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Population (year 2000): 21,039. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,189 (-4.0% change)
Males: 9,781 (46.5%), Females: 11,258 (53.5%)

Coles County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 22.7 years
Median household income: $24,140 (year 2000)
Median house value: $80,100 (year 2000)

Charleston, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Charleston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.5%)
  • Black (4.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (27.9%), Irish (17.2%), English (11.1%), United States (7.0%), Italian (4.9%), Polish (4.1%).Illinois

Elevation: 686 feet

Land area: 8.0 square miles

Charleston,

For population 25 years and over in Charleston

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charleston city

  • Never married: 55.2%
  • Now married: 31.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

2.2% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +427 (+2.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Champaign, (43.5 miles pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IN Indianapolis, (141.1 miles pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (166.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (9.0 miles Lerna, IL (11.2 miles Ashmore, IL (12.5 miles Humboldt, IL (12.7 miles Westfield, IL (13.4 miles Mattoon, IL (13.8 miles Hindsboro, IL Toledo, (15.6 miles IL (15.7 miles Oakland,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 36 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $84,800
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $105,500

Latitude: 39.49 N, Longitude: 88.18 W

Area code: 217

Charleston, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (37.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.1%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +708 (+3.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,951 (60.7%)

Crime in Charleston by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 4.8 0.0 0.0 4.8 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 12 13 9 13 9
    per 100,000 33.3 57.0 61.8 42.8 61.8 42.8
Robberies 2 1 2 4 2 1
    per 100,000 9.5 4.8 9.5 19.0 9.5 4.8
Assaults 32 33 40 31 40 33
    per 100,000 152.1 156.9 190.1 147.3 190.1 156.9
Burglaries 170 106 90 73 90 94
    per 100,000 808.0 503.8 427.8 347.0 427.8 446.8
Thefts 336 348 323 290 323 298
    per 100,000 1597.0 1654.1 1535.2 1378.4 1535.2 1416.4
Auto thefts 14 17 13 17 13 22
    per 100,000 66.5 80.8 61.8 80.8 61.8 104.6
177.1 163.5 161.9 142.9 161.9 146.2

Average climate in Charleston, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Charleston,

Charleston-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/11/1958, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the Charleston city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/10/1974, a category 3 tornado 4.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Charleston:
  • SARAH BUSH LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER (about 14 miles; MATTOON, IL)
  • PARIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; PARIS, IL)
  • ST ANTHONYS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 37 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Charleston:
  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 7 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; ID: MTO)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 38 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; ID: CMI)
  • DECATUR (about 53 miles; DECATUR, IL; ID: DEC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Charleston:
  • CASEY MUNI (about 18 miles; CASEY, IL; ID: 1H8)
  • TUSCOLA (about 21 miles; TUSCOLA, IL; ID: K96)
  • EFFINGHAM COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 38 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL; ID: 1H2)

Amtrak station near Charleston:
  • 14 miles: MATTOON (1718 BROADWAY). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 33 $125,339 $45,577 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $13,674 $41,022 1 $279
Water Supply 17 $58,007 $40,946 1 $1,063
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $5,876 $35,256 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $10,882 $32,646 17 $3,753
Sewerage 11 $37,676 $41,101 1 $1,063
Firefighters 31 $116,800 $45,212 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $8,201 $32,804 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $6,688 $40,128 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $2,725 $32,700 0 $0
Streets and Highways 14 $49,819 $42,702 1 $655
Local Libraries 8 $15,308 $22,962 11 $5,376
Financial Administration 1 $3,412 $40,944 0 $0
Other Government Administration 13 $21,622 $19,958 0 $0
Totals for Government 144 $476,028 $39,669 32 $12,188
College/University in Charleston:
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 9,582; Location: 600 LINCOLN AVE; Public; Website: www.eiu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Charleston:
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 14 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 44 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; FT enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 44 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 36,284)
  • INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; FT enrollment: 9,597)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-WABASH VALLEY (about 55 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,099)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; DECATUR, IL; FT enrollment: 2,274)
  • VINCENNES UNIVERSITY (about 73 miles; VINCENNES, IN; FT enrollment: 6,201)
Public high school in Charleston:
  • CHARLESTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 911; Location: 1603 LINCOLN; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Charleston:
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 36; Location: 7700 N COUNTY RD 1200 EAST; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Charleston:
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 688; Location: 801 JEFFERSON AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • CARL SANDBURG ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 554; Location: 1924 REYNOLDS DR; Grades: PK - 03)
  • CHARLESTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 455; Location: 920 SMITH DR; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MARK TWAIN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 1021 13TH ST; Grades: KG - KG)
  • MATTOON BRIDGES (Students: 18; Location: 730 7TH ST; Grades: 07 - 11)
  • EASTERN IL EFE/DUAL CREDIT (Location: 730 7TH STREET; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • CHARLESTON BRIDGES (Location: 730 7TH STREET STE A; Grades: 00 - 00)
Library in Charleston:
  • CHARLESTON CARNEGIE P.L. (Operating income: $417,467; Location: 712 SIXTH ST; 52,039 books; 3,990 audio materials; 1,480 video materials; 202 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Charleston Country Club (A).


Charleston compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Charleston:
  • WEIC (1270 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: COM-STAT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Charleston:
  • WEIU (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W213AW (90.5 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWGO (92.1 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: WHQQ, INC)
  • WCBH (104.3 FM; CASEY, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • W201AD (88.1 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WMMC (105.9 FM; MARSHALL, IL; Owner: JDL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLKL (89.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT #517)
TV broadcast stations around Charleston:
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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