In 2020, Charleston, IL had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 27.7 and a median household income of $41,436. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Charleston, IL declined from 20,464 to 20,141, a −1.58% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,863 to $41,436, a 1.4% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Charleston, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.46%), White (Hispanic) (2.69%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.19%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%).
None of the households in Charleston, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.9% of the residents in Charleston, IL are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Charleston, IL are Eastern Illinois University (1,912 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Charleston, IL was $110,500, and the homeownership rate was 45.6%.
Most people in Charleston, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15 minutes. The average car ownership in Charleston, IL was 2 cars per household.