Charleston, Illinois Population 2022

16,376
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Charleston is a city located in Coles County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Coles County. With a 2020 population of 16,376, it is the 156th largest city in Illinois and the 2754th largest city in the United States. Charleston is currently declining at a rate of -2.70% annually and its population has decreased by -18.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,141 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Charleston has a population density of 1,843 people per square mile.

The average household income in Charleston is $63,199 with a poverty rate of 27.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $716 per month, and the median house value is $110,500. 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: 87.35%
  • Black or African American: 7.62%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Asian: 2.19%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Charleston, Illinois is 16,376 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,141.

Charleston, Illinois Population 2022

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

Charleston Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Charleston Population by Race

Charleston Population Pyramid 2022

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Charleston Median Age

27.7


Total

27.6


Male

27.7


Female

Charleston Adults

There are 17,593 adults, (2,361 of whom are seniors) in Charleston.

Charleston Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston Sex Ratio

Female

10,521

52.24%

Male

9,620

47.76%

Charleston Population by Age

Charleston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Charleston Household Types

45.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Charleston Households and Families

2.68

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Charleston Households by Type

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Charleston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

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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 75.57%.

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

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$33,275

Average Earnings

$31,922

Average Male

$33,750

Average Female

Charleston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Charleston Language by Age

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Charleston Language

94.96% of Charleston residents speak only English, while 5.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.63% of the population.

Charleston Language

Charleston Poverty by Race

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27.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.61%

Male Poverty Rate

27.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston is Asian, with 44.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charleston is Hispanic, with 24.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.25%.

Charleston Poverty

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Charleston Poverty Rate by Education

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Charleston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charleston Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Charleston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Charleston Marital Status by Race

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Charleston Marital Status

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997

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Charleston Veterans by War

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Charleston Veterans by Age

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Charleston Veterans by Race

Charleston Veterans by Education

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6.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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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77.90%

Born in Charleston

96.91%

Native Born

3.09%

Foreign Born

2.05%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.91% of Charleston residents were born in the United States, with 77.90% having been born in Illinois. 2.05% 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

Charleston Population by Year