Charleston, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 20,996 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 9,823  (46.8%)
Females: 11,173  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

25.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61920, 61938.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,831 (it was $24,140 in 2000)
Charleston:

$30,831
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,501 (it was $14,522 in 2000)

Charleston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $99,335 (it was $75,600 in 2000)
Charleston:

$99,335
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $134,499; detached houses: $138,161; townhouses or other attached units: $107,927; in 2-unit structures: $213,955; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $271,556; mobile homes: $56,966

Median gross rent in 2017: $662.

March 2019 cost of living index in Charleston: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 33.5%
(31.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.6% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.5% for other race residents, 40.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Charleston, IL (2017)
    • 17,42482.5%White alone
    • 1,5957.6%Black alone
    • 8283.9%Hispanic
    • 6022.9%Asian alone
    • 4482.1%Two or more races
    • 500.2%American Indian alone
    • 250.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.04%Other race alone

Races in Charleston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Charleston, Illinois as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Charleston is 504 to 1.


Crime rates in Charleston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
19
(94.0)
12
(59.4)
17
(84.2)
11
(54.2)
6
(27.6)
15
(69.6)
8
(36.5)
7
(32.0)
3
(13.7)
5
(22.7)
5
(22.9)
4
(19.0)
4
(19.0)
8
(38.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(19.8)
2
(9.9)
1
(5.0)
5
(24.6)
3
(13.8)
43
(199.6)
32
(146.1)
3
(13.7)
2
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(18.3)
12
(57.0)
1
(4.8)
3
(14.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
37
(183.1)
28
(138.7)
22
(109.0)
44
(216.8)
52
(239.5)
2
(9.3)
6
(27.4)
40
(183.0)
17
(77.5)
23
(104.6)
52
(238.2)
63
(299.0)
37
(176.1)
18
(86.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
75
(371.2)
106
(525.0)
97
(480.6)
89
(438.5)
131
(603.3)
116
(538.6)
58
(264.8)
35
(160.1)
18
(82.1)
45
(204.7)
31
(142.0)
40
(189.9)
35
(166.5)
24
(115.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
436
(2,158)
317
(1,570)
235
(1,164)
216
(1,064)
243
(1,119)
204
(947.2)
183
(835.6)
86
(393.4)
70
(319.3)
59
(268.4)
53
(242.8)
76
(360.8)
72
(342.6)
36
(172.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(54.4)
15
(74.3)
14
(69.4)
10
(49.3)
15
(69.1)
10
(46.4)
9
(41.1)
6
(27.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.1)
3
(13.7)
5
(23.7)
6
(28.5)
1
(4.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.9)
3
(14.8)
1
(4.6)
2
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
1
(4.6)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)234.5183.8176.4171.3185.1196.8142.995.547.774.092.2121.798.567.5

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City-data.com crime index in Charleston, IL

Crime rate in Charleston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 33 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Illinois average:

1.96
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Ancestries: American (21.9%), German (15.5%), English (7.1%), Irish (6.4%), European (4.4%), Albanian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/20/1872

Elevation: 686 feet

Land area: 7.99 square miles.

Population density: 2,627 people per square mile   (average).

Charleston, Illinois map

951 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 1.0% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

4.5%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,300 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,858 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (42.2 miles , pop. 59,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (110.2 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (164.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lerna, IL (2.8 miles ),
Ashmore, IL (3.0 miles ),
Westfield, IL (3.2 miles ),
Mattoon, IL (3.2 miles ),
Humboldt, IL (3.3 miles ),
Kansas, IL (3.7 miles ),
Hindsboro, IL (3.7 miles ),
Oakland, IL (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 39.49 N, Longitude: 88.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +110 (+0.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,131 (61.8%)

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Charleston, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Charleston, IL in 2017
Charleston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $84,800
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2006: 80 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $333,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $292,500
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $233,100
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $235,100
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $322,700
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $291,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Charleston, IL residents
Average permit cost in Charleston, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Charleston, IL
Historical housing units in Charleston, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +427 (+2.1%).
Most common industries in Charleston, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.1%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Health care (3.2%)
  • Machinery (3.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (32.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (2.4%)
Most common occupations in Charleston, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)

Average climate in Charleston, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Charleston, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Charleston-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/11/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the Charleston city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/10/1974, a category F3 tornado 4.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charleston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from Charleston center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from Charleston center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from Charleston center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 176.6 miles away from Charleston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Coles County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charleston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Charleston:

  • ALPHA COMMUNITY HOUSE (1701-18TH STREET)
  • CAROLYN SMITH HOUSE (910 17TH STREET)
  • GAYLORD TULL HOUSE (1911 18TH STREET)
  • HOSPICE OF DYNAMIC HOMECARE (546 WEST LINCOLN AVENUE)
  • LINCOLNLAND HOSPICE OF SARAH BUSH LINC (700 W LINCOLN AVE SUITE 800)
  • CHARLESTON HEALTHCARE CENTER (415 18TH ST)
  • CHARLESTON REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (716 EIGHTEENTH STREET)
  • HILLTOP SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (910 WEST POLK STREET)
  • DAVITA - MATTOON DIALYSIS (6051 DEVELOPEMENT DRIVE)
  • AT HOME CARE, INC. (1519 UNIVERSITY DRIVE)

Airports located in Charleston:

Amtrak station near Charleston:

  • 11 miles: MATTOON (1718 BROADWAY) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Charleston:

  • Eastern Illinois University (Full-time enrollment: 9,414; Location: 600 Lincoln Avenue; Public; Website: www.eiu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Charleston:

  • Lake Land College (about 12 miles; Mattoon, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,499)
  • Indiana State University (about 42 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 43 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 45 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 46 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Richland Community College (about 47 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Millikin University (about 49 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)

Public high school in Charleston:

Private high school in Charleston:

  • CHARLESTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 65, Location: 2605 UNIVERSITY DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Charleston:

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Library in Charleston:

  • CHARLESTON CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $674,994; Location: 712 SIXTH STREET; 59,143 books; 102 e-books; 849 audio materials; 1,196 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 10 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 177 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Charleston: Charleston Country Club (A), Charleston Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Charleston Public Library (C), Coles County Courthouse (D), Coles County Jail (E), Weller Hall (F), Walter Klehm Hall (G), Thut Greenhouse (H), Thomas Hall (I), Taylor Hall (J), Tarble Arts Center (K), Roberts G Buzzard Building (L), Quincy V Doudna Fine Arts Center (M), Phipps Lecture Hall (N), Pemberton Hall (O), McKinney Hall (P), Mary J Booth Library (Q), Martin Luther King Junior University Union (R), Lumpkin Hall (S), Livingston C Lord Administration Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charleston include: First Apostolic Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Christian Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), First Methodist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), First United Brethren Church (G), Immanuel Lutheran Church (H), Pilgrim Holiness Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Charleston Cemetery (1), Chambers Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Charleston (A), Glenwood Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Whetstone Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Charleston: O'Brien Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Coles County Historical Society (Museums; 895 7th Street) (1), Dudley House (Museums; 895 7th Street) (2), Charleston Tourism Office (520 Jackson Avenue) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (810 West Lincoln Avenue) (1), Best Western Worthington Inn (920 West Lincoln Avenue) (2), Days Inn of Charleston (810 West Lincoln Avenue) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Robers Moblile Home Court (9768 North County Road 1820E) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Carlos Talbott - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Marty Pattin - Baseball player and coach, Charles Clary - Actor, Jeff Gossett - Football player, Mike Phillips (Montana politician) - Politician, Rosie Rosebraugh - Baseball player, Ray Fisher (American football) - Football player.

Coles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Charleston and their reported violations in the past:

EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (Population served: 5,500, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-2012)
EMBARRAS AREA WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 3,125, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2013), St BCA signed (OCT-17-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2013), St BCA signed (OCT-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2013), St BCA signed (OCT-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2013), St BCA signed (OCT-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2005), St BCA signed (SEP-22-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2006)
SHUR-CLEAN CAR WASH (Population served: 25, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Charleston that have no violations reported:

  • CHARLESTON (Population served: 15,500, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • HYDRO-SPRAY III CAR WASH (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

41.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Charleston in 2010:

  • 3,532 people in college/university student housing
  • 234 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 129 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 105 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Charleston in 2000:

  • 3,474 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 182 people in nursing homes
  • 123 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 82 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 62 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 33 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Charleston (2011 data):

  • FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANK & TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Eiu Branch, Charleston Facility, Lincoln Branch. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $1,492.8 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Mattoon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.
  • Prairie State Bank and Trust: Charleston Branch at 621 West Lincoln Street, branch established on 1973/07/19; 18th Street Branch at 1820 18th Street, branch established on 1999/11/08. Info updated 2011/12/20: Bank assets: $633.0 mil, Deposits: $566.9 mil, headquarters in Mount Zion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: American Central Bancorporation, Inc.
  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Charleston Branch at 820 West Lincoln, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $2,852.7 mil, Deposits: $2,227.7 mil, headquarters in Terre Haute, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation
  • Peoples Bank & Trust: Charleston Il Branch at 505 West Lincoln, branch established on 2010/06/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $297.5 mil, Deposits: $246.8 mil, headquarters in Pana, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: People First Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Central Illinois: First Fs & La Of Shelbyville Thrift at 800 West Lincoln Avenue, branch established on 1882/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $100.4 mil, Deposits: $88.6 mil, headquarters in Shelbyville, IL, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • First Neighbor Bank, National Association: Charleston Branch at 1415 Eighteenth Street, branch established on 1997/11/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.5 mil, Deposits: $221.4 mil, headquarters in Toledo, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Neighborhood Bancshares, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lincoln Branch at 605 Lincoln Street, branch established on 1978/08/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Charleston:

Marital status in Charleston, IL
  • Never married: 55.3%
  • Now married: 30.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Charleston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Charleston, IL (based on Coles County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,18653
Mainline Protestant4,85518
Catholic3,8682
Other4895
Black Protestant2922
None31,183-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
This county:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Coles County:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Coles County:

7.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Coles County:

27.2%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Coles County:

13.6%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Charleston:

50.8%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

54.3%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.2
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Charleston:

19.5%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.6%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Charleston:

7.0
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Charleston:

27.2%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Charleston:

61.8%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.7%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Charleston, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 32$153,368$57,5130$0
Firefighters 30$161,333$64,5330$0
Sewerage 14$53,458$45,8210$0
Other Government Administration 12$59,808$59,8088$4,614
Water Supply 12$28,901$28,9014$2,834
Streets and Highways 10$42,512$51,0140$0
Solid Waste Management 10$42,512$51,0140$0
Parks and Recreation 8$24,280$36,42018$8,500
Local Libraries 6$14,537$29,0744$2,714
Financial Administration 3$14,867$59,4681$1,388
Other and Unallocable 2$9,696$58,1760$0
Police - Other 2$6,552$39,3122$1,784
Judicial and Legal 2$9,174$55,0440$0
Totals for Government 143$620,998$52,11237$21,834

Charleston government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,009,000 ($48.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000 ($4.38)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($2.14)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,516,000 ($357.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,854,000 ($88.30)
    Sewerage: $1,803,000 ($85.87)
    Regular Highways: $1,665,000 ($79.30)
    Central Staff Services: $1,647,000 ($78.44)
    General - Other: $907,000 ($43.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $644,000 ($30.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $528,000 ($25.15)
    General Public Buildings: $526,000 ($25.05)
    Libraries: $431,000 ($20.53)
    Financial Administration: $140,000 ($6.67)
    Public Welfare - Other: $75,000 ($3.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $278,000 ($13.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $207,000 ($9.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $96,000 ($4.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $73,000 ($3.48)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($1.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($1.24)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($1.14)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($1.05)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($1.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,909,000 ($424.32)

Charleston government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,699,000 ($128.55)
    Other: $1,025,000 ($48.82)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $87,000 ($4.14)
    Public Welfare: $42,000 ($2.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $364,000 ($17.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $279,000 ($13.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $266,000 ($12.67)
    Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($1.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,699,000 ($128.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,239,000 ($297.15)
    Highways: $559,000 ($26.62)
    Other: $21,000 ($1.00)
    Health and Hospitals: $8,000 ($0.38)
  • Tax - Property: $4,539,000 ($216.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $776,000 ($36.96)
    Other License: $713,000 ($33.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $61,000 ($2.91)

Charleston government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,385,000 ($494.62)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,315,000 ($443.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,070,000 ($50.96)

Charleston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,406,000 ($352.73)

5.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Douglas County, IL  0.44% ($43,179 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, IL  0.43% ($38,247)
from Cook County, IL  0.43% ($20,908)


7.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,656 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Champaign County, IL  0.51% ($45,868 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.40% ($28,113)
to Cumberland County, IL  0.38% ($32,721)
Businesses in Charleston, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Days Inn1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx3Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS7
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
Maurices1

Strongest AM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WEIC (1270 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: COM-STAT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WEIU (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W213AW (90.5 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWGO (92.1 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: WHQQ, INC)
  • WCBH (104.3 FM; CASEY, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • W201AD (88.1 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WMMC (105.9 FM; MARSHALL, IL; Owner: JDL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLKL (89.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT #517)
  • WACF (98.5 FM; PARIS, IL; Owner: P.R.S. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charleston:

  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Charleston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 420ft / 128mTotal length
  • $4,278,000Total costs
  • 40,575Total average daily traffic
  • 4,284Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,357Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Charleston, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 31900-1909
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 221980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Charleston, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Charleston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Charleston, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Charleston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Charleston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 132. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 166 took place in 2012, and the least - 97 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Charleston, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.1%), and Outside Fires (37.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Charleston, IL
    • 1,17252.1%Structure Fires
    • 84237.4%Outside Fires
    • 2079.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 291.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charleston, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Charleston, Illinois:

  • Best Western Worthington Inn, 920 W Lincoln Ave, Charleston, Illinois 61920 , Phone: (217) 348-8161, Fax: (217) 348-8165
  • Varsity Inn, 415 W Lincoln Ave, Charleston, Illinois 61920 , Phone: (217) 348-8882, Fax: (217) 348-8813
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Charleston, Illinois
Most common first names in Charleston, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13680.5 years
John12676.3 years
William11777.0 years
Charles11075.8 years
Robert10372.9 years
James9575.5 years
George6575.3 years
Ruth6081.3 years
Helen5081.7 years
Dorothy4778.9 years
Most common last names in Charleston, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis5581.5 years
Cox4278.7 years
Miller4084.3 years
Smith3876.0 years
Bennett3380.1 years
Anderson3180.2 years
Williams3077.6 years
Stewart3081.6 years
Wilson2979.0 years
Wright2777.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charleston, IL
  • 70.5%Utility gas
  • 28.2%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charleston, IL
  • 69.4%Electricity
  • 30.1%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel


Charleston compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Charleston on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
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