Charleston Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Charleston, IL

General Charleston Information

State: Illinois

County: Coles County

Close cities: Hindsboro, IL, Westfield, IL, Mattoon, IL, Trilla, IL, Humboldt, IL, Lerna, IL, Janesville, IL, Casey, IL, Ashmore, IL

Charleston Population (census data)
Total 20,296 (-3.6% since 2000)
Male 9,435 (46.5%)
Female 10,861 (53.5%)

Population Density: 2,539 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 83.5 (US Avg is 100)

Charleston Elevation: 686 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1872

Land Area: 7.99 square miles

Median Household Income: $27,532

Zip Codes: 61920.

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Charleston Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (91.5%)
  • Black (4.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (27.9%)
  • Irish (17.2%)
  • English (11.1%)
  • United States (7.0%)
  • Italian (4.9%)
  • Polish (4.1%)
Foriegn Born: 462 people (2.3%)
  • Asia (47.6%)
  • Europe (33.3%)
  • Latin America (19.0%)

Local Charleston Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Football: Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts
NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls
NHL Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues
NCAA Sports: Eastern Illinois University, University of Illinois

Charleston School Information

High Schools
Charleston High School (1603 Lincoln, Charleston, IL, 61920 - Charleston Community Unit School District 1 District)
Middle Schools
Charleston Middle School (920 Smith Drive, Charleston, IL, 61920 - Charleston Community Unit School District 1 District)
Elementary Schools
Carl Sandburg Elementary School (1924 Reynolds Drive, Charleston, IL, 61920 - Charleston Community Unit School District 1 District)
Jefferson Elementary School (801 Jefferson Avenue, Charleston, IL, 61920 - Charleston Community Unit School District 1 District)
Mark Twain Elementary School (1021 13th Street, Charleston, IL, 61920 - Charleston Community Unit School District 1 District)
Other/Private Schools
Charleston Bridges (730 7th Street Suite A, Charleston, IL, 61920 - Clk Cls Cmbn Dglas Edgr Mltr Shlb District)

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