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St. Charles, Illinois
Charleston, Illinois
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
St. Charles is 4% less densely populated than Charleston.
People are 30% more likely to be married in Charleston.
The Median Age is 18.5 years older in St. Charles.

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PEOPLE
 St. Charles, ILCharleston, ILUnited States
 Population33,46021,196321,418,820
 Population - 201032,39221,746308,745,538
 Population - 200027,89621,039285,036,114
 Population - 199022,50120,398251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now48.71%3.91%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now19.95%0.75%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,2772,35791
 Land Area1593,531,905
 Water Area01264,837
 Median Age42.123.637.4
 Female Population51.13%51.26%50.81%
 Male Population48.87%48.74%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 St. Charles, ILCharleston, ILUnited States
 Age 0 to 44.27%3.58%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.30%3.18%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.94%3.44%6.59%
 Age 15 to 175.72%2.57%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.47%18.85%4.35%
 Age 21 to 243.23%23.65%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3411.50%10.22%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.58%8.57%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5416.66%7.16%14.09%
 Age 55 to 597.28%5.80%6.57%
 Age 60 to 646.65%3.24%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.22%4.57%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.82%3.17%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.38%2.01%1.85%
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 RACE
 St. Charles, ILCharleston, ILUnited States
 White85.06%85.68%62.77%
 Black1.60%7.35%12.24%
 Asian3.32%1.99%4.95%
 Native American0.09%0.17%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.04%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.00%0.00%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.00%1.78%2.13%
 Hispanic8.90%3.03%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic91.10%96.97%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 St. Charles, ILCharleston, ILUnited States
 Households12,8807,876116,211,000
 Family Households8,8263,47676,958,100
 Non Family Households4,0544,40039,253,000
 Household Size2.562.292.63
 Married Population58.17%28.06%50.58%
 Single Population41.83%71.94%49.42%
 Now Married56.95%27.08%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.22%0.98%2.17%
 Never Married26.10%59.62%32.55%
 Widowed6.19%4.98%5.95%
 Divorced9.54%7.34%10.92%
 Married, w/children38.16%27.91%31.68%
 Married, no children47.62%44.45%41.44%
 Single, w/children6.74%18.33%16.94%
 Single, no children7.48%9.32%9.95%
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 COMMENTS
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Great Small Town: St. Charles is a nice safe and clean community with a very lively downtown that straddles the Fox River. Downtown St. Charles has around 20 or so restraunts and pubs... (read more)

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