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Charleston is a city in Mississippi County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named for Charleston, SC; another says it was named for landowner Charles Moore
The latitude of Charleston is 36.920N. The longitude is -89.35W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 322 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,855.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Charleston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mississippi County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 63834 ZIP code.
8% of Charleston residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Charleston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charleston was $12,876, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Charleston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Charleston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $195. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $557.
Libraries in Charleston include Mississippi County Library ... View libraries
Mississippi County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charleston political report.
The average commute time for Charleston workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Charleston include Econo Lodge Charleston.
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