SC

National Population : 333,590,059
South Carolina State Population : 5,404,936

About Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is located in Charleston County in the state of South Carolina.

The total City Population for Charleston is about 320,447 with about 480 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 628,377.

The Average Home Value is $291,925.00, which is roughly 54% higher than the Average Home Value of $135,244.00 for the state of South Carolina, and roughly 35% higher than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $54,622.54, which is roughly 16% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $46,131.00 for the state of South Carolina, and roughly 5% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Charleston is about 4.1%.

South Carolina is ranked #48 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 12.12 out of 100.

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Voting

Charleston County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a significant difference of 23.2% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 55.51%
Republican: 42.63%
Libertarian: 1.45%
Green: 0.34%
Other: 0.07%


Nearby Locations

Sullivans Is, SC (6.07 mi.)
Mt Pleasant, SC (6.14 mi.)
N Charleston, SC (6.21 mi.)
Johns Island, SC (10.68 mi.)
Seabrook Isl, SC (10.68 mi.)
Kiawah Island, SC (10.68 mi.)
Charleston AFB, SC (10.91 mi.)
Chas AFB, SC (10.91 mi.)
Jt Base Chas, SC (10.91 mi.)
Daniel Island, SC (12.57 mi.)
Wando, SC (12.57 mi.)
Cainhoy, SC (12.57 mi.)
Ravenel, SC (16.40 mi.)
Wadmalaw Is, SC (16.80 mi.)
Goose Creek, SC (18.28 mi.)
Huger, SC (18.80 mi.)
Ladson, SC (19.01 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 29401, 29403, 29404, 29405, 29406, 29407, 29409, 29410, 29412, 29414, 29418, 29420, 29423, 29424, 29492
Latitude : 32.703819
Longitude : -79.943079
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 10 ft.
Area Code(s) : 843, 854

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.42
Male Population Estimate : 40.62%
Female Population Estimate : 43.06%
Median Age : 29.7
Male Median Age : 28.9
Female Median Age : 30.3

White Population Estimate : 51.06%
Black Population Estimate : 28.57%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 5.24%
Asian Population Estimate : 1.96%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.16%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.71%
Other Population Estimate : 2.98%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Charleston specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Charleston County: About 12 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Charleston County: About 426 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Charleston County is about 66% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 32% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.