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Charlestown is a township in Chester County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community was named for Charles Pickering, settler
The latitude of Charlestown is 40.098N. The longitude is -75.553W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,051.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Charlestown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19355 ZIP code.
19% of Charlestown residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Charlestown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charlestown was $41,878, compared with $21,587 nationally.
60% of Charlestown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Charlestown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $725. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,783.
Chester County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charlestown political report.
The average commute time for Charlestown workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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