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Charles Town, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Charles Town had a population of 5,763 as of July 1, 2017. Charles Town ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Charles Town is located at latitude 39.264 and longitude -77.8813 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charles Town (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 512 feet.

The City of Charles Town (GNIS ID: 2390574) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Charles Town is located within Kabletown District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Charles Town population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Charles Town: Charlestown.

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Charles Town, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,763
Daytime Population: Workers 3,827
Daytime Population: Residents 3,031
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,858
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 5,698
Population in Familes 4,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 987
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $58,615
Average Household Income $76,485
Per Capita Income $31,516


Total Housing Units 2,450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,271 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 922 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 257 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $239,910
Average Home Value $257,252


Total Households 2,193
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,339
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.3% 3.23%
Households 1.22% 2.92%
Families 0.55% 3.04%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Charles Town, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charles Town to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 30 93rd
Population Density # 154 62nd
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 15 97th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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