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Charles Town is a city in Jefferson County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for settler Charles Washington, brother of President George Washington.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in West Virginia named Charles Town. For links to other places called Charles Town, WV, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Charles Town is 39.288N. The longitude is -77.86W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,180.


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Median household income
Local
$32,538
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Charles Town demographic reports
Abolitionist John Brown was tried and executed here; one of those witnessing the execution was John Wilkes Booth, future assassin of President Abraham Lincoln
Local festivals include:
  • African-American Culture & Heritage Festival - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Charles Town web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Jefferson County Courthouse, Jefferson County Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Charles Town demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25438 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Charles Town residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Charles Town ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charles Town was $18,104, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Charles Town residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Charles Town include Old Charles Town Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Charles Town, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $884.


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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charles Town political report.

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The average commute time for Charles Town workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Charles Town include Knights Inn.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
WV communities formerly known as Charles Town:
  �Charleston, Kanawha County
  �Wellsburg, Brooke County

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