Charleston, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 681 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.1%
 
Males: 261  (38.4%)
Females: 420  (61.6%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37310.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,236 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Charleston:

$42,236
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,203 (it was $18,586 in 2000)

Charleston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $132,017 (it was $68,900 in 2000)
Charleston:

$132,017
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $143,539; detached houses: $157,469; mobile homes: $47,886

Median gross rent in 2017: $657.

March 2019 cost of living index in Charleston: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.7% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Charleston, TN (2010)
    • 48774.8%White alone
    • 12919.8%Black alone
    • 274.1%Hispanic
    • 50.8%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Asian alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Charleston, Tennessee as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Charleston is 180 to 1.


Crime rates in Charleston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(153.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(460.1)
4
(611.6)
3
(449.1)
1
(148.4)
1
(152.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(150.6)
1
(149.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(291.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(462.2)
6
(920.2)
1
(152.9)
8
(1,198)
2
(296.7)
3
(456.6)
6
(905.0)
6
(903.6)
5
(748.5)
3
(443.8)
3
(440.5)
1
(147.5)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(2,003)
18
(2,761)
6
(917.4)
3
(449.1)
9
(1,335)
8
(1,218)
10
(1,508)
11
(1,657)
3
(449.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(293.7)
2
(295.0)
2
(291.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(154.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(152.9)
1
(149.7)
2
(296.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(301.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(149.7)
1
(147.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)124.8312.9182.0203.6127.6111.1147.8159.6112.342.942.622.170.0

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City-data.com crime index in Charleston, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.37
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: Irish (11.2%), American (9.4%), German (8.7%), English (2.6%), British (1.6%), European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1956

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 692 people per square mile   (low).

Charleston, Tennessee map

11 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $765 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $559 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (33.3 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (107.4 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (480.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Calhoun, TN (1.0 miles ),
Calhoun-Riceville, TN (2.3 miles ),
Riceville, TN (2.8 miles ),
Hopewell, TN (3.0 miles ),
Benton, TN (3.1 miles ),
Cleveland, TN (3.2 miles ),
West Bradley, TN (3.3 miles ),
East Cleveland, TN (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.28 N, Longitude: 84.76 W

Area code: 423

Distribution of median household income in Charleston, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Charleston, TN in 2017
Charleston satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Most common industries in Charleston, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Chemicals (5.1%)
  • Apparel (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Chemicals (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Paper (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Apparel (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Charleston, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Carpenters (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)

Average climate in Charleston, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Charleston, Tennessee average temperatures Charleston, Tennessee average precipitation Charleston, Tennessee humidity Charleston, Tennessee wind speed Charleston, Tennessee snowfall Charleston, Tennessee sunshine Charleston, Tennessee clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.7. This is about average.

City:

63.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.27
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.63. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.63
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 2.26. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.26
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Charleston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Charleston city center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the city center injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charleston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from Charleston center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from Charleston center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 207.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 162.0 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 279.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 193.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bradley County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Flash Floods: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charleston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Charleston:

  • BRADLEY HEALTH CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • FMC BRADLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • CLEVELAND CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • ROYAL CARE OF CLEVELAND INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • ATHENS HEALTH CARE CTR INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • BRADLEY CO NH (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • KIDNEY CENTER OF CLEVELAND (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charleston:

  • Cleveland State Community College (about 10 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 11 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 24 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 31 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 35 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Dalton State College (about 38 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Roane State Community College (about 42 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)

Public elementary/middle school in Charleston:

See full list of schools located in Charleston

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Charleston: Bradley County Fire and Rescue Station 9 (A), Charleston City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charleston include: Charleston Church of God (A), Charleston Cumberland Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Tennis Geometrics Co. (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1844 Walker Valley Rd).

Birthplace of: Latimore (musician) - Male singer.

Bradley 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:

OLIN CORPORATION (Population served: 624, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-07-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-25-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HIWASSEE UTILITY COMMISSION (Population served: 98, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2007)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.6%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Charleston:

Marital status in Charleston, TN
  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

For population 25 years and over in Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Tennessee average:

11.6

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, TN (based on Bradley County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant51,000145
Mainline Protestant6,00025
Catholic1,8631
Other5102
Black Protestant4256
None39,165-
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: 15
This county:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Bradley County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
This county:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
This county:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Bradley County:

27.6%
State:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Charleston:

48.2%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.9%
State:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Charleston:

29.0
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Charleston:

18.2%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Charleston:

10.6%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Charleston:

6.7
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Charleston:

35.6%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Charleston:

53.7%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Charleston:

78.2%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Charleston, TN 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 3$21,324$85,2960$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,030$48,3601$1,771
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$2,290
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$230
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$1,151
Totals for Government 4$25,354$76,0629$5,442

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $138,000 ($202.64)
    Regular Highways: $135,000 ($198.24)
    Central Staff Services: $36,000 ($52.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($38.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($35.24)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($24.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($16.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000 ($13.22)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($11.75)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($8.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($4.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.94)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $140,000 ($205.58)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $80,000 ($117.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $40,000 ($58.74)
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($7.34)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $57,000 ($83.70)
    Highways: $23,000 ($33.77)
    Other: $1,000 ($1.47)
  • Tax - Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $76,000 ($111.60)
    Property: $51,000 ($74.89)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000 ($7.34)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($1.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($1.47)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,000 ($83.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,000 ($64.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000 ($19.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $181,000 ($265.79)

6.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

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 Hamilton County, TN  1.28% ($45,149 average AGI)
from McMinn County, TN  0.44% ($32,525)
from Polk County, TN  0.37% ($35,219)


6.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

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 Hamilton County, TN  1.35% ($44,950 average AGI)
to McMinn County, TN  0.46% ($34,135)
to Polk County, TN  0.40% ($32,827)
Businesses in Charleston, TN
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
McDonald's1Subway2

Strongest AM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WCLE (1570 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WYXI (1390 AM; 3 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: CORNERSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAC (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBIN (1540 AM; 1 kW; BENTON, TN; Owner: JOHN A. SINES AND L. JANE SINES, JTWROS)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WTTI (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: PYE WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • W217AN (91.3 FM; PROSPECT, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOCE (93.1 FM; BENTON, TN; Owner: LB RADIO OF CHATTANOOGA, LLC)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WAYB-FM (95.7 FM; GRAYSVILLE, TN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charleston:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTNB-CA (Channel 27; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WPDP-LP (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTCI (Channel 45; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP)

Charleston fatal accident list:

Apr 9, 1999 10:53 PM, Us-Sr2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 1, 1991 03:33 PM, Sr2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 11, 1989 06:45 AM, Sr2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 5, 1976 05:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 5, 1975 05:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 489ft / 149mTotal length
  • $27,228,000Total costs
  • 271,070Total average daily traffic
  • 33,038Total average daily truck traffic
  • 310,224Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Charleston, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 61960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Charleston, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • CHARLESTON, State Rd 308 & Interstate 75 (Lat: 35.288944 Lon: -84.818250), Type: Pole, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WNTT448,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6860.62 MHz, Grant Date: 10/14/1998, Expiration Date: 11/09/2008, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2008, Phone: (615) 741-6799
  • NORTH BRADLE, Fire Tower Rd 3.7 Miles Wnw Of (Lat: 35.293000 Lon: -84.826889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQKI730,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 03/09/2019, Expiration Date: 06/04/2029, Certifier: Arnold Hooper, Registrant: City Of Chattanooga, 910 Wisdom Street, Chattanooga, TN 37406, Phone: (423) 643-5236, Email:
  • CALHOUN, Walker Valley Road Nw (Lat: 35.284694 Lon: -84.771028), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQZX800,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2017, Expiration Date: 08/31/2027, Certifier: Gina Cacciatore, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • CHARLESTON, Top Of Scott St In (Lat: 35.283139 Lon: -84.750778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KBR75,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6796.25 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/21/2010, Expiration Date: 09/27/2020, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 110, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6244, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Charleston)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$136,2401$247,4506$137,1621$39,5801$173,980
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$131,3250$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$193,1500$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$108,060
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Charleston, TN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Charleston, TN - Value

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 21. The highest number of reported fires - 71 took place in 2006, and the least - 4 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Charleston, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (53.4%), and Structure Fires (25.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Charleston, TN
    • 18853.4%Outside Fires
    • 9125.9%Structure Fires
    • 6518.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 82.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charleston, TN
Most common first names in Charleston, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3167.1 years
William2971.5 years
Mary2181.4 years
John1577.7 years
Thomas1278.0 years
Charles1165.7 years
Roy966.6 years
Annie882.6 years
Robert870.8 years
Dorothy874.5 years
Most common last names in Charleston, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1571.4 years
Mcalister1481.1 years
Johnson1076.7 years
Haney970.2 years
Houston980.2 years
Brown975.2 years
Clark868.4 years
Taylor867.4 years
Morgan764.7 years
Moore768.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charleston, TN
  • 90.2%Electricity
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charleston, TN
  • 100.0%Electricity


Charleston compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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