Charleston, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 1,023. Population change since 2000: +14.3%
 
Males: 520  (50.8%)
Females: 503  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  49.1 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05872.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,828 (it was $28,083 in 2000)
Charleston:

$40,828
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,243 (it was $15,278 in 2000)

Charleston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $153,627 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Charleston:

$153,627
VT:

$223,700
  • Races in Charleston, VT (2010)

    Charleston races chart
    • 96594.3%White alone
    • 242.3%Two or more races
    • 191.9%Hispanic
    • 111.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone
    • 10.10%Black alone
    • 10.10%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Charleston: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (26.0%), French (22.0%), United States (12.5%), Irish (9.6%), French Canadian (6.0%), Scottish (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 37.5 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

Charleston,VT real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charleston town:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

33 residents are foreign born (2.9% North America, 0.6% Europe).

This town:

3.7%
Vermont:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Charleston, Vermont as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Charleston to the number of sex offenders is 512 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Charleston town:  1.4% ($1,143)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (118.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (180.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (292.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Morgan, VT (2.1 miles ), Westmore, VT (2.4 miles ), Brownington, VT (2.5 miles ), Island Pond, VT (2.6 miles ), Brighton, VT (2.7 miles ), Holland, VT (3.0 miles ), Orleans, VT (3.1 miles ), Derby Center, VT (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 44.84 N, Longitude: 72.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +50 (+5.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (10%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Charleston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Charleston, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Charleston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 130.5 miles away from Charleston center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from Charleston center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orleans County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Charleston:

  • NEWPORT HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, VT)
  • ORLEANS ESSEX VNA AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, VT)
  • FLETCHER ALLEN HEALTHCARE - NORTH COUNTRY DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; NEWPORT, VT)
  • NORTH COUNTRY HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; NEWPORT, VT)
  • MAPLE LANE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BARTON, VT)
  • UNION HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GLOVER, VT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charleston:

  • Norwich University (about 59 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 4,221)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 62 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 63 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 64 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 64 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 73 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • Plymouth State University (about 77 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)

Public elementary/middle school in Charleston:

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Notable location: Charleston Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Buck Cemetery (1), West Charleston Cemetery (2), Morrill Cemetery (3), Hillside Cemetery (4), Crawford Hill Cemetery (5), Blyhill Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Echo Lake (A), Pensioner Pond (B), Charleston Pond (C), Toad Pond (D), Mud Pond (E), Pensioner Pond (F), Seymour Lake (G), Echo Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stumpf Brook (A), Nutting Brook (B), Mad Brook (C), Lang Brook (D), Bald Mountain Brook (E), Allyn Brook (F), Gray Brook (G), Harvey Brook (H), Buck Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Orleans County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.0%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.5%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

20.0%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.6%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Vermont average:

11.7

Charleston travel time to work - commute Charleston mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Charleston town (based on Orleans County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,31212
Mainline Protestant1,48523
Evangelical Protestant82214
Other3234
None19,289-
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: 14
Orleans County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Orleans County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Orleans County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Orleans County:

24.8%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

13.3%

4.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Vermont average:

5.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Caledonia County, VT  0.50% ($34,732 average AGI)
from Lamoille County, VT  0.35% ($18,846)
from Chittenden County, VT  0.30% ($35,697)


4.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Vermont average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Caledonia County, VT  0.61% ($30,029 average AGI)
to Chittenden County, VT  0.44% ($25,143)
to Lamoille County, VT  0.41% ($21,457)

Strongest AM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WIKE (1490 AM; 1 kW; NEWPORT, VT; Owner: NORTHSTAR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charleston:

  • W243AE (96.5 FM; ORLEANS, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMOO (92.1 FM; DERBY CENTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSTAR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKXH (105.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charleston:

  • W14CK (Channel 14; NEWPORT, VT; Owner: SMC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • $1,249,000Total costs
  • 6,008Total average daily traffic
  • 341Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,662Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 41970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Charleston, VT

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 44.890750 Lon: -72.071667, Call Sign: WQAM594
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.087 MHzGrant Date: 07/02/2004, Expiration Date: 07/02/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/06/2014, Certifier: Pat AustinRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: NJ1M, Licensee ID: L01203096, Grant Date: 10/17/2006, Expiration Date: 01/08/2017, Certifier: Richard A Govoni, Registrant: Richard A Govoni, 1842 Sunset Dr, W Charleston, VT 05872

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Charleston compared to Vermont state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below 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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