Charleston is a city located in West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 45,900, it is the largest city in West Virginia and the 855th largest city in the United States. Charleston is currently declining at a rate of -1.37% annually and its population has decreased by -10.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 51,400 in 2010. Charleston reached it's highest population of 85,796 in 1960. Spanning over 33 miles, Charleston has a population density of 1,457 people per square mile.
The average household income in Charleston is $75,087 with a poverty rate of 20.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $735 per month, and the median house value is $145,800. The median age in Charleston is 42 years, 40.3 years for males, and 44.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.1 males.