Charleston, WV Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 27,084 housing units in Charleston. This represents a 3.7% decline from 28,111 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 26,616 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 468 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Charleston is about 58%. Charleston's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 9.6%. Average household size is 2.11 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Charleston were built after 1954.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.70%
One Bedroom17.60%
Two Bedrooms31%
Three Bedrooms32.80%
Four Bedrooms13.80%
Five Bedrooms or more3.10%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.28
Median year structure was built1953
Median Value of occupied units$101,400
Median Price asked for vacant units$89,200

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.87
Median year structure was built1955
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$374

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage4.60%
Home Equity Loan10.10%
Simple Mortgage44.50%
Debt Free40.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs14.5%