Charleston, IL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 8,155 housing units in Charleston. This represents a 21.2% growth from 6,726 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 8,115 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 40 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Charleston is about 45.9%. Charleston's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5.7%. Average household size is 2.22 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Charleston were built after 1969.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type5.30%
One Bedroom15.10%
Two Bedrooms34.70%
Three Bedrooms32%
Four Bedrooms10.10%
Five Bedrooms or more2.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.4
Median year structure was built1965
Median Value of occupied units$80,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$72,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.06
Median year structure was built1973
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$344

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage4.10%
Home Equity Loan7.10%
Simple Mortgage52.40%
Debt Free36.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs16.5%