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: 490
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,297
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 512
  • 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, 2015)


Total Population 12,408
Population in Households 12,073
Population in Familes 9,436
Population in Group Qrtrs 335
Population Density1 321
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 5,356
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 3,302
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,426 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,930 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 594 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $151,923
Average Home Value $220,600


Median Household Income $41,867
Average Household Income $57,870
Per Capita Income $25,164
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.11%
Households -0.23% -0.18%
Families -0.23% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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 611 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 40 94th
Population Density1 # 120 81st
Diversity Index2 # 48 92nd
Median Household Income # 156 75th
Per Capita Income # 82 87th

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