Charleston, Mississippi Population 2020

1,844

Charleston is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 1,844, it is the 110th largest city in Mississippi and the 7938th largest city in the United States. Charleston is currently declining at a rate of -2.18% annually and its population has decreased by -15.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,193 in 2010. Charleston reached it's highest population of 2,178 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Charleston has a population density of 1,361 people per square mile.

The average household income in Charleston is $35,541 with a poverty rate of 33.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $497 per month, and the median house value is $67,700. The median age in Charleston is 38.4 years, 33.8 years for males, and 39.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 73.7 males.

Charleston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 68.94%
  • White: 31.06%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Charleston, Mississippi is 1,844, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,926.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,193.

Charleston, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,43868.94%
White64831.06%

Charleston Population Pyramid 2020

Charleston Median Age

38.4


Total

33.8


Male

39.6


Female

Charleston Adults

There are 1,393 adults, (371 of whom are seniors) in Charleston.

Charleston Age Dependency

104.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

67.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston Sex Ratio

Female

1,201

57.57%

Male

885

42.43%

Charleston Households and Families

Charleston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Charleston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male73.3%26.7%
Married69.5%30.5%
All56.1%43.9%
Non Family50.5%49.5%
Female49.8%50.2%

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7382.756.1
Non Family2851.250.5
Female2393.7449.8
Married1543.1969.5
Male604.573.3

3.41

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Charleston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1088.42%
9th to 12th Grade23518.33%
High School Graduate45235.26%
Some College23918.64%
Associates Degree1209.36%
Bachelors Degree1007.80%
Graduate Degree282.18%

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.18%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,021$28,594$22,321
Less Than High School$25,511$25,227$43,125
High School Grad$18,864$22,426$17,344
Some College$30,932$42,404$30,318
Bachelors Degree$81,875$95,167$43,333
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,021

Average Earnings

$28,594

Average Male

$22,321

Average Female

Charleston Language

Charleston Language by Age

Charleston Language

99.85% of Charleston residents speak only English, while 0.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.15% of the population.

Charleston Poverty

Charleston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,37452538.21%
White57111920.84%

33.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.55%

Male Poverty Rate

35.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston is Black, with 38.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charleston is White, with 20.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.53%.

Name Poverty
High School35.21%
Less Than High School27.67%
Some College12.05%
Bachelors or Greater2.59%
Name Poverty
Female Employed17.34%
Male Employed14.04%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Charleston Income

Charleston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$23,730$35,541
Families$32,228$39,751
Married Families$50,185-
Non Families$18,659$22,948

Charleston Marital Status

Charleston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

22.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.5%

Male Marriage Rate

20.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Charleston Married by Age and Sex

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

Charleston Veterans

65

Number of Veterans

63

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam23
First Gulf War11
Korea6
Second Gulf War2
World War II
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6426
75+21
65 to 7414
35 to 544
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White5610.51%
Black91.05%

$Charleston Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston Employment Status

40.3%

Labor Force Participation

39.7%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Charleston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.25%

Born in Mississippi

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Charleston residents were born in the United States, with 87.25% having been born in Mississippi. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,844-41-2.18%
20191,885-41-2.13%
20181,926-32-1.63%
20171,958-41-2.05%
20161,999-42-2.06%
20152,041-23-1.11%
20142,064-48-2.27%
20132,112-23-1.08%
20122,135-43-1.97%
20112,1780.00%
20102,1780.00%