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Charleston, Arkansas

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Welcome to Charleston ...

The city of Charleston is located in Franklin County and is the County Seat for Franklin County.

When the people of Charleston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Charlestonian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Charleston has a population of 2,463 people<2> (see below for details).

Charleston is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Charleston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Charleston lies within the (479) area code.

The ZIP code for Charleston: 72933<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Charleston had a population of 2,494 people (or 13.76% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Charleston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Charleston represents 0.09% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 106th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,494 people, the population of Charleston decreased 15.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,965 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Charleston had an population of 2,463 people. This is a decrease of 1.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.93% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Charleston.

Communities near Charleston ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Charleston and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Alma   [Map]   5,738   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Barling   [Map]   4,935   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Booneville   [Map]   3,853   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fort Smith   [Map]   88,037   W   18 miles [29 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   9,405   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lavaca   [Map]   2,444   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Charleston.

Communities Also Named Charleston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Charleston - they are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Charleston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Charleston. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Charleston. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Charleston.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Charleston:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charleston ...

Looking for more information about Charleston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Charleston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Charleston.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Charleston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Charleston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Charleston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Charleston.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Charleston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Charleston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Charleston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Charleston. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Charleston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2956, Longitude: -94.0467     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Charleston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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