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South Charleston, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of South Charleston had a population of 1,677 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Charleston: Charleston, Charlestown, South Charlestown.

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South Charleston, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,677
Daytime Population: Workers 1,161
Daytime Population: Residents 875
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,036
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 1,677
Population in Familes 1,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,304
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $43,834
Average Household Income $52,755
Per Capita Income $22,041


Total Housing Units 795 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 437 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $117,287
Average Home Value $146,510


Total Households 722
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 482
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 -0.13% -0.25%
Households 0.04% -0.17%
Families 0.47% -0.29%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

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, 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 # 524 57th
Population Density # 563 54th
Diversity Index # 933 23rd
Median Household Income # 864 29th
Per Capita Income # 878 28th

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