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Chariton is a city in Lucas County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Chariton River

The latitude of Chariton is 41.013N. The longitude is -93.306W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,027 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,590.


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Median household income
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$27,844
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chariton demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Red Haw State Park, Cinder Path Trail, Stephens Forest
Historic sites and museums: Lucas County Historical Museum, Williamson School Museum, Belinda Church Toy and Antique Museum
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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26% of Chariton residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chariton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chariton was $15,553, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Chariton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Chariton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $629.


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Libraries in Chariton include Chariton Free Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Chariton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Chariton include Super 8.

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