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Charleston is a city in Kanawha County.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community was named for the father of Col. George Clendenin, landholder who built a fort here.
The latitude of Charleston is 38.349N. The longitude is -81.632W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 51,394.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Charleston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kanawha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charleston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25301 ZIP code.
14% of Charleston residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Charleston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charleston was $26,017, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Charleston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Charleston include Charleston Downtown Historic District, East End Historic District, Edgewood Historic District, Grosscup Road Historic District, Spring Hill Cemetery Historic District, West Virginia Capitol Complex ... View historic districts
Median rent in Charleston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $910.
Libraries in Charleston include Cross Lanes, Elk Valley, Kanawha County, West Virginia Library Commission ... View libraries
TV stations in Charleston include WCHS, WLPX, WVAH.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVPN.
Kanawha County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charleston political report.
The average commute time for Charleston workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Charleston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Charleston, WVPros: Charleston is a small city, but is very cultural.
Cons: There is only one Indian restaurant.
This is a good place to Hang out by the riverfront during regatta.
General info: Two rivers run through Charleston...Blog about Charleston
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