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People

Total Population 1,801
Male Share of the Population 36.3%
Female Share of the Population 63.7%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 640
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 25.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.7%
Median Earnings25+ $17,358
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,797
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,667
% Above Poverty Level 56.5%
% Below Poverty Level 43.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41%
Median Gross Rent $432
Median House Value $64,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 73.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 2.1%

Charleston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 79 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Tallahatchie
Standard Zip Codes 38921
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38958
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.006
Longitude -90.056

Charleston 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 CHARLESTON 1 N
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 57.7 inches
Station GRENADA 5 NNE
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59 inches
Station MINTER CITY 2 SE
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 50 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Charleston, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cowart (38921)

Effie (38921)

Sharkey (38921)

Swan Lake (38958)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Courtland 562 $50,714
Crowder 570 $17,361
Oakland 739 $32,813
Pope 183 $51,250
Sumner 317 $64,375
Webb 293 $31,250

Charleston Public Libraries

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Tallahatchie County
102 WALNUT
Charleston, Mississippi
(662) 647-2638

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Charleston High Schools

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310 N COSSAR ST
662-647-5359
Serves 427 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.8

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662-647-5359
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