Charleston Park, Florida

Charleston Park is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 218 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 411 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Charleston Park, Florida
Location in Lee County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 26°42′19″N 81°34′54″W
CountryUnited States
State Florida
County Lee
  Total0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
  Land0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
15 ft (5 m)
  Density1,741/sq mi (672.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code12-11597[1]
GNIS feature ID1853240[2]


Charleston Park is located in the northeast corner of Lee County at 26°42′19″N 81°34′54″W (26.705258, -81.581678).[4] Florida State Road 80 forms the northern border of the community; the highway leads east 10 miles (16 km) to LaBelle and west 20 miles (32 km) to the center of Fort Myers, the Lee county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.32 km2), all land.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 411 people, 112 households, and 85 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,379.5 people per square mile (1,322.4/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 962.0/sq mi (376.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 8.03% White, 83.70% African American, 6.33% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.92% of the population.

There were 112 households out of which 51.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 26.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.67 and the average family size was 4.19.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 44.5% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 14.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,464, and the median income for a family was $26,625. Males had a median income of $20,962 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,528. About 20.0% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1), Charleston Park CDP, Florida". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Florida". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
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