Charleston is located in west West Virginia. Charleston is between the Kanawha, Putnam county. Charleston has 31.52 square miles of land area and 1.14 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Charleston population is 50,911, which has shrunk 4.70% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 2.52% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Charleston median household income is $48,959 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 43.96% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 40.01% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Charleston median house value is $142,800 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 40.83% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 37.64% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Charleston is better than the state average in quality. The Charleston area code is 304.