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South Charleston, West Virginia
Welcome to South Charleston ...
The city of South Charleston is located in Kanawha County.
The location of South Charleston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
A typical abbreviation for South Charleston: S. Charleston
From the Census Estimates for 2017, South Charleston has a population of 12,493 people<2> (see below for details).
South Charleston is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: South Charleston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for South Charleston: (304) and (681)<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, South Charleston had a population of 13,450 people (which is 6.97% of the total population of Kanawha County). This makes South Charleston the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of South Charleston represents 0.73% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 13,450 people, the population of South Charleston has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,390 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, South Charleston had an population of 12,493 people. This is a decrease of 7.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.7% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for South Charleston.
Communities near South Charleston ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from South Charleston and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for South Charleston.
Communities Also Named South Charleston ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named South Charleston - it's located in Ohio.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for South 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 South Charleston:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Charleston ...
Looking for more information about South 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 South Charleston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Charleston.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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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 Jan 2019