Charleston demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,45922291
Median age24.837.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)36%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%44%43%
Speak English93%77%79%
Speak Spanish2%13%13%
Charleston, IL has a population of 21,257 and is the 2,045th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,459 per sq mi which is 1006% higher than the Illinois average and 2614% higher than the national average. The median age in Charleston is 25 which is approximately 34% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Charleston, 36% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 77% of Charleston residents were born in Illinois, 19% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Charleston is 1006% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Charleston is 34% lower than Illinois.
  • In Charleston 86.95% of the population is White.
  • In Charleston 7.63% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Charleston 2.54% of the population is Asian.

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Charleston population breakdown by race

Black or African American7.63%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.38%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.46%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.93%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.10%5.86%4.75%
In Charleston, 3.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Charleston, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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