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Charleston, WV

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The city of Charleston is the state of West Virginia’s capital. It is the biggest and most populous city in the entire state. The city is middle-sized when compared to other cities in the country, with a 2010 population of just over 51,000 people. Charleston’s metro area is much larger, and comes in with a population of over 300,000, though that number is said to be shrinking as mining and manufacturing jobs leave the area. Charleston is also the county seat for Kanawha County, which still has a significant Native American population.

Apartments in Charleston WV

$675-$1915

Roxalana Hills Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

$1800

$1800 Three bedroom in Charleston-5235 C Beechcrest
Beds: 3
Baths: 3

$1800

$1800 Three bedroom in Dunbar-1812 Roxaxlana Rd
Beds: 3
Baths: 3

$515

$515 studio in Charleston-Palm Dr
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$403-$754

Perkins Parke Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-1.5

$285-$1000

Edgewater Apartments
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Charleston, WV is
50 to 54
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.7%
  • 6.39%
  • 7.84%
  • Female
  • 7.75%
  • 4.89%
  • 6.09%
$600
is average rent in Charleston, WV
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.73%
  • 5.93%
  • 5.73%
23.56%
of units are available for rent in Charleston
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 829
  • 280
  • 1558
Getting Around in Charleston, WV

The city of Charleston has several options for transportation that residents take advantage of. The Yeager Airport is the city’s primary air travel service, and although it is a smaller airport it handles much of the city’s incoming traffic. The city is serviced by rail through Amtrak, which runs three times a week. The city’s major highways include Interstates 64, 77, and 79, as well as US Routes 60, 119, 21, and 35.

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The average commuter time in Charleston is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.88%
  • 4.53%
  • 0.93%

West Virginia International Film Festival

<p>The West Virginia International Film Festival is headquartered in the city of Charleston. The festival itself is fairly new, coming into existence in 1985, and quickly becoming a hub for all kinds of film makers, distributors, producers, animators, writers, scholars, and journalists to come together. The West Virginia International Film Festival has city become an economic boon for the city, and merchandise and other small sales generate millions in revenue for the city. The festival's mission is to "encourage, support, and promote the film arts".</p>

Clay Center

<p>The Clay Center is sometimes called the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. Located in Charleston, the facility focuses on increasing awareness and knowledge about the sciences and visual arts, especially with younger children. The facility has been open for over a decade, and it houses multiple venues, such as the Maier Foundation Performance Hall and the Avampato Discovery Museum. The Clay Center has a host of interactive exhibits and galleries that are meant for public consumption, and the facility is known for its public events</p>