South Charleston employment information

IndexSouth CharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$28,964$24,002$29,829
Median household income$47,003$42,644$55,322
Median income owner occupied$55,836$51,051$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,418$24,321$35,192
Median earnings male$36,250$34,780$36,919
Median earnings female$30,383$22,329$26,250
Unemployment rate2.4%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level14.7%17.7%15.1%
The South Charleston, WV employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in South Charleston is $28,964, which is 21% higher than than the West Virginia average and 3% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $47,003, which is 10% higher than than the West Virginia average and 15% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in South Charleston is 2%, which is 48% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in South Charleston is 15% which is 2% lower than than the national average.

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$31,332$47,003$94,006
City
$28,426$42,644$85,288
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in South Charleston is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in South Charleston is 15% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in South Charleston is 48% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in South Charleston is 2% lower than the national average.

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South Charleston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry3.7%0.2%
Manufacturing sector7.3%0.0%
Financial & insurance services3.6%3.6%
Wholesale & retail services17.4%10.0%
Public administration9.4%9.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%1.8%
Education, health & social services14.0%46.8%
Other36.7%23.0%

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Pinch, WV2,826$68,82824%
Tornado, WV1,294$64,47917%
Cross Lanes, WV9,899$58,9847%
South Charleston, WV13,182$47,00315%

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Fort Mill, SC13,181$66,74821%
Alexandria, MN13,185$44,14020%
Tehachapi, CA13,179$42,96122%
Clayton, OH13,172$71,91130%
St. Helens, OR13,169$45,72717%
South Charleston, WV13,182$47,00315%
Source: The South Charleston, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).