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Charleston, MS Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Charleston is 1,801, which is 18.06% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 4.91% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Charleston population density is 1,325.52 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 61.62 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 black, which represent 75.18% of the total population. The average Charleston education level is lower than the state average and is lower 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: 1,801. #136

Population Growth Since 2000, #269

Charleston, MS

Population Density, #36

Charleston, MS
1,325.52 per square mile
61.62 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:416 (23.10%, #284)
Black:1,354 (75.18%, #77)
Hispanic:0 (0.00%, #217)
Asian:10 (0.56%, #102)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, #102)
One Race, Other:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Two or More Races:21 (1.17%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

1,586 (88.06%) out of the total population of 1,801 reported first ancestry.

 Charleston, MS% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.19%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.07%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.08%0.42%
Dutch00.00%, see rank0.62%1.40%
English703.89%, see rank7.58%8.02%
French593.28%, see rank2.69%3.34%
German241.33%, see rank5.56%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.10%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.07%0.46%
Irish382.11%, see rank8.44%10.80%
Italian00.00%, see rank1.87%5.52%
Norwegian00.00%, see rank0.20%1.42%
Polish00.00%, see rank0.44%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian00.00%, see rank0.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish301.67%, see rank1.58%0.99%
Scottish00.00%, see rank1.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African40.22%, see rank0.62%0.95%
Swedish50.28%, see rank0.27%1.27%
Swiss80.44%, see rank0.07%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.03%0.31%
American1106.11%, see rank11.78%7.12%
Welsh00.00%, see rank0.28%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 654 (36.31%, see rank)
Females: 1,147 (63.69%, see rank)

Charleston, MS
Male: 36.31%
Female: 63.69%
Male: 48.55%
Female: 51.45%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

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

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Charleston, MS
35.00 years old
36.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Charleston, MS
16.60 years old
34.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Charleston, MS
40.10 years old
37.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Charleston, MS% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Under 5 years22812.66%, see rank6.75%6.36%
5 to 9 years1427.88%, see rank6.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years19310.72%, see rank7.08%6.59%
15 to 19 years874.83%, see rank7.18%6.85%
20 to 24 years703.89%, see rank7.44%7.13%
25 to 34 years1809.99%, see rank12.98%13.47%
35 to 44 years1528.44%, see rank12.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years20611.44%, see rank13.50%14.09%
55 to 64 years25013.88%, see rank12.18%12.29%
65 to 74 years1427.88%, see rank7.75%7.64%
75 to 84 915.05%, see rank4.21%4.25%
85 years and over603.33%, see rank1.55%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Charleston, MSMississippiU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population1,081, 100%1,929,591209,056,129
Less Than High School301, 27.84%, see rank18.06%13.67%
High School Graduate344, 31.82%, see rank30.25%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree310, 28.68%, see rank31.29%29.09%
Bachelor Degree59, 5.46%, see rank12.90%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree67, 6.20%, see rank7.51%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.11, see rank12.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

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

School Enrollment

 Charleston, MS MississippiU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten78100.00%0.00%79.87%20.13%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)27997.49%, see rank2.51%, see rank89.76%10.24%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)10693.40%, see rank6.60%, see rank88.29%11.71%90.60%9.40%
College3762.16%, see rank37.84%, see rank87.67%12.33%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School2100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank74.93%25.07%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Charleston, MSMississippiU.S.
Total Households743, 100%1,092,627116,211,092
Average Household Size2.34, see rank2.642.63
1 Person Households305, 41.05%, see rank27.31%27.57%
2 or More Person Households438, 58.95%, see rank72.69%72.43%
Family Households (Families)406, 54.64%, see rank68.69%66.22%
Average Family Size3.40, see rank3.303.32
Married-Couple Family169, 22.75%, see rank45.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households337, 45.36%, see rank31.31%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Charleston, MS%MississippiU.S.
15 Years and Over Total1,238see rank2,365,897252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over349100%, see rank1,133,229123,281,364
Never Married12034.38%, see rank35.54%35.77%
Married15444.13%, see rank50.55%52.04%
Widowed236.59%, see rank2.91%2.57%
Divorced5214.90%, see rank11.00%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over889100%, see rank1,232,668129,692,771
Never Married38343.08%, see rank30.41%29.48%
Married20222.72%, see rank46.21%49.19%
Widowed17219.35%, see rank10.86%9.16%
Divorced13214.85%, see rank12.51%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Charleston, MS%MississippiU.S.
Native1,79199.44%, see rank97.76%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence1,62390.12%, see rank71.47%58.73%
Born in Different State1578.72%, see rank25.73%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
110.61%, see rank0.56%1.42%
Foreign Born100.56%, see rank2.24%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship100.56%, see rank0.79%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship00.00%, see rank1.46%7.09%
Born In Europe00.00%, see rank0.23%1.53%
Born In Asia100.56%, see rank0.75%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.06%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America00.00%, see rank1.15%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.05%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Charleston, MS%MississippiU.S.
English72597.58%, see rank95.53%79.39%
Spanish00.00%, see rank2.64%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages00.00%, see rank0.89%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages182.42%, see rank0.67%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.28%0.99%

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

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