Charleston, West Virginia Houses for Sale

Charleston is located in the state of West Virginia and a city and seat of Kanawha County and is the largest city in the country. It sits along the Allegheny Mountains and at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha rivers that are situated along the southern-central part of the state. Charleston is an area that is rich in bituminous coal, natural gas, petroleum, as well as salt, and used to supply a large amount of these r resources to large chemical manufacturing industries along the Kanawha River valley. Lucite and nylon are being produced in the city and developed and other base chemicals that are being used by consumer plastics. Though the chemical industry is still a principal part of the town, though its economy is more diversified, it has emphasized manufacturing and other services.

Charleston, WV Prices for Houses for Sale

208,607 +5%
160,404 -1%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Charleston Homes for Purchase

186 +12%
92 -12%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

95 +91%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 158  
Police Civilians 23  
Total Arrests 1,280 (2020)
Total Incidents 4,695 (2020)
CrimeScore 60.79  
National Rank 4397th  
Statewide Rank 57th  

Local Statistics

Population 45,879 (-0.01%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,841 (0.79%)

Criminal Offenses

Arson 33
Assault Offenses 1,068
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 508
Counterfeiting/Forgery 55
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 506
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 669
Embezzlement 9
Fraud Offenses 205
Homicide Offenses 12
Kidnapping/Abduction 18
Larceny/Theft Offenses 1,494
Motor Vehicle Theft 189
Pornography/Obscene Material 23
Prostitution Offenses 13
Robbery 51
Sex Offenses 48
Stolen Property Offenses 51
Weapon Law Violations 220

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