South Charleston is a city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. It is located to the northwest of Charleston. The population was 13,450 at the 2010 census. South Charleston was established in 1906, but not incorporated until 1917. The Criel Mound (pictured right) built circa 0 B.C.E. by the Adena Culture is adjacent to the downtown business district.
South Charleston is located at 38°21′9″N 81°42′43″W / 38.35250°N 81.71194°W / 38.35250; -81.71194 (38.352455, -81.712001).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.51 square miles (22.04 km), of which, 7.61 square miles (19.71 km) is land and 0.90 square miles (2.33 km) is water.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,905, and the median income for a family was $50,528. Males had a median income of $39,036 versus $25,978 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,928. About 9.7% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 13,450 people, 6,283 households, and 3,675 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,767.4 inhabitants per square mile (682.4/km). There were 6,819 housing units at an average density of 896.1 per square mile (346.0/km). The racial makeup of the city was 86.9% White, 8.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 6,283 households of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.77.
The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.
South Charleston West Virginia neighborhoods include: Jefferson Road, Kenna Drive, Montrose, Parkview, Riverside Drive, South Hills Acres/ Atlas, Spring Hill Mountain, Weberwood