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Chariton is a city in Lucas County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Chariton River
The latitude of Chariton is 41.013N. The longitude is -93.306W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,027 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,590.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chariton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lucas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50049 ZIP code.
26% of Chariton residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chariton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chariton was $15,553, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Chariton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chariton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $629.
Libraries in Chariton include Chariton Free Public Library ... View libraries
Lucas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chariton political report.
The average commute time for Chariton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Chariton include Super 8.
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