Charleston, Tennessee Population 2024

684

Charleston is a city located in Bradley County and Polk County Tennessee. Charleston has a 2024 population of 684. Charleston is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually and its population has increased by 2.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 666 in 2020.

The average household income in Charleston is $66,356 with a poverty rate of 11.7%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Charleston is 48.3 years, 48.4 years for males, and 48.2 years for females.

Charleston Demographics

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

  • White: 81.28%
  • Black or African American: 8.89%
  • Two or more races: 7.64%
  • Other race: 1.25%
  • Asian: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
595.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.7% (18)
The current population of Charleston, Tennessee is 684 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 666.

Charleston, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White52181.28%
Black or African American578.89%
Two or more races497.64%
Other race81.25%
Asian40.62%
Native American20.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Charleston Population by Race

Charleston Population Pyramid 2024

Charleston Median Age

48.3

Total

48.4

Male

48.2

Female

Charleston Adults

There are 528 adults, (92 of whom are seniors) in Charleston.

Charleston Age Dependency

47

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston Sex Ratio

Female30547.58%
Male33652.42%

Charleston Population by Age

Charleston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2482.5873.826.2
Married1333.379.720.3
Non Family861.0560.539.5
Male163.3881.318.8
Female134.4692.37.7

3.32

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

73.8%

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 Grade91.84%
9th to 12th Grade428.61%
High School Graduate24550.2%
Some College10922.34%
Associates Degree489.84%
Bachelors Degree295.94%
Graduate Degree61.23%

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
White40536326
Black57534
Hispanic1281
2+ Races1190
Asian444
Other Race211
Native American220

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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$39,028$51,250$30,833
Less Than 9th Grade$66,364$66,818$0
High School Graduate$39,000$45,179$33,594
Some College$39,167$53,194$30,313
Bachelors Degree$24,375$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$39,028

Average Earnings

$51,250

Average Male

$30,833

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

97.24% of Charleston residents speak only English, while 2.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.11% of the population.

Charleston Language

Charleston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White512499.57%
Multiple492244.9%
Black5747.02%

11.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.71%

Male Poverty Rate

12.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston is Multiple, with 44.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charleston is Black, with 7.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.57%.

Charleston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.49%
High School11.02%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Charleston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed60%
Female Employed4.51%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

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$64,792$66,356
Families$77,206$74,951
Married Families$76,691$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,167$42,387

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Charleston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.4%

Male Marriage Rate

63.3%

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 55-64, 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

76

Number of Veterans

72

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War18
Second Gulf War10
Vietnam3
Korea0
World War II0

Charleston Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6436
35 to 5424
75+9
18 to 344
65 to 743

Charleston Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6715.19%
Black915.79%

Charleston Veterans by Race

Charleston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

2.3%

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

57.88%

Born in Charleston

98.91%

Native Born

1.09%

Foreign Born

0.16%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.91% of Charleston residents were born in the United States, with 57.88% having been born in Tennessee. 0.16% 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
202970640.57%
202870250.72%
202769740.58%
202669350.73%
202568840.58%
202468450.74%
202367940.59%
202267510.15%
202167481.2%
2020666-35-4.99%
201970171.01%
201869491.31%
201768571.03%
201667810.15%
201567730.45%
201467460.9%
201366830.45%
2012665101.53%
201165530.46%
201065200%

Charleston Population by Year