In 2017, Charleston, IL had a population of 21.2k people with a median age of 25.2 and a median household income of $29,968. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Charleston, IL declined from 21,257 to 21,202, a -0.259% decrease and its median household income grew from $27,004 to $29,968, a 11% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Charleston, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.59%), White (Hispanic) (2.84%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.75%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.97%). N/A% of the people in Charleston, IL speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Charleston, IL are Eastern Illinois University (2,569 degrees awarded in 2017).
The median property value in Charleston, IL is $91,400, and the homeownership rate is 47.2%. Most people in Charleston, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Charleston, IL is 2 cars per household.