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South Charleston, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of South Charleston had a population of 1,680 as of July 1, 2016. South Charleston ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Charleston is located at latitude 39.8248 and longitude -83.6437 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the Village of South Charleston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The Village of South Charleston (GNIS ID: 2399844) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of South Charleston is located within Township of Madison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Charleston 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 South Charleston: Charleston, Charlestown, South Charlestown.

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South Charleston, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,680
Population in Households 1,680
Population in Familes 1,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,307
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 727
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 486
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 794 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 438 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $112,088
Average Home Value $143,523


Median Household Income $41,281
Average Household Income $49,466
Per Capita Income $20,827
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.17%
Households 0.15% 0.03%
Families 0.67% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

South Charleston, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Charleston to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio 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 # 524 57th
Population Density1 # 571 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 968 21st
Median Household Income # 872 28th
Per Capita Income # 887 27th

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