Charleston, Utah


Charleston Town Hall
Charleston Town Hall

The first settler in the area was a fur trapper named Aaron Daniels. He arrived in 1858 and built his home close to the Provo River, about 1 mile north of what is now downtown Charleston. The first farmers arrived in the Charleston area in 1859 and the first home was completed late that year. By 1866 there were a dozen families living in the area. The settlement had grown enough by 1877 that they organized the Charleston Ward, separate from the Heber Ward.

The population of Charleston peaked in the 1930's, but even then there weren't 500 people living within the boundaries. Today, the town is a waterfront community, fronting on Deer Creek Reservoir.

The population of Charleston is up about 20% since 2000.

Mount Timpanogos and Deer Creek Reservoir from Charleston
Deer Creek Reservoir and Mount Timpanogos from Charleston
Fast Facts about Charleston, Utah
Charleston, Wasatch County, UT 84032
Latitude: 40.466286°N
Longitude: 111.469842°W
Founded: 1859
Elevation: 5,440'

Education:
High School or Higher: 94.8%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 26.1%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 11.9%
Cost of Living Index for Charleston: 84.3

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $70,000
Median Home Value: $312,000
Median Resident Age: 48.0 Years
Major Industries:
Construction, Recreation, Manufacturing, Lodging & Food Services, Transportation, Warehousing, Real Estate Services, Health Care, Social Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.1%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
415
Males
202
Females
213
Population by Age
Under 18
116
18 & over
299
20-24
19
25-34
37
35-49
68
50-64
111
65 & over
59
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
22
Non Hispanic or Latino
393
Population by Race
White
389
African-American
2
Asian
1
Native American
5
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
7
Other
7
Two or more
4
 
Wasatch County Pages
 
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