A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Charleston ...
The city of Charleston is located in the Bootheel of Missouri.
When the people of Charleston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Charlestonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Charleston has a population of 5,468 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Charleston.
The community of Charleston is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Charleston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Charleston is within the boundaries of the (573) area code.
The ZIP code for Charleston: 63834<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Charleston had an population of 5,468 people. This is a decrease of 8.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.55% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Charleston had a population of 5,947 people (which is 41.42% of the total population of Mississippi County). This makes Charleston the county's most populous community.
The population of Charleston represents 0.1% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 114th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 5,947 people, the population of Charleston increased 25.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,732 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Charleston.
Adding Charleston to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Charleston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Charleston elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Charleston on a .
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Charleston on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Charleston ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Missouri communities named Charleston: This one is located in Mississippi County and the other is located in Clark County.
Beyond Missouri, there are 44 communities that are also named Charleston - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, 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.
Communities near Charleston ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Charleston.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Charleston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Charleston.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Charleston.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Charleston. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Charleston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Charleston.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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.
The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/
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This page was last modified: 03 May 2021