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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Charleston is 22,065, which is 4.88% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 3.62% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Charleston population density is 2,291.95 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 222.21 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Charleston is white, which represent 87.89% of the total population. The average Charleston education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 22,065. #116

Population Growth Since 2000, #505

Charleston, IL

Population Density, #207

Charleston, IL
2,291.95 per square mile
222.21 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:19,393 (87.89%, #1079)
Black:1,640 (7.43%, #161)
Hispanic:668 (3.03%, #592)
Asian:439 (1.99%, #257)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):84 (0.38%, #204)
One Race, Other:48 (0.22%, see rank)
Two or More Races:461 (2.09%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:424 (63.47%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:6 (0.90%, see rank)
Cuban:13 (1.95%, see rank)
Central American:45 (6.74%, see rank)
South American:93 (13.92%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:133 (30.30%, see rank)
Chinese:46 (10.48%, see rank)
Filipino:80 (18.22%, see rank)
Japanese:40 (9.11%, see rank)
Korean:19 (4.33%, see rank)
Vietnamese:37 (8.43%, see rank)
Asian, Other:84 (19.13%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

17,299 (78.40%) out of the total population of 22,065 reported first ancestry.

 Charleston, IL% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Arab3171.44%, see rank0.71%0.56%
Czech1160.53%, see rank0.92%0.47%
Danish1440.65%, see rank0.38%0.42%
Dutch4331.96%, see rank1.37%1.40%
English1,8428.35%, see rank5.90%8.02%
French4532.05%, see rank2.13%3.34%
German4,66121.12%, see rank19.07%15.03%
Greek1390.63%, see rank0.76%0.41%
Hungarian1080.49%, see rank0.40%0.46%
Irish3,07313.93%, see rank12.00%10.80%
Italian9804.44%, see rank6.14%5.52%
Norwegian680.31%, see rank1.25%1.42%
Polish8363.79%, see rank7.22%3.01%
Portuguese60.03%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian620.28%, see rank0.97%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1910.87%, see rank0.59%0.99%
Scottish3741.69%, see rank1.16%1.72%
Subsaharan African510.23%, see rank0.64%0.95%
Swedish3041.38%, see rank2.13%1.27%
Swiss720.33%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian120.05%, see rank0.40%0.31%
American2,86012.96%, see rank5.00%7.12%
Welsh950.43%, see rank0.37%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 10,755 (48.74%, see rank)
Females: 11,310 (51.26%, see rank)

Charleston, IL
Male: 48.74%
Female: 51.26%
Male: 49.06%
Female: 50.94%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Charleston, IL
23.60 years old
37.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Charleston, IL
23.70 years old
35.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Charleston, IL
23.40 years old
38.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Charleston, IL% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Under 5 years7903.58%, see rank6.30%6.36%
5 to 9 years7023.18%, see rank6.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years7583.44%, see rank6.71%6.59%
15 to 19 years3,01713.67%, see rank6.94%6.85%
20 to 24 years6,92831.40%, see rank6.95%7.13%
25 to 34 years2,25510.22%, see rank13.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years1,8908.57%, see rank13.20%12.96%
45 to 54 years1,5807.16%, see rank14.17%14.09%
55 to 64 years1,9949.04%, see rank12.13%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,0084.57%, see rank7.18%7.64%
75 to 84 7003.17%, see rank4.10%4.25%
85 years and over4432.01%, see rank1.90%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Charleston, ILIllinoisU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population9,870, 100%8,560,555209,056,129
Less Than High School1,198, 12.14%, see rank12.41%13.67%
High School Graduate2,334, 23.65%, see rank27.01%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree3,135, 31.76%, see rank28.70%29.09%
Bachelor Degree1,624, 16.45%, see rank19.72%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,579, 16.00%, see rank12.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.93, see rank13.7213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Charleston, IL IllinoisU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten34280.99%19.01%71.39%28.61%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,23396.11%, see rank3.89%, see rank88.78%11.22%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)82996.98%, see rank3.02%, see rank90.75%9.25%90.60%9.40%
College7,73999.22%, see rank0.78%, see rank73.17%26.83%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,02997.67%, see rank2.33%, see rank48.20%51.80%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Charleston, ILIllinoisU.S.
Total Households7,876, 100%4,778,633116,211,092
Average Household Size2.29, see rank2.632.63
1 Person Households2,834, 35.98%, see rank28.68%27.57%
2 or More Person Households5,042, 64.02%, see rank71.32%72.43%
Family Households (Families)3,476, 44.13%, see rank65.52%66.22%
Average Family Size3.04, see rank3.363.32
Married-Couple Family2,515, 31.93%, see rank48.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households4,400, 55.87%, see rank34.48%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Charleston, IL%IllinoisU.S.
15 Years and Over Total19,815see rank10,347,484252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over9,445100%, see rank5,027,649123,281,364
Never Married5,97763.28%, see rank37.51%35.77%
Married2,77529.38%, see rank51.36%52.04%
Widowed1922.03%, see rank2.51%2.57%
Divorced5015.30%, see rank8.63%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over10,370100%, see rank5,319,835129,692,771
Never Married5,83756.29%, see rank31.52%29.48%
Married2,78526.86%, see rank48.23%49.19%
Widowed7947.66%, see rank9.25%9.16%
Divorced9549.20%, see rank10.99%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Charleston, IL%IllinoisU.S.
Native21,30996.57%, see rank86.11%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence17,28478.33%, see rank67.04%58.73%
Born in Different State3,95617.93%, see rank18.03%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
690.31%, see rank1.05%1.42%
Foreign Born7563.43%, see rank13.89%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship3251.47%, see rank6.52%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship4311.95%, see rank7.37%7.09%
Born In Europe920.42%, see rank2.94%1.53%
Born In Asia3931.78%, see rank3.90%3.82%
Born In Africa630.29%, see rank0.41%0.55%
Born In Oceania110.05%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America1740.79%, see rank6.47%6.83%
Born In Northern America230.10%, see rank0.14%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Charleston, IL%IllinoisU.S.
English7,25592.12%, see rank78.40%79.39%
Spanish1662.11%, see rank11.07%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2553.24%, see rank6.60%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1872.37%, see rank2.95%3.36%
Other130.17%, see rank0.98%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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