Charleston, West Virginia metropolitan area

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Charleston MSA
Map of Charleston Metropolitan Area

Common name: Charleston Metropolitan Area
Largest city Charleston
Other cities  - South Charleston
 - St. Albans
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Population  Ranked 153rd in the U.S.
 – Total 240,000 (2011 est.)
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Country  United States
State(s)  West Virginia
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The Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties in West Virginia, anchored by the city of Charleston. It is the second-largest metropolitan area in the state of West Virginia behind the Huntington Metro Area (MSA).

Charleston is its largest and most populous city in the MSA. Upper Falls is its largest census-designated place and Teays Valley its most populous.[1]

As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 309,635 (though new standards set on February 28, 2013 placed the population at 240,000).[2] Prior to the 2000 Census, the Charleston MSA consisted of only two counties – Kanawha and Putnam.

Rankings[edit]

The population of the Charleston MSA is ranked 151st out of the 363 MSA's.

Counties[edit]

In order of population:

County State Population Seat
Kanawha West Virginia 191,663 Charleston
Boone West Virginia 24,709 Madison
Clay West Virginia 10,022 Clay

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Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 309,635 people, 129,229 households, and 88,175 families residing within the MSA. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000.[4] The racial makeup of the MSA was 93.25% White, 4.66% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.55% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $29,222, and the median income for a family was $35,735. Males had a median income of $34,105 versus $20,448 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $16,074.

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