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.
Deer Creek Reservoir and Mount Timpanogos from Charleston
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
Median Household Income: $70,000
Median Home Value: $312,000
Median Resident Age: 48.0 Years
Construction, Recreation, Manufacturing, Lodging & Food Services, Transportation, Warehousing, Real Estate Services, Health Care, Social Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.1%
Upper photo is in the public domain