Living in Charleston, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Charleston SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
7
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9.5

Charleston, IL Crime Report

90
Total Crimes
431.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
-83.22%
Below National Average

Charleston, IL Cost Of Living

83
Charleston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Charleston, Illinois Info Snack

Charleston is a city in and the county seat of Coles County, Illinois, United States. The population was 21,838, as of the 2010 census. The city is home to Eastern Illinois University and has close ties with its neighbor, Mattoon. Both are principal cities of the Charleston–Mattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Population
20,632
Unemployment
5.7%
Poverty
32.1%
Median Home
$100,200
Median Income
$36,853
Median Rent
$705

Charleston, IL Photos

Rankings for Charleston in Illinois

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8

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Map Of Charleston, IL

Population over time in Charleston

Year Population % Change
2017 20,632 -2.7%
2016 21,202 -0.3%
2015 21,257 -1.4%
2014 21,552 -2.3%
2013 22,065 0.1%
2012 22,048 0.4%
2011 21,952 0.4%
2010 21,861 0.5%
2009 21,746 -
Crime/100k Charleston IL USA
Violent Crime 138.9 404.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.9 5.0
Robbery 14.4 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 86.2 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 292.2 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 115.0 306.7 376.0
Larceny 172.4 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 4.8 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Charleston

White
83.8% (17,285)
African American
7.2% (1,488)
American Indian
0.3% (52)
Asian
2.8% (568)
Hawaiian
0.1% (17)
Other
0.0% (7)
Two Or More
2.2% (457)
Hispanic
3.7% (758)
Race Charleston IL USA
White 83.8% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 7.2% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.8% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.2% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.7% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Charleston, Illinois

Less than $10,000
15.3% (316,396)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.9% (224,180)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.8% (242,464)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.2% (209,870)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.2% (272,938)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.8% (326,200)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.3% (170,652)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.0% (164,822)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.5% (73,136)
$200,000 or more
3.0% (62,537)
Income Charleston IL USA
Less than $10,000 15.3% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.9% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.8% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.2% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.2% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.8% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.3% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.0% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.5% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.0% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Charleston

Female
53.1% (10,964)
Male
46.9% (9,668)
Gender Charleston IL USA
Female 53.1% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 46.9% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Charleston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (618)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (1,237)
High School / GED
24.0% (4,951)
Some College
20.0% (4,126)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (2,269)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (4,126)
Master's Degree
11.0% (2,269)
Professional Degree
1.0% (206)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (825)
Education Charleston IL USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 24.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 11.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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