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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Charlestonwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Charleston
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.
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