Charlton, Massachusetts Population 2024

13,410

Charlton is a city located in Worcester County Massachusetts. Charlton has a 2024 population of 13,410. Charlton is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 0.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,305 in 2020.

The average household income in Charlton is $134,104 with a poverty rate of 3.77%. The median age in Charlton is 43 years: 41.9 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.

Charlton Demographics

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

  • White: 93.99%
  • Two or more races: 4.66%
  • Black or African American: 0.61%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Asian: 0.18%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
42.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
317.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.79% (105)
The current population of Charlton, Massachusetts is 13,410 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,305.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,53793.99%
Two or more races6224.66%
Black or African American820.61%
Other race590.44%
Asian240.18%
Native American140.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Charlton Population by Race

Charlton Population Pyramid 2024

Charlton Median Age

43

Total

41.9

Male

43.6

Female

Charlton Adults

There are 10,056 adults, (2,117 of whom are seniors) in Charlton.

Charlton Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Charlton Sex Ratio

Female6,69250.17%
Male6,64649.83%

Charlton Population by Age

Charlton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,8332.7481.718.3
Married2,9893.1290.19.9
Non Family1,0721.0957.642.4
Female4443.7373.926.1
Male3283.2594.25.8

3.15

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

81.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Charlton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3924.31%
Associates Degree7788.56%
Bachelors Degree2,07722.84%
Graduate Degree1,50116.51%
High School Graduate2,66829.34%
Less Than 9th Grade680.75%
Some College1,61017.7%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Charlton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Charlton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,6998,2653,432
Hispanic22321785
2+ Races16314384
Other Race59590
Asian24248
Black16160

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 51.53%.

Charlton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$82,074$88,500$62,127
Graduate Degree$87,222$100,331$82,147
High School Graduate$60,928$77,500$32,639
Less Than 9th Grade$108,510$108,846$0
Overall$73,097$84,717$59,880
Some College$58,636$72,457$56,486

$73,097

Average Earnings

$84,717

Average Male

$59,880

Average Female

Charlton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Charlton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Charlton Language

93.05% of Charlton residents speak only English, while 6.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.81% of the population.

Charlton Language

Charlton Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,1033442.84%
Hispanic72713818.98%
Multiple62212620.26%
Black82910.98%

3.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.52%

Male Poverty Rate

3.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charlton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charlton is Multiple, with 20.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charlton is White, with 2.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.24%.

Charlton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School5.75%
Some College3.49%
Less Than 9th Grade1.61%
Bachelors or Greater1.37%

Charlton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed69.72%
Female Unemployed11.24%
Male Employed1.83%
Female Employed0.87%

Charlton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charlton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$125,967$148,082
Households$113,896$134,104
Married Families$146,005$-999,999,999
Non Families$61,234$75,051

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Charlton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

57.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Charlton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Charlton 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 55-64.

Charlton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Charlton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

876

Number of Veterans

816

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam336
Second Gulf War202
First Gulf War104
Korea96
World War II20

Charlton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+280
65 to 74266
35 to 54186
18 to 3491
55 to 6453

Charlton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White8699.07%
Hispanic195.81%
Other Race711.86%

Charlton Veterans by Race

Charlton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charlton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Charlton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Charlton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Charlton 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

82.24%

Born in Charlton

96.82%

Native Born

3.18%

Foreign Born

0.69%

Non Citizen

2.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.82% of Charlton residents were born in the United States, with 82.24% having been born in Massachusetts. 0.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Charlton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,535250.19%
202813,510250.19%
202713,485250.19%
202613,460250.19%
202513,435250.19%
202413,410250.19%
202313,385250.19%
202213,360250.19%
202113,335300.23%
202013,305-394-2.88%
201913,699450.33%
201813,654860.63%
201713,5681230.91%
201613,445600.45%
201513,385750.56%
201413,3101240.94%
201313,186520.4%
201213,134700.54%
201113,064570.44%
201013,00700%

Charlton Population by Year