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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,990
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+3,401
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.7%
Median Earnings25+$35,148
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,205
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,481

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,074
% Above Poverty Level85.4%
% Below Poverty Level14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.3%
Median Gross Rent$703
Median House Value$100,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.4%
German20.1%
Irish10.6%
English7.9%
French Except Basque5.6%
Italian2.4%
Scottish1.5%
Greek1.4%
Iraqi0.8%
Arab0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Dutch0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
African0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Charlestown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clark County
Standard Zip Codes47111
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude38.45
Approximate Longitude-85.66

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)

StationCHARLESTOWN 5 NNW
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 89 F
Oct Temp42 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationSCOTTSBURG
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationLOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp70 to 87 F
Oct Temp49 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Borden818$60,469
Clarksville21,812$54,650
Jeffersonville46,415$62,153
New Albany36,622$51,510
Sellersburg8,722$74,722
Utica614$56,111

Charlestown Public Libraries

Charlestown-clark County Public Library
51 CLARK ROAD
Charlestown, Indiana
(812) 256-3337

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Charlestown Hospitals

Saint Catherine Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
2200 Market St
(812) 256-3301

Charlestown Public Schools

Charlestown Middle School
8804 High Jackson Rd
ZIP: 47111
(812) 256-6363
Middle
Total Enrollment 521
Charlestown Senior High Sch
Monroe/park Sts
ZIP: 47111
(812) 256-3328
High
Total Enrollment 726
Jonathan Jennings Elem Sch
603 Market St
ZIP: 47111
(812) 256-7284
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Pleasant Ridge Elem School
1250 Monroe St
ZIP: 47111
(812) 256-7286
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
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