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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$21,812
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Charleston demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 47. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 8.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Dogwood-Azalea Festival - April 19-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Charleston web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charleston was $12,876, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Charleston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Charleston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $195.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $557.


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Libraries in Charleston include Mississippi County Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Mississippi County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charleston political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Charleston workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Charleston include Econo Lodge Charleston.

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