|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Charleston is 17,347. Charleston, Illinois is the 2,105th largest city in the US.
Charleston is located entirely in Coles County.
The peak population of Charleston was in 2010, when its population was 21,838. In 2010, Charleston was the 1,608th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,105th largest city in the US. Charleston is currently 20.6% smaller than it was in 2010.
Charleston has shrunk 18.0% since the year 2000. Charleston, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 96% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Charleston has a population density of 2,449 people per square mile.
|2035||East St. Louis||18,195||-42.3%|
|2104||Cañon City, Colorado||17,363|
|2108||El Dorado, Arkansas||17,339||-19.1%|
|2110||Lake St. Louis, Missouri||17,311||69.0%|
The total voting age population of Charleston, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 16,985. The voting age population is 46.8% male and 53.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.4% of the residents of Charleston are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Charleston are 86.7% White, 8.1% Black, 2.6% Asian, 2.0% Two or more races, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% Other and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 3.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Charleston, 29.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 27.4%. On a per-household basis, 18.1% of families are below the poverty line in Charleston.
Among those aged 16 and older, 61.8% of Charleston residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.8% of Charleston residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 34.7% have a bachelor's degree and 15.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Charleston residents aged 5 and older, 5.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.7% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Charleston is 5.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Charleston, 21.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Charleston is $40,863.
In Charleston, 48.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 51.7% of housing units in Charleston.
Of all the housing units in Charleston, 16.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Charleston, 9.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 870 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Charleston is $723.
In Charleston, 77.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.