Charleston (West Virginia)

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Coordinates 38°20′50″N 81°38′0″W
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Founded 1788
Incorporated 1794
Elevation 597–1,167 (varies due to mountains) ft (182–355 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP codes 25301,25302,25304,25305,25311,25314,25317, 25321-25339, 25350,-25358,25362, 25364,25375,25387, 25389,25392,25396,
Area code(s) 304/681
FIPS code 54-14600[citation needed]
GNIS feature ID 1558347
Operations jurisdiction Charleston, West Virginia, United States
General nature Local civilian police
Sworn members 172
Agency executive J.A. “Tyke” Hunt, Chief
Units List Patrol DivisionTraffic DivisionSpecial Enforcement UnitSWATHybrid PatrolCriminal Investigation Division
Government (Mayor) Amy Shuler Goodwin (D)
Government (City Council) Members list Ward 1: Pat Jones (D)Ward 2: Bobby Haas (D)Ward 3: Chuck Overstreet (D)Ward 4: Larry MooreWard 5: Jeanine Faegre (D)Ward 6: Deanna McKinney (D)Ward 7: Adam Knauff (R)Ward 8: Robert Sheets (D)Ward 9: Mary Beth Hoover (D)Ward 10: Keeley Steele (D)Ward 11: Shannon Snodgrass (D)Ward 12: Joseph Jenkins (D)Ward 13: Brent Burton (R)Ward 14: Courtney Persinger (R)Ward 15: Samuel Minardi (D)Ward 16: Bobby Reishman (R)Ward 17: Bruce King (R)Ward 18: Bobby BrownWard 19: Brady Campbell (R)Ward 20: Chad Robinson (D)Ward At-large: Ben Adams (D)Ward At-large: Becky Ceperley (D)Ward At-large: Naomi Bays (D)Ward At-large: Jennifer Pharr (D)Ward At-large: Caitlyn Cook (D)Ward At-large: Emmett Pepper
Government (City) 32.64 sq mi (84.54 km2)
Government (Land) 31.50 sq mi (81.59 km2)
Government (Water) 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
Area (City) 32.64 sq mi (84.54 km2)
Area (Land) 31.50 sq mi (81.59 km2)
Area (Water) 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 48,864
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 832nd WV: 1st
Population (2020) (Density) 1,500/sq mi (580/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 153,199 (US: 214th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 208,089 (US: 213th)

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Charleston is the capital and most populous city of West Virginia. Located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha rivers, the city had a population of 51,400 at the 2010 census and an estimated population of 46,536 in 2019. The Charleston metropolitan area as a whole had an estimated 208,089 residents in 2019. Charleston is the center of government, commerce, and industry for Kanawha County, of which it is the county seat.

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