For population 25 years and over in Charleston:
For population 15 years and over in Charleston city:
30 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $409 (0.7%)
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 ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 36.92 N, Longitude: 89.35 W
Area code: 573
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Charleston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 17 (12 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -395 (-7.7%).
Work and jobs in Charleston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Charleston, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Charleston-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 175% 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 significantly above Missouri state average. It is 66% greater 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 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 the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 32.4 miles away from Charleston center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Mississippi County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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.
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Public elementary/middle schools in Charleston:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00376. This is significantly better than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.58. This is significantly worse than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.69. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Charleston and their reported violations in the past:CHARLESTON (Population served: 5030, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 29.8%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
87 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
People in group quarters in Charleston in 2010:
64 people in nursing homes in 2000
Charleston compared to Missouri state average:
Banks with branches in Charleston (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Charleston, Missouri:
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Religion statistics for Charleston (based on Mississippi County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.07%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,437 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,027 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Charleston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 15,949
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,901
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 27,910
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Charleston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Charleston, MO)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (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: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Charleston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Charleston)