Charlestown, NH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Charlestown, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Charlestown Census Designated Place had a population of 1,149 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Charlestown, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,149
Daytime Population: Workers 609
Daytime Population: Residents 529
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,138
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 1,107
Population in Familes 864
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 1,412
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $48,324
Average Household Income $58,330
Per Capita Income $24,078


Total Housing Units 511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $123,276
Average Home Value $129,130


Total Households 462
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 302
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.04% 0.02%
Households -0.15% -0.04%
Families 0.56% -0.13%
Median Household Income   3.63%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 2017 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 Density # 16 85th
Diversity Index # 90 8th
Median Household Income # 75 24th
Per Capita Income # 83 15th

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