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Living In Charleston, IL

Charleston, a small city in Illinois, has a population of slightly less than 21,000. Young adults aged 15-24 should feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 34, are decidedly younger than most cities in Illinois. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (51%) and owning (49%) their home, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $336/month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Charleston will save around $4,000 compared to the state average.

Compared to the national average (7%), Charleston has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 9% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 9% have earned a Bachelor's degree. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Charleston, the most common four of which are education, healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 30% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 5% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of about $52K, Charleston workers bring in about $25,000 less than the average Illinois resident. Charleston's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

Charleston's average commute time ranks as one of the best in Illinois at about 15 minutes, 8th-quickest in the state. Many residents (37%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't extensively used. Relatively few commuters (6%) walk to work, though the number far exceeds the national average.

Frequently Asked Questions About Charleston

What is the average rent in Charleston?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Charleston is $695 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $468 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $530 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Charleston?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Charleston is $468

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