Charleston is a city located in West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 45,703, it is the largest city in West Virginia and the 861st largest city in the United States. Charleston is currently declining at a rate of -1.63% annually and its population has decreased by -11.08% 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 1,451 people per square mile.
The average household income in Charleston is $74,305 with a poverty rate of 20.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $727 per month, and the median house value is $145,300. The median age in Charleston is 41.7 years, 39.9 years for males, and 43.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males.