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Charlestown, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The City of Charlestown had a population of 8,416 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Charlestown, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,416
Daytime Population: Workers 2,322
Daytime Population: Residents 4,167
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,489
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 8,416
Population in Familes 7,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 735
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $46,494
Average Household Income $63,700
Per Capita Income $23,963


Total Housing Units 3,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,139 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,067 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $147,134
Average Home Value $178,925


Total Households 3,207
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 2,304
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.44% 1.17%
Households 1.48% 1.17%
Families 1.73% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Charlestown, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charlestown to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 519 24th
Diversity Index # 94 86th
Median Household Income # 401 41st
Per Capita Income # 335 51st

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