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Charlestown is a city in Clark County, in the Louisville metro area.
The community was named for Charles Biggs, surveyor
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Charlestown. For links to other places called Charlestown, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Charlestown is 38.453N. The longitude is -85.67W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,927.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Charlestown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clark County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Louisville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47111 ZIP code.
15% of Charlestown residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Charlestown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charlestown was $13,892, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Charlestown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Charlestown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $643.
Libraries in Charlestown include Charlestown Clark County Public Library ... View libraries
Clark County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charlestown political report.
The average commute time for Charlestown workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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