Charleston, Mississippi

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Population in 2019: 1,867 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.1%
 
Males: 928  (49.7%)
Females: 939  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 38921, 38961.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $25,796 (it was $18,208 in 2000)
Charleston:

$25,796
MS:

$45,792

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,963 (it was $10,835 in 2000)

Charleston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $72,180 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Charleston:

$72,180
MS:

$128,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $74,709; detached houses: $77,125; mobile homes: $31,022

Median gross rent in 2019: $492.

March 2019 cost of living index in Charleston: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 29.5%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Charleston, MS (2019)
    • 1,57565.8%Black alone
    • 78932.9%White alone
    • 381.6%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Charleston, Mississippi as of April 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Charleston is 113 to 1.


Crime rates in Charleston by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.1)
1
(54.1)
1
(55.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(48.9)
2
(101.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(146.6)
3
(152.4)
21
(1,115)
45
(2,432)
5
(278.9)
15
(681.5)
10
(457.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
19
(928.2)
13
(660.2)
9
(477.7)
25
(1,351)
9
(502.0)
9
(408.9)
1
(45.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
31
(1,514)
39
(1,981)
26
(1,380)
31
(1,676)
7
(390.4)
54
(2,453)
27
(1,236)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
60
(2,931)
84
(4,266)
61
(3,238)
44
(2,378)
5
(278.9)
17
(772.4)
43
(1,969)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(97.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(97.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index499.8568.3762.21363.8334.1488.9311.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Charleston, MS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.58
Mississippi average:

2.05
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Ancestries: English (3.6%), American (3.5%), German (2.0%), Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 209 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,370 people per square mile   (low).

Charleston, Mississippi map

26 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Mississippi:

1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $635 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $661 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (76.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (397.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Oakland, MS (2.9 miles ),
Tillatoba, MS (3.0 miles),
Crowder, MS (3.5 miles ),
Pope, MS (4.0 miles ),
Webb, MS (4.2 miles ),
Courtland, MS (4.2 miles ),
Holcomb, MS (4.2 miles ),
Sumner, MS (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 34.01 N, Longitude: 90.05 W

Area code: 662

Distribution of median household income in Charleston, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Charleston, MS in 2019
Charleston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $59,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $59,700
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $59,700
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $51,800
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $51,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $61,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $55,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Charleston, MS residents
Average permit cost in Charleston, MS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
Mississippi:

6.0%
Most common industries in Charleston, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Apparel (8.8%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (11.7%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Apparel (6.2%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Apparel (11.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Charleston, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.4%)
  • Cashiers (7.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)

Average climate in Charleston, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Charleston, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Charleston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the Charleston city center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 12/21/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charleston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 308% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 113.8 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 177.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.2 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 166.4 miles away from Charleston center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 146.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 147.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tallahatchie County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 13, Floods: 11, Winds: 4, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charleston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Charleston:

  • TALLAHATCHIE CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 201 SOUTH MARKET ST / PO BOX 230)
  • TALLAHATCHIE GENERAL HOSP ECF (201 SOUTH MARKET ST/P. O. BOX 230)

Airports located in Charleston:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charleston:

  • Coahoma Community College (about 35 miles; Clarksdale, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,284)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 38 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • University of Mississippi (about 39 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 43 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Delta State University (about 44 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 47 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Holmes Community College (about 73 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)

Public high schools in Charleston:

  • CHARLESTON HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 310 N. COSSAR, Grades: 9-12)
  • E TALLAHATCHIE VOC CENTER (Location: 310 N. COSSAR STREET, Grades: 7-12)

Private high school in Charleston:

  • STRIDER ACADEMY (Students: 139, Location: 3698 MS HIGHWAY 32 CENTRAL, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Charleston:

See full list of schools located in Charleston

Library in Charleston:

  • TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $144,827; Location: 102 WALNUT; 13,938 books; 300 audio materials; 304 video materials; 53 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 42 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • St. Paul C.M.E. Church, 817 W. Main St. Oldest Black congregation in city.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Charleston: Tallahatchie County Courthouse (A), Charleston City Hall (B), Charleston Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charleston include: Church of God (A), Church of Christ (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), Saint Johns Catholic Church (F), Saint John Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Tallahatchie County - Ross Steve Justice Court Judge (1 Court Square).

Birthplace of: Brad Dye - Politician, Jess H. Dickinson - Presiding Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, Al Jones (baseball) - Baseball player.

Tallahatchie 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 and their reported violations in the past:

CHARLESTON UTILITIES (Population served: 3,112, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 117 regular monitoring violations
BLUE CANE, COWART & TIPPO W/A. (Population served: 2,260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-28-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 218 regular monitoring violations
CASCILLA WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 816, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 166 regular monitoring violations

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

  • EAST CHARLESTON WATER ASSN (Population served: 192, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.3%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
61 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
67 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Charleston (2011 data):

  • Tallahatchie County Bank: at 2 East Main Street, branch established on 1913/11/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $62.7 mil, Deposits: $57.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Tallahatchie Holding Company
  • Regions Bank: Charleston Branch at 17 North Side Square, branch established on 1890/05/24. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Charleston:

Marital status in Charleston, MS
  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 23.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 22.5%

For population 25 years and over in Charleston:

  • High school or higher: 71.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Mississippi average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Charleston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Charleston, MS (based on Tallahatchie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,83929
Black Protestant9628
Mainline Protestant5879
Catholic311
Other1-
None9,958-
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: 4
Tallahatchie County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Tallahatchie County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Here:

14.31 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

15.3%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

36.1%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.4%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.7
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Charleston:

19.7%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Charleston:

12.3%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Charleston:

36.6%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Charleston:

51.8%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Charleston:

79.9%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Charleston, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$34,823$41,7881$478
Solid Waste Management 5$2,549$6,1180$0
Sewerage 2$4,719$28,3140$0
Financial Administration 2$6,320$37,9200$0
Water Supply 2$5,004$30,0240$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,029$36,3480$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,167$50,0040$0
Totals for Government 23$60,610$31,6231$478

Charleston government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($38.03)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $483,000 ($258.70)
    Regular Highways: $304,000 ($162.83)
    Water Utilities: $233,000 ($124.80)
    Financial Administration: $201,000 ($107.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $165,000 ($88.38)
    Sewerage: $142,000 ($76.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $77,000 ($41.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $67,000 ($35.89)
    Central Staff Services: $42,000 ($22.50)
    Air Transportation: $16,000 ($8.57)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($7.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($1.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($8.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $84,000 ($44.99)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($2.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $600,000 ($321.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $124,000 ($66.42)

Charleston government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $171,000 ($91.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $153,000 ($81.95)
    Air Transportation: $111,000 ($59.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000 ($7.50)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($1.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $91,000 ($48.74)
    General Local Government Support: $22,000 ($11.78)
    Other: $4,000 ($2.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $128,000 ($68.56)
    Rents: $22,000 ($11.78)
    General Revenue - Other: $14,000 ($7.50)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($2.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $465,000 ($249.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $327,000 ($175.15)
    Other: $10,000 ($5.36)
    Highways: $7,000 ($3.75)
  • Tax - Property: $522,000 ($279.59)
    Public Utilities Sales: $93,000 ($49.81)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000 ($5.36)

Charleston government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,243,000 ($1737.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,142,000 ($1682.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,000 ($54.10)

Charleston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $700,000 ($374.93)

6.17% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

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 Grenada County, MS  0.74% ($38,406 average AGI)
to Panola County, MS  0.55% ($41,125)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.53% ($27,739)

Businesses in Charleston, MS

  • H&R Block: 1
  • McDonald's: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charleston:

  • WQXB (100.1 FM; GRENADA, MS; Owner: CHATTERBOX, INC.)
  • WTGY (95.7 FM; CHARLESTON, MS; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WOHT (92.3 FM; GRENADA, MS; Owner: CENTURY BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WAVI (91.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTNM (105.5 FM; WATER VALLEY, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBLE (100.5 FM; BATESVILLE, MS; Owner: BATESVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charleston:

  • W36BT (Channel 36; GRENADA, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • W28BP (Channel 28; GRENADA, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W12CR (Channel 12; GRENADA, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WEBU-LP (Channel 11; WEBB, MS; Owner: DAVID ELLINGTON)
  • W30BY (Channel 30; GRENADA, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W13CS (Channel 13; GRENADA, MS; Owner: DEWEY SANFORD)
Charleston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Charleston fatal accident list:

Mar 20, 1999 11:55 PM, Sr-32, Lat: 34.007105, Lon: -90.054617, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 2, 1999 05:53 AM, Sr-32, Lat: 34.001237, Lon: -90.064293, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 20, 1998 01:34 AM, Sr-32, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 6, 1998 03:42 AM, Sr-32, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 55.6mTotal length
  • $670,856,000Total costs
  • 19,770Total average daily traffic
  • 2,030Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,155Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Charleston, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Charleston, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Charleston, On Jordan Hill Road, 1.0 Mile East Of Sr 32/35 (Lat: 33.987500 Lon: -90.047778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQIC493,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/2017, Expiration Date: 01/01/2028, Certifier: Victor H Meena, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Email:
  • 30301, 588 Jordan Hill Road (Site # 30301) (Lat: 33.979139 Lon: -90.032972), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 114.3 m, Overall height: 117.4 m, Call Sign: WQOV630, Licensee ID: L01412109,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2012, Expiration Date: 02/09/2022, Certifier: Bill Roach, Registrant: State Of Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission, 412 East Woodrow Wilson Ave., Mail Code 66-01, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone: (601) 359-5363, Fax: (601) 359-5362, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N5RSF, Previous Call Sign: KB5NTJ, Licensee ID: L00220592, Grant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 06/29/2023, Certifier: Robert C Pickle Jr, Registrant: Robert C Pickle Jr, 107 N Franklin, Charleston, MS 38921
  • Call Sign: KF5OJY, Licensee ID: L01688573, Grant Date: 02/13/2012, Expiration Date: 02/13/2022, Certifier: Sandra B Johnson, Registrant: Sandra B Johnson, 110 South Clay St, Charleston, MS 38921
  • Call Sign: KI5HKF, Licensee ID: L02309633, Grant Date: 12/03/2019, Expiration Date: 12/03/2029, Certifier: Gavin S Schultz, Registrant: Gavin S Schultz, 9666 Ms Hwy 35 S, Charleston, MS 38921

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 150PM , Serial Number: 15072168, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/1970, Certificate Issue Date: 09/21/2020
    Registrant (LLC): Skyray LLC, Po Box 46, Charleston, MS 38921
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-802A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-67AG (1350 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 3030Q , Serial Number: 802A-0509, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 03/20/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Finke Aviation LLC, 5527 Ms Highway 32 Central, Charleston, MS 38921
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-402 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SERIES (500 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 402SK , Serial Number: 402-0895, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 12/08/1992, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Needmore Aviation LLC, 5527 Ms Hwy 32, Charleston, MS 38921
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-802 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-67AG (1350 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 802AM , Serial Number: 802-0540, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 01/07/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 05/05/2020
    Registrant (LLC): Finke Aviation LLC, Po Box 2, Charleston, MS 38921
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 934V , Serial Number: D-9739, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 02/12/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/2012
    Registrant (LLC): Finke Aviation LLC, 31 S Country Club Rd, Charleston, MS 38921
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6948R , Serial Number: T210-0348, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/19/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 101 Industrial Dr, Charleston, MS 38921
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/27/2017, Exported to: Colombia

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 29. The highest number of fires - 64 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2015. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Charleston, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.7%), and Outside Fires (32.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Charleston, MS
    • 27454.7%Structure Fires
    • 16532.9%Outside Fires
    • 5210.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 102.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charleston, MS
Most common first names in Charleston, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7669.9 years
Mary6679.5 years
John4878.0 years
William4072.6 years
Willie3576.6 years
Robert3071.5 years
Henry2974.6 years
Annie2783.1 years
George2270.7 years
Joe2269.4 years
Most common last names in Charleston, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Taylor4471.3 years
Williams4480.4 years
Johnson4071.3 years
Smith3874.7 years
Jones3675.1 years
Brown3472.7 years
Davis3270.4 years
Lee2076.4 years
Moore1973.6 years
Little1875.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charleston, MS
  • 58.7%Utility gas
  • 36.5%Electricity
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charleston, MS
  • 44.5%Electricity
  • 37.6%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Charleston compared to Mississippi state average:

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