Charleston, Arkansas

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Charleston is a city in Franklin County, Arkansas, United States, and (along with Ozark) one of the two county seats of Franklin County.[1] It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,965 at the 2000 census.



Charleston is located at 35°17′55″N 94°2′27″W / 35.29861°N 94.04083°W / 35.29861; -94.04083 (35.298509, -94.040716).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²), of which, 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.87%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,965 people, 1,201 households, and 815 families residing in the city. The population density was 706.4 people per square mile (272.6/km²). There were 1,315 housing units at an average density of 313.3/sq mi (120.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.58% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 1.48% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,201 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96.

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