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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Charleston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kalamazoo 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 49012 ZIP code.
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.
17% of Charleston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Charleston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $891.
Kalamazoo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charleston political report.
The average commute time for Charleston workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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