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West Virginia

Charleston

Nearest city: Charleston
Population: 50,478
Median household income: $39,829

The working-class capital of West Virginia has a minor-league baseball team, golf courses, public swimming pools, public parks, historic sites, and a downtown with restaurants, stores, and cafés.

Runner-up: N/A

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