Charleston Skyline at Night
Charleston is at the intersection of Interstates 64, 77 and 79

Stats and Facts

Learn more about Charleston, West Virginia with these stats and facts.


  • 66 percent of the U.S. population is within 500 miles of Charleston
  • 5 minute drive from Yeager Airport to downtown Charleston
  • 3 major Interstates (I-64, I-77, I-79) intersect in Charleston
  • 1 hour drive to world-class whitewater rafting, mountain climbing, zip-lining and ATV trails
  • 23.5 karat gold, 293-foot state Capitol dome makes the building 5 feet higher than the U.S. Capitol (free daily tours)
  • 1500 block of Virginia St. is considered the longest city block in the world
  • $1 trolley ride offers a fun way to tour Hip, Historic…Almost Heaven Charleston West Virginia
  • 3 weekly Amtrak stops on the Cardinal line with service to New York; Washington, D.C.; Cincinnati; and Chicago

Hotels and Venues

  • 1,400 sleeping rooms in downtown Charleston
  • 3,500 sleeping rooms in the Charleston metro area
  • 4,500 seats for a ball game at Appalachian Power Park
  • 2,500 seats at Haddad Riverfront Park
  • 1,883 seats in the Clay Center theater


  • 8 golf courses can be found within five minutes of downtown
  • 5 separate shopping areas provide plenty of variety
  • 130 specialty shops and three department stores in the Town Center Mall make for a perfect shopping spree
  • 22 boutiques and bistros at The Bridge Road Shops provide unique finds and local food options
  • 49 people can take a river cruise on the Spirit of West Virginia
  • 25 (at least) gardens in the East End Garden Showcase give you a close-up view of this historical district
  • 6,000 artifacts are displayed in the West Virginia State Museum (free daily tours)
  • 26 discovery rooms are also located in the West Virginia State Museum
  • 13 governors have lived in the Governor’s Mansion (free tours with reservations)
  • 1,200 slot machines at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort will keep you busy for hours

By The Numbers