Charlestown, NH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Charlestown, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Charlestown Census Designated Place had a population of 1,161 as of July 1, 2016. Charlestown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Charlestown is located at latitude 43.2371 and longitude -72.4232 in Sullivan County. The formal boundaries for the Charlestown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Sullivan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Charlestown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378055) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Charlestown Census Designated Place is located within Town of Charlestown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sullivan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Charlestown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Charlestown: Fort Number Four, Number 4.

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Charlestown, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,161
Population in Households 1,119
Population in Familes 874
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 1,427
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 469
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 308
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 343 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $118,675
Average Home Value $125,436


Median Household Income $46,922
Average Household Income $58,682
Per Capita Income $24,305
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.1%
Households 0.07% 0.13%
Families 0.97% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Charlestown, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charlestown to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 62 37th
Population Density1 # 15 86th
Diversity Index2 # 92 6th
Median Household Income # 73 26th
Per Capita Income # 83 15th

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