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Overview

Introduction to Charlestown, Indiana

Charlestown, Indiana, in Clark county, is 14 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky. Charleston is part of the surrounding Louisville metro area and is home to some 5,993 residents.

Charlestown History

The city of Charlestown, which was established in 1808, was named in the honor of one of its surveyors, Charles Beggs. Mills were an important component of the town. Charlestown was also the home of Jonathan Jennings, the first state governor of Indiana. Clark County, in which this city is located, was established in 1801 as a part of the Northwest Territory.

Charlestown and Nearby Attractions

  • Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind
  • Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
  • Deam Lake State Recreation Area
  • Cathedral Gardens
  • Louisville Zoo

Things To Do In Charlestown

Charlestown has numerous interesting places to visit, such as the Louisville Zoo, Cathedral Gardens, and Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. People may visit historical sites, such as the Culbertson Mansion State Historical Site, Lanier Mansion State Historical Site, Locust Grove, The Thomas Edison House, and The Zachary Taylor House. The area also has several parks including Deam Lake State Recreation Area, Falls of the Ohio State Park and E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park.

Charlestown Transportation

Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport is nearby.

Charlestown Higher Education

Colleges close to Charlestown include Bellarmine University, Hanover College, and Indiana University Southeast.

People

Total Population 7,802
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,472
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,151
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,907
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,069

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,604
% Above Poverty Level 81.7%
% Below Poverty Level 18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $640
Median House Value $109,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 7.5%
Irish 12.4%

Charlestown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky
County Clark
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 47111
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.453
Longitude -85.67

Charlestown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHARLESTOWN 5 NNW
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station SCOTTSBURG
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station LOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Borden 681 $59,659
Clarksville 21,579 $53,923
Jeffersonville 45,869 $62,167
New Albany 36,496 $47,220
Sellersburg 8,004 $70,811
Utica 828 $65,375

Charlestown Public Libraries

Library
Charlestown Clark County Pl
51 CLARK RD
Charlestown, Indiana
(812) 256-3337
Library Web Site

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Charlestown Hospitals

SAINT CATHERINE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2200 MARKET STREET
(812) 256-3301
Emergency Service: Yes

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Charlestown High Schools

CHARLESTOWN SENIOR HIGH SCH
MONROE/PARK STS
812-256-3328
Serves 641 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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