Charleston, IL Profile: Facts & Data

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Charleston, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Charleston had a population of 20,997 as of July 1, 2018. Charleston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Charleston is located at latitude 39.4848 and longitude -88.1776 in Coles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charleston (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles. Coles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

The City of Charleston (GNIS ID: 2393803) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Charleston is located within Township of Charleston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Coles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Charleston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.


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Charleston, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,997
Population in Households 17,476
Population in Familes 9,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,521
Population Density2 2,335
Diversity Index3 28
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,817
Average Household Income $55,098
Per Capita Income $21,287

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,441 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,359 (50.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 852 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $105,863
Average Home Value $151,260
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,799
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 3,285
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.48% -0.29%
Households -0.2% -0.31%
Families -0.07% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Charleston, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charleston to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 118 91st
Population Density # 199 86th
Diversity Index # 392 71st
Median Household Income # 1321 4th
Per Capita Income # 1233 10th

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