Charleston, WV 25311 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 25311: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charleston, WV 25311

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Kanawha County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.352, Longitude -81.592
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 350
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 5,228
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 935
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,293

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Charleston, WV 25311 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,794
Population in Households 10,363
Population in Familes 6,995
Population in Group Qrtrs 431
Population Density1 378
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $47,161
Average Household Income $64,779
Per Capita Income $31,049


Total Housing Units 5,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,416 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,649 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 664 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $118,140
Average Home Value $174,120


Total Households 5,065
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 2,493
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.09% -0.41%
Households -0.05% -0.41%
Families -0.28% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.42%

Charleston, WV 25311 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 25311 to the other 671 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 44 94th
Population Density # 88 87th
Diversity Index # 16 98th
Median Household Income # 117 83rd
Per Capita Income # 25 96th

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