StatisticCharlestonIllinoisNational
Population21,25712,671,821328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)2,45922891
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Charleston is 979% 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
  • In Charleston 2.54% of the population is Asian

Compare Charleston, IL Demographics

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      Charleston population breakdown by race

      RaceCharlestonIllinoisNational
      White86.95%72.14%73.35%
      Black7.63%14.30%12.63%
      Asian2.54%5.10%5.22%
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Charleston age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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