929
  • Randy Barnes (American shot putter) he was born in 16/06/1966
  • Jason Williams (American college basketball player, professional basketball player, point guard) he was born in 18/11/1975
  • Charles Bent (American politician (1799-1847)) he was born in 11/11/1799
  • Tommy Benford (American jazz drummer) he was born in 19/04/1905
  • Alexis Hornbuckle (American basketball player, coach) she was born in 16/10/1985
  • Anne White (American female tennis player) she was born in 28/09/1961
  • Sara Jane Moore (American failed assassin) she was born in 15/02/1930
  • Ann Magnuson (actress, performance artist, singer) she was born in 04/01/1956
  • George Armitage Miller (American cognitive psychologist) he was born in 03/02/1920
  • Jon McBride (American astronaut) he was born in 14/08/1943
  • John E. Moore (American politician) he was born in 13/07/1943
  • Lesli Kay (American actress) she was born in 13/06/1965
  • George W. Atkinson (American politician (1845-1925)) he was born in 29/06/1845
  • Gaston Caperton (West Virginia politician and president of the College Board) he was born in 21/02/1940
  • Brad Bridgewater (American swimmer) he was born in 29/03/1973
  • Carolyn S. Gordon (American mathematician) she was born in 26/12/1950
  • Charles P. Snyder (American politician (1847-1915)) he was born in 09/06/1847

Schools in Charleston

College & universities near Charleston, WV

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

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Charleston, WV

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

Post offices near Charleston

Post Office Name City ZIP
Charleston Post Office Charleston (WV) 25301

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 12,036 City in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States
Cross Lanes 9,995 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Saint Albans 9,763 City in West Virginia
Dunbar 6,951 Town in East Lothian, Scotland
Nitro 6,285 Human settlement in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States of America
Sissonville 4,028 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Pinch 3,262 Place in West Virginia
Alum Creek 1,749 Census-designated place in West Virginia, USA
Montgomery 1,492 City in West Virginia, United States of America
Chesapeake 1,393 Town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States
Marmet 1,351 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
Tornado 1,187 Census-designated place in Kanawha County, West Virginia
Belle 1,108 Town in West Virginia, United States
Clendenin 1,098 Town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Charleston distances to largest West Virginia cities