The city of Chariton is located in the County of Lucas. It covers a total area of 9.89 sq. km. Commercial spaces available in the city are utilized by businesses related to stores of alternative medicine, arts and crafts shops, auto dealership of used and new cars, auto transmission facilities, clinics, supply centers of computer parts, convenience stores, department stores, drug stores, garden centers, auditoriums, hotels, machine shops, recreation centers, road side services, tourist information services, service stations and educational institutions. Industries related to automotive, arts and crafts and information technology maintain a strong hold on the economy of the city.