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Population of Charleston, WV

Last official estimated population of Charleston city (Kanawha County**, West Virginia state) was 50,404 (year 2014)[1]. This was 0.016% of total US population and 2.73% of total West Virginia state population. Area of Charleston city is 32.6 mi² (=84.5 km²)[6], in this year population density was 1,544.24 p/mi². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2014 (-0.49%/yr), Charleston city population in 2020 would be 48,946*.


Historical population

Historical population of Charleston city for period 1850-2014:

Charleston city on population map

Estimated population for 2014[1]. Click on flag to hide it.

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Annual growth rate

[1850-1860] +3.77 %/yr
[1860-1870] +7.6 %/yr
[1870-1880] +2.86 %/yr
[1880-1890] +4.87 %/yr
[1890-1900] +5.11 %/yr
[1900-1910] +7.56 %/yr
[1910-1920] +5.59 %/yr
[1920-1930] +4.31 %/yr
[1930-1940] +1.18 %/yr
[1940-1950] +0.79 %/yr
[1950-1960] +1.56 %/yr
[1960-1970] -1.81 %/yr
[1970-1980] -1.11 %/yr
[1980-1990] -1.03 %/yr
[1990-2000] -0.69 %/yr
[2000-2005] -0.72 %/yr
[2005-2010] -0.19 %/yr
[2010-2014] -0.49 %/yr

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Settlements near Charleston city

South Charleston city population 4 mi, 270°
St. Albans city 10.3 mi, 281°
Dunbar city 5.8 mi, 284°
Nitro city 10.5 mi, 294°
Chesapeake town 10.1 mi, 149°
Marmet city 7.8 mi, 156°
Belle town 9.4 mi, 146°
Poca town 12.9 mi, 311°
Cedar Grove town 13.7 mi, 129°
East Bank town 13.8 mi, 132°


Sources, notices

*Calculated by population.us from last known population growth rate, not official data.

**Some cities are placed on more than one county. Only 1 county is shown.

[1] Cities and Towns (Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions) 2014, archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[2] City and Town Intercensal Estimates (2000-2010), archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[3] Places: 1990 and 1999 Populations, With Numeric and Percent Population Change, archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[4] Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1980,

[5] Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in history,

[6] Area, latitude longitude data, retrieved 02/23/2016

[7] Through the Decades, Overview 1790-2010, PDF, large files! >100 Mb

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