Charleston, Arkansas Population 2024

2,688

Charleston is a city located in Franklin County Arkansas. Charleston has a 2024 population of 2,688. Charleston is currently growing at a rate of 1.05% annually and its population has increased by 3.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,589 in 2020.

The average household income in Charleston is $74,419 with a poverty rate of 12.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Charleston is 40.6 years, 37.5 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Charleston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Charleston was:

  • White: 87.58%
  • Two or more races: 10.6%
  • Black or African American: 0.93%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
645.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.82% (99)
The current population of Charleston, Arkansas is 2,688 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,589.

Charleston, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,26487.58%
Two or more races27410.6%
Black or African American240.93%
Asian180.7%
Native American50.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Charleston Population by Race

Charleston Population Pyramid 2024

Charleston Median Age

40.6

Total

37.5

Male

43.5

Female

Charleston Adults

There are 2,003 adults, (547 of whom are seniors) in Charleston.

Charleston Age Dependency

77.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston Sex Ratio

Female1,40254.24%
Male1,18345.76%

Charleston Population by Age

Charleston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0062.4674.725.3
Married4933.1887.812.2
Non Family3411.1655.144.9
Female1433.0174.825.2
Male292.8379.320.7
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3.08

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Charleston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Charleston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 67.31%.

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,857

Average Earnings

$47,462

Average Male

$36,442

Average Female

Charleston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Charleston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Charleston Language

99.03% of Charleston residents speak only English, while 0.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

Charleston Language

Charleston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,16223710.96%
Multiple2747025.55%
Black11872.73%
Hispanic77100%
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12.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.46%

Male Poverty Rate

11.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charleston is White, with 10.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.67%.

Charleston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School14.19%
Less Than 9th Grade12.32%
Some College8.91%
Bachelors or Greater8.76%
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Charleston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed13.37%
Male Employed7%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Charleston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charleston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Charleston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Charleston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Charleston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Charleston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Charleston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

151

Number of Veterans

151

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Charleston Veterans by War

count

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Charleston Veterans by Age

count

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Charleston Veterans by Race

Charleston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Charleston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Charleston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Charleston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.97%

Born in Charleston

98.84%

Native Born

1.16%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.84% of Charleston residents were born in the United States, with 68.97% having been born in Arkansas. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Charleston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,828281%
20282,800281.01%
20272,772281.02%
20262,744281.03%
20252,716281.04%
20242,688281.05%
20232,660281.06%
20222,632281.08%
20212,604150.58%
20202,5891194.82%
20192,470-11-0.44%
20182,481-2-0.08%
20172,483230.93%
20162,460-16-0.65%
20152,476-16-0.64%
20142,492-11-0.44%
20132,503-9-0.36%
20122,512180.72%
20112,494-14-0.56%
20102,508
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Charleston Population by Year