Charleston, Illinois Population 2022

19,892
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Charleston is a city located in Coles County Illinois. Charleston has a 2020 population of 19,892. It is also the county seat of Coles County. Charleston is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually and its population has decreased by -8.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,852 in 2010.

The average household income in Charleston is $63,199 with a poverty rate of 29.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $723 per month, and the median house value is $104,900. The median age in Charleston is 26.5 years, 26.3 years for males, and 26.6 years for females.

Charleston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Charlestonwas:

  • White: 86.70%
  • Black or African American: 8.09%
  • Asian: 2.63%
  • Two or more races: 1.97%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Charleston, Illinois is 19,892 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,892.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,852.

Charleston, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202160,895-246-0.40%
202061,141-246-0.40%
201961,387-246-0.40%
201861,633-600-0.97%
201762,233-418-0.67%
201662,651-388-0.62%
201563,039-407-0.65%
201463,446-511-0.81%
201363,957-311-0.49%
201264,268-436-0.68%
201164,704-215-0.33%
201064,9190.00%

Charleston Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,74286.70%
Black or African American1,6558.09%
Asian5382.63%
Two or More Races4041.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native660.32%
Some Other Race450.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.07%
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Charleston Population by Race

Charleston Population Pyramid $2022

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Charleston Median Age

26.5


Total

26.3


Male

26.6


Female

Charleston Adults

There are 17,526 adults, (2,136 of whom are seniors) in Charleston.

Charleston Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston Sex Ratio

Female

10,752

52.54%

Male

9,712

47.46%

Charleston Population by Age

Charleston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Charleston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family30.9%69.1%
Female33.2%66.8%
All48.3%51.7%
Male77.6%22.4%
Married80.9%19.1%

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Charleston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8142.1948.3
Non Family4,0571.530.9
Married2,4282.8280.9
Female1,0703.2633.2
Male2592.6177.6

2.77

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Charleston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2882.64%
9th to 12th Grade6095.58%
High School Graduate2,66224.39%
Some College2,39121.91%
Associates Degree1,17710.78%
Bachelors Degree2,15419.74%
Graduate Degree1,63314.96%
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Charleston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,8859,1063,369
Black38831076
Asian284284216
Hispanic17613636
2+ Races14113672
Native American323219
Other Race30309
Islander1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.06%.

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,967$38,955$27,266
Less Than 9th Grade$18,504$25,217$11,441
High School Graduate$25,177$31,440$17,982
Some College$26,889$25,519$27,972
Bachelors Degree$40,227$50,022$34,539
Graduate Degree$55,804$68,393$52,972

$31,967

Average Earnings

$38,955

Average Male

$27,266

Average Female

Charleston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Charleston Language by Age

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Charleston Language

94.34% of Charleston residents speak only English, while 5.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.73% of the population.

Charleston Language

Charleston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,1394,12427.24%
Black98247147.96%
Asian48422746.90%
Hispanic49016533.67%
Multiple3289829.88%
Other9NaN%

29.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.33%

Male Poverty Rate

29.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston is Black, with 47.96% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 52.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.88%.

Charleston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.52%
High School24.92%
Some College16.17%
Bachelors or Greater10.40%

Charleston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed53.53%
Female Employed26.93%
Male Employed22.75%
Male Unemployed20.11%

Charleston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charleston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,863$63,199
Families$53,962$83,226
Married Families$81,765-
Non Families$25,263$42,228
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Income by Household Type

Charleston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.9%

Male Marriage Rate

27.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Charleston Married by Age and Sex

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Charleston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Charleston Marital Status by Race

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Charleston Marital Status

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940

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War254
Vietnam206
First Gulf War203
Korea57
World War II29

Charleston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54304
75+189
18 to 34159
55 to 64156
65 to 74132

Charleston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9015.86%
Native American1938.78%
2+ Races135.14%
Asian71.59%

Charleston Veterans by Race

Charleston Veterans by Education

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8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston Veterans by Education

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Charleston Employment by Age

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Charleston Employment by Race

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Charleston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.66%

Born in Charleston

96.25%

Native Born

3.75%

Foreign Born

2.84%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.25% of Charleston residents were born in the United States, with 76.66% having been born in Illinois. 2.84% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202219,892-75-0.38%
202119,967-75-0.37%
202020,042-75-0.37%
201920,117-75-0.37%
201820,192-190-0.93%
201720,382-157-0.76%
201620,539-253-1.22%
201520,792-267-1.27%
201421,059-311-1.46%
201321,370-263-1.22%
201221,633-204-0.93%
201121,837-15-0.07%
201021,8528130.38%
200021,0396410.31%
199020,3981,0430.53%
198019,3552,9341.66%
197016,4216,9525.66%
19609,4693050.33%
19509,1649671.12%
19408,1971850.23%
19308,0121,3971.93%
19206,6157311.18%
19105,8843960.70%
19005,4881,3532.87%
18904,1351,2683.73%
18802,867180.06%
18702,8490.00%

Charleston Population by Year