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Charleston, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Charleston had a population of 684 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Charleston is located at latitude 35.2857 and longitude -84.7608 in Bradley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charleston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Bradley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 728 feet.

The City of Charleston (GNIS ID: 2404029) 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 Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bradley 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Charleston: Cowpea Capital of the World.

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


Total Population 684
Population in Households 684
Population in Familes 581
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 669
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 263
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 188
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $138,710
Average Home Value $153,093


Median Household Income $36,513
Average Household Income $46,342
Per Capita Income $17,765
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.83%
Households 0.62% 0.68%
Families 2.01% 0.63%
Median Household Income   0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charleston to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 323 25th
Population Density1 # 153 64th
Diversity Index2 # 109 74th
Median Household Income # 246 43rd
Per Capita Income # 339 21st

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