Charleston, Mississippi Population 2024

1,644

Charleston is a city located in Tallahatchie County and Yalobusha County Mississippi. Charleston has a 2024 population of 1,644. Charleston is currently declining at a rate of -3.29% annually and its population has decreased by -12.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,870 in 2020.

The average household income in Charleston is $45,843 with a poverty rate of 35.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Charleston is 31.1 years, 27.9 years for males, and 41 years for females.

Charleston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 74.09%
  • White: 22.98%
  • Two or more races: 2.9%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,213.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-12.09% (-226)
The current population of Charleston, Mississippi is 1,644 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,870.

Charleston, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,94474.09%
White60322.98%
Two or more races762.9%
Native American10.04%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Charleston Population by Race

Charleston Population Pyramid 2024

Charleston Median Age

31.1

Total

27.9

Male

41

Female

Charleston Adults

There are 1,857 adults, (382 of whom are seniors) in Charleston.

Charleston Age Dependency

77.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston Sex Ratio

Female1,22346.61%
Male1,40153.39%

Charleston Population by Age

Charleston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8382.9950.549.5
Non Family3311.1347.452.6
Female2684.9252.647.4
Married1713.9346.853.2
Male682.166.233.8

4.05

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Charleston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade965.82%
9th to 12th Grade28417.21%
High School Graduate52131.58%
Some College28617.33%
Associates Degree1227.39%
Bachelors Degree1146.91%
Graduate Degree22713.76%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black1,133849233
White48538979
2+ Races313128
Hispanic222222
Native American111

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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,491$32,556$24,375
Less Than 9th Grade$19,595$0$14,750
High School Graduate$35,122$36,524$22,813
Some College$17,958$2,499$19,792
Bachelors Degree$36,607$0$0
Graduate Degree$34,625$34,306$46,797

$29,491

Average Earnings

$32,556

Average Male

$24,375

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

99.58% of Charleston residents speak only English, while 0.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.25% of the population.

Charleston Language

Charleston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,92381742.49%
White4986212.45%

35.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.67%

Male Poverty Rate

28.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston is Black, with 42.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charleston is White, with 12.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.61%.

Charleston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College40.52%
Less Than 9th Grade30.33%
High School28.27%
Bachelors or Greater2.64%

Charleston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50.88%
Female Employed20.1%
Male Employed11.35%
Female Unemployed10%

Charleston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charleston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$34,137$45,843
Families$38,984$49,292
Married Families$66,827$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,803$29,553

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Charleston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.1%

Male Marriage Rate

26.0%

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 45-54, 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

74

Number of Veterans

48

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War29
Korea8
Second Gulf War4
Vietnam1
World War II0

Charleston Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5433
55 to 6425
75+11
65 to 745
18 to 340

Charleston Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black292.27%
White224.01%
2+ Races2270.97%
Hispanic22100%
Native American1100%

Charleston Veterans by Race

Charleston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

14.8%

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

78.09%

Born in Charleston

99.62%

Native Born

0.38%

Foreign Born

0.38%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.62% of Charleston residents were born in the United States, with 78.09% having been born in Mississippi. 0.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Charleston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,361-57-4.02%
20281,418-56-3.8%
20271,474-57-3.72%
20261,531-56-3.53%
20251,587-57-3.47%
20241,644-56-3.29%
20231,700-57-3.24%
20221,757-52-2.87%
20211,809-61-3.26%
20201,870-54-2.81%
20191,924-9-0.47%
20181,933-24-1.23%
20171,957-47-2.35%
20162,004-45-2.2%
20152,049-23-1.11%
20142,072-50-2.36%
20132,122-21-0.98%
20122,143-47-2.15%
20112,19010.05%
20102,18900%

Charleston Population by Year