Charleston, Missouri

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Population in 2017: 5,636 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.1%
Males: 3,512  (62.3%)
Females: 2,124  (37.7%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 63834.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,807 (it was $21,812 in 2000)
Charleston:

$30,807
MO:

$53,578

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,013 (it was $12,876 in 2000)

Charleston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,063 (it was $50,500 in 2000)
Charleston:

$91,063
MO:

$156,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $717.

March 2019 cost of living index in Charleston: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 39.4%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.2% for Black residents, 78.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Charleston, MO (2017)
    • 2,98350.5%Black alone
    • 2,56443.4%White alone
    • 1602.7%Two or more races
    • 751.3%American Indian alone
    • 721.2%Hispanic
    • 70.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Charleston, Missouri as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Charleston is 346 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Charleston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.9)
1
(16.8)
2
(33.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(52.7)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(38.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
4
(67.3)
1
(16.9)
1
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.6)
2
(35.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(153.6)
1
(19.4)
5
(94.9)
3
(57.1)
7
(135.7)
3
(59.9)
3
(50.3)
5
(84.2)
4
(67.7)
12
(202.6)
6
(101.6)
5
(87.8)
2
(35.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(499.3)
20
(387.1)
19
(360.7)
25
(475.6)
27
(523.3)
40
(798.7)
34
(569.6)
64
(1,077)
30
(507.9)
44
(742.7)
42
(711.1)
31
(544.1)
33
(589.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
46
(883.4)
29
(561.4)
40
(759.3)
38
(723.0)
31
(600.8)
44
(878.6)
51
(854.4)
32
(538.6)
40
(677.2)
27
(455.8)
32
(541.8)
25
(438.8)
17
(303.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
86
(1,652)
86
(1,665)
112
(2,126)
94
(1,788)
103
(1,996)
84
(1,677)
101
(1,692)
108
(1,818)
113
(1,913)
110
(1,857)
76
(1,287)
95
(1,667)
94
(1,679)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(153.6)
10
(193.6)
7
(132.9)
3
(57.1)
5
(96.9)
3
(59.9)
5
(83.8)
4
(67.3)
6
(101.6)
5
(84.4)
10
(169.3)
4
(70.2)
4
(71.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(101.0)
1
(16.9)
3
(50.6)
1
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)316.9243.3249.4239.0290.5391.0310.1477.7267.5403.3275.7357.5251.3

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City-data.com crime index in Charleston, MO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Missouri average:

2.32
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Ancestries: American (13.7%), German (6.8%), Irish (4.5%), Scottish (2.3%), African (1.7%), European (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1872

Land area: 4.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,205 people per square mile   (low).

Charleston, Missouri map

57 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Missouri:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $730 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $519 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (93.8 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (127.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (351.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Diehlstadt, MO (2.3 miles),
Bertrand, MO (2.4 miles ),
Anniston, MO (2.6 miles ),
Wilson City, MO (2.6 miles),
Wyatt, MO (2.7 miles ),
East Prairie, MO (3.2 miles ),
Miner, MO (3.3 miles ),
Cairo, IL (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 36.92 N, Longitude: 89.35 W

Area code: 573

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $32,100
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $140,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Charleston, MO residents
Average permit cost in Charleston, MO
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Missouri:

3.9%
Historical population in Charleston, MO
Historical housing units in Charleston, MO
Most common industries in Charleston, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.2%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Truck transportation (9.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.5%)
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.8%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Charleston, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (9.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)

Average climate in Charleston, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Charleston, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Charleston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the Charleston city center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 tornado 29.8 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charleston-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 19.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from Charleston center
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) earthquake occurred 132.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 11.0 miles away from Charleston center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 104.3 miles away from the city 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 113.3 miles away from the city 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 Mississippi County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charleston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Charleston:

  • CHARLESTON MANOR (1220 EAST MARSHALL)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Charleston:

  • EAST PRAIRIE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EAST PRAIRIE, MO)
  • E PRAIRIE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EAST PRAIRIE, MO)
  • SOUTHERN MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CAIRO, IL)
  • DAYSTAR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CAIRO, IL)
  • PILOT HOUSE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CAIRO, IL)
  • GREENBRIAR MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CAIRO, IL)
  • SIKESTON JAYCEE REGIONAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; SIKESTON, MO)

Airports located in Charleston:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charleston:

  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 30 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,678)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 49 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 56 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • John A Logan College (about 59 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 61 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Murray State University (about 61 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)

Public high school in Charleston:

Public elementary/middle schools in Charleston:

Private elementary/middle school in Charleston:

  • ST HENRY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 100, Location: 306 COURT ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Charleston

Library in Charleston:

  • MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $324,613; Location: 105 EAST MARSHALL; 41,025 books; 2,078 audio materials; 1,185 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 55 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Charleston: Charleston Plaza (A), Crenshaw (B), Charleston Department of Public Safety (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Charleston: Bethlehem Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge (310 South Story Street), Economy Motel of Charleston (Hway 60 East), Econo Lodge Charleston (310 South Story Street), Comfort Inn Charleston (102 Drake Street).

Courts: Charleston City - Municipal Court Clerk (200 North Main Street), Mississippi-County - Court House- Charleston (200 North Main Street).

Birthplace of: James R. Fair - Chemical engineer, Matt Whiteside - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, born: Aug 8, 1967), Ernie Nevel - Baseball player, Kenny Rollins - Basketball player, Ricky Frazier - Basketball player, John E. Scott - Politician.

Mississippi County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

  • CHARLESTON (Address: 328 S KATHY DR , Population served: 5,100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.9%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.7%


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:

  • 1,607 people in state prisons
  • 115 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 50 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
87 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
64 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Charleston (2011 data):

  • Focus Bank: Online Banking Branch at 101 South Main, branch established on 2009/02/02; at 101 South Main Street, branch established on 1930/01/01. Info updated 2006/08/10: Bank assets: $659.4 mil, Deposits: $506.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Security State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Mississippi County Savings and Loan Association: Mississippi County Savings And Loan at 501 S Main St, branch established on 1945/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $9.3 mil, Deposits: $6.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Citizens' Bank of Charleston: Citizens' Bank Of Charleston at 207 East Commercial Street, branch established on 1958/01/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $119.3 mil, Deposits: $103.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancorp, Inc

For population 15 years and over in Charleston:

Marital status in Charleston, MO
  • Never married: 46.7%
  • Now married: 28.6%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

For population 25 years and over in Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Missouri average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Charleston
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Religion statistics for Charleston, MO (based on Mississippi County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,61427
Mainline Protestant7164
Black Protestant6674
Catholic3531
Other-1
None8,008-
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:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Mississippi County:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

8.09 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mississippi County:

9.9%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mississippi County:

30.0%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mississippi County:

15.4%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Charleston:

47.8%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Charleston:

43.6%
State:

46.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.7
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Charleston:

20.5%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Charleston:

14.1%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.0%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Charleston:

52.1%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.0%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Charleston, MO 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 12$30,958$30,9580$0
Streets and Highways 5$13,047$31,3132$3,100
Police - Other 4$7,559$22,6775$7,592
Financial Administration 3$8,674$34,6960$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,990$29,9402$2,125
Judicial and Legal 2$4,291$25,7460$0
Sewerage 1$2,311$27,7320$0
Water Supply 1$2,247$26,9640$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,428$53,1360$0
Totals for Government 31$78,505$30,3899$12,817

Charleston government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,968,000 ($881.48)
    General - Other: $232,000 ($41.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($3.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $924,000 ($163.95)
    Water Utilities: $867,000 ($153.83)
    Regular Highways: $586,000 ($103.97)
    Central Staff Services: $382,000 ($67.78)
    Financial Administration: $100,000 ($17.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $70,000 ($12.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $64,000 ($11.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,075,000 ($190.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $72,000 ($12.78)

Charleston government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $231,000 ($40.99)
    Other: $84,000 ($14.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,333,000 ($236.52)
    Other: $190,000 ($33.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $60,000 ($10.65)
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000 ($7.81)
    Interest Earnings: $37,000 ($6.56)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,185,000 ($210.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $191,000 ($33.89)
    Other: $89,000 ($15.79)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($1.06)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $810,000 ($143.72)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $447,000 ($79.31)
    Property: $236,000 ($41.87)
    Public Utilities Sales: $33,000 ($5.86)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.18)

Charleston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,389,000 ($423.88)

6.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Missouri average:

7.16%

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 Scott County, MO  2.04% ($42,447 average AGI)
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.50% ($35,333)
to New Madrid County, MO  0.50% ($22,476)
Businesses in Charleston, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Alco Stores1Quality1
Econo Lodge1Quiznos1
FedEx2RadioShack1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Charleston:

  • KCHR (1350 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: SOUTH MISSOURI B/C COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRHW (1520 AM; 5 kW; SIKESTON, MO)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KYMO (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EAST PRAIRIE, MO; Owner: USHER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CAIRO, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCE (1200 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WBCE, INC.)
  • KSIM (1400 AM; 1 kW; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charleston:

  • KWKZ (106.1 FM; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: ANDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KYMO-FM (105.3 FM; EAST PRAIRIE, MO; Owner: USHER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBXB (97.9 FM; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBHI (107.1 FM; MINER, MO; Owner: DANA R WITHERS)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • KCGQ-FM (99.3 FM; GORDONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Charleston:

  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65GP (Channel 65; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K58FD (Channel 58; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Charleston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Charleston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 233ft / 71.3mTotal length
  • $4,449,000Total costs
  • 137,799Total average daily traffic
  • 64,069Total average daily truck traffic
  • 92,253Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Charleston, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 131970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Charleston, MO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Charleston)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Charleston, MO)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Charleston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER CO R66 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROLLS-ROYC 250-C300/A1 (300 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 266RK , Serial Number: 0563, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 02/11/2019, Certificate Issue Date: 10/29/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Thompson Flying Service LLC, 976 W 220th Rd, Charleston, MO 63834
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32512 , Serial Number: 32-7540048, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 03/31/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Clarence D Williams, 700 Hillsdale Ave, Charleston, MO 63834
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 451S , Serial Number: E1200, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 09/16/2000
    Registrant (Corporation): Morley Tower Co, Po Box 457, Charleston, MO 63834
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-802 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-65AG (1300 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 729LA , Serial Number: 802-0729, Year manufactured: 2017, Airworthiness Date: 11/28/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 01/17/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Thompson Flying Service LLC, 976 W 220th Rd, Charleston, MO 63834
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-802A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-65AG (1300 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 20361 , Serial Number: 802A-0420, Year manufactured: 2011, Airworthiness Date: 08/11/2011, Certificate Issue Date: 09/10/2011
    Registrant (Corporation): Thompson Flying Service LLC, Po Box 277, Charleston, MO 63834
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/18/2018
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-802A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-65AG (1300 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 506LA , Serial Number: 802A-0550, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Thompson Flying Service LLC, Po Box 277, Charleston, MO 63834
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/23/2018, Exported to: Argentina

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 fires per year is 27. The highest number of fires - 72 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Charleston, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.1%), and Outside Fires (27.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Charleston, MO
    • 20244.1%Structure Fires
    • 12727.7%Outside Fires
    • 12026.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 92.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charleston, MO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Charleston, Missouri:

  • Quality Inn, 102 Drake St, Charleston, Missouri 63834 , Phone: (573) 683-4200, Fax: (573) 683-2446
  • Super 8, 310 S Story, Charleston, Missouri 63834 , Phone: (573) 683-2125, Fax: (573) 683-4261
  • Super 8, 310 S Story St, Charleston, Missouri 63834 , Phone: (573) 683-2125, Fax: (573) 683-4261
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Charleston, Missouri
Most common first names in Charleston, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9867.5 years
John8274.4 years
Mary7578.7 years
William6872.6 years
Robert5372.0 years
Charles4473.5 years
Willie4475.6 years
George3369.6 years
Henry3077.4 years
Albert2672.1 years
Most common last names in Charleston, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams4170.4 years
Brown4173.8 years
Jones3873.5 years
Smith3577.5 years
Johnson3469.4 years
Moore2778.1 years
Jackson2574.2 years
Scott2474.1 years
Davis2277.8 years
Miller1976.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charleston, MO
  • 76.0%Utility gas
  • 23.1%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charleston, MO
  • 62.5%Utility gas
  • 32.2%Electricity
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel


Charleston compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Charleston on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
There are 7 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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