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South Charleston

City of South Charleston

  •   State: 
    West Virginia
      County: 
    Kanawha County
      City: 
    South Charleston
      County FIPS: 
    54039
      Coordinates: 
    38°21′9″N 81°42′43″W
      Area total: 
    9.53 sq mi
      Area land: 
    8.64 sq mi (22.38 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.89 sq mi (2.31 km²)
      Elevation: 
    604 ft (183 m)
      Established: 
    1906; Incorporated 1919
  •   Latitude: 
    38,3254
      Longitude: 
    -81,7427
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Charleston, WV
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    25303
    25309
      GMAP: 

    South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States

  •   Population: 
    13,639
      Population density: 
    1,394.01 residents per square mile of area (538.22/km²)
      Household income: 
    $43,713
      Households: 
    5,869
      Unemployment rate: 
    6.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    6.50%

South Charleston is a city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 13,639 at the 2020 census. It is home to the Charleston Ordnance Center, a former naval munitions factory established for use in World War I. The city is located at 38°219N 81°4243W (38.352455, 81.712001). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.51 square miles (22.04 km²), of which 7.61 sq mi (19.71 km²) is land and 0.90sq mi (2.33 km²") is water. South Charleston serves as the headquarters to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the WestVirginia State Police. The Criel Mound built circa 0 B.C. by the Adena culture is adjacent to the downtown business district. It was established in 1906, but not incorporated until 1917. It employed over 11,000 workers and produced 130,000 gun barrels for U.S. warships. In South Charleston are the headquarters of International Industries, the group of subsidiaries of James HBuck "Buck" Harless, who founded the company in 1947. The main parent company of the company is Harless International Industries. The company was founded primarily in 1947 by James H. Harless "B Buck" Har less, but also includes natural resources such as coal and timber, as well as real estate.

History

South Charleston is the primary city name, but also Charleston, S Charleston are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of South Charleston. South Charleston was established in 1906, but not incorporated until 1917. It is home to the Charleston Ordnance Center, a former naval munitions factory established for use in World War I. It employed over 11,000 workers and produced 130,000 gun barrels for U.S. warships. The city is located on the banks of the Ohio River, which was once a tributary to the Potomac River. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1864 and 1875. The town is now home to a number of tourist attractions, including the Charleston Opera House and the South Carolina Museum of Art and Science. It also has a museum of African-American history, which dates back to the 18th century. The South Carolina River runs through the city, and was once the source of the city's nickname, "The River of the South" It was also used as a shipping hub during the Civil War, during which time the city was known as "the River City" and "The Red River" It is now the home of the Charleston Air Force Base, which is based in the town of South Charleston, South Carolina, and has a base of operations for the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. It has a population of over 10,000 people, including over 3,000 airmen and Marines, and is one of the largest military bases in the United States, along with Fort McHenry in Washington, D.C. and Fort Benning.

Geography

South Charleston is located at 38°219N 81°4243W (38.352455, 81.712001) The city has a total area of 8.51 square miles (22.04 km²) of which 7.61 square miles are land and 0.90 square miles is water. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, South Charleston has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. South Charleston is home to the South Carolina Museum of Art, which was founded in 1875. The museum is located in the heart of the city and is open to the public. The city is also home to South Carolina State University, which opened its doors in 1876. The University of South Carolina has a campus that opened in 1878. The campus is located on the campus' main campus and is known as the "College of Arts and Sciences" It is the oldest college in the state, with a population of 2,856. The university has a history of more than 100 years, dating back to its founding in 1879. It was the first college in South Carolina to open in 1881. It is also the oldest university in the U.S., with a history that dates back to 1883. The South Carolina College of Art and Sciences was established in 1882. The college was the site of the first African-American settlement in the United States.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 13,450 people, 6,283 households, and 3,675 families residing in the city. The median income for a household was $37,905, and the median family income was $50,528. The racial makeup of the city was 86.9% White, 8.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0,3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. The city's population was 45.7% male and 54.3%. The city has a population density of 1,767.4 inhabitants per square mile (682.4/km²). There were 6,819 housing units at an average density of 896.1 per squaremile (346.0/ km²) The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is located near the border with Mexico. It was the site of a World War II-era naval base. It has been home to a U.N. base since the 1950s. It also hosted a World Series football game between the United States and Mexico in the 1960s. In the 1990s, it was the location of the University of Nebraska-Omaha's football team. It's also the home of the National Football League's New Mexico State Football Team. It had a population of 1.6 million as of the 2010 census, making it one of the largest cities in the state with a population exceeding 1 million.

Economy

In South Charleston are the headquarters of International Industries, the parent company of a group of subsidiaries. International Industries was founded in 1947 by James H. "Buck" Harless. The company is based primarily in natural resources such as coal and timber, but also include the manufacturing, hotel and real estate industries. In South Charleston, the city has a population of 1.2 million. In the U.S. state of South Carolina, the population of the city is 1.3 million. The city has one of the highest concentrations of African-American residents in the United States. The population of South Charleston is 2.1 million, the highest in the state, and the second highest in South Carolina behind Charleston, South Carolina. The town has a history dating back to the 18th century, when it was the site of the Battle of the Bulge. It is now home to the South Carolina Museum of Art, which was established in 1881. The museum is located in the heart of the town, on the banks of the James River. It was founded by James Harless, who founded International Industries in 1947. It also has offices in Charleston, Charleston, and Charleston, as well as elsewhere in the South and South Africa. The Charleston area is known for its coal mining and timber industry, and is home to a number of coal-fired power plants and other coal-related industries. The South Carolina coal industry is one of America's oldest and largest coal-based industries.

Education

There are six elementary schools in South Charleston: Montrose Elementary, Ruthlawn Elementary, Richmond Elementary, Alum Creek Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, and Weberwood Elementary. The main middle school is South Charleston Middle School (SCMS), which is located on 3rd Ave. South Charleston High School (SCHS) is one of eight high schools in Kanawha County. There are also two colleges located in the city. A South Charleston campus for BridgeValley Community and Technical College is located at the former Dow Chemical research facility and the Marshall University South Charleston Campus is a branch of Marshall University. The city is also home to the University of South Carolina at Charleston, which is a member of the South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Charleston, where students can take classes in the evenings and on the weekends. The South Charleston area is home to more than 1,000 colleges and universities, many of which are based in the state of West Virginia. It is also the home of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, which was founded in 1799. The U.N. World War II Memorial is located in Charleston and was dedicated to the memory of those who died in World War I. It was also the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1858. The town has a population of about 3,000 people and is the largest city in West Virginia, along with the state's capital, Charleston.

Arts and culture

The South Charleston Museum is located in the historic LaBelle Theater on D Street. The Interpretive Center is located at 313 D street and features the Appalachian trail, the Mound, Indian artifacts, arrowheads, chemical history and artifacts. The city is also home to a community center, an ice arena, Little Creek Park, Little Creek Country Club and Joplin Park. South Charleston is home to the West Virginia Film Series, Open Mic Night, exhibitions, and other events. It is also the site of the South Charleston Adena Burial Mound. The South Charleston Mound is a burial site for the Adena people of South Charleston, West Virginia. The Mound was built in the 17th century and is one of the oldest burial mounds in the United States. The Appalachian trail is also located in South Charleston and runs through the center of the city. The interpretive center is located on 313 D Street and features a West Virginia film series, open mic nights, and exhibitions. It also features a Belgium display depicting the first business in the city, and Blenko birthday pieces donated by Pearl Watson. The interpretation center also has a display of Blenko's birthday pieces, as well as other artifacts donated by the Blenko family. The museum is open seven days a week and is open to the public. The Museum is open from 9am to 5pm, and the Interpretive Centre is open on weekdays from 10am to 6pm. It has a collection of more than 1,000 artifacts, including arrowheads and Indian artifacts.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia = 30. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in South Charleston = 4.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 13,639 individuals with a median age of 45.3 age the population dropped by -8.82% in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,394.01 residents per square mile of area (538.22/km²). There are average 2.06 people per household in the 5,869 households with an average household income of $43,713 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.60% of the available work force and has dropped -6.00% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.40%. The number of physicians in South Charleston per 100,000 population = 368.5.

Weather

The annual rainfall in South Charleston = 41.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 18.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 136. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 178. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia which are owned by the occupant = 61.06%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 52 years with median home cost = $134,640 and home appreciation of 3.45%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.30 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,763 per student. There are 16.2 students for each teacher in the school, 423 students for each Librarian and 220 students for each Counselor. 4.71% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.91% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.35% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • South Charleston's population in Kanawha County, West Virginia of 1,184 residents in 1900 has increased 11,52-fold to 13,639 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.88% female residents and 46.12% male residents live in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

    As of 2020 in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia are married and the remaining 46.44% are single population.

  • 19.4 minutes is the average time that residents in South Charleston require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.24% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.50% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.16% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.69% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 61.06% are owner-occupied homes, another 29.51% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.43% are vacant.

  • The 33.24% of the population in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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