Charleston, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Charleston, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Charleston had a population of 5,774 as of July 1, 2018. Charleston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Charleston is located at latitude 36.9169 and longitude -89.3339 in Mississippi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charleston (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Mississippi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 322 feet.

The City of Charleston (GNIS ID: 2393804) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Charleston is located within Township of Tywappity, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mississippi County.

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Charleston, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,774
Population in Households 4,486
Population in Familes 3,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,288
Population Density2 1,204
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $34,047
Average Household Income $47,169
Per Capita Income $20,090


Total Housing Units 1,883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 869 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 762 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $70,861
Average Home Value $88,636


Total Households 1,631
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 1,048
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.36% -0.67%
Households -0.54% -0.95%
Families -0.66% -1.05%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.11%

Charleston, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charleston to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 128 88th
Population Density # 254 75th
Diversity Index # 33 97th
Median Household Income # 871 16th
Per Capita Income # 782 24th

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