Charleston, WV 25302 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 25302: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charleston, WV 25302

Acceptable Alternative
Big Chimney, WV 25302

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 560
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,216
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 521
  • County: Kanawha County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.386, Longitude -81.617
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Charleston, WV 25302 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,612
Population in Households 15,589
Population in Familes 11,030
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 1,230
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 7,281
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 3,919
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,138 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,143 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,018 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $104,995
Average Home Value $132,401


Median Household Income $39,340
Average Household Income $55,930
Per Capita Income $26,109
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.08%
Households 0.01% -0.05%
Families -0.32% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Charleston, WV 25302 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 25302 to the other 666 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 97th
Population Density1 # 33 95th
Diversity Index2 # 16 98th
Median Household Income # 269 60th
Per Capita Income # 63 91st

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