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Charleston is the capital of the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 53,421, with its urban area having a population of 212,991, and its metropolitan area 251,662. However, the 2007 Census Estimate has Charleston with a population of 51,342[1], and a metro area of 308,092. Charleston is the largest city in the state. It is the county seat of Kanawha County.
Early industry important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well.[2] Later, coal became central to economic prosperity in the city and the surrounding area. Today, trade, utilities, government, medicine and education play the central role in the city's economy.

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Total Population: 53,196
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $34,009
Median Home Value: $101,400
State sales tax: 6.0%

Charleston, West Virginia

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"Considering a move to Charleston"

My wife and I both thought that Charleston seems like a nice, clean smaller city. The location is beautiful, but we have several concerns. My wife could not get around very well in snow it accumulates to more than a few inches, and while people have said that the snowfall is not bad I read that the average winter brings over 30 inches. The other concern we have is the chemical industry. Are the air and water polluted as a result of the chemical industry?

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