South Charleston, WV Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 6,860 housing units in South Charleston. This represents a 3.3% growth from 6,640 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 6,851 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 9 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in South Charleston is about 67.6%. South Charleston's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 6.7%. Average household size is 2.12 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in South Charleston were built after 1956.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.10%
One Bedroom11%
Two Bedrooms32.70%
Three Bedrooms41.30%
Four Bedrooms11.50%
Five Bedrooms or more2.40%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.18
Median year structure was built1954
Median Value of occupied units$86,200
Median Price asked for vacant units$63,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2
Median year structure was built1963
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$412

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage5.90%
Home Equity Loan8.60%
Simple Mortgage44.70%
Debt Free40.80%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs14.5%