Charleston, Tennessee Population 2021

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Charleston is a city located in Bradley County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 711, it is the 260th largest city in Tennessee and the 11817th largest city in the United States . Charleston is currently growing at a rate of 0.99% annually and its population has increased by 9.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 651 in 2010. Charleston reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Charleston has a population density of 685 people per square mile.

The average household income in Charleston is $58,484 with a poverty rate of 9.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $688 per month, and the median house value is $122,400. The median age in Charleston is 48.1 years, 47.2 years for males, and 50.4 years for females.

Charleston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Charlestonwas:

  • White: 71.28%
  • Black or African American: 19.46%
  • Two or more races: 9.26%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Charleston, Tennessee is 711 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 697.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 651.

Charleston, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White53171.28%
Black or African American14519.46%
Two or More Races699.26%
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Charleston Population by Race

Charleston Population Pyramid $2021

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Charleston Median Age

48.1


Total

47.2


Male

50.4


Female

Charleston Adults

There are 587 adults, (149 of whom are seniors) in Charleston.

Charleston Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston Sex Ratio

Female

449

60.27%

Male

296

39.73%

Charleston Population by Age

Charleston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Charleston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family68.5%31.5%
Married75.5%24.5%
All76.2%23.8%
Male91.7%8.3%
Female91.7%8.3%

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Charleston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3072.4376.2
Married1393.2375.5
Non Family1081.1968.5
Female362.8691.7
Male242.6791.7

2.93

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Charleston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade193.42%
9th to 12th Grade397.03%
High School Graduate24844.68%
Some College13925.05%
Associates Degree559.91%
Bachelors Degree427.57%
Graduate Degree132.34%
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Charleston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White40036635
Black12811320
2+ Races1714
Hispanic134

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 15.63%.

Charleston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,583$45,682$26,302
Less Than 9th Grade$24,167$$21,250
High School Graduate$26,354$42,750$
Some College$41,250$54,167$34,231
Bachelors Degree$63,750$76,875$
Graduate Degree$2,500$$

$34,583

Average Earnings

$45,682

Average Male

$26,302

Average Female

Charleston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Charleston Language by Age

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Charleston Language

97.34% of Charleston residents speak only English, while 2.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.66% of the population.

Charleston Language

Charleston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White513265.07%
Multiple432660.47%
Black1451913.10%

9.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.66%

Male Poverty Rate

10.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston is Multiple, with 60.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charleston is White, with 5.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.08%.

Charleston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.10%
High School5.65%
Some College2.06%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Charleston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed2.26%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Charleston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charleston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,125$58,484
Families$65,795$66,726
Married Families$67,159-
Non Families$35,000$41,248
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Income by Household Type

Charleston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

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 35-44.

Charleston Marital Status by Race

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Charleston Marital Status

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87

Number of Veterans

81

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War22
Vietnam14
Second Gulf War14
World War II
Korea

Charleston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6428
35 to 5422
75+18
18 to 3414
65 to 745

Charleston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7216.98%
Black1510.34%

Charleston Veterans by Race

Charleston Veterans by Education

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9.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston Veterans by Education

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57.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

9.1%

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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62.68%

Born in Charleston

97.99%

Native Born

2.01%

Foreign Born

1.21%

Non Citizen

0.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.99% of Charleston residents were born in the United States, with 62.68% having been born in Tennessee. 1.21% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202171170.99%
202070471.00%
201969771.01%
201869091.32%
201768160.89%
201667510.15%
201567440.60%
201467050.75%
201366540.61%
201266191.38%
201165230.46%
20106490.00%

Charleston Population by Year