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Charleston is a township in Kalamazoo County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area.

The township was named after the early settler Charles M. Nichols.

The latitude of Charleston is 42.281N. The longitude is -85.358W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 945 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,813.


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Median household income
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$50,707
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Charleston demographic reports
Year founded: 1835

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22% of Charleston residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $20,921, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Charleston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Charleston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $891.


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Kalamazoo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charleston political report.

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The average commute time for Charleston workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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