Charlestown, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Charlestown, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Charlestown had a population of 8,250 as of July 1, 2015. Charlestown ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Charlestown is located at latitude 38.4298 and longitude -85.6704 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charlestown (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Charlestown (GNIS ID: 2393805) 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 Charlestown is located within Township of Charlestown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Charlestown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Charlestown, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,250
Population in Households 8,250
Population in Familes 6,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 721
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 3,129
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 2,263
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,131 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 998 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $143,018
Average Home Value $172,538


Median Household Income $45,331
Average Household Income $56,767
Per Capita Income $21,359
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 1.35%
Households 1.57% 1.32%
Families 2.05% 1.22%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.


Charlestown, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charlestown to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 90 87th
Population Density1 # 524 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 96 86th
Median Household Income # 390 43rd
Per Capita Income # 393 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.