Charleston, Mississippi Population 2021

1,805
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Charleston is a city located in Tallahatchie County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 1,805, it is the 111th largest city in Mississippi and the 8006th largest city in the United States . Charleston is currently declining at a rate of -1.69% annually and its population has decreased by -17.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,193 in 2010. Charleston reached it's highest population of 2,175 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Charleston has a population density of 1,332 people per square mile.

The average household income in Charleston is $40,385 with a poverty rate of 29.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $494 per month, and the median house value is $67,000. The median age in Charleston is 38.5 years, 38.2 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Charleston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 65.36%
  • White: 33.14%
  • Two or more races: 1.50%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Charleston, Mississippi is 1,805 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,898.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,193.

Charleston, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,57065.36%
White79633.14%
Two or More Races361.50%
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Charleston Population by Race

Charleston Population Pyramid $2021

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Charleston Median Age

38.5


Total

38.2


Male

39.7


Female

Charleston Adults

There are 1,726 adults, (424 of whom are seniors) in Charleston.

Charleston Age Dependency

84.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston Sex Ratio

Female

1,200

49.96%

Male

1,202

50.04%

Charleston Population by Age

Charleston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Charleston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male78.1%21.9%
Married72.4%27.6%
All56.3%43.7%
Female47.8%52.2%
Non Family44.2%55.8%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Charleston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7922.9156.3
Non Family2781.1744.2
Female2244.5847.8
Married1853.2972.4
Male1053.378.1

3.51

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

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Charleston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade764.82%
9th to 12th Grade37323.64%
High School Graduate48330.61%
Some College35422.43%
Associates Degree1368.62%
Bachelors Degree1328.37%
Graduate Degree241.52%
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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 white people with a rate of 79.94%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.11%.

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,576$$32,623
Less Than 9th Grade$26,263$26,022$45,652
High School Graduate$21,797$$
Some College$33,670$54,063$30,652
Bachelors Degree$81,406$94,653$39,706
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,576

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$32,623

Average Female

Charleston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Charleston Language by Age

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Charleston Language

99.82% of Charleston residents speak only English, while 0.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.18% of the population.

Charleston Language

Charleston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,51251834.26%
White71114920.96%

29.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.90%

Male Poverty Rate

31.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston is Black, with 34.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charleston is White, with 20.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.73%.

Charleston Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School33.70%
Less Than 9th Grade23.32%
Some College14.66%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Charleston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed53.57%
Male Employed11.66%
Female Employed11.31%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Charleston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charleston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,395$40,385
Families$33,359$45,147
Married Families$39,519-
Non Families$19,085$24,372
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Income by Household Type

Charleston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

20.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.5%

Male Marriage Rate

19.5%

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 45-54.

Charleston Marital Status by Race

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Charleston Marital Status

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91

Number of Veterans

83

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam17
Korea8
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War7
World War II

Charleston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6433
75+26
65 to 7417
35 to 5415
18 to 34

Charleston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7010.14%
Black212.03%

Charleston Veterans by Race

Charleston Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston Veterans by Education

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45%

Labor Force Participation

43.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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85.05%

Born in Charleston

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Charleston residents were born in the United States, with 85.05% 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.

Charleston Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,805-31-1.69%
20201,836-31-1.66%
20191,867-31-1.63%
20181,898-29-1.50%
20171,927-46-2.33%
20161,973-44-2.18%
20152,017-24-1.18%
20142,041-49-2.34%
20132,090-17-0.81%
20122,107-58-2.68%
20112,165-10-0.46%
20102,1750.00%

Charleston Population by Year