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Charleston, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Charleston had a population of 2,151 as of July 1, 2016. Charleston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Charleston is located at latitude 34.0077 and longitude -90.0552 in Tallahatchie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charleston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Tallahatchie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 217 feet.

The City of Charleston (GNIS ID: 2404031) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Charleston is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tallahatchie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Charleston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Charleston, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,151
Population in Households 2,103
Population in Familes 1,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 1,592
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 790
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 505
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 479 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 311 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $62,185
Average Home Value $64,540


Median Household Income $19,991
Average Household Income $30,559
Per Capita Income $11,797
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.29%
Households -0.3% -0.25%
Families -0.65% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Charleston, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charleston to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 118 68th
Population Density1 # 24 94th
Diversity Index2 # 244 33rd
Median Household Income # 344 5th
Per Capita Income # 342 6th

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