South Charleston, WV 25309 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 25309: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
South Charleston, WV 25309

Acceptable Alternative
Charleston, WV 25309
S Charleston, WV 25309

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 497
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,373
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 538
  • County: Kanawha County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.339, Longitude -81.753
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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South Charleston, WV 25309 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,179
Population in Households 12,828
Population in Familes 10,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 351
Population Density1 405
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 5,672
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 3,522
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,697 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,975 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 604 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $103,872
Average Home Value $142,075


Median Household Income $38,606
Average Household Income $55,733
Per Capita Income $24,421
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% -0.13%
Households 0.02% -0.14%
Families -0.06% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

South Charleston, WV 25309 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 25309 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 # 33 95th
Population Density1 # 86 87th
Diversity Index2 # 45 93rd
Median Household Income # 334 50th
Per Capita Income # 117 83rd

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