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Charleston, West Virginia
Welcome to Charleston ...
When the people of Charleston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Charlestonian<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Charleston has a population of 47,929 people<2> (see below for details).
Charleston was established in 1788.
The community of Charleston is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Charleston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Charleston: (304) and (681)<4>
The ZIP codes for Charleston: 25301-25306, 25309, 25311-25315, 25317, 25320--25339, 25350, 25356-25358, 25360-25362, 25364-25365, 25375, 25387, 25389, 25392, 25396<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Charleston had a population of 51,400 people (or 26.62% of the total population of Kanawha County). This makes Charleston the county's most populous community.
The population of Charleston represents 2.77% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 51,400 people, the population of Charleston decreased 3.78% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 53,421 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Charleston had an population of 47,929 people. This is a decrease of 6.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.28% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Charleston.
Communities near Charleston ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Charleston and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Charleston.
Communities Also Named Charleston ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Charleston - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah and Washington.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Charleston.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Charleston:
Websites for Charleston ...
Official Website: www.cityofcharleston.org/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charleston ...
Looking for more information about Charleston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Charleston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Charleston.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Charleston: www.cityofcharleston.org/
The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Feb 2019