Charleston employment information

IndexCharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$34,944$23,237$28,555
Median household income$48,959$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$65,871$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$26,505$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$37,126$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$26,226$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate4.1%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level19.0%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Charleston is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Charleston is 8% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Charleston is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Charleston is 22% higher than the national average.

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Charleston median earnings by income bracket

Charleston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.8%0.9%
Manufacturing sector6.3%0.1%
Financial & insurance services4.9%5.8%
Wholesale & retail services11.8%10.1%
Public administration9.9%11.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%1.4%
Education, health & social services13.6%37.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Pinch, WV2,783$68,36528%
Comfort, WV501$64,47921%
Winfield, WV2,538$57,1097%
Cross Lanes, WV11,061$55,5384%
Shrewsbury, WV745$53,5580%
Charleston, WV50,911$48,9598%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Joplin, MO50,900$37,89929%
Minnetonka, MN50,897$80,06850%
Glendora, CA50,855$74,16939%
DeSoto, TX50,837$56,9116%
Harrisonburg, VA50,821$38,80727%
Charleston, WV50,911$48,9598%
Source: The Charleston, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.