South Charleston demographics profile

StatisticSouth CharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,6717791
Median age43.341.937.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%59%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1840%37%43%
Speak English98%98%79%
Speak Spanish1%1%13%
South Charleston, WV has a population of 13,182 and is the 3,166th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,671 per sq mi which is 2082% higher than the West Virginia average and 1744% higher than the national average. The median age in South Charleston is 43 which is approximately 3% higher than the West Virginia average of 42. In South Charleston, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 77% of South Charleston residents were born in West Virginia, 21% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in South Charleston is 2082% higher than West Virginia.
  • The median age in South Charleston is 3% higher than West Virginia.
  • In South Charleston 87.40% of the population is White.
  • In South Charleston 5.06% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In South Charleston 1.13% of the population is Asian.

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South Charleston population breakdown by race

RaceSouth CharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Black or African American5.06%3.43%12.63%
American Indian0.36%0.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race5.85%1.83%3.06%
Other race0.20%0.31%4.75%
In South Charleston, 1.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The South Charleston, WV demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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