Charlestown, Maryland Population 2024

1,541

Charlestown is a city located in Cecil County Maryland. Charlestown has a 2024 population of 1,541. Charlestown is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% annually and its population has increased by 3.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,495 in 2020.

The average household income in Charlestown is $105,834 with a poverty rate of 5.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Charlestown is 35.3 years, 35.4 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Charlestown Demographics

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

  • White: 92%
  • Black or African American: 4.39%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Other race: 1.32%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,318.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.08% (46)
The current population of Charlestown, Maryland is 1,541 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,495.

Charlestown, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,88692%
Black or African American904.39%
Two or more races412%
Other race271.32%
Asian60.29%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Charlestown Population by Race

Charlestown Population Pyramid 2024

Charlestown Median Age

35.3

Total

35.4

Male

35.1

Female

Charlestown Adults

There are 1,356 adults, (313 of whom are seniors) in Charlestown.

Charlestown Age Dependency

96.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

66.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Charlestown Sex Ratio

Female1,04751.07%
Male1,00348.93%

Charlestown Population by Age

Charlestown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7372.7779.120.9
Married4483.3592.97.1
Non Family1911.157.142.9
Male593.2572.927.1
Female393.4938.561.5
showing: 5 rows

3.25

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Charlestown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Charlestown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Charlestown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 89.47%.

Charlestown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$61,821

Average Earnings

$69,853

Average Male

$55,893

Average Female

Charlestown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Charlestown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Charlestown Language

98.35% of Charlestown residents speak only English, while 1.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Charlestown Language

Charlestown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,804935.16%
Multiple411024.39%
Black9088.89%
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5.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.3%

Male Poverty Rate

9.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charlestown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charlestown is Multiple, with 24.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charlestown is White, with 5.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 11.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.5%.

Charlestown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.91%
Some College10.84%
Less Than 9th Grade8.57%
Bachelors or Greater0.57%
showing: 4 rows

Charlestown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed3.05%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Charlestown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charlestown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Charlestown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.5%

Male Marriage Rate

60.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Charlestown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Charlestown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Charlestown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Charlestown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

136

Number of Veterans

104

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

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Charlestown Veterans by War

count

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Charlestown Veterans by Age

count

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Charlestown Veterans by Race

Charlestown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charlestown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Charlestown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Charlestown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Charlestown 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

49.07%

Born in Charlestown

99.9%

Native Born

0.1%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.9% of Charlestown residents were born in the United States, with 49.07% having been born in Maryland. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Charlestown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,611140.88%
20281,597140.88%
20271,583140.89%
20261,569140.9%
20251,555140.91%
20241,541140.92%
20231,527140.93%
20221,513140.93%
20211,49940.27%
20201,49529624.69%
20191,19940.33%
20181,19550.42%
20171,190-4-0.34%
20161,19440.34%
20151,19030.25%
20141,18710.08%
20131,18630.25%
20121,183
20111,18340.34%
20101,179
showing: 20 rows

Charlestown Population by Year