- Charleston, West Virginia metropolitan area
Common name: Charleston Metropolitan Area
Largest city Charleston Other cities - South Charleston
- Teays Valley
- St. Albans
Population Ranked 153rd in the U.S. - Total 304,214 (2009 est.) - Density N/A /sq. mi.
Area N/A sq. mi.
State(s) West Virginia Elevation - Highest point N/A feet (N/A m) - Lowest point N/A feet (N/A m)
The Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of five counties in West Virginia, anchored by the city of Charleston. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state of West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 309,635 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 304,214).
Prior to the 2000 Census, the Charleston MSA consisted of only two counties – Kanawha and Putnam.
- 1 Rankings
- 2 Counties
- 3 Cities, towns, and other communities
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Highways
- 6 Colleges and universities
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The population of the Charleston MSA is ranked 151st out of the 363 MSA's.
- The Charleston-Huntington TV Market is ranked 64th out of 210.
- The Charleston MSA is ranked 181st out of the 297 Arbitron radio markets.
- Out of 280 Metropolitan statistical areas ranked by per capita income, the Charleston MSA is ranked 106th. (Census 2000)
- The MSA is 202 out of 280 ranked by median household income. (Census 2000)
In order of population:
County State Population Seat Kanawha West Virginia 191,663 Charleston Putnam West Virginia 55,673 Winfield Boone West Virginia 24,709 Madison Lincoln West Virginia 22,147 Hamlin Clay West Virginia 10,022 Clay
Cities, towns, and other communities
Places with more than 50,000 inhabitants
- Charleston (Principal City)
Places with 5,000 to 15,000 inhabitants
- Cross Lanes (census-designated place)
- South Charleston
- St. Albans
- Teays Valley (census-designated place)
Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants
- Alum Creek (census-designated place)
- Coal Fork (census-designated place)
- Culloden (census-designated place; partial)
- Elkview (census-designated place)
- Harts (census-designated place)
- Montgomery (partial)
- Pinch (census-designated place)
- Sissonville (census-designated place)
- Upper Falls (census-designated place)
Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants
- Cedar Grove
- East Bank
- Smithers (partial)
- West Hamlin
As of the census of 2000, there were 309,635 people, 129,229 households, and 88,175 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 93.25% White, 4.66% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.55% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $29,222, and the median income for a family was $35,735. Males had a median income of $34,105 versus $20,448 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $16,074.
WV State Highways
Colleges and universities
- University of Charleston
- West Virginia University Institute of Technology
- West Virginia State University
- Marshall University Graduate College
- WV Junior College
- ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/tables/2009/CBSA-EST2009-01.csv. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- The Charleston Area Alliance
- List of Micropolitan and Metropolitan areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau
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