Charleston, MS


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Charleston is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 2,048 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Charleston is the 108th largest community in Mississippi.

Charleston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Charleston is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Charleston who work in office and administrative support (14.51%), maintenance occupations (8.62%), and business and financial occupations (8.62%).

Being a small city, Charleston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Charleston with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.02% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Charleston in 2010 was $16,912, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,648 for a family of four.

Charleston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Charleston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Charleston residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Charleston include Scots-Irish, German, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in Charleston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and African languages.

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